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WHAT DO YOU MOST LOOK FORWARD TO DOING WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS?

Embracing all things apple and pumpkin.  From apple cider to warm apple crisp and pumpkin bread.  Stockpiling and freezing homemade soups and stews, fall festivals and the final round of canning and preserving for the long winter months.  Watching my girls (chickens) run around enjoying the cooler weather.  Watching the fall colors of the trees and how everything starts to slow down outside.  Weiner roast and bomb fires along with good friends and family.  Watching football and thumbing through my gardening catalogs and designing new garden beds for next spring.  Just a few things I love about the drop in temperature.

What do you love about the cooler weather that will be upon us very soon?

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup
Carmel Apples

http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=1071  Old Fashion Vegetable Beef Soup

http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=856  Carmel apples

 

 

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

Perfect easy summer time treat.  Homemade shortbread, topped with creamy delicious spread and if that isn’t enough finish it off with fruit.

Light and satisfying and bursting with flavor.

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

3/4 cup butter softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 package white baking chips melted
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (8 ounce cream cheese)

1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups strawberries
1 cup blueberries

Tip  You may add raspberries, kiwi, mango or any fruit you enjoy.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy and light.  Beat in flour.  The mixture will be crumbly.  Pat into a greased 12 inch pizza pan.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool completely.

Melt chips and add the cream and mix until smooth.  Beat in cream cheese until smooth.  Spread over crust  and refrigerate.

In a saucepan combine pineapple juice, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Should take about 2 minutes.  Cool.

Arrange berries over cream cheese layer.  Brush with the pineapple mixture.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  ENJOY!

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled Jalapeno

My garden has gone wild with jalapeños this year.  We do love this hot green treasures but I need another way to enjoy them for later use.  I did can some jalapeños.  You can find the link at the bottom.  Pickling is my new thing.

You can leave them whole or slice them up, your choice.  You can see I sliced mine.  Next time think I will do some whole.

Pickling takes so little time and is really easy.  Here let me show you how to pickle some jalapeños.

Pickled jalapeno

2 quarts jalapeños peppers
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon pickling spice
4 cloves garlic

Slice peppers into rings or leave them whole.  If leaving them whole put a slit in the peppers so they won’t burst.

Pack jalapeños into jars tightly.

Combine vinegar and water.  Heat in sauce pan to just simmering.  Don’t boil.

Pour over jalapeños leaving 1/2 inch head space.

Add pickling spice and garlic.

Process in water bath for 10 minutes.

http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=1726  Jalapeños Peppers Canning

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #10

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Blogging Grandmothers Link party #9

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What is everyone up to on this Wednesday?

Beautiful fall day, sun is shining and cool breeze is blowing. Last night I started in two different crockpots all the beef bones I have been saving. This morning after straining and processing, I have 4 quart jars of beef broth. Some might wonder why I would go to the trouble when you can purchase broth from the store.

First there is nothing artificial about my broth or stock. No salt added. The taste can not be beat. Plus I take joy in knowing this is one more item that will not be going in the grocery cart. Money well saved.

The chickens are happy and life is good on my dead-end road.

Home Again

Some of you may know I just spent three weeks visiting my daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.  Her husband is deployed and I decided to head out to give her a small break and helping hand.

Ours days were spent playing at parks, swimming, going on walks, baking, crafting and playing.  We spent a day in Solvang enjoying Danish Days.  Watching the costumed dancers, walking through the shops and enjoying the craft fair.  We enjoyed some delicious Danish pastries and ended the day at the Solvang Park.

The weather was hot and several fires broke out on and around the base.  On two different days we were forced to stay inside because of all the smoke and ash falling.  We came close to being evacuated from housing and were packed and ready to go.  Gas was turned off so we microwaved food, played board games and did puzzles.

After arriving home I spent the first day washing laundry, cleaning house, paying bills, baking and cooking.

The weather is sunny and breezy which feels wonderful.  Today I put my garden to rest, baked some cookies and brownies, dinner (supper) is ready to go.  Most importantly the girls (my chickens) are happy to see me back.

All is well on my Dead End Road!

 

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

Yummy baked spaghetti!  Comfort food to the max.  Make it a day ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator, or make several and freeze ahead of time.  Pair this up with tossed salad, loaf homemade bread and surprise a good friend.  Deliver this to a family who’s mom is ill and save her husband evening for him and the kids.  His wife doesn’t have to worry about what they are eating.  Make and take to a potluck.  Endless  Possibilities.

2 cups diced tomatoes (I use what I can from the garden), 2 cups tomato sauce, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup diced onions, 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, 2 cloves garlic minced, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 bay leaves, 1 pound hamburger, ( or turkey), 8 ounces angel hair pasta, 1 cup grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

Brown hamburger, drain set aside.

In large pot add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onion, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, seasoning, salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaves.  Bring to a boil.  Lower to medium heat and simmer for an hour.  Add hamburger and stir.

Cook pasta.  Spray 9×13 baking pan.  Layer sauce, pasta, cheese, repeat.  Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  ENJOY!