Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

A Pie in the Face. In the Mouth Area of the Face to be Exact

Given the current weather (cold and windy) and the weather report for this weekend (cold, windy and rainy) I’m settling into my fall frame of mind, which means that my tastes are moving from delicious Spanish food to cravings for fresh-baked bread and pies.  What’s better on a cold and wet fall weekend than staying in the house and making the entire building smell like bread and pies?  Nothing.

So, on Saturday I think I’ll bake up a few loaves of homemade sweet bread that my Grandma taught me to bake (the fluffiest bread on the planet) and a pie or two.  Sadly, even two pies is a bit too much for me and Danielle, so we’re going to have to spend some time with some friends to make sure it all gets eaten.  Stay tuned to your email for personal invites.

I think that making up a vat of Beef Barley Soup might also be in the cards.  Growing up, there were always a few tupperware dishes in the freezer (or sealed Mason jars in the basement) full of the stuff for a day that was too cold and bitter to make anything else.  It’s man’s best defense against the cold of mother nature.  There.  I’ve spilled my secret of loving cold weather.  Awesome homemade food.

If you can’t find your way around a kitchen, fear not.  Here are my other secrets.  Ssshhh… get nice and close to the screen.  They’re so secretive that I’m going to whisper them.  Okay, here goes.  Dress in layers so you can take off a layer if you get warm and start sweating and then add a layer if you feel a chill.  Finally, if you feel like the cold is just dragging on, why not head out into it and get active?  Not only will being active keep you warm, but fresh air will do you a world of good and they say time flies when you’re having fun. What better way to make sure April gets here fast than enjoying winter?

That’s it.  That’s all I’ve got.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to start putting on layers.  I’ve heard a rumour that my office is having a fire drill this morning.  Brrr.


2 Comments so far

  1. Marty October 22nd, 2008 5:10 pm

    I spent the whole day outside today … and yesterday … and I will for the rest of the week … probably till the end of November. I agree on the layers. Today it was long-johns, t-shirt, hoodie and a fleece.

  2. Jared October 23rd, 2008 1:29 pm

    Apparently, pants were optional?

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