28 October 2011

It's Apple Picking Time

On Sunday, I had the brilliant idea of going apple picking. :) We went to Brown's farm which is about an hour and a half east of Fort Huachuca. We had a great time. We picked way too many apples.....I'm still figuring out what to do with all of them. If you have any good apple recipes send them my way. We sampled their apple cider (and then bought some). The boys got to see sheep, pigs, chickens, and horses. Whenever they see animals it is a good day. We hit the new IHOP in Sierra Vista on the way back. It was a good day. I meant to blog earlier this week, but I've been really busy with my shop...so exciting...I had a bunch of orders this week. If you know me.....I get all kinds of excited if I sell one thing....I sold more than one this week...so happy. I've been trying to gather up some more things to do another update, but it is slow going. I put things in safe places and then can't remember the safe place. Yes, I need safe places...wee one emptied a whole bottle of MS black glitter in my "office" the other day....argh. I got a little crafting in.....I finished a project I started months ago. There is a picture somewhere on this blog of a stack of paper and an old BH&G decorating book. Well, I can't show the finished product yet...I need to mail it to the recipient. It feels good to finish it.....I was worried I was going to screw it up. But the other day I just said the hell with it and did it. :) I wish I was like a lot of you and could just craft to craft. I need it to be for a swap or something specific. Silly, I know. Well.....back to the unearthing. :) Have a great weekend! (If you get bored pop by the shop...I still have more stuff for sale.) :)

18 October 2011


This was dinner last night. I got the recipe here www.vocalpoint.com . It was really easy and took no more than 30 minutes to prep and your house smells fantastic for hours.


4 bone in chicken legs and/or thighs
4 slices of bacon, cut in pieces
2 onions, cut in medium wedges
4 carrots, roughly chopped
3/4 cup red wine (Burgundy)
1 Tbsp flour
A few leaves of thyme

Combine all the ingredients in the crock pot, give it a brief stir to cover chicken with ingredients, and turn on LOW for 6-8 hours until chicken is cooked through and beginning to fall apart, and the vegetables are tender. If the liquid needs thickened, stir in another tablespoon of flour with the heat still on until it thickens. Ladle into bowl, top with a chicken leg, and serve with a side og green beans or a salad.

I made a few changes.....I used 6 drumsticks....there was plenty of room in my crock pot. I, also, used a few sprigs of thyme. I served it with french bread. I used Burgundy wine (in the original recipe they screwed the pooch and had Chardonnay as the other red wine choice...which is all kinds of wrong). So if you have cooked with red wine before and want to use a different red wine...go for it.

13 October 2011

Scallop Couscous Paella

I actually made this back on the 29th of August, but never got around to blogging about it. Here is the link to the recipe: www.familycircle.com/recipe/scallop-couscous-paella/ It makes a whole lot (like ratatouille a lot), so be prepared for leftovers. :)