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Whatcha doing today? Huh? Huh? Whatcha doing?

Lots of things actually. I have a roast (actually two small roasts) in the crockpot for our supper. Husband will be rolling in about supper time and we have to register Ben for basketball this evening so we need to greet, eat and get out the door. I am doing my best to clean up my shoppe and organize my fabric collection. Obsession, collection? Is there much difference?? I need to get to sewing first of next week.

I am going to whip up a dessert, if I have all the ingredients I am going to make:

Apple Blueberry Slump

Preheat oven to 400.
1lb baking apples
1 TBSP butter
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3 TBSP brown sugar
9 oz tub mascarpone
  (this is what sold me on this recipe – can’t be bad if it has mascarpone!)

For the slump:
3 TBSP butter, cut into pieces
1 cup self-rising flour]
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 lemon, zest only, finely grated
1/2 cup milk or half & half

Have ready a buttered 9″ square baking dish. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Heat the butter in a frying pan, add the apples and fry the apple slices, turning occasionally for 3-4 minutes until just starting to soften.. Pour into the baking dish along with the blueberries and sugar, and mix lightly. Set aside.

Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs, stir in the sugar and lemon zest. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and add the milk, lightly mixing to form a soft mixture. Spoon blobs of mascarpone (I know you will be tempted ~ but do not EAT the mascarpone out of the container, do as the recipe instructs!) over the surface of the fruit, then spoon the slump mixture over the mascarpone and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the topping is risen and forms a golden craggy crust. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

If not…well, I will come up with something.

I am pretty much getting excited about this giveaway coming up.  I want sooo bad to give you a run down on what’s in the box but…I also want it to be a surprise!  Because…lots of cool PIE things!


Oh Where, Oh Where

has she gone you ask??? Well…I stole away for a couple of days with Husband.  Voilà! He was in class during the day (some work related stuff) and I did a little (too much) shopping.  I found the cutest little French Antique store.  The owner is actually French, she has been here 9 years and we had the nicest chat about our trip.  You can read more about it over at April in Paris.

I really hadnt intended on going but I couldnt say no.  Our time is so limited and it has been such a busy, busy hitch with the holidays, I admit it was a very good decision.   AND in amongst all my other shopping, I picked up a little something for the giveaway! Which as you all know is just a week away!  So…if you haven’t entered your name better mosey over there and do so.  And a couple of things I picked up for Michelle who helped me out with the kids.
The kids did just fine without me.  My friend Michelle watched the younger two for me on Monday afternoon and fed them two meals for which I am very grateful.  I know she went out of her way because that’s just how Michelle is…above and beyond the call of duty!  After all Hannah is 19.  And with Oldest Son just across the road and the two younger ones stayed with him at night.  All was well when I got home.

I spent most of my days at the fabric stores.   I have a couple of aprons ordered and I ‘thought’ I had the material for the one I havent made when THERE IT WAS…the cutest piece of fabric so…I have to get on that today and tomorrow and get those in the mail!

I will be back later with a recipe or two and as soon as the person who ordered the aprons has them in hand, I will post pictures!

Have a lovely day!


7 Random Things About Me & A Blog Award

One of my blogging friends, Sher tagged me for this “game” – Thank you Sher! I am so horrible about these things…I usually end up not doing the tags because I cant think of anything to write at the time and then I forget. What does it say about me that if there is an award involved,  I find a way!! I promise you there is nothing that interesting! But I will try!

So, here I go. This is how I understand it works ~ the RULES:

Link to the person that tagged you, I did, Sher.
Post the rules on your blog. (doing this now)
Share 7 random and/or weird facts (read: more boring than anything!) about yourself on your blog. (see below)
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. (to follow)
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (will do)

7 random and/or weird facts about me

1. I am pretty sure I could get an Adult ADD diagnosis from 8 out of 10 doctors.

2. I don’t have a college degree…and don’t care. Went a couple of different times…wasnt for me.

3. I have handled my chicks leaving the nest WAY better than I thought I would.

4. I am learning to speak/read French…big task for me as I never took a foreign language in school and I am OLD.

5. I LOVE British TV…mini series, movies, comedies, mysteries.

6. My favorite flower is Sunflowers.

7. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Not kidding.

Now to pass this along: (I hate picking the list…I feel like I am slighting some!  And there are so many lovely blogs out there that I read!)

  1.  Gina
  2. Jolynna 
  3.  Aunt Jenny
  4. Shelly Jo
  5. Nicole
  6. Tori’s Mimi
  7. Karla

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