I'm still standing ...

Sunday, September 13, 2009 9:43 PM By Kennie , In , ,

Wheew! What a first week of school. It was busy. Between wrapping my mind around curriculum, hunting down books and getting to know the kids, I am exhausted! This last week had it's ups and downs like any other classroom would - but in all, I do have a good bunch of kids.

This past weekend I loaded up my truck and ran away to Whitehorse for a grocery trip ... I think I'll be back there in three weeks for more - cause even thought I had a list and I thought I bought everything I needed ... I was wrong. Oh well, that's life. And there are always people heading into the city too, so I could always beg them to pick up my forgotten items.

The trip up and back was pretty uneventful. Weather was pretty good, and the critters were well behaved staying in the woods and not on the roads. And it is definitely fall here in Yukon. The trees have begun to turn golden yellow and orange, and the temperatures are dipping down near zero at night now. But it sure is pretty to drive through.

And of course, on my way back to Ross River, I couldn't stop without getting a cinnamon bun. Last time I headed out, I got my cinnamon bun at the lil bakery in Braeburn .. this time though, I remembered my mom saying that I had to stop at Mom's Bakery to get a sourdough cinnamon bun. Yummy! It was very good just as it was, but even better once I got it home, and smothered it in butter and then grilled (fried?) it in a frying pan.

So, what do I have to get on my next trip into the city? More cinnamon buns and the rest of the ingredients I need to make my own sourdough cinnamon buns :-)


Morena said...

I'm missing the trees right about now. Fall is my favorite season and with no trees around you'd never know it. The one thing about out west is that you don't get the red trees. Those are the best ones.

Please send buns this way, they looks sooo good.

September 14, 2009 at 7:56 AM
Lindsay Niedzielski said...

I bet it won't take long to get out of the habit of just making something with whatever you have in your cupboards now that you have a road to an actual grocery store (not a bad habit to get out of!!!)

I too am jealous of the cinnamon buns.....

September 14, 2009 at 12:49 PM
Kennie said...

True true Lindsay .. the only problem is the grocery store is a good 5 hours away (or 3 if I try to piece together a shopping order in Carmacks). But still, it's not too bad. Just need to remember to create a meal calendar that way I have an idea of what I have to buy when I do head into the city.

September 15, 2009 at 6:37 PM
Anonymous said...

A hint I recently discovered...using a bread machine to make the initial dough for cinnamon buns makes the task a lot easier!

September 16, 2009 at 10:42 AM
yukonmusher said...

i went to school in Ross and then moved to Faro for the rest of school.
Very amazing country around there, be sure to check the north and south canols and a drive out to Ketza is well worth the time as well.
Good luch and hope you enjoy your time there.

September 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM