|it's beginning to look like Christmas!|
Welcome to this week's list of likes...and I start with the incredible change in our weather, which we do not like.
we put up some outdoor Christmas lights,
which caused us to have to trim bushes, which led to clearing out old leaves from under them and around the rocks, and 5 bags of debris from just around the house not the entire yard. We've raked several times already and hardly have trees but each bush drops them too. Since we are still sheltering in place, we didn't even need to put lights out front, no visitors, so we focused on the back where we can see them.
|view of our neighbor's house|
continuing the bakeshop series, this time torte opens a new walk up coffee shop and solves mystery
listening to on audio
a doctor's wife in mideval England befriends a noblewoman and they navigate the king's court
watching on tv and youtube
food network has holiday shows. Great British Baking show was terrific this season but we're on the finale. Hallmark continues to give us an abundance of happy fairy tales. We get peacock with our cable so I watched the ultimate girls trip with the housewives of bravo... much better than the individual franchises to me, they pulled the alphas from 4 franchises and it's a sociological study on pecking order, and tribalism. The women from one city don't put up with bad behavior from someone from another city.
I've been watching tutorials on how to make origami ornaments and more ball pit discussions... this is by the same peoplethey are asked to make assumptions about each other and find out the truth... really touched me
Jacquie Lawson advent calendar is back with daily games and videos. Her formatting is not fun this year and was a hassle to install... why does everything technological get harder to use? Hmmm?
I made more modern blocks, and worked on a small improv piece. I am planning to follow a tutorial to make a Christmas quilt with a set of Christmas 10" squares, more on Saturday
liked this tutorial by Ceeceecreations, on painting simple but beautiful cards
My big like for the week happened the day after Thanksgiving.
On the day before Thanksgiving I went to make my traditional pecan pie (but with maple syrup not corn, and eggwhites not whole eggs) I pulled the remaining pie crusts out of the freezer and they were a mosaic of broken pieces.
So... I put the jigsaw puzzle back together best I could, poured in the ingredients and popped it on a tray in the oven. Good thing because the liquid ooozed out between each crack like a river.
I've been nervous of doing pie crusts because cooks say things like, don't overmix! but don't tell me what that means to my mixing, until this woman... LOVE HER
It was super simple... flour, salt, canola oil, mix a bit, cold water mix a bit, press between waxed paper into size needed, do this don't do that... SO simple.
prepare by dicing two carrots, two celery stalks with greenery, peeled white potato, half small onion, quarter bell pepper... put in a saute pan with olive oil and gently simmer. I add in about a quarter cup of sherry, cover and gently simmer til potato almost cooked and it smells wonderful. Spices used: garlic powder, basil, oregano, thyme, S & P, ... sprinkle over veggie mixture during cooking.
we decided to add in 3 cooked leftover turkey breakfast sausage links, minced up too.
meanwhile make that crust and put in pie pan, don't stretch it !
in a bowl I pour 7 egg whites from carton, 1/4 cup half and half.
I prebaked the crust for 5 minutes, then loaded the cooked veggies in, some shredded cheddar cheese, poured on the egg mix, sprinkled paprika on top. Bake at 350 F for about 45 min til knife comes out clean.
It's a good lunch or breakfast, but we wanted to just pull a chair up to the pan and keep eating. To our credit we only had a 1/8th slice as a serving.
Mama: Milo! it was fresh homemade cinnamon sugar bread with cranberries! And you always drink water!
Milo: heh heh, gotcha! (remember peeps, to make sure you're there when good things are being handed out and ask for what you want, otherwise you might be forgotten)
I had fun this weekend while my pawrents played with sticks in the yard. When Daddy cut one, he threw it into the yard, and I'd go pick it up to mulch! I like it when they hang out with me outside, and finally they see how much fun it is to play with sticks!
It's hot again which is weird so I pant on walks. Boy the winter flew by didn't it?
|nap time! |
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