Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pie making

The other day my daughter and I decided to make a pie together, so we cheated and bought a store crust, since we were also making dinner at the same time and our kitchen is a one person kitchen. It was made with Granny Smith apples, my fav for pies...and here is the result. It just oozes juices, ( now I need to clean the oven). We baked it in a Pampered Chef deep dish stoneware pie plate. I love Pampered Chef!
I also got in the mail this week, the Farmers Market cookbook from Gooseberry Patch. I sent in a recipe and they used it. I love going in the Cracker Barrel, getting down their cookbook from the rack and seeing my recipe in it!
Ice storm is coming our way, so maybe tonight I'll bake another pie!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robert E. Lee's Birthday

Today is the birthday of Robert E. Lee, West Point graduate, Virginian, husband to the grand-daughter of George Washington and Martha Custis Washington. Commander of the Confederate Army. True Southerner...And above all, an honorable man.
Some people think that secession and war were about slavery. Here is a quote from R.E. Lee:

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained."
General Robert E. Lee, May 1, 1870

Happy Birthday General Lee.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We get wedding pictures!

Last weekend we got the cd with our wedding pictures on it. I was home with the stomach virus on Monday and Tuesday, so I amused myself by putting them on facebook.

My niece Stephanie took them. She is a great photographer. I'll post a few here to amuse you...

The Wedding was on October 24th at Gaylord's Mountain Cafe.

Here were the centerpieces...incorporating some of our favorite things...lavendar, cotton and moon pies. The moon pies were our favors.

Here is the artsy picture of the rings ... We used a copy of Washington's Farewell Address to the Troops and other writings, instead of a pillow.

We had several different cakes instead of one. This one had a Mayberry theme:

In keeping with the southern theme, the other was this....

We loved him, I named him Art...he was eaten later on. It was sheer carnage....

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In keeping with Outdoor Wednesday, here is a BW of my grandson and great-nephew outside at the wedding...We think they are adorable...