Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Pie Pockets

Cooking for One or Two?

Here is the perfect solution for getting your apple pie fix!

I get such a taste for apple pie sometimes.  Yes, I could just buy one but at this time of year, my apple tree puts out a lot of beautiful Jonathan apples.
All organic too since I don't spray my trees.  This was the best year ever!

Here's how I made these:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
I used a box of 2 Pillsbury ready made pie crusts to make things really simple!
(Take these out of the refrigerator while you are peeling your apples.)
2 Cups of fresh peeled and diced apples
1/3 cup sugar
1 TBSP flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine the dry ingredients then add diced apples and coat.

Lay out first crust and cut in fourths
Put 1/3 cup apple mixture onto crust and fold over.  
Pinch edges to seal and poke top with a fork to let steam escape.
Continue this until 8 crust sections and all the apple mixture is used up.
Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
(Mine were perfectly done at 18 minutes)

There you have it!
Easy and came out PERFECT!!

(The only thing I'll do different next time is to paint the tops with some melted butter to make them prettier!)


Monday, November 9, 2015

Sprouting Beans and Seeds for You and Your Chickens

I know I did this before but made lots of mistakes at the time.
So here is my second try (in a smaller scale!)

Last time, (which I think there is a post about it awhile back), I tried to make a large flat container of wheat grass.  Well, it stayed to wet,(too hard to drain) and it got moldy and had to be tossed.

This time I am doing some organic lentils in little mason jars.
Just big enough for me or treats for my chickens.

These are organic mung beans.
1. First step, rinse the beans, lentils or seeds well.
Then soak for 8 hours.
2. drain well and rinse again, then drain well again.
3. Set in a darkened area till beans start to sprout.  (rinsing and draining twice a day.)
3. When beans start to sprout well, put into a light area.
They should be ready for your salad etc. or for treats for your chickens in about 5 days.

Mine started to sprout by the 2nd day.
These will be ready in another day.

When seeds, beans or lentils are sprouted they contain more nutrients than just the beans or seeds.
Beans and lentils have always been known as the best source of protein.
When sprouted they also contain more Vitamin C and B vitamins, more thiamine, niacin and riboflavin compared to the seeds.
Beans and legumes are also easier to digest when sprouted.  They don't produce as much intestinal gas because the complex sugars are broken down when sprouted.

So there are many, many advantaged of sprouting!!
Give it a try.

I have done scopes about this subject the past couple days on Periscope.
You can get to them on my Twitter page here:

also here where all my scopes are stored:


Friday, October 30, 2015

The Past Week in Pictures

I've been sort of lax with my blog!
Mostly because I am scoping a lot on Periscope!
However, I have to get back to this!!
Today I will just show a few things in photos from the past couple weeks.

This is the beautiful scene I see out my front windows of the woods across the street.
Of course this morning there's not as much color since we had two days of rain and high winds!

Photo taken by my daughter where I was helping her with a photo shoot.

And she bought me this beautiful handcrafted bracelet for helping her!!
Thanks Michele.
(Her photography website link is at the bottom of this post.  Take a look at her beautiful work)

Yes, I've learned to crochet and don't seem to be able to stop!
3 hats so far

And starting on slippers!  Just call me grandma!

Little Spirit resting after her 2nd chemo this week.

I think this is a great saying and I'm trying to do my best to live by it.
Anxiety is my big hurdle!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall 2015

A few photos so far this fall.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Don't Cut Your Bangs When You're Upset!!

Yes, I know this from experience!!
I have had bangs for as long as I can remember.
My child pictures show me always with bangs, (except of course when Mom gave me that horrible permanent in grade school.  Yikes,  I looked like a little sheep!
The past couple weeks I have had a lot of GI issues and was really getting sick of it.  Then I went out in the wind and my hair was blowing all over the place so I went in to chop off my bangs and cut them way too short AND crooked.
I'm hoping they grow out before my hair appt. because my hairdresser is going to yell at me!!
My bangs are usually down by my eyebrows!
This is not good.
So, that's my little bit of advice for the day.
Don't cut your bangs when you're upset!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Daybook, Sept. 28, 2015

For Today:  Monday Sept. 28th 

Outside my window:  70 and sunny.  Beautiful fall day! 

I Am Thinking:  I haven't done one constructive thing all day!!
I Am Thankful:   That I can have these lazy days to just putter around!
In The Kitchen:  My island needs cleaned off as usual.
I Am Wearing:  Running pants, turtle neck and a light hoodie.
I Am Creating:  Only this post!  Oh yes, and another crocheted little dish cloth.  I really do need to learn to make a hat!
I Am Going:  No where today.  But trying to spend a lot of time outside on this beautiful day.
I Am Reading:  "H" is for Homicide by Sue Grafton.  No, I haven't finished it yet!
I Am Hoping:  That Eggo's bumblefoot is cleared up.
I Am Looking Forward To:  Tomorrow's riding lesson.

I Am Hearing:  Peace and quiet.

Around The House:  The regular clutter.  I am such a procrastinator!! 

In My Garden:  I have a couple little eggplants ready to pick.  Emphasis on the "little"!
Weekly Menu:
     Monday (tonight): leftover roast chicken with potatoes and some carrots from the garden
     Tuesday:  Turkey burgers with a tomato slice on thin buns, and oven roasted cauliflower.
     Wed.:  Tomato Pie
     Thurs.:  Fish with spaghetti with sauce.  (Meatless)
     Friday:  Fried (baked) Chicken, corn bread and vegetable.
     Sat. and Sun.:  Leftovers.  Clean out the fridge meals!           

One of My Favorite Things:  Cake!!!!!!
Quote of the Day:  

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:  Follow up Dr. Appt. tomorrow then riding lesson, Thursdays are reflexology days, Friday, grocery shopping at Aldi, Barn day on Sunday.

Photos From The Past Week:  
I am linking this post with Simple Woman's Daybook.

Go have a visit and read about other woman's days.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thoughts Change With the Seasons

Saying goodbye to Summer and hello to Autumn.
Looking forward to a nice long fall!

My favorite season; how about you?
Have you ever noticed how the change of seasons has a definite affect on your thoughts and feelings.
I don't know if it is the cooling temperatures or the change in the color of the leaves on the trees.
There is a different smell in the air as the leaves change and the apples ripen.
Do you notice it?
I just know for me, all of a sudden I want to decorate in those fall colors, eat things made of pumpkin flavor and make applesauce in the crockpot!
I get all cozy feeling and want to get out the sweat shirts, make soup and chili and bake something!!
The fact that daylight hours decrease affects other species so why not us.
In other animals and in birds it's a hormonal thing so maybe in humans too.  Maybe that's why we feel like "nesting" in the winter.
(totally my idea)
I guess I'll call the chimney sweep and get my fireplace ready.
Sweaters, hot chocolate and blue October skies.
Here's a little known fact about autumn!!!!

Standing Egg
Standing eggs?There are only two days of the year when you can stand an egg on its end, the autumn and spring equinox. To do this you will need an egg. (It does not have to be hard-boiled.) Place the egg on a hard, flat surface on its largest end. Carefully pull your hands away and it should remain upright.
I just read this and went right out to the kitchen and tried it on the egg I collected from Molly today!!
And LOOK!!!!

Have a nice start to Autumn.


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