Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peach Praline Muffin Recipe and Fall Cleaning To Do List

Peach Praline Muffins

Topping--1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon cold butter
Mix until crumbly-- set aside

Muffin----1 2/3 cup all purpose flour [I used bread flour]
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon  baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped fresh peaches or frozen ones drained
1/2 cup pecans

In large bowl, combine flour,brown sugar, baking
powder, salt.
In another bowl mix  milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.Stir
this into the dry ingrediants . Fold in peaches and
pecans.
Fill greased muffin tins, 2/3 full. Sprinkle the topping
mixture you made, over  the muffins. Bake at
400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

These are so good. I found this recipe on line.. Not sure
where??

September  Fall Cleaning  To Do List

1- wash walls-- My plan is to  do one room a week,
I did the living room yesterday.

2- Clean the windows [outside and inside]. We are adding
new windows to the house , this next week..When we
moved, that was one job, we had not done.. So, this job
would need to be done anyway..

3-Kitchen-- wash the  inside and outside of cabinets, I
added new shelf liner, when we moved in May. So,
it should just be an easy wipe down?

4-- Bring in  [from storage building] fall/winter clothing
and start taking out the summer things.. This will be
at end of Sept or Early October.  When I do this, I will
go through clothes, and  make my donate pile.

5- Clean my fabric shelf.  

6- Paint the storage building we bought..[waiting on the
cooler weather for that...whew...its hot !!!]

7- Start my fall decorating.  I love fall, and this
is fun...not work at all.

8- Sewing-- make my fall cushion covers for porch

9- Christmas gifts-- start crafting/sewing the things
I will be making.  Start doing some of the shopping
for Christmas gifts.

Some how......... when I write these goals out...it
seems so easy and quick........... But, sure doesn't
feel that way , when I do them..lol

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Coconut Pop Corn...[Free pop corn container]

Yummy Popcorn
 My daughter told me about this yummy
pop corn.. Just melt some  coconut oil in
your skillet, add a few tablespoons of
pop corn and salt.. Oh my , it is so
good.. No need to add butter...
NOTE... You will have a hard time quit eating it.
smile.

I had bought a bag of popcorn, and was looking for
a container.. I had a parmesen cheese container.It
is perfect.. It has the lid ,that opens and a  tablespoon
will fit into or  the other side opens to the big sprinkles,
you can just shake out , how much you need. Works
great..
Note-- This lid will also fit on a quart or pint
fruit jar [if you have a bigger quanity  of pop
corn to store.. These lids are really  useful, for
so many things.. I never throw them away any longer.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Blue Berry Zucchini Bread & Bedroom

Blue berry  zucchini Bread

The zucchini is coming in.. Loads of it.. I made this
blue berry  zucchini bread.. It was so good. One
loaf to eat now, and one for the freezer.

Grated zucchini  put in the freezer, to make  bread
this winter.

This is one of the bedrooms .It is small, but has a nice
long closet with double rods. I am adjusting to the
smaller space.. And have found room for everything .

Hope your all having a wonderful weekend.
Thank you all for  the prayers for my husband.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Prayers for My Husband and His Family

My friends, Please pray for my husband and
his family. He lost his mother  July 15th. It
is a very sad time for him/his siblings,
grandchildren and  the in-laws. She was
the mother to my wonderful husband. And I thank
her and his daddy for raising such a fine
husband for me, and a wonderful father to my
children, and I would  dare to say, the most
loving grandfather.

Thank you for the prayers.. Hugs. Judy

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Outside Living... Working on the Yard

Front Porch...  We  spend a lot of time on
the porch.. We eat lunch most days, and  my
friends,  we take A lot  of breaks here.smile

NOTE...  Click on the photos , to see a larger/
more clear view.

The  cute bird pillows came from Walmart.
They put them on clearance for $3. I brought
3 home with me.

This is  at our driveway, Kenny put the trellis
up for me, and bought this climbing vine
to go on it. They yucca sticker plant was already
there, it is just fixing to bloom white. I think
the white blooms will be a good contrast to the
red. The pump does not work, but a family
treasure , that goes with us ,wherever we go.
 I planted the red vinca and ivy pot, to bring
in color at the driveway.

Sod is being layed..  We are no where near through. eeeh
This has been some kind of work.. But this patch in
front of the porch, is already running.. YEA!!

Side of house... the shrubs and flowers are doing well.
As you can see, haven't got  sod laid here yet..
Slowly but surely..


We have a row of these blooming shrub/trees
going down the side of the driveway. White with
red centers.

The Cute little gardening shed..[Kenny redid it, it 
was falling in.] After I painted it ..[red of course, ha]
I planted hosta and some wire deco to the walls.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer.. And
staying as cool as possible.

Friday, July 1, 2016

What's Happening in The Garden...


The  garden is growing and lots of vegetables are
coming in.. Corn, tomatoes,squash, peppers,
and cucumbers.. 

The peas and butterbeans are loaded, and will be
getting ready to be picked in the next couple weeks.


Tomatoes... Oh so yummy...My kitchen
window is loaded with today's crop.

The peach trees are loaded with peaches.. We have
been eating peaches,  canning peaches, giving
away peaches, and the trees are still loaded.ha
Vegetables... oh so yummy!!

I have put up peaches in the freezer... For cobblers and
muffins.
I put peaches in the dehydrator.. Wonderful to snack on.
And for fried peach pies.

I have been really busy  this summer.. We have  been
working in the yard, putting down sod.. Planting
shrubs, flowers , etc. Plus.. the garden is coming in.
We still have figs, grapes and a few pears  to come in.
    [the pear tree is new.. so will not have many
 pears this year].

I feel so blessed with  the abundance of vegetables
and fruits.

Supper  Menu.... lima beans, squash dressing,
corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, ribs ,cornbread,
peach cobbler.[everything from the garden, except ribs.]

Hope you and family have a Wonderful July 4 th.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kitchen-- Slowly Getting It Done.. Making Kitchen Curtains

Kitchen  -- The  small opening [was a small side porch, that
we closed in.. It houses my upright freezer. It has shelves 
around it, that holds kitchen things. The extended shelf
that you see..still needs painting.. Slowly..it will get
done...smile
ps - sorry about the  cans of paint in the corner.. It too,
is waiting to paint the outside  [if the new siding ever
gets done? ha]
NOTE: click on photos to see enlarged photo

Dining area... The arch way comes off the big hall.
The door you see, is a small broom closet ..It too, has
shelves on one wall. It holds the extra paper towels,
cleaning supplies.

Kitchen.. Sorry I didnt get  photos of the cabinets..
When I downloaded my photos,  that one was too
blury to see. Anyway, I make the  curtains. I looked
everywhere for some teal/red curtains.. Never found any,
so  I made these. Simple..

How about some Chocolate chip/Pecan cookies?  and we will
drink  Diet Coke to offset------ all the calories. smile!!

Have a blessed day..