Boy, I am pretty proud of myself.
I haven't opened this lap top in about a week.
I know that you all are thinking
"I know what she's been doing"
and believe it or not..
There are no Halloween decorations up in this house
Sure, I've been thinking about it..
Next week I will get started.
We've been a bunch of back to school sickies around here.
First Sally started with a head cold..
Then Grandma Spoonful..
Then I had a stomach bug..
and this morning Paul and I both woke up with our heads clogged
~ our turn.
There really hasn't been a tremendous amount of things going on this week..
Just cleaning, working and trying to get ready for the spooky adventures of the spoonful house.
Here are a few things that I've been obsessed with this week.
1.) Martha Stewart paints
(available at Michael's)
While these paints are more expensive then your regular paints,
they coat amazingly smooth and easy.
2.) Fall television premiers.
I can't not wait for the new episodeses of my favorite TV shows to start.
Monday: Two in a half men ~ just gotta see how Ashton is introduced to the show.
Wednesday: Criminal minds ~ The return of JJ and Prentiss
Speaking of my favorite show Criminal minds..
My 3rd obsession of the week has to be my favorite television boyfriend
SSA Agent Aaron Hotchner's new beard.
Dear Criminal Minds people,
Please please please give Hotch and Emily some sexual tension this season.
I need it!
Since it's nice and cool outside, I'm feeling very Fall'ish.
Today I'm going to scan some blogs and cookbooks for a good casserole recipe
and Sally and I are going to make these little lovelies for dessert.
MINI CARAMEL APPLE BITES
1) Wash and peel a large, fairly tart apple like Granny Smith. Using a melon baller, extract balls of apple. A large apple will yield about 6 balls (plus scraps for you to snack on). Place in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
2) Prepare a dipping station. You can use mini cupcake papers (as shown above) and lollipop sticks. In addition to a bowl of warmed caramel apple dip, you may want to add chopped nuts, m&ms or sprinkles.
3) Carefully spear each ball of apple through the ROUND end (not the part with the skin). Keep the flat end on the bottom, so they stand upright. Using a paper towel, blot off the excess lemon juice. This is important- if the apple has too much juice left on it, the caramel won't stick.
4) Dip the apple in the caramel, using a twirling motion to coat it evenly.
5) Transfer the apple to the nuts and roll, using a gentler twirling motion.
6) Stand the apples upright in the cups and let them chill in the fridge to solidify.
Hope that you all are having a fantastic weekend.
I will see you all soon