Saturday, October 31, 2009
Along with projects of drizzle and almond and flours and pans and boxes and tissues.
And of course projects with paints and stamps and music and bobbles and writing things.
Maybe I should pray to be snowed in....
Friday, October 30, 2009
I just can't seem to help myself. I already have phone books bulging and things peeking out of stacked papers and piles.
But every time I walk, I see another beautiful one. Pink. Yellow. Burgendy. Brown. And I just can't help but lean down and scoop it up. Already this week I've had two passerby's stop, watch, and then smile as they see me walking home with twigs and pokes and color sticking everywhere out of my frozen fingers. My prizes. My joy. I beam as I walk home.
But now what to do with them?! I have to find some fall projects to use these with! I found a couple neat pictures of leafy wreaths, and some framed verse art, and some garlands.
But guess what is happening right now?
All of a sudden, I'm ready to cut out snowflakes and sit down with hot chocolate and sewing projects! ha ha
But back to my concise point, here are two things I've liked so far:
1) Freezing garlic. Remember all those 99cent bags of produce I keep looking for? Well, last week I found one full of growing garlic. So, instead of letting it go to waste in my fridge, I used my (handy-dandy) food processor and minced it all up. Then, I spooned it into my ice cube trays to freeze it in Tbl portions, ready to just pop out and use! (Needless to say, don't be asking for ice cubes at my house for a while!)
2) Mini muffins. This was a fun one. I made mini corn-meal muffins, bite size portions really, ready to just unthaw and serve with warm honey with a meal or as a snack. I'm not sure why, but I think the bite-size thing is a whole lot of fun, verses regular size muffins. Go figure?! But it works for me!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
- Borrow my mom's dehydrator
- Wash, quarter and core about 7 apples
- Use my handy-dandy food proceessor to zip through slicing them. (took about 3-5 minutes! ha!)
- Lay them on the dehydrator racks and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top
- Dehydrate about 4 hours or overnight (depending on how many apple slices I fit in)
- Store in an airtight bag and EAT!
I highly recommend this to any one who likes apples! :)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
- 3 green beans
- 10 pea pods
- 5 leaves of basil
- lots of spring onion tops
- lots of parsley
- lots of pink & purple mum flowers
- 2 blooming morning glories
It was great, but I'm not so sure about next year!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
We had our first church Open House.....alot of effort was put in by a lot of people, and we had a great time (but not the turn out we hoped for). It was kind of like a mini-Winter Retreat. :)
Now today I am excitedly looking forward to a special guest, who will stay with us for a week. And I guess I'm also looking forward to a free cookie.....and grochery shopping....and a night at home. :)
I can't find my camera cord at the moment, but I hope to post pictures soon.
Have a lovely fall day!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Ah well....I hope to try again some day.
Another thing I used the bananas for was for the chocolate chip muffins. THOSE turned out great. And I might have to make another batch. :)