Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's as if Autumn and Summer mixed today...

I have just been sitting here at Mom's tired as could be...I don't know whats going on with me. This morning I woke up at 6:30..full of energy..hung out laundry to dry for the day. Some how are Autumn has been overtaken by a summer warm day.. It must be the ones we hadn't seen. It's a lovely warm day..but at the moment I'm just tired out. Maybe it's all the running around...who knows but I have been stuck to the chair in front of the computer for hours now.............

Thinking maybe it would be nice if I was just sitting in the garden ... day dreaming the day away............maybe it's the stress of all the Social Security things and the doctors things and Mom's things..maybe it just all caught up to me...
I think I should start taking my liquid vitamin B's...they are good for stress and energy all at the same time... I haven't taken them in a long while ...

I'm already thinking of the weekend ... Mom asked me what I was going to do..I want to clean the other half of my storage and get everything into plastic bins. And have my sons friend come over and see what we can do with it ... Do you remember the Landlord left me purple paint ... well yesterday I was thinking maybe it will look nice who knows ... lol ... but I had imagined it ...

A picture of my winter carrot seed packet ... aren't they just too cute can't wait to plant them...

Apple Upside Down Cake

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Autumn Chutney

Apple-Sausage Rigatoni

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Walnut Apples

A list of Autumn things to bake................

~Gingerbread Cupcakes~

5 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add molasses, eggs and milk and blend well.
3. Sift together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until just combined.
5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared tin.
6. Bake at 350 degrees 18-20 minutes. Remove cupcakes to cooling rack. Frost when completely cooled.

~Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting~

2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until fluffy.

Thank you BWC for sharing the recipes........

Vee is out with her friends which I'm glad for her ... I was thinking this morning I was out on my own and it's now her time to see the world so to speak with her friends from school ... I'm so glad we have reached this step ... therapy went well yesterday we moved up a step so to speak ... maybe will find our ways ... Me and Vee...God bless you my dear friends...wishing you a lovely afternoon.................with love Janice


  1. Hi Janice, It sounds like you have been cooking alot. I love to cook too. RIght now I have been spening alot of time canning veggies and I am still going to make peach jam, apple sauce and tomato sauce. Is it easy to start a blog? I eould like to start a cooking and canning in New England blog. I read you can make a little money with your recipes and such. Well, have a great night. Your frien, Catherine

  2. I like the sound of the Autumn recipes/food. The squash and apple soup sounds interesting to try out. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the gingerbread cupcakes..they sound yummy!
    Happy Baking and make sure to enjoy some time outside in the Autumn Sun.
    I hope the winter carrots will bring a good harvest :)