Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple Butter

My first attempt at apple butter was a success.  It was easy really, and it didn't take long.  I had some a lot of apples that were going bad and I just can't see food go to waste so Sunday after Jarrod made me breakfast (yes we skipped church) I started cutting up apples.
10-15 apples peeled and chopped
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
 pinch of salt

Put all ingredients in the crock pot and stir.  Leave lid off crock pot and cook for 6 hours.

Simple as that!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rest Time

I've come to the point where I need a bit of rest lately.  Usually during Z's nap I blog for Social Graces, respond to emails, edit pictures, clean the house, make a DIY for a shower, cut out coupons and search for deals or cut up our mass amount of veggies.  However, it's time to slow down and rest my body so I've decided to read.  Not just listen to my books, actually read a book.  My last book I listened to was amazing and I'll write about that soon but currently I'm reading The Help.  Yes, I've already seen the movie and now I'm reading the book.  I usually sit down with my favorite snack and read for about 40 mins.  I think it's a good amount of rest, then I'm up making dinner or doing whatever that needs to be done.
Crunchy peanut butter and apple (The apples are from my CSA)
With hot friendship tea.  It's so delicious.
Russian Friendship Tea

  • 1 -1 1/2 cup sugar (or less, to taste)

  • cups instant Tang orange drink

  • 1/2 cup instant iced tea mix powder

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unsweetened lemonade mix

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground allspice 

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • Directions:

    1. 1 Combine all ingredients well and store in an airtight container. (I used a mason jar)
    2. 2 To use, fill a mug with boiling water and stir in 2-3 teaspoons of mix, to taste.

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    Z and Meg

    Jarrod's cousin/best friend/college roommate/whatever else you can think of ;) Just had a baby in August. We got the chance to see her over labor day. She's so cute and Miss Z LOVED to touch her.
    Of course, Mimi (Jarrod's mom) had to get them matching outfits. So sweet...more to come.
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Diaper Love

    I know I've gone on and on about our reusable diapers on here, it's because I really do love them.  I think they ARE the best decision Jarrod and I made when pregnant with Zeda. 
    The reason I'm writing about them today is to win a GIVEAWAY!!!  I want these diapers to give as a gift or to use when we have another.
    I am supposed to share my favorite product or color on a form of social media so I thought I'd blog.  I have found a favorite color!  Now, I'm all about gender neutral and I feel this one is pretty boyish but I still love it.  Come on, if we were to be honest, there are a ton more cute girl stuff then boy.  So, let's give a little shout out to the boys.  The cute nerdy boys (I can't tell you how many papers at my house look like this diaper because of my cute nerdy engineer husband).

    Hope I win!!!!!

    Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Z's First Hair Cut

    Today we took Zeda on a fun outing...a hair cut, lunch then ice cream.  We told her a couple days ago that she was going to get her hair cut and she has been beyond excited ever since.  She kept asking what the ladies name was and where she was at.  She'd say, "sit stillllll, watch a movieeeee, mommy take picturesssss, eat sucker and snip snip!"  It was really cute.  Once we got there she was completely silent and did everything the lady (Tamera) asked.
    After the cut, we went to Bed Bath and Beyond, Marshells and Target to take stuff back then we ate lunch at the Grotto and stopped for some Andy's on the way home.
    What a fun day for our Zeda girl.