My girlfriend Serena and I share a dream of joining a Real Housewives cast. She wants to join New Jersey, but my heart belongs to Orange County. Although we’ve mastered the art of drinking cocktails and shopping, we still need more experience before applying for the job. On Friday night we added “Charity Event Attendaees” to our Real Housewife resumes. Next weekend we’re going to create a clothing line.
Serena and Big Poppa.
“It looks JUST like the Cosmopolitan!”
We won prizes too! Serena won a huge gift basket filled with random stuff (jellybeans and towels), and I got a gift certificate to a restaurant. We drank too much wine and I woke up on Saturday morning feeling gross. (Real Housewife Problems)
On Saturday afternoon Court and I went for a walk along the river bottom to look for signs of fall. The fall foliage is short lived in Southern Alberta – it seems like it only lasts for a couple weeks! The leaves turn yellow and blow off the trees practically the next day. Our trees don’t have much colour variation either – mostly yellow and some orange. A few years ago, I got to see the beginning of fall foliage in the Laurentians (Mont Tremblant), and I can only imagine how beautiful it must look once the forest completely transforms. I’d love to experience an east coast fall sometime. One day!
After our walk, we headed over to a Creative Cleaver, a specialty butcher shop near our house. They sell local, organic meat, goat milk, yogurt, baked goods, vegetarian and vegan food (which I find hilarious) and more. Court and I try to ‘learn the story behind our food’ as often as possible, along with supporting local farmers. I like feeling good about where my food comes from.
We bought a package of “Oktoberfest” sausages for tonights dinner and got to work creating a crockpot meal.
After browning the sausages for a couple minutes, we placed them into the crockpot set on high and added:
1/4 cup water
1 red onion, chopped
2 sliced apples
1/2 cup sauerkraut
drizzle of honey
salt and pepper
pinch of rosemary
Two hours later, dinner was ready! I arranged the sliced sausage on top a bed of zucchini ribbons and some extra veggies from our garden. The icing on the cake was an ice cold Rickards dark we shared. Heaven.
One of the last outdoor meals of the year… I love our backyard. We’re spending the rest of the evening out here!