Two of my babies. So sweet!
My girl, Sammi, is so gray.
She makes my heart squeeze and swell with love.
They all do.
Food for the race last Sunday.
Baked Ham & Cheese Sliders...Recipe HERE.
*I added a Tbsp of brown sugar to the topping.
And that chocolate pie?? Well...
Look how chocolaty and decadent!
Definitely not your typical Jell-O Pudding chocolate pie!
I got the recipe out of this book.
It's the BEST chocolate pie I've ever made.
And here I am to share it with you!
Mama Dip's Chocolate Pie
1 frozen pie crust, UNBAKED (I used Marie Callender's)
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed)
1 stick butter
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Note: There's no flour in the recipe. It's not a mistake.
Remove crust from freezer and set aside while you put the filling together. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, and pinch of salt and whisk together. Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove. Once the butter has melted, add the milk, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in the sugar mixture and stir for about two minutes just until the sugar has dissolved. Mixture will be warm, but not hot. Mixture will be thin. Remove from heat and pour mixture into the pie crust. Place pie in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Mixture will still seem thin when you remove it from the oven, but it will thicken up as it cools. Cool two hours on the counter and then refrigerate until completely cold. Serve with whipped cream.
There are so many pie recipes in this book. I LOVE PIE! I can't wait to try more of them.
We have about a dozen apples ready to come off this tree.
I picked one and ate it right there. It tasted like a Golden Delicious, but it was smaller.
Picking and eating an apple right off the tree was on my bucket list.
It's a simple thing, but I'd never done it.
There are tons of pears just about ready too.
You're supposed to pick them before they're completely ripe.
I'm going to pick them today and put them in the basement to ripen.
Not sure what I'll use them for. Maybe some pear/pineapple jelly?
I got a new (bigger) basket for my bicycle and Ken put it on for me.
Now Ollie can go for a ride with us more comfortably.
I was gifted a baby blanket pattern yesterday so I started it last night.
I had to go to the garage and dig into all my yarn to find what I wanted.
I didn't know it, but Ken had dumped all my bins of yarn into boxes.
It all needs to be sorted and put in bins again. Sounds like a good wintertime activity to me!
It's a fun pattern and should go quickly.
I just finished the work I had in, so I'm going to go crochet on it right now.
Before I go, I want to show you what we saw on Saturday...
This black bear was in a tree on the side of the road eating apples!
I mean less than 10 feet from the road!
We couldn't believe our eyes, so we turned around to go look again and try to get a picture. Unfortunately, I was too freaked and couldn't get a shot of him in the tree. He jumped down (I'm sure when he heard me squealing) and started to run. I snapped this shot as he turned to look back at us. See the apple tree in the foreground? That's where he was sitting munching on apples. A FREAKIN' BEAR! We knew they were around because we've seen signs to hunters telling them to make sure they know the difference between black bears and grizzlies before they shoot. Grizzlies are protected and you can't hunt them. I can't imagine wanting to shoot any kind of bear! Why? Why would you do that? So senseless.
And, as usual, we saw deer all over the place in Colville.
They are everywhere just meandering along eating things in people's yards.
How fun is that?