Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'll catch up later......

after I'm done cleaning out my house...yes..cleaning it out..tired of junk, toys and stuff!...This might take a while!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gearing up for Fall....

Fall is just around the corner and with cooler weather approaching, I think of bread. Banana bread, Pumpkin bread, Zucchini bread. They're all so good. This summer I made several loaves of zucchini and banana bread and put them in the freezer so that I can just pop them out during the fall. Today it has been cloudy and the temps have dropped some (still warm but not HOT) and it made me ready for some bread. I took out a loaf of Banana Nut w/ Chocolate Chips! Yummy...I couldn't wait for it to thaw as you can see in the picture!

Banana Nut Bread w/ Chocolate Chips

1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
2 to 3 well ripe bananas
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs, beat well, add flour mixed w/ soda, add milk. Blend well. Add nuts and bananas. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake in a greased loaf pan for about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Finding your inner hair color...

I took one of those silly quizzes online. This one is for discovering your inner hair color. Well, I discovered my hair should be pink! I don't think I really buy it though..the description really doesn't sound like me...well, maybe the insane part!! Try it out and find your inner hair color!

Your Hair Should Be Pink

Hyper, insane, and a boatload of fun.

You're a traveling party that everyone loves to follow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fresh Peach Pie

This is a Southern Living recipe and it's delicious. Hope you enjoy!

5 1/2 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches (3 1/2 lbs)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pastry for double crust 9 inch pie (refrigerated pie crust works fine too)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; set aside until syrup forms. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes or until peaches are tender, stirring often. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla, blending well.

Place one pastry in pie plate; trim off excess pastry along edges of pieplate. Spoon filling into pastry shell. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 inch strips. Arrange strips in lattice design over peaches. Trim strips even with edges; fold edges under, and crimp.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees, and bake 25 to 30 more minutes or until crust is browned. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favorite Thrift/Yard Sale Finds..

Today it's all about those neat finds at thrift stores and/or yard sales. I enjoy going thrifting and to yard sales to see what goodies I can find. Rhoda over at www.southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com is hosting this little blog party.. Visit her blog to find more great ideas and cool thrift finds!

I found these two chairs from a consignment shop. I'd been looking for two matching chairs to put with the table in the picture too. The table belonged to my husband's grandmother. When I saw the chairs in the store, I was so excited. They matched perfectly! They were $20 each.

I found this picture in a thrift store the same week as I found those chairs. My guest room has a nautical look to it and this picture was a great find. It is a nice size and goes over the bed well. I believe this was $20 also.

I had been wanting some old kitchen scales for a while. When I saw these scales, I had to get them. I love the rust on them. I found it in an antique store in GA and just wiped them down when we got home. I think they are a nice touch to my kitchen.

Happy Thrifting!

Monday, August 4, 2008

More vacation pictures..

Just thought I would post some more pictures from our vacation. Not much going on this week, I'll post a Fresh Peach Pie recipe later.

That's all folks!

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Sweet Treat on a Hot Summer Day..

This is such a yummy recipe. Its very refreshing on a warm day. I hope you will enjoy it too!

Banana Pudding

1 Large box instant vanilla pudding
2 (12 oz) cans evaporated skimmed milk
8 ozs. sour cream (you can use Light)
8 ozs. Cool Whip (you can use Light)
Vanilla Wafers as needed
4 good sized bananas

Mix vanilla pudding with milk. Blend in sour cream until smooth. Then blend in the Cool Whip until the mixture is soft and creamy. In a dish, I prefer a trifle, put a layer of vanilla wafers, bananas and pudding mixture. Layer until all is used. Crush more wafers on top of pudding. Refrigerate overnight.