Saturday, September 26, 2009

Still here…

Boy, it’s been a long time since I posted.   Summer has slipped away.  The kids have started school, vacations are over, family reunions have come and gone, and slowly, we are settling into the rhythm of  fall. 

I have been working on items for my etsy shop, just not as fast as I would like!  And…I am still plugging away on my nine patch from Crazy Mom Quilts blog.  I think many of the quilters are on their second (or maybe it’s their third?!!) quilt by now.  I just keep on keepin’ on – making a few blocks here and there as I get the chance. 


I’m up to 59 blocks, and I’m still aiming for 72.  I’m getting closer!  I spread them out on a white bedspread the other day to help me “try out” the white sashing, and I really like it.  I think I’m simply going to follow Amanda Jean's suggestions, including the scrappy border.  


As apple season begins, I’ll leave you with a common treat that I sometimes forget.   It smells so good and takes the chill off the house while it’s baking.  I know they make little baking pans for these, even some for the microwave, but I still like to do them in the oven!

Baked Stuffed Apples

4 large baking

about 1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans (or a mix)




about 1/2 cup water

Core apples.  Mix brown sugar, nuts and/or raisins and spices.  Divide evenly between apples and pack into the hollowed-out center.  Dot each with butter.  Place in baking pan and pour the 1/2 cup water around the apples.  Cover with foil and bake at 375 until tender and heated through.  Time will vary with size and type of apples.  30 – 60 minutes.  You can also slice the apples as if for pie and mix all ingredients together except for the water.  Place in a greased dish, cover with foil or lid, and bake until tender.  Tastes just like the inside of an apple pie, only better!

Happy Fall!