This week we have:
Lemon Banana Bread
Iced Brown Sugar Coffee Bars
For today, Sept 17 ...
Outside my window... The rain has cleared and gone away. We may get a little more tomorrow, but the deluge has passed. I will miss it... I just hope the cooler temperatures stick around!
I am thankful... Guess what guess what! We're buying a house! The contracts are signed, the closing date is set, we will be homeowners on October 30th! I wish I could show you pictures, but the sellers still live there, and don't want to spread the news that they're moving quite yet. They still need to find a house to move to. In fact, because of that, this sale almost fell through. It was a VERY stressful week. But we worked it out. They're wonderful people, and I am so grateful that they're selling us their house! It really, no kidding, is my House of Dreams. My adjusted dreams, since my true dream house was a restored stone cottage in Great Britain somewhere, but still. It even, no kidding, has a lilac bush! It was a sign!! And two Bing cherry trees in the front yard, and a beautifully finished basement with a second kitchen for all my jamming and canning and preserving... all it needs is some new paint colors and aspens, which we can plant. I can't wait to show you pictures!!
this tutorial, we stripped it down and re-seasoned it. The first time The Geologist cooked eggs in it... Oh my goodness! Not a bit of egg stuck to that pan! It's amazing! I finally understand why people love their old cast-iron skillets so much. I can't wait to keep using it!
I am looking forward to... Choir practice on Sunday! I actually took a break from the Chorale this season. With moving, finishing our homestudy, and my trip in October, it's just not a good time. I'm going to miss the two rehearsals right before the Fall concert, including the tech rehearsal, and that's just not a good thing. BUT! The Lakewood Stake is doing the choir concert with the symphony and the bell choir again! That concert last year was one of the two greatest choral experiences I have ever had, and I am so thrilled we're doing it again!
In the kitchen... This weekend I canned a double batch of salsa, some leftover tomatoes, and raspberry jam. This week I'm making another batch of Peach Vanilla Bean jam, because we've already finished off two jars of it, and given three more away! I'm loving making my own jam so much, I may never buy any again!
A peek into my day... Bake something for The Geologist's office, get Joe, playgroup (more for the Moms than the kids!) library, butcher, post office. Today is errands day!
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