Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The carnage was everywhere.
My kitchen has still not fully recovered.
But I put up 6 quarts of apple pie filling and 6 pints of applesauce.
I just love how yellow and cheery these little jars of happiness are!
To make the pie filling, I used this recipe. And I added more cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice, just to taste.
To make the applesauce:
I peeled most of the apples.
I cored them and cut them with an apple slicer, into 8 pieces.
I put them in about 4 cups of water.
I boiled them and boiled them and boiled them until they were super mushy.
I picked some of the skins out and then decided to give up on that.
I pureed them in my food processor.
I added some ascorbic acid to aid in the yellowness.
That's it. No sugar, no cinnamon. It is pure deliciousness.
I made jar tags and printed them on sticker paper.
Yummy, I can’t wait to make some apple crisp on a cold day!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Ah sweet deliciousness! I was jealous of everyone's zucchini abundance, so I went to the store and bought some. Bikini (banana-zucchini, get it?) bread is my most favorite treat. And since I'm on the cursed diet, I can't have a lot of treats. So here's the recipe I use, feel free to alter it to fit your needs and desires. I'm sure chocolate chips would be fantastic in it, but you know, I'm just sayin...
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups splenda
1 cup applesauce (or oil)
1 cup dry milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbps vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
31/2 cups wheat flour
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups mashed bananas
1 tsp lemon juice
Grease 2 9"x5"x3" loaf pans (I ended up using 3). In a bowl, combine eggs, splenda, oil, milk, baking soda and vanilla. Stir in zucchini and mix well. In a seperate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add to zucchini mixture and mix well. Add bananas and lemon juice and mix some more. Dived into pans and bake at 350 f for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (I sprinkled some wheat germ on mine before I put them in the oven, you know, just for good measure.)
It's super yummy, you won't regret it!!
Friday, August 20, 2010
I was in DESPERATE need of a tablecloth.
I LOVE my table. She’s a real beauty. She’s a 54'” square with a built-in leaf, so when the leaf it not up, the size is 54” by 36”.
I bring this up because, apparently, this is an odd size table. Who knew?! I have had the hardest time finding the correct size. they are either WAY to big or not the right shape or hang off beautifully down one side and barely reach on the other. It’s been a nightmare to say the least.
I went to Wal-Mart *HOPING* to find some miracle tablecloth, but alas, all I could find was this lovely:
Not bad, right? No, well, no but come on! 60'”x84”?! Apparently no one has informed Wal-Mart of my oddly shaped table and need to NOT have two feet hanging off either edge just waiting for Tarzan and George of the Jungle to take a swing on. Yes, it’s happened more than I’d like to admit.
I was about to hang my head in sadness and defeat when an idea struck my little brain. I walked over to the bedding area. (Sound the heavenly angel choir) Flat sheets. $3. Any color I wanted.
I bought a cutie, drove her home and pressed all the creases out. Wouldn’t you know it, by cutting a twin sheet in half, I would have two, count ‘em TWO tablecloths! YIPEE!!
So I did a sweet little narrow hem on both of them and now TADA!!
Sorry, Tarzan! No swingin’ today!
Look at the cute little decorative border! Added bonus I suppose!
So pretty. And I mean, come on! It’s just something that's going to get dirty, it’s obviously not for my fine dining, but for $1.50 a piece, you just can’t beat that! Start to finish, took about 40 minutes for both.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Hey! You all know how much I want one of these bad boys, right?
So I just found out about another giveaway! Over at SugarDoodle!
So go over there right now and enter to win one too!
But hurry because I think it ends today!
And if you win, I will be over to use it as soon as it arrives! :)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
What do ya think?
Please forgive me if some of my previous post look a little, uh, skiwampus.
I changes my layout too.
So until I can get home to fix them, they look no bueno.
Don't judge me by how they look because, uh, sad.
But I'm excited about the new me.
Look out blog world!
Here I come!
Well, here I re-come...
...or come again...
...oh you know what I mean!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
(Photo courtesy of Love Stitched)
Can you say cute?
Do you love America?
Do you not love this little cutie?!?!
I saw this picture and was so struck by it’s adorableness, I decided these shirts would make my boys look, hopefully, just as cute for the 4th.
Aww, matching “his” and “his” cuteness.
Seriously, awesome. I can’t wait.
Thanks Cheri! You’re awesome!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
There I am in the reflection. Nice.