Tonight's dinner menu:
Slow cooker filled in layers: sauerkraut, frozen barley cubes, kielbasa-type sausage, whole mushrooms, and sliced celery added later on. I unloaded the sausage, mushrooms and celery into a serving bowl, and served the sauerkraut-barley layer separately.
Pumpkin-spice yeast bread, from a recipe in the bread-machine owner's manual. I hadn't tried this one before, but it's a keeper. Ponytails says it would be good with apple butter.
Almonds and mini rice cakes
Vanilla pudding, thawed blueberries