Saturday, October 17, 2009

Latest furniture updates ...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you are having a great weekend. Thought I'd share with you some photos of some an antique hutch that Daddy and Mommy have gotten that will fit nicely into their home remodeling plans.

This lovely antique hutch is ornate and has interesting detail to it. Now it is temporarily stored in the breezeway, but will relocate to its more permanent location in the new sun room that Daddy and Mommy will be adding to our house in the spring of 2010.

Detail molding at the top and painted accents add class to the hutch, as seen in the photos above and below ...

The handles on the drawers also add a nice touch with their unique detail. You can also see the painted accents better in the photo above. The combination is visually very stunning.

It is a lovely fall day and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stop back again soon. ~ Robert

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Chips

Hi there! So, I thought I'd share with you an Autumn recipe that Mommy likes to make ...

Cinnamon Apple Chips

The Apple is the earliest cultivated tree known to man. The apple is used in love spells, divinations, and healing.

Magickal aspects: Fertility, peace, love, healing magic, garden spells and immortality.
Associated Greek God/Goddess: Hera, Zeus, Melanion
Planetary Ruler for Apple Trees: Venus, Libra and Taurus

Try this comforting and healthy snack to welcome Autumn. They are wonderful!

2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 red delicious apples

Preparation Directions:~ In a large saucepan, combine apple juice and cinnamon stick; bring to a low boil.~ Meanwhile, prepare apples. Cut top and bottom off apples, then cut crosswise into 1/8-inch thick even slices. Drop slices into boiling juice and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until slices are lightly golden.~ Preheat oven to 250 degrees. With slotted spoon remove apples slices form juice and pat dry. Arrange slices on wire racks in single layer. Place racks on middle shelf in oven and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until slices are lightly browned and almost dry to the touch. Let chips cool completely on racks. ~ Store in airtight container.

My Mommy promises they're not poisonous!


Witches flying past on broomsticks,
Black cats leaping here and there,
White-robed spooks on every corner,
Mournful moaning in the air,

Goblins peering out of windows,
Spirit-things that rap and run --
But don't be scared -- it's just October,
Having one last hour of fun!

Have a happy day and beware of the ghosts and goblins! Meeeee-OooWWwwww-HaHaHa!!!!

Boo! ~ Robert