After nearly a solid month of sparkling sunny days, the clouds rolled in yesterday and the rain started last night. It’s been falling pretty steadily for most of the day, causing some of us to experience deep carbohydrate cravings, chilly feet that want only to be in fuzzy socks and wool slippers, and an intense desire to nap.
It’s dark enough in my house that I have to turn on the lights in every room to get any work done, so of course it’s felt like early evening all day. I’ve felt ready to go back to bed pretty much since I woke up this morning!
October has really been the perfect month, with clear blue skies, crisp temperatures and flamboyant fall colors everywhere you look. All good things have to come to an end, though, and now it’s time to find the rain boots and Gore-Tex jackets and mufflers and mittens and get ready for the cold season.
One of the blogs I follow, Simple Provisions, has delicious-sounding recipes and absolutely lovely food photography. It featured a recipe for Bangers and Mash with Beer and Onion Gravy a couple of months ago that sounds like just the thing to make for dinner on a rainy day like today.