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 anything…blue, 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.)