Friday Features #340

There is a flurry of activity in our household this evening as we prepare for our annual family apple picking weekend. This trip to Northern Virginia is a highlight of our Fall season! The Princess loves apples…and her extended family loves to see her… A win for everyone!
I have to admit my selection this week had me at the title…A drunken table?
But the story of this discarded trash to treasure was fascinating. I think I need to take a second glance at roadside junk for my own drunken furniture!

 

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Autumn Delight

I love Fall…I love pumpkins…I love pumpkin pie, although, I suspect the love has to do more with the spices than actual pumpkin. With a family of three, including one very picky toddler, an entire pumpkin pie seems to last a long time…dare I say too long? With some time on my hands, a cabinet of rarely used specialty baking items and the magical world of Pinterest ( it has the ability to suck me in and keep me unaware of the passage of time!), I set out to make a smaller version…and I found it…and I can’t wait to eat it. 

The usual cast of pumpkin pie characters:


1. 2 eggs beaten 

2. 15 oz can of pumpkin purée.  I measured from a large can and froze the rest for future use.  

3. 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

4. 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

Cream the above ingredients together until smooth.

The steps:

1. Using a regular size pie crust, I cut two circles large enough to line my 5 inch pot pie pans (from Miles Kimball catalog many years ago). I filled each 3/4 full of pumpkin purée mixture… I had 2 interesting issues suddenly appear and easily solved…

A. Too much filling..I froze the excess to bake in small ramekins for a tasty treat

B. Leftover pie crust…I rolled and cut into leaf shapes with my Marshalls purchased leaf cookie cutter. They look darling on the little pumpkin pies!


2. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Top with adorable leaf cut out.

3.  Enjoy with a nice glass of apple cider. 

  

To celebrate the first weekend of Fall, we took the Princess to a local Fall festival. To say she enjoyed it would be an understatement!

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Friday Features #339

Welcome to the Friday Features Linky Party this lovely first day of Fall! Seems like everyone has this wonderful season on their mind. Just take a look at the wonderful selections our hostesses have featured this week….Fall in every shape and form. My own cozy house is beginning to represent this gorgeous time of year…in case you missed it, check out my early Fall decor

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Autumn Joy@A Day of Small Thing

I am inspired by the simple but elegant table decor at Comfort Spring and I think you will be as well!

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Autumn Joy

Delicious Autumn!


My very soul is wedded to it…


…and if I were a bird,


I would fly around the earth…


…seeking the successive autumns.  George Eliot.  

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Friday Favorites #338

Is anyone else addicted to this tasty fall treat?

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We have managed to finish two boxes in two days! A little tip…find them online at Target and have them shipped for free with your Red Card. Another tip…check out the yummy homemade lime lip balm I highlighted below…I can’t wait to try it out.

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A Reluctant Fall

I love Fall.  I love apple picking, tall boots, cozy sweaters and the smell of pumpkin spice.  What I don’t like is 90 degree weather in September.  It just does not feel right…and it just doesn’t feel right putting out my autumn wreath and glass blown pumpkins. My plan was to refuse to decorate for Fall until the weather cooperated and then I saw this…


…and I surrendered the battle.  Enjoy the beginning of Fall in our household…trust me there is more to come!




And the best way to enjoy a fall football tailgate when it is 90 degrees? Ice cream of course…with a cookie thrown in for good measure!

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