Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Memory Lapse

Yesterday I made banana bread but couldn't find my favorite pyrex loaf pan.  I looked all over and it was nowhere to be found.  I tried to think of whether I temporarily used it for something else but nothing came to mind, so I resorted to using a metal pan that is wider than my normal pan but what was I to do, I already had all my ingredients out and ready and Larry was out of an "after cereal-to go with coffee" baked good.

Today when I was taking a shower I was thinking about that pan again and realized that there was also a corning loaf pan that I was missing and then I had a vision.  The last time I used it, I decided to move some of my more frequently used pans to a drawer in the island

so I wouldn't have to climb on a stool to reach them where they were previously stored over the refrigerator.

Why is the shower such a good place to think??

Monday, September 24, 2012

Apples and Apple Crisp

The apple tree behind our deck was loaded with apples this year and they weren't even as buggy as usual.  Because of this, I felt compelled to not waste them.  So rather than letting them rot on the tree or just fall to the ground, which was my first inclination, I decided to make use of them.  The thought of peeling all the apples was not a good one since that would involve more work than I wanted to invest in this project so I decided to just make applesauce.  However, once I had cut away the buggy sections and quartered the apples I decided I could make an apple crisp out of some.  Below is the recipe I used.  It is a modified version of a Weight Watcher recipe that I found at food.com

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Audrey's Lemon Bars

Audrey gave me this recipe to make for her wine tasting.  The lemon bars are in the forefront with the other desserts that were served at the event in memory of her daughter Heather


2cups sifted flour
1/2 c. sifted conf. sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
Sift together flour and conf. sugar.
Cut in butter till mixture clings.

Press into 13x9x2 pan – bake 350 degrees for 20-25 min. or until lightly browned.

3 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
¼ cup flour
½ tsp. baking powder
Beat together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice.  Sift together flour and baking powder; stir into egg mixture.

Pour over baked crust.
Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes more.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Cut into bars.

Note from Audrey:This is a recipe that my sister sent to me that uses a 13 X 9 pan. It has all the ingredients of my Mom's tried-and-true recipe.  The only thing I would add to the lemon custard type topping is some lemon zest - maybe of one to two lemons if you have them. I have two if you need them.    Beat this mixture until light and fluffy before pouring over crust.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Myles and Hunter take the Bus

This is the first day Myles and Hunter took the bus home from school and were met by Mom and her camera.

Sept 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Egg yolk and plastic bottle

Everyone has probably seen the video of separating an egg yolk from the white using a plastic bottle.  I got it from my cousin Michael and when I first saw it and checked for others on youtube they were all in Chinese.  Leave it to the Chinese to come up with such a clever way to do this!

I wanted to try it myself but never got around to it, probably because I never needed to use an egg or maybe just forgot about it.  This morning I was making meatloaf and decided to try it.  IT WORKS!!  It is so easy!!
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Monday, September 3, 2012

This 'n That

I looked this up on the internet, but couldn't find anything about watermelons not liking zucchini, but this zucchini and watermelon were next to each other and the zucchini rotted where it was the closest to the watermelon.
On Saturday we played golf and I had a great drive on the 9th hole followed up by a 5 iron shot that was good too!!
Sunday we went to the Bristol Valley Theater in Naples and saw Pass the Popcorn.  A really cute review of movie songs.  After dinner I took a walk and saw a beautiful sunset.
Earlier in the week I spent a bunch of days cleaning my desk and it's the cleanest I've seen it since I can't remember when.  The desk surface has been MIA for months.

The apple tree that backs up to the deck is filled with large, non-buggy apples.  Last year we didn't have any apples on the tree and most years they are very buggy since no one sprays.  This year they weren't sprayed either so I don't know where the bugs went but I'm starting to think about what I should make with the apples.  I feel compelled to use them since they are so handy to just pick while standing on the deck.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

T'ai Chi

We started T'ai Chi on Wednesday and went again today.  When we got home I already forgot the monkey move, which I thought was called the gorilla.  If I can't remember the name how can I remember the move.  Couldn't find a video for the move either so next time, I'm going to video the moves so I can remember them.
However, I did find videos for the Shibashi moves