Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday chatter...


πŸŒΏπŸŒΈπŸƒπŸŒΊFinally a bit of sun but it is cold outside... we have had rain several days again.. I believe mother nature is so confused.  I was able to plant a few green bean plants that I got on my trip to walmart..  but that was basically it rain came right after and its all muddy again..  Thank you so much for your dear visits and comments I enjoy them all..  I got a hundred things that need to be done, and little by little I'm trying to do them..  need to send some mail off I made a doily for a friend on facebook. Did I mention that maybe not.  She had seen the little crocheted teapots I made and wanted a doily for her room...  so I made this for her.  And now her daughter wants one.
     Some other mail I need to send off as well...
     The new Pioneer woman seat cushions arrived day Saturday they are so cute...  
      
      The back side is red polka dots...  no don't mind my ugly chairs..hehe They need to be painted badly me and mama had found them at the thrift store for 3 dollars each course they were in better shape then..  and are due for a paint job.  
     I think I'm going to paint them different colors..  I love love all my Pioneer Woman's things... 
     I want to go and get a few more things...
     Here is the sweet rolling pin I got online and two cupcake bakers..  I love daisies ...so these work well for me..
     I was undecided about these because I was going to purchase the ones from temp-tations.. these went on sale online so I got them and they are so cute.. 
     The rolling pin is quite large so I have two this one and the flower one..
     Love them both...  you know when the grandchildren are over and everones want s to roll ...that way there is no arguing ...
     This coffee cup I have wanted for a real long time.  My grandmother's got lost after my grandfather remarried..
     Breakfast, homemade oatmeal..  I dis like package instant oatmeal so I make my own. Enough for a couple of days.  I store a certain amount in these glass containers that I bought last time from Walmart a serving size...
     Pretty teacups for Spring time tea...
     A new lazy susan set...  all apples I also wated this for a very long time the price was either to high or the shipping.  It doesn't have the turn table but I have one at mamas in the attic...  I love the aqua color..
   The middle dish is shaped like a apple as well...
     The dishes are so cute...  I thought of using them alone as salad dishes ..    well I guess that is enough chatter I need to get back to cleaning ...  and what nots...  enjoy your afternoon see you soon 
                           with love JaniceπŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’πŸƒπŸ’žπŸ€HAPPY SPRING DEAR FRIENDS



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yes I lost my mind ...

πŸƒπŸŒΊπŸŒ·Good morning,
     Yes, I did I just lost my head and went wild...  want to know why??? Let me tell you all about it.. . Hehe, it is the pioneer woman's fault she did it...  I gone mad, Mad about the new line she put out..  it is crazy beautiful full of life and color I can't get enough..  Maybe you have already seen it...  let me show you if you haven't.πŸŒΊπŸƒ
     I made tea this morning.  I already had the teapot which I love except fot the handle part... it does get hot.. but the sugar bowl and creamer and large cup are new...  these are just the tip of the ice...
                  
     The colors are amazing...  i'm just in love, totally smittened..  
                  
     How can this not want to make you get up and say YES...
     I have another cow creamer but I like this solid color better... 
     And just look at these cute salt and pepper shakers and that's not all...
     And well, the butter dish speaks for it self, don't you think...🌺

     Placemats are to pretty...
     Kitchen towels....
     Measuring bowls so cute all this will make you want to clean your kitchen and bake and cook..

     They stack up sweetly...  I tell you I'm just so in love..  I want to change my whole kitchen...
     Kitchen towels amazing colors...
     I love this one a lot...
     Pot holders ...  they make me laugh and giggle it is all so cute and refreshing...
     Placemats ...
     A different one...
     This is the lovely table cloth for my dinning room table it is spring all over with pretty red roses and red flowers.  All made like a patch quilt..  can't wait to fix my table...🌺
     What about this beautiful pie plate... it makes me want to bake a pie right away...  
     How about this rolling pin..  i have had a wood one forever..  so I purchased this too...
     A large four cup measuring cup sweet...  I can not tell you how this all makes me feel happy...
YES I LOST MY MIND ...🌺 If I had more money I would have bought more things...
     Look at this darlin strainer, it is small and so sweet..  it has a little plate to hold the water as it comes out you know sometimes after theres always a bit left behind that will be on the counter..  

