Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving dessert

We're at our friend Nancy's home for Thanksgiving dinner.  I brought creamed corn and pies for dessert.  I made this apple tart this morning trying  those apple roses that you can find on Pinterest.  I think with a little practice I could make them even better.  It makes a fun looking dessert. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

A butterkin pie

Here's the pie I baked yesterday afternoon.  I'm not sure why the crust looks so yellow - must have been from the lighting.  It was OK...pumpkin pie is not exactly my favorite...but the shepherd liked it and that was what counts. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The view from here

Cloudy and grey here today.  Just finished making a butterkin pie. Butterkins are a cross between pie pumpkins and butternut squash.
(I roasted the left over chunks of the one I used to make a casserole of pork, apples, squash and sweet onion last nights get. It was tasty!). Anyhow -   They have a very similar taste to pumpkin. (Actually the canned "pumpkin" you get in the store is more than likely a hybrid squash as well). If you have never made pumpkin pie from the real deal you are missing something delicious.  And chances are you'll never go back to the canned stuff...I'll take a picture when it comes out of the oven. :--)

Monday, November 07, 2016

What the heck?

OK, it's the 8th of NOVEMBER already - and it is voting day (yes, I dropped my ballot off at the courthouse yesterday :-) )  And it is 72 degrees out!!!!

It is absolutely beautiful out - and the sun actually feels warm - not like that watery cold feeling sun of most Novembers.  Holy cow.  I have a feeling that we are breaking a few temperature records today!  Think I'll go get the sunscreen and sit on the porch - ha ha ha...

Signs of fall

Ah, daylight savings time.  Dark so early!!  I don't do well with darkness anyhow, none of the little solar lights I got from work but what has worked is the roll of "glow in the dark" duck tape that I got. I put it on the feet of my walker, it's on the edges of our bed , door jams so I can find them, etc.  It looks like a swarm of deranged fireflies in here at night.  Ha ha.  But it keeps me from barking my shins on things -whatever works, huh??