Saturday, October 16, 2010


Besides reading blogs and doing several loads of laundry (which should be done during the week but our daughter really knows how to stretch out her laundry!) I did all of this too! I think this is how my friend Alexis lives every day of her life.

I finally tried my apple slicer
from Pampered Chef and it is amazing! Actually I didn't even get to use it because my husband, daughter and son-in-law were having so much fun doing it. Fine by me.

I made Apple Harvest Cake that I saw on Sew On... And So Forth and saw it here too! I guess everyone is making it so now it's your turn. (cute little tidbit, my husband set up the apple coring shot) I made Kristin's apple sauce. It is super easy and very good. Look, I even made the apple dumplings from The Pioneer Woman again because it was a request from the kids and since we were slicing apples I thought why not. By the way that cake is delicious.

Then I went on to make Black Bean Lasagna from Southern Living which turned out great and was delicious. I did change things up a bit to use what I had at home. I forgot to take a picture of the garlic bread that my daughter makes which is very good.

Now here is something really cute to share with you. We are sitting down at dinner eating the lasagna and there was a leaf on the table. So my daughter begins to tell me that a leaf fell off the other day when she was crocheting at the table. She kept it on the table in the hopes that I could glue it back on. {{give me a minute, I am laughing again}} I looked at her and started laughing telling her it's a REAL plant!!! Needless to say we giggled about that one for a long time.

Here is my new toy!
I think I may need a class on this one.

Forgot to show you this giant giraffe the kids got me at the Fair.

Also, if you read my Random Dozen each week there was a question this week about a word you have trouble saying. I couldn't think of one at the time but I have it now. Potpourri! It took me years to say this, I always said pot -a-pourri.

There is also a new post up at Debby's Tree.


EmptyNester said...

I have the same camera and lenses and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! You are going to have a blast with it! I don't care WHAT you do that thing will take a great picture! Enjoy!!!

secret agent woman said...

First, that is the shortest-necked giraffe I have ever seen!

You have been busy. I'm going to have to try that lasagna recipe. Hope you have fun with the new camera.

Lori R. said...

Dang girl... you were busy!!! The apple peeler, corer, I have been using mine for 10+ years!!! love it!!! It just makes things go so much faster when I am doing apple pie filling. I have in the past also used a dehydrator(you can use your oven) and put the peel in to dry out. then you can use it for lacing on wreaths. I used to take the slices and dehydrate them for snacks too! Your husband did an excellent job of staging!
Have a wonderful weekend...

Cherie said...

"Gluing the leaf back on" OK that one made me laugh big time!!! Too funny!
I love my apple slicer from Pampered Chef too and my kids were always facsinated by it when they were little. You have been a cooking diva!!

Karen Mortensen said...

Wish I lived closer to you. All that food looks great.

Holly said...

I know you'll love your camera!

Heart2Heart said...


I love your apple slicer. That's too cute. I can only imagine how often our kids would want to use it.

I told hubby about your camera find after I caught him checking some out at Target. I think we'll be going to Costco soon.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amy said...

Yes, you had an Alexis day for sure. But you got some yummy things out of it have a great day!

That corgi :) said...

that giraffe is so cute!! you did have a busy day! sounds like you got a lot done plus made some great food!! loved the leaf story :)


Tonja said...

sounds like a wonderful, yummy day! I'm going back and check out all those delicious goodies you made!

Love the giraffe...but is he just a little bit neck challenged?

nancygrayce said...

You did have a busy day! I want to make that black bean lasagna so I hope the recipe is in the Southern Living link! All the baking is making me hungry!

Take it easy tomorrow!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so so jealous of your new toy! I can't wait to see all the great pictures you take.

42N said...

I bought a used Nikon D60 about a month ago. Love it. Looks like your Canon has two sets of lenses - that should make you even more creative in your photography. Remember to search YouTube for your camera. Sometimes their are instructional videos available.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I'm gona save this post under favorites so I can find all these recipes again when I want to try them....they sound good. God Bless Trish

Trennia said...

Wow,I love your new toy!
oh, and your apple dumplings look amazingly yummy!

gigi said...

Mercy! What a productive day you had! I love the apple dumplings from PW. They are to die for.

CONGRATULATIONS on the new camera!!!!!!!!! You are gonna love it so much. Your new best friend.

Gotta Have Faith said...

Thank you so much for posting on my blog and praying for Ken.! God Bless you and keep you!

Kerri said...

my friend just had a pampered chef party..should of got that! lol
everything looks delish! wish i could come right over!
LOVE LOVE the new camera!
nice of them to bring u back something!
love the funny fam stories :)

hope u are having a great weekend! looks like it :)

Kristie said...

Wow were you busy baking!

You're camera looks amazing!! Have fun with it-I can't wait to see some pics from it! :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debby, You made me want to go buy some apples and start baking. Everything you talked about made my mouth water. I need to get an apple slicer. Maybe I can convince my family that the apple slicer is fun!You are going to love your new camera. Have fun playing with it! laurie

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Lynn said...

All of that cooking you did got me too tired to cook, so I'll be right over for dinner.

BTW a word I find difficult to say is Funeral.

Lynn said...

What happened to my comment?

Dapoppins said...

I made some stewed apples last week, but now I need to go and try all those other apple things.

But I don't have one of those thing'a m'jigs.

Joyce said...

I have lots of apples here and am planning to freeze some and make applesauce today. My daughter made a wonderful pie over the weekend but maybe I''ll try the cake for something I'm going to next week.

Have a happy Monday!

BN Mom said...


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Alexis AKA MOM said...

It all looks fab, I took the boys to the apple farm this weekend so much fun!!!

hehe the leaf made me laugh!

The Giraffe is too cute :)

jayayceeblog said...

Wonderfully busy week. Isn't it so much fun to cook and bake with the everybody in the kitchen helping? Everything looks absolutely delicious! Your new camera rocks and that cuddly giraffe is adorable.

Brandy@YDK said...

wow - all that apple stuff looks freakin delish.

Kirby3131 said...

I just finished up the applesauce last night that was leftover from my party. Gosh that's some good stuff and SO easy. I'm glad it was a part of your apple session :)

You have two lenses - I'm jealous. I still only have one lens for my Nikon.

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