     Just look at these. Salad plates to sweet..  I'm telling I can't remember when I been so crazy over something..  I had order some things online..  but some things you can't you have to go to Walmart.  I was like a kid going to the candy store. And I wanted some other things but didn't have enough and didn't want to much on my credit card....  so patience..  
     Just totally mad mad..  crazy loony..  hehe...  I will be fixing my dinning room table I hope over the weekend...🌺.   Wishing you all a fabulous one..  I hope you enjoyed your visit..  I'm going to visit to and do some bible reading...  Lovely day to you, with love, JaniceπŸƒπŸŒΊπŸ‡πŸπŸŒΊπŸƒ









 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Special sweet potato pie

πŸ€πŸ‡πŸŒΈπŸ’žMornin, Happy Saturday loves,
     Yesterday, while I was cleaning in the kitchen I notice that the blue basket that I keep the potaoes and onions in had a lot of sweet potatoes..  so I thought I should do something but what...  I know I will do a sweet potato pie because I have never made one and no ones here to disturb me..  So I searched online and found this, by McCormick...  
     It was fun and a challange with the meringue on top...

πŸ€πŸŒΈπŸ .    SWEET POTATO PIE WITH MARSHMALLOW MERINGUE.  πŸ πŸŒΈπŸ€

     For the Crust:
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold, cut into chunks
3 Tbsp ice cold water
     Mix the flour, sugar, salt together in a large bowl. 
 Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knifes.  Until it resembles pea size crumbs.  Add the ice water by the tablespoon full, tossing dough with a fork after each addition.  Add enough water so dough comes together. 
 Then gather dough into a ball.
  Roll out dough on a slightly flored surface to a 12 inch circle 1/8 inch thick.
 Carefully transfer dough to pie dish.  Gently push down bottom and sides trim edging leaving a 1/2 inch from pie plate.
     Fold under and flute edges.  Refrigerate till ready for use.  ( I lost my photo for the fluted edges)πŸ˜”

FILLING:
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 lbs Sweet potatoes about 2 large
1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (1stick) butter, melted
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 tsps pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350'.  Wash the sweet potatoes clean.  Then pierce them with a fork, I did both sides. Then place them in a foil lined baking dish..
     And bake them for one hour or until fork tender.  Then remove and let cool.  I peeled them and cut into pieces placed them in a bowl and smashed them with a potato smasher. 
     Smash until smooth.  Then add all remaining ingredients to mixture and mix well.  Pour into pie shell and bake at 425' for 15 minutes.  Then reduce heat to 350' for 35-40 minutes more or untill a knife inserted comes out clean.. cool completely.  I had to leave 15 minutes more past the 40 minutes.  That is why my crust is darker.

MARSHMALLOW MERINGUE:
INGREDIENTS:

1 jar of marshmallow creme (7oz.)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar

     Preheat oven to 400' .  Mix the marshmallow creme and the vanilla and set aside.  Place egg whites and cream of tartar and salt in a large bowl or your stan mixer bowl.  Whisk until mixed I used a hand electric mixer.  While mixing add the tablespoon sugar at a time.  Beating on high speed for 2-3 minutes or until stiff peaks form.  Gently stir in half of this mixture into the marshmallow creme mixture mixing well then add the other half when done mixing well pour over top of pie just before the edge.  Form decorative peaks with spatula.  Put into the oven bake for 4 minutes or until slightly browned ..  
             πŸ™‚Serve immediately ... 


     Hope you try it, it's so yummy..  I liked it more the next day.. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
                          πŸ€πŸ πŸ‡πŸ’™With love, JaniceπŸ’™πŸ‡πŸ πŸ€