Apps and ‘Zerts

Ok, really I don’t have any apps to blog about, I just really love the episode of Parks and Rec where Tom Haverford goes through his list of what he calls everyday things.

But, I have been busy in the kitchen this fall making ‘Zerts (Desserts), yet totally delinquent in photographing the process. Or, if I started taking pictures, I got too wrapped up in the baking process and forgot take shots of the final product.

All that being said, here are some pictures of my latest baking conquests this fall:

I have also started a { recipe } section that I hope to keep stocked with my favorite carbo-buttery treats.

I really love finding a recipes that make good canvases. Scones, for instance, have SO MANY possibilities. I just love throwing new things in there and serving them to my friends to taste test. Recently, the following scones cranking out of my kitchen: Pumpkin, Toasted Walnut and Fig, Blueberry with Orange Zest and Double Chocolate…man, I wish I had all of those in front of me right now! I am getting hungry just thinking about them!

Let me know what combinations you come up with :)

Now, get out the flour and go to town!

Gratitude

We were all buzzing around the kitchen: peeling potatoes, prepping broccoli, basting turkey when I was struck by the fact that there is actually a holiday set aside for giving thanks. A national holiday to gather together with family and dear friends to break bread and just be together.

I know that the stores have now whipped themselves into a sale frenzy and try to entice us to join the madness at 12am. But the materialism of thanksgiving stays at an arms length- commercials and billboards that leave you with the choice rather than the obligation of engaging in the thrill of the best-deal-ever hunt. It has not become about gifts and spending, but remained a day to gather, reflect and hug