Monday, September 26, 2016

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy new week, everyone. How is it going? What are you up to these days? Not much to report on my end. It's been fairly quiet. Today is going to be a cooking and baking day. I have a list of recipes I want to tackle like applesauce, apple butter, broccoli cheese and potato soup, fudgy brownies and a couple more. Will I make everything today? Probably not; that would be overly ambitious. But I'll cook and bake until I can't cook and bake anymore. 'Cause there's nothing like homemade food.

Shall we laugh now? Let's...







Have a great day ahead!

47 comments:

  1. Sounds like a busy day in the kitchen, Martha :)
    Love the photos...
    or are the bunnies saying "we look like three pairs of bunny slippers."
    Don't work to hard today...I bet your home will smell delicious all day~

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    1. Forgot to add...love that salt photo and expiration date!!! To funny :})

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    2. It did smell wonderful around here, Jan. I love home cooking and this time a year I really enjoy trying new recipes. I hope you had a good day today!

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  2. Gosh, I wish I lived next door to you. I'd be willing to be a food taster for you! :-) Love the bunny meeting--what ARE they discussing?

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    1. Only bunnies know the answer to that. It's their secret :)

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  3. Happy cooking, and thanks for the laughs, love the James Bond one!

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  4. Sounds delicious with the cooking! LOL with the phone conversation with mom and the child peeking out :)

    Have a great Monday!

    betty

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    1. There's no age limit to those calls, Betty. I sometimes have conversations with my mom like that! LOL... hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and an even better one today.

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  5. Hello and Happy Monday.

    I'm making applesauce today too. Well, I'm baking apple sauce today. Yum. House smells killer good. Looking forward to hearing more about your yummy foods.

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    1. How do you bake it? Does it take long? I like that idea. The recipe I tried yesterday was fabulous. Quick and easy and absolutely delicious!

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    2. In chunks, no skin (for us), coat with ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to taste (or anything you fancy).

      Close the glass lid, bake 350F/180C (about). Mine takes about 30 minutes sometimes a wee longer. No water or sugars. Just apples.

      Then when done, smash with potato masher. Add sorghum syrup (the real stuff uncut), taste and adjust spices and sorghum as needed.

      It's fantastic and since there's no water added, it's pure apple. I use a mix of apples. Even seconds.

      Tim is on his last applesauce (for tomorrow's lunch), so when I make more I'll take pictures and email you it. But it's real simple and I find the flavour is stronger than stovetop where water is added.

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    3. But any sweet will do, maple, coconut sugar, whatever you fancy. I add it after the roasting because I want to taste the apples first, before I make it sweeter.

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    4. I LOVE this recipe. I'm with you on the no sugar and no skins, although I do keep the skins when I make apple butter. But I never add any sugar to my applesauce. Even when I eat it, I don't add any. I really like the apple taste on its own. And like you, I use a whole bunch of different apples; the diverse combination creates the most amazing applesauce flavour. I've never tried the baking method and it sounds amazing. I'm going to do that next time!

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    5. Tim ran out and I still haven't made his new batch yet. But it's just so nice to bake with the lid on, glass bowl I use but that doesn't matter.

      Do you fancy clove and cinnamon together? We do but some don't fancy clove.

      Alright. Break time is over, I did the bills, found my 70p that I was off. Now back to fixing the walls. If you get time, please check out my current cartoon me. I'm really excited. Got all my new toys.

      Okay, friend. I am over and out for now. Catch you on email.

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    6. I only add a little cinnamon even though I really like clove. I prefer to keep the taste subtle for different palettes. And then each person can add whatever else they want.

      So funny because I'm now taking a break from painting to read some comments! I'm priming a rocking chair (old as the hills), which will be given a fresh coat of paint in a couple of days.

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  6. Thanks for the Monday morning chuckle or two! I needed them!

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    1. You're welcome! And thanks for stopping by. It's always nice to see new bloggers here.

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  7. Thanks for the laughs. Love the salt expiration date.

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  8. The salt! SO funny. I will have to share that with my husband because we are always have discussions about food going bad. He is always freaking out that food is past its expiration date.

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    1. Even water has one. But it's more about the packaging than the thing itself. Apparently the plastic could break down and absorb smells from around it or break down in tiny layers and get into the water.

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    2. I agree with Adam. I've recently replaced my plastic storage containers for glass. It's much cleaner.

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  9. Just love the expired salt ... and those bunnies
    Great start to the week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Laughing is always a great way to start a new week :)

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  10. Quiet weekend here too but I do lead a Sat morning bird group which believe it or not can get humorous with some of the calls!We saw 14 species and that's something to be excited about.

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    1. That is pretty awesome. If I lived close by I'd join your group. I think I'd really enjoy it.

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  11. Happy Monday to you, too! A cooking and baking day sounds like a great idea. Freeze some for later use? -Jenn

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    1. Always! If I'm going to spend the day cooking and baking you can bet I will do it in bulk for later!

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  12. The food sounds yummy! I'm sure my kids feel the same way when they are on the phone with me!

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  13. Good cooking and baking! Will take ye on me boat to cook. AARR!

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. That is so funny about the salt.

    Love the bunny picture...kind of looks like a Spritz cookie.

    I really enjoy cooking as well and love to start making comfort kinds of food in the Fall.

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    1. The salt is the hit of the week for most blogging pals. The autumn season seems to be all about comfort foods. How can we resist with all the apples and pumpkins out there. So many goodies waiting to be made!

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  15. i only had one bunny, and it died within a week.
    so sad. no bunnies for me.

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