Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020!

October 30, 2020!!
No, it's snowing!
October 30, 2020!

It is pretty outside!  However, it is toooo early for snooow to bring a smile to my face.

Not Enjoying!


Monday, October 26, 2020

~Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins~

Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins
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It was quite surprising that this past weekend I baked my first Apple Crisp this Autumn.  Usually, when the local early McIntosh apples are available I purchase them and bake this family favorite dessert.  I guess we have had a few apples, but eating a sliced apple was just so tasty there were never enough left to bake with.  Well, this yummy apple dessert that has a crunchy oat topping is now in our fridge to enjoy again later tonight!  Did I mention that Craisins and raisins are hidden between the slices of baked apples?  They are!  They give this dessert a great taste!  A little scoop of ice cream is always added on top before serving.

I do not want to waste any time sharing my Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins recipe, so click here for the complete Directions!  It is definitely worth the extra click!

It is so good!



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

~Freezing Butternut Squash~

Bushel of Butternut Squash

A bushel of our fave vegetable is now sitting in our garage.  Well, a bushel of Butternut Squash minus the two that I already prepared.  A couple of weeks ago we stopped in at Meadowbrook Farm in East Longmeadow, MA.  It's tradition that every year we purchase the bushel of squash (that is in a cardboard box).  It has a special place in our garage.  During the months of October and November this veggie is prepped for our freezer.

In past years I've written my Directions for prepping this delicious orange colored veggie for the freezer.

Click here for my Directions! 

Ready to pack for the freezer!
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The mashed veggie is portioned out and placed in freezer bags that are labelled and dated.  When desired, it's ready to defrost in the microwave.  Just remove a bag from the freezer and place in a covered vented microwave safe container and microwave.  I use my covered CorningWare for defrosting and serving.

No butter/ margarine nor sugar is needed at all.  This vegetable is so tasty!  That's why we always purchase a bushel locally and prepare it.  If you and your family also enjoy this vegetable, prep and freeze some portions! 



Saturday, October 17, 2020

~October ~

An earlier visit this month to Meadowbrook Farm.

The beautiful month of October is here!  Every day the colors of the leaves on the trees change a little bit more.  Some leaves have floated down from their branches. 

Autumn is a beautiful time of year.  Especially this year, it is really great to appreciate the scenery!  Our Rose Bush continues to add color to our garden!