Apple crisp or apple crumble? My "crisp" did not turn out the way I wanted it to. I added too much sugar and simply dumped other stuff in the dish. Do you know that if you bake often, your results are better? It's a knack you can definitely lose. As a young bride, I baked a lot. My chocolate chip cookies were beautiful and so tasty that I often started out my "dieting" day with a handful of them (and then felt extremely guilt-ridden for the rest of the day and tried to extinguish the guilt with more cookies). I made brownies with Baker's chocolate, stirring the thick brown batter over the stove. I baked pretty sugar cookies, all shapes. I have lost my skill due to lack of practice. I might make a little plan to get my baking groove back. Any suggestions?
Blue Bunny is a very nice name for a very nice "necessity" and a scoop or two greatly improves floppy bowls of crisp.
My pretty bike, Sunshine, is upside down, hung on the hooks for the winter. SADNESS! In her place is THE BIG RED SNOW BLOWER. Bill is thinking winter. He's so thoughtful. He has already put up our Christmas lights because he'll be recovering from his surgery during the holiday season. Jeff will come over and man the snow blower, if need be. I am afraid of the snow blower. I need to give her a soft name and try to tame her. Do you have any good ideas for a name for a big red machine?
No need for her services yet. Look at the trees! The fall is proving GORGEOUS here in Colorado. Bill comes home from Taiwan, Singapore, and Cambodia today. I've been sleeping with the bedroom window WIDE open and I have been hearing the nice neighborhood night sounds. Dogs are barking, car doors are shutting, nearby intersections host night-owl drivers and I hear that hum. I have been choosing to listen to James Taylor's Christmas album as I fall asleep. I feel cherished by my BIG God and I'm experiencing moment by moment contentment. All is well.
Today, I shall bring donuts to my morning class. We're going to watch the episode of I Love Lucy called "Job Switching" and they are going to identify the elements of plot. This is the episode in which Ethel and Lucy get jobs at the chocolate factory. It's hilarious. The kids always say, "Aw! Is this in black and white?" Then, they begin falling in love with the darling 1950's scenes and they laugh at Lucy's antics. It's precious. They will be slightly squirrelly due to their week long break from school which starts this afternoon! Yay! They need it.
When we get back from Maui, I shall savor being home for a week with my sweet Bill. I love our house and our quiet ways. See what I mean? Life's freebies are food for the soul.