Friday, September 17, 2010

Anastacia's Adventure

We planned a trip to Towada Horse Park with a couple of friends and their kids...but we woke to lots of rain. 

After the gym, I started emailing and calling to see if we had a plan B. Plan B turned out to be our family going over to Mary's home. We enjoyed lunch. The kids played games. Mary and I had time to catch up after the summer travel season. 

We headed to the commissary....where I took a series of stunning photos. 

We headed for the farmer's market and bought veggies and bananas fresh from the tree. I also got some gourd/squash looking thing because the sweet farmer was there in person and I couldn't say no. I picked out the smallest, but she was sure I needed the biggest. I'm not quite sure how to cook it - maybe it will make a nice fall decoration. ::snort:: 

We ended the week with pizzas and  Sense and Sensibility (everyone liked Pride and Prejudice better). 

During the movie, I used the series of above photos to create an aisle by aisle grocery list. I had one of these for years and lost it in a computer crash. I've been meaning to create a new to get some extras in the freezer. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Apple Bread (Can be Vegan)

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 C honey (or 1 C sugar - that's what it says - I used honey)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 egg
3 apples, peeled and finely shredded

Pre-heat oven to *350. Combine all the dry ingredients. Mix in melted butter, egg and shredded apples. Stir until just combined. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min, remove and cool on a wire rack. 

Note: To make Vegan  sub maple syrup or rapadura (adjust liquids) for honey, coconut oil for butter and 1 T flax seed/3 T water or Ener G for the egg.  Ours was yummy with the substitutions. If you don't like coconut oil (though I really don't notice any taste) try applesauce in place of oil - will make it denser.

More yummy eats here

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...