Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pie Crust Cookies for Dessert.

 Saturday morning and time to make dessert.
Tonight our family gets together for the last 3 months
The recipe is simple.
Sugar, cinnamon, 6 tablespoons butter
and 2 rolls of pre made pie crust.
Set Convection oven to 350 degrees.
 Spread half the butter on the bottom crust.
with a spoon back. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Top with second crust and repeat.
 Fold sides in. This will make cookies uniform.
 Roll up the pie crust as compact as possible.
 Slice into 14 to 16 cookies.
About 3/8 inch thick.
Press down with heel of you hand.
This compacts them so they don't fall apart. 
 Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes until
light brown and done. Nothing is
worse than doughy pie crust.
I sometimes flip them over for the last 5 minutes.
Cool on racks.
The house will smell wonderful for the day.
Easier than deep cleaning.
I made 4 batches .
Forget birthday cakes.
Try pie crust cookies with
homemade ice sundaes.
This was a Thanksgiving and Christmas
tradition in our house.
I got up early to make them for the kids.
A great way to start the day.
Now the grand kids  can taste the past.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Golden pond

A busy Friday cleaning up the house.
We are having a fish fry Saturday evening.
Family birthdays from August to November.
Good pan fish from Minnesota.
My husbands catch from June.
This will be good.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apples and Rewards

 A beautiful Scott Frankenburger pie plate.
Some apples , butter and pie crust.
The reward for peeling and cooking
one and a half bushels of apples
for sauce and pies for the winter.
The kitchen is a sticky mess
but it smells so good.
8 hours of hard work .
Our reward is a hamburger and
warm apple pie for supper.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The pond at Cedar Ridge

 Photographs printed on silk and cotton
Fused to batting and quilted.
Finally found some energy to go to the Studio.
These will be nice matted for the Christmas
open house Thanksgiving week-end.

Photographs taken this spring on our pond.
Wood ducks are my favorite ducks.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Roadside Attraction

For the past 3 years I wanted to photograph
this clump of trees.
The only problem it is alongside a busy highway.
Finally my husband to the rescue.
He drove and timed it so I could
get out of the car for 6 quick snaps.
Now to make something interesting of them.
Love the color they are.
The trunks are interesting too.
Maybe  Tuesday I can finally get in the studio.
I have lost a week to this flu bug.
Smile self  it will end  someday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday morning at Cedar Ridge Studio.

Sunday  morning and the house smells wonderful.
I am cooking a huge pot of Beef short ribs.
For the  beef and noodles for Saturdays supper.
We are having a fish fry for the last quarter
of family birthdays.
Home cooking is the best.
Off  tomorrow to get some apples for sauce and pies.
Sunday a day of rest and recovery.
I still am not 100% but I will have to settle
for where I am. Age is such fun.
Smile its a good day.