Sunday, June 14, 2015

THIS AND THAT MONDAY


Remember those fresh apricots I brought home for jam??? We couldn't stop eating them and finally with only a few left I decided to try "Apricot Bread"



I used my buttermilk banana bread recipe and substituted a cup of apricots from the blender for the bananas, added a teaspoon of cinnamon and a cup of chopped walnuts.    My signature drizzle and it may be my new favorite!!


I have enough apricot pulp to make another large loaf or several small ones.  It's in the freezer waiting for the right moment.


When we were on our trip, my friend Karen gave me a new Cookie Sign.  I love this one.  "Grandma's Cookies 5 cents each, or a kiss and a hug"



Those fresh vine ripened tomatoes were the perfect side with our crusted fish and salad.  Broiled them with olive oil, cilantro and Parmesan cheese.


We had breakfast on the trip at the Fruit Yard, and they have chickens and roosters roaming the grounds.  I've been wanted to do a watercolor of a rooster....had he posed for the perfect shot.


This was my breakfast ~ Thanks to those hens roaming the grounds and laying eggs.  The omelet was great and the portion of hash browns...big.

Today I have errands to run and cards to write...what's on your To Do List?

18 comments:

  1. yum...those hash browns look SO good...I could eat them right now. ha.

    Your new drizzle bread sounds really delish...and looks so pretty! I've made a few different loaves substituting different things for the bananas....always turns out yummy!

    We've been eating a lot of tomatoes like that, too! I love them that way...so tasty!

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    1. The Apricot bread was so moist. That huge helping of hash browns was from the Senior Menu. Wonder what the regular menu would bring. HaHa.

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  2. I want some fresh tomatoes! I bought some here in TN that they promoted as "Amish". Right! There were hot housed as anything. I was so disappointed. Guess I'll have to go back to Georgia to get me some real tomatoes.

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    1. That's one of the things I miss from the Valley. The fresh veggies and fruit.
      The taste of a truly vine ripen tomato is so different than those picked early or from a hot house.

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  3. The apricot bread looks delicious. I love the cookie sign! Your dinner looks so good and I've never seen so many hash browns as the restaurant served you! I love breakfast!!! On our list this week is John's dr. appt. in Atlanta....I always dread that drive.

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    1. HaHa ~ Mildred, those hash browns were off the senior menu too. I managed to eat all of them. Yikes did I just say that publicly. HaHa
      Have a safe trip to Atlanta.... Hugs

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  4. I just love your posts and am so glad you are back from your trip! I missed you!
    Apricot bread.....oh, yum!!! Apricot PIE is my favorite so I'm certain I would love the bread, too!!
    My sister makes cookies every Sunday afternoon to take to the guys at work on Monday mornings. It's the EARLY day so my sister gets up at 4 am. She says the guys like 'hard' cookies so they can eat them as they work. Now she bakes all her cookies a few minutes longer to 'harden them up' as they requested!!
    Love your new cookie sign!!!!

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    1. Linda we truly are a "mutual admiration society" Love your blog too. I love what you sister's cookie ministry. That is the key to harder cookies...bake a little longer...the kids here like then soft and chewy, and I aim to please. HaHa

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  5. Those hash browns look marvelous!

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    1. They were, and I'm almost embarrassed to say they disappeared without any help from my dearest and friends. I would have shared them with you. HaHa

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    2. If you and Don ever get to KC I promise to make you some of my famous hash browns and a few omelets to boot. ツ

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  6. Mmmm.... your apricot bread looks delicious! I don't think I have ever had that kind of sweet bread before.

    Today will be a busy day for me... I am going to lunch with my two sisters-in-law and I have about 10 things I need to make, package, and ship off tomorrow morning. Although you won't hear me complaining about spending time in my craft room {{smiles}} Happy Monday, Wanda! Love and hugs!

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    1. Stephanie, it was the first time I've used apricots. I've made it with persimmons. It taste a lot like pumpkin bread. heavy and moist...Think I'll go have a slice...and will think of you, dear. Hugs.

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    2. PS You do have a busy day ahead. LOVE all your wonderful creative works.

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  7. I do think apricots are my most favorite of all...or as I used to call them when I was learning to talk..."Uppicups"
    This morning was the first day of BREAKAWAY. 1200 kiddos from kindergarten through 6th grade. That was a lot of cheesy rollups from Taco Bell.
    I'll try to take photos tomorrow to show the fabulous props in place for "Mission Possible" Dave's on security and I'm helping with the snacks. At least it's not quite as hot today as it has been.

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    1. Oh my, I saw the picture of the Statue of Liberty. Your church does things in a BIG way. Our church is doing a Safari theme, and I'm making cookieis.

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  8. That apricot drizzle loaf looks utterly divine. My mouth is watering just looking at it and almost smelling it;s freshness form here. Sigghhh.

    That's a great sign, Wanda. Perfect in fact. Or at least how it ideally is for proper grandmas! :) My grandmothers, on the other hand? Neither cooked! Ever. One couldn't (amaingly and was too absent from my dad and his sis anyway) and the other raised to never be in the kitchen--that is what servants are for! She was quite mad (literally, bonkers) anyway, so who knows what she would have conjured up as such. Porbably jsut as well she was kept far away from other's food. In fact, one time in typical fashion, in the late 40's or early 50's, she got very irate, accusing her family of ALL being Nazi conspirators, who obviously were so as they had so many more rations than she, quite forgetting she ate p all her butter and such on the very first day of its delivery! Oh dear me. Poor Girly.

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  9. Apricot drizzle bread. I may have just died and gone to drizzle heaven. Yum! And my those hash browns are gigundo. Quite the serving. Hmmm... Even at 5 cents per cookie you could make a killing at the Villa. Hee hee! :-D

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