Remember I was posting about visiting the Lodge Factory store in Tennessee? Well I found this great deal 3 more cast iron pans never used for $10.00!
I also lucked out and found a Vera Bradley wristlet for $1.00 never used :-)
Hayley has been wanting a place to hang her hats and found this coat rack perfect for the job at a yard sale.
We spent some time reorganizing and painting the ceiling in our kitchen. Spring cleaning in the fall :-)
Of course I have yet to take an after, lol. :-) But I promise it looks much better now.
This next picture I just had to take and tuck away with my memories.... after Kathleen left for school in the morning she left her beloved kitty on the table with her latest coloring project. Yes my windows need cleaning and the dog cages were stacked from reorganization (without the dogs in them of course, lol) but the moment just stayed with me....the daily things in my life that I treasure and want to always remember. The tender age of 6 years old and the things she loves and engages in.
Been busy prepping some burgers for future meals, a huge time saver! I try to do this each time I buy in bulk. Just make up up and store them in the freezer to use towards future meals.
The other day in target I found these cute little Ramekins to add to my collection for making some yummy recipes.
Here's a little recipe to enjoy perfect for this time of year:
Individual Upside-down Apple Tarts
3/4 cup sugar
4 medium Golden Delicious apples
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
4 gingersnap cookies
1 puff pastry sheet
Preheat oven to 450. In heavy saucepan, cook sugar over moderate heat, undisturbed, until it begins to melt. Continue cooking sugar, stirring with a fork until its melted and swirl pan til its a deep golden color. Pour into 4 6oz ramekins. Peel and cut apples into 5 wedges, and core. Put wedges back together and set in ramekins, stem end down. Cut butter in 4 pieces. Break each gingersnap in 4 pieces, and place 4 pieces in each apple. Top with 1 piece butter. Arrange ramekins and bake apples in middle of oven 45 mins. Halve pastry sheet to make 4 pieces, and chill in wrap. Remove ramekins from oven and drape pastry over each one. Return to oven and reduce temp to 350. Bake 20 to 25 mins or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Invert over dessert plates and serve with whipped cream.
I've had this recipe written down for awhile but can't remember where I originally retrieve it from.
I've also been working on a little project for my best friend's son about Flat Stanley (based on a book they are reading in class). I got to keep Flat Stanley for a week and in that time I took him places and took photos as well. After journaling his adventures I sent him back to Colin's school. Here's a sneak peek.....
Had to place Flat Stanley under his foot so he wouldn't blow away! LOL. Of course I was getting some strange looks from passersby....lol but I will do just about anything for a child and my friend knew I was the person to choose to help with the project. :-) Here's a couple more pictures of the bears in our area.
And since it's football season....
How about them refs?........lol
So I've been working on college work as usual, organizing and cleaning, arranging the girl's new schedules, reading book reviews, entertaining guests, exercising and more! Planning to post more regularly....even if it's quick to say hi!!
Have an amazing day!!