We knew of the change in weather for days thanks to the forecasts in the media, so Benno made the best of the terrific weather we have had since bringing our new camper home to accomplish outdoor chores such as installing the vent covers on the roof. He is right in his element, as he loves adding and installing things to make life more comfortable and easier in and on our new home on wheels. The more technical the challenge is for an installation, the more enthusiastic he is to get to work. There are always add-ons on a new travel trailer and the dealers make extra money by pointing out various things of must haves that don’t come with the original package. I’ll be making an extra post with those items.
Today it is raining quite a lot here in our area and the temperature has been marching steadily downward since this morning with a threat of frost tonight. The drumming rain on the windows made me want soup for lunch. A quick look into our fridge to see what I could drum up and I had the idea to cook us a potato, ham and vegetable soup, refined with a healthy shot of whipping cream and a heaping spoon of sour cream for good measure. No calories were counted and we both enjoyed this steaming bowl of soup accompanied with a slice of toasted Sourdough bread.
Lunch was a success but I was not done yet in the kitchen. After doing the dishes I got to work for our afternoon dessert that we have with our coffees. It is a German thing or practice to have an afternoon sweet snack of cake, cookies or some other baked goody around 03.00PM and Benno and I are fans of this tradition. My thought was that I should try to make some apple fritters. Yesterday I had made us each a German type apple pancake for lunch and there were four Granny Smith apples leftover that I wanted to use up. The recipe I found on the Internet sounded good to me so I followed the instructions.
Benno had been complaining that his long time favorite apple fritters from Tim Horton were now a disappointment since they didn’t contain any apples in them anymore. Let me tell you the fritters I produced sure made up for the absence of apples from Tim’s. So I guess when I make them again I will either increase the amount of batter or use one less apple :-). However, they were delicious! And, the accompanying freshly ground coffee was a hit also from our new Braun Coffeemaker we just purchased. We had a Melitta coffeemaker before that always annoyed me when it dripped coffee from the filter onto the hot plate when the carafe was removed. Both coffeemakers produce excellent coffee for either just one cup or a whole pot full.
Sadly, I think yesterday the last flock of migrating birds left our area for warmer climates down south. Lets hope we will do the same next year.
Thanks for stopping by and please stay tuned for the travel trailer add-ons and installations.