Saturday, October 17, 2020

On the menu....

 For many years, October weekends have been scheduled with UMW meetings and college homecomings.  Those activities would nicely fill a Saturday....sometimes a Friday, too.  That has not been the case this year, due to the pandemic.  

Emory and Henry has created a Home Staying with virtual activities for us to enjoy.  The UMW meetings have relied on Zoom for our gathering.  

That was the case this morning when there was a UMW Executive Committee meeting on the calendar.  That meant things had to be moving along quickly today; therefore, there was no special homemade creation for a Saturday treat.  Instead, this was a nice substitute....

This is Pumpkin Brioche, available on the order screen when I placed my curbside grocery order for Friday.  I will admit, it is very good!

Later, I baked this....thinking ahead to Sunday morning, when it will once again be necessary to move quickly for our online worship service.  It will be good to have this available for some microwave action.

This is Pumpkin Quiche, a new recipe I came across this week.  As this is the season for all things pumpkin, it was the perfect choice to use part of the remaining can of pumpkin for some previous baking.  What do you do with leftover pumpkin when the recipe you might be using doesn’t specify the entire can?

We are still planning Sunday Lunch here.  On the menu for tomorrow is Chicken Parmesan and green beans, most likely.  Rolls, of course, and dessert, too.  I’ll be back on Monday to let you know how that goes.

As is usual, I suggest that you be safe, stay well, wear your mask, avoid large crowds, and wash your hands often!  We are still wiping down our groceries, too!  Take care!


  1. Things have to be done a bit differently now but we still find ways to do them. :)
    Enjoy that Sunday dinner.

  2. Well, Sister, as always, your entire menu sounds enticing to my palate! I'd ask you to email a portion to me, but that's never worked before. Enjoy your SONday online, and be blessed. Technology gives us so many opportunities that weren't available a few years ago, and I surely do appreciate them. I hope to attend worship in person in the morning, but I'll have to see how I feel once I get up. Sometimes my system just doesn't match my enthusiasm! Stay safe and well. Love you!

  3. I'm happy that you are negotiating your way through our new way of doing things. Although a long way from normal, it helps keep a degree of normality in these alien days.
    What do I do with leftover pumpkin, you ask. I make a pumpkin quiche too! It just seemed a natural progression to leave out the sugar and add curry spices instead of sweet spice.
    Stay safe and well!

  4. Chicken Parmesan and green beans sounds very tasty.

    All the best Jan

  5. The pumpkin quiche sure looks inviting, Nellie. I enjoy seeing the variety of good things that are created in your kitchen. I've never tried pumpkin quiche, but I should. Leftover canned pumpkin would have to be made into pumpkin bread in my kitchen. My family loves it. Enjoy the new week ahead.