Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Busy Weekend

This past week proved to be a rather busy one. I spent quite a bit of time preparing for our first unit celebration for our Tapestry co-op. I was in charge of doing a Seder meal display and explanation. We have been studying the first 5 books of the Bible and also Jewish festivals and feasts. I made Egyptian Palace Bread that is nothing but honey and white bread baked low and slow, then topped with homemade whipped cream. I made charoset that was very yummy. It is a mixture of apples, nuts, raisins, dates, honey and cinnamon. We had a very good time Saturday night with all of the families that attended and ate some amazing foods. Friday night, Katy had her second sewing class of the year. She is getting so good at reading her patterns and knowing what to do. The class is making purses for their fall project and Katy's looks so cute. She just has to finish the handles and sew on the button accents and she is done. Too bad it is a spring/summer fabric. I also made a custom order crochet flower that will be made into a pin that this customer can use on anything. She wanted black and white with this cute 1920's flapper button as the center. I am going to attach it to a hat to give to her. Yesterday I came home and had to do something with a huge bag of pears my son brought home from work. Most of them were bad and many of them weren't ripe even though they were rotting. I chopped them into pieces and then cooked them in red wine, honey, cinammon and ginger-OH man did they smell good! I then made a basic dough from flour, sugar-both brown and white, eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. I added a little of the syrup from cooking and some of the charoset I had left over as well. To finish it off and make it moist, I added a cup of oil. I then tossed in the pears and about a half cup of chopped pecans. I baked it in a bundt pan for almost an hour and it is fabulous! I am sending half of it with cream cheese icing to the guy my son works with that gave him the pears. He gives them away with the hope that someone will make him something to eat out of them. All in all, we had a busy week and I am hoping for a little slower pace this week so I can get some sewing in. Have a great start to your week!

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