Oct 5, 2009

Fall, Gourmet Magazine, and general grumpiness

There is a chill in the air, I'm eating oatmeal in the mornings, and lusting after cozy cowl-necks.  I sported jeans, said cowl-neck, and boots Friday night.  It felt good- even though it feels early this year, I am ready for fall.

However, I am not ready to give up my summer produce.  Winter tomatoes just make me want to cry.  I am trying to consume as much okra as humanly possible before it disappears.  My new fave is "okra fries"- roasted okra with a touch of kosher salt.  Yum- they taste just like fried okra, except they are good for you!  Just heat up your oven to 400-415 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with some Pam, throw your okra on there in a single layer, spray again with cooking spray, sprinkle some salt on top, and wait patiently for about 30-odd minutes.  Start checking them at 20 minutes or so, because everyone likes a different degree of crunchiness. 


It is also starting to feel like real football season- clear mornings without a cloud in the sky.  The day was gorgeous, but neither of my teams prevailed.  It was a sad day for the SEC East, and for me.  However, my outfit for the game was cute!  Only took one pic, as I was extremely occupied cheering on the Dawgs in their nail-biter against LSU.  My dress is a wrap dress, paired with slouchy brown suede boots.  I am also sporting the earrings which Gracie Beth gave me in the football swap- match my dress perfectly!


To compound my sadness over the football losses, the Tennessee Georgia game time was announced.  12:21.  That is practically morning.  How are we going to tailgate!

Then even more bad news this morning- Gourmet is being shut down.  Why doesn't Conde Nast just trim Anna Wintour's fur budget instead?   I mean, really- Domino then this!  I can't take it.

So to counteract my doom and gloom, I think I need a pumpkin spice latte.  (Friday, after visiting a meth lab inadvertently, I had to buy a cashmere sweater- at least I am economizing today with my buying things to buoy my mood).

So what fun happy things are happening?  Get me out of this doom and gloom!

8 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying football season too. I haven't made it to a game yet but can't wait to!

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  2. I am beside myself about Gourmet, as you know. I mean really, who is making these decisions?!

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  3. So sad about Gourmet and Modern Bride (won't be around for me when I get married)!

    I also hate that there will be no more good tomatoes!

    Okay, I know I'm not helping to cheer you up - but we do have the fab holidays to look forward to: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's! All will be here before we know it!

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  4. I hadn't heard about Gourmet. At least Bon Appetit is still kickin'. : )

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  5. I have been enjoying your blog for a while- can't remember exactly how I came across it- but wanted to tell you how nice it was to read that you were a fan of Gourmet magazine. I used to work there in the advertising sales group and still cannot believe, even two weeks later, why Conde Nast would close Gourmet. Very sad!

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