Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Apple Pies

Good Apple Pies 
are a considerable part
of our domestic happiness. 
Jane Austen

So anyone that knows me, know that I love to bake. One of my sons friends went apple picking over the weekend. He dropped off a huge bag of apples and requested an apple pie. I've had a very busy week of work. But they cancelled me for tomorrow so I decided to bang out a few apple pies. 
I followed a very simple recipe. it's a beautifully cool evening here, and my house smells of fresh apples, warm cinnamon and total deliciousness. 

Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Cast of Characters:
2 Medium Butternut Squash- peeled and cut in chuncks
1 medium onion- Diced
5 Tart apples- cored and cut up
quart vegetable stock 

In a large heavy duty pot, I use my 
pour some olive oil and throw in the diced onions. Stick it in the oven at 350* 
Bake for 20 mins. until onion soften. 
Toss in squash and apples and veggie stock
Bake for another 40 mins, until everything is soft. 

WARNING: Your house will smell amazing at this point and will start to rouse people from their usual hangouts! 

Once everything is soft.. remove from oven. pull out the trusty ol stick immersion blender and have at it. 

You may want to add some heavy cream and cinnamon! 
Oh MY MY MY is it delicious!!! 


Sunday, September 25, 2016

So Many Changes...

Ah, September!
You are the doorway to the season
that awakens my soul! 

Our life has literally been a whirlwind of change for the past few years. What a challenge that has been for me, as I loved my previous life. 

Yes, I call it my previous life..because it was a totally different life. 

I was a stay at home, homeschooling mama, who took great care of her husband and children. I loved my life of cooking and cleaning and caring for my people.  

When my husband lost his great job 4 years ago it slowly rocked our world. And as much as we tried to hang in there and resist change.. We had to accept it and move forward. 

So this mama has had to put two of her precious babies into school full time. You will never know the despair my heart felt. It was something I never thought I'd see myself be doing. 

This mama has had to go to work full time. Again, not something I pictured myself doing. 

This mama has a beautiful grandson, that lives with her full time along with his mother my future daughter in law and my son. 

This mama is dealing with her husband living out of state, because it was the only place he was offered a job. 

This mama is tired. 

This mama is creating a new normal as best she can. 

This mama knows she is loved unconditionally by my God who knows the bigger picture. 

This mama is blessed.. 

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