Friday, October 26, 2007
And this is who he picked...drum roll please.....Kari & Kijsa...yeah!!! But...we weren't finished just yet. You see, I had such fun making the banner that I made another one and my son had such fun picking the name that he begged to pick another one. So...I let him.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
As promised earlier, I have that scone recipe to share. This is my friend Monica's recipe. As much as I'd love to take credit for it, I cannot. They are so easy and quick and ohh so moist and delicious. Anyway, here it is:
Monica's Cream Scones
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. You want a nice, hot oven so these scones will rise nicely.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
3 TBSP melted butter (to brush the tops of the scones before baking)
about 1/4 cup (more or less to taste) Heath bits-o-brickle toffee bits (to sprinkle on the tops)
Combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and white chocolate chips in a medium sized mixing bowl. Pour in heavy cream. Stir ingredients until just combined. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead lightly 7-8 times. Make sure you don't overwork the dough. Shape into a round about 1 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on a foil covered baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with melted butter and sprinkle tops with Heath bits-o-brickle. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes until just lightly golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream, lemon curd or raspberry jam.
These can also be made with dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, etc....just substitute whatever filling you choose for the white chocolate chips. Also, you can sprinkle sugar on the tops instead of the toffee pieces. Whatever you're in the mood for. This recipe is so versatile.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
A few of my favorite pretties on top of the table.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
So today we went to the pumpkin patch. When we arrived, a wagon of hay was waiting for us to take us on the best hayride ever. The air was so crisp and the sky was so blue, it was a beautiful day. When we got to the pumkin patch, everyone scrambled down from the hay and immediately went on a search for the "ultimate" pumkin. There were green ones, white ones, and big orange ones too and of course plenty of decorative gourds. What a fun day on the farm it was!
Happy Autumn everyone!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I thought I would fill them with little goodies
Have a beautiful day!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
So, long story short, I now have one of those cute little Queen Anne coffee tables for my living room. I'm going to take some before and after pictures which I will post as soon as it's done.
What a day. Have a great evening everyone.