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Wherever Home is Parked?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Getting ready for Turkey Day

We woke to another beautiful morning.  The sun is shining and temps are wonderful!  It was a slow moving day for me but once i got myself going i got my kitchen cleaned up to mess it up again.  That just doesn’t sound right does it?  I decided to go ahead and get my baking done today instead of doing it tonight.  Well .. kind of ..


First on my list to tackle was an Apple Crisp and I wanted to do something with some pears and apples i had in the refrigerator and i got online and looked up what i could do with them and i found this recipe. http://culinarycory.com/2008/12/30/pear-apple-crumb-pie/ I decided to give it a try.  I changed mine a bit and didn’t add the crust to the bottom (less calories) ..  Here is what it looked like before cooking. I made 2 of these but i wrapped 1 up and it’s in the freezer to be baked at another time. 


The finished product .. looks and smells so yummy. 


Next was a pumpkin pie and once again i wanted to change things up a bit and i found this recipe online .. http://caloriecount.about.com/upside-down-pumpkin-pie-b592104?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_20121120&utm_term=title1 I did add the crust to this one as i was afraid of being able to get it out of the pie pan.  


The finished product .. looks and smells yummy .. can’t wait until tomorrow to try it .. well that is if i can keep hubby out of them. 


While my goodies was baking in the oven i was outside in the lounger reading and relaxing.  It’s another beautiful day and i have the door and windows open to let some fresh inside.  It’s way to nice not to be outside.  Although i did have a bit of a mishap while baking.  I put the crisp in first and thought it was baking but when i came in to check on it the oven was off.  I know i lit it and had it heating up .. hmm i re lit the pilot and turned the oven on and checked it a few minutes later .. nope not working .. ughhh  .. i went outside and checked the propane bottle .. oh no RED .. one of our tanks we thought was full .. wasn’t!  so i switched over to our new tank and turned it on .. yes propane and went back inside and lit the oven and now it’s working good.  Now we have to have another tank filled .. ughhh

With my baking done and just heating up left over’s for dinner I spent the rest of the evening just surfing the net and relaxing.  My kind of evening.  We enjoy our friends and i love being around people but i have to admit i am also enjoying the down time we’ve been having with just hubby, me and the dogs.  The dogs seem to enjoy us being home in the evening again too.  Roo loves to play ball and even though we played outside today, tonight she kept bringing me her ball to throw.  She never tires of playing ball.