Saturday, October 18, 2014

What To Do With Apple Cores?

My dear husband brought home lots of apples from the store today.  So I spent a little bit peeling them and coring them and slicing them.  One batch became an apple pie and there are two more apple pie fillings waiting nicely in my freezer for the next time I get a fancy for pie.  When I was done, I looked over the mess (and there was plenty of it) and couldn't bring myself to throw away all those cores.  I was not too careful about getting all the apple off the core, and it seems there must be some way I can use them.  So I sprinkled them with lemon juice and put them in a zip lock bag in the fridge until I come up with something.

So I thought I'd ask you, faithful readers (of which I think there are two), if you have any idea of what to do with all these leftover apple cores.  The only idea I've come up with is putting them in the crockpot with water and cinnamon sticks and hoping some sort of cider comes of it.  But maybe that won't work?  Any other ideas out there?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{phfr} - Instagram Dump

Paper roses for the feast of St. Therese made by Fritter.
Ladybug had her first teeth pulled (not the ideal way to get them out, that's for sure) and needed somewhere to put her tooth fairy loot.  So I made her a piggy bank.  I think it's pretty and so does she.
Sisters.  These two just make my heart melt.

After all the rains we've had down here, the fields were finally (finally!) dry enough for us to start our soccer season.  I'm sort of in shock at how big my big boy is. 

And Ladybug gets to play on her very first soccer team!

This little boy has a bit of mischief in his eyes, don't you think?

 {funny, real}
Our nightly routine pretty much looks like this.  These are a little bigger bowls than we normally use, but this particular night was a feast day.  Francis?  Therese?  I don't remember, but it was delicious.  Blue Bell ice cream is my all time favorite!
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Conversation with Ladybug {phfr}

{real, funny}

In which I mentioned how very tired I was this afternoon, after a busy day deep cleaning the house.  (Including windows!  And curtains!  And bathrooms and moving get the idea.)  Ladybug was busy stitching on my bed while I lay there contemplating our afternoon.  She leaned over a whispered, "I have a great idea!  How about we invite all of our friends over, and we'll play very quietly, and you can take a little nap."

Nice try, Ladybug.  Nice try.

{pretty, happy}

And how about an unrelated photo of Sunflower.  Instead of, "Cheeeese!"  She said, "Princess!"

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