Monday, November 23, 2009

Apple Pecan Gorgonzola Rustic Pie
This Thanskgiving I wanted to make something a little different that the regular apple pie. I found a recipe online and adapted it to my taste. Here are the results!

1 pie dough crust uncooked
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5 Tbsp real maple syrup
3 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
Toss the pecans, Gorgonzola, thyme, chopped apples, and half of the maple syrup together in a medium size bowl. You can squeeze a little lemon juice on them to help keep them from discoloring.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out pastry dough to 13-inches, at an 1/8 of an inch thickness. Place pastry dough on a rimmed baking sheet. Mound the filling in the middle of the rolled out dough, and spread out evenly to 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches from the edge of the dough. Pleat the edges of the dough over the filling.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until crust is nicely browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Happy Birthday Donna!Can't wait to celebrate Thanksgiving and the weekend together!
Love, your little sister ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

One Down... Three To Go!
Tonight I got my first batch pf pomegranate jelly done. I truly do enjoy this annual tradition!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunrises and sunsets...
A day comes and goes painting a beautiful canvas of color. This past week I was reminded to stop and enjoy some simple things that I sometimes take for granted or never stop to admire. Tuesday morning I awoke at a wonderfully beautiful sunrise and again a great sunset. I thank the Lord these beautiful gifts I can enjoy each day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!So proud of all you do for us!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Another Busy Week...
This past week came and went in a flurry of work and busyness. Monday and Tuesday were spent at the annual PACRAO conference in Newport Beach. I realized just how blessed I am that I don't have a long freeway commute everyday and how wonderful the carpool lane really is. The two days were filled with seminar and workshops. This week was when I also had to get the cookies made and decorated for the Christmas Boutique. Each evening I worked on a little bit of the process. Monica and the kids arrived on Wednesday evening. Abby was great helping me decorate them. Thursday after work we finished packaging them all and delivered them. Phew! I felt the stress level lift! That evening David and Kristin came over for dinner right after arriving at LAX. We all had a great time eating and catching up.
We had roasted veggies, salad and arepas. Friday I had lunch with Monica and the kiddos at Margie's favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A. That evening after work I helped out at the Christmas Boutique from 6-8. I was very happy that my purse organizers were a big hit.