September 14, 2008

The One Full of Chinese

Wow, apparently time really does fly when you're having fun.  I was at home with my Mom, Dad, and Grandma from Monday until Friday a.m. and I had such a nice week that whizzed on by blogging slipped my mind.  woops.  :)  Mom and I made a visit to a local apple orchard as a little tradition and boy were we glad we did!  Fresh homegrown apples like that at the peek of freshness (and at only 99 cents a pound) is sheer perfection!  Not to mention the apple cider, the donuts, the carmel apple cookies (to DIE for!), and the hot creamy carmel drinks.  Wowzers.  We bought soooo many apples--most to eat, but many to bake with!  I have decided that pies will be made by yours truly on Thanksgiving and I figured it wouldn't be a bad thing to brush up on my skills.  That said, as soon as we got back to the house, I started to work using a crust recipe and an apple pie recipe from the best baker I have ever known!  Her "never fail" pie crust really was perfect--even after my innumerable mess ups and repeated rollings.  I think it's a good thing I practiced. :)  But I must say those pies came out wonderfully and I can't wait to try again! 

We also hit up a couple of garage sales and mom bought me a great picture frame, some candle holders, and biscuit cutter (that I've been wanting for a while...).  Also, I found THE coat I've been searching for.  I've wanted a thigh length button up coat forever and am always trying on a khaki one here and there at consignment shops and such...but nothing was quite right.  Well, I came home with a $5 genuine suede leather mauve pink coat.  Oh my gosh...I can't even tell you how perfect it is for me!  Pink? you might ask.  Yes, pink.  And I figure it actually goes better with, black, brown, etc. :)  (And it kinda reminds me of Lorelai Gilmore's jacket from Gilmore girls...hers is wool, but I was always jealous of it's gorgeous pinkness.)

We at out at the Chinese buffet again.  That was delicious.  That was also at 3:00 and I'm still stuffed to the gills.  (no pun intended.)


  1. sounds like a week full of fun finds!

  2. Awesome! It always feels so satisfying to find the "perfect" item. :-)

    I am jealous about the apples. Apples here in Florida are $1.99 a pound and from Washington state. :'( I hope in a few weeks we get some good, Midwestern apples. Cider and donuts is a fall tradition you just can't beat.

    No-fail pie crust...does it use shortening or butter? Or a mixture?

    You were very right--that was my mom's sister in the picture. Good eye, Ms. Melanie!

    Have a good week, and God bless!


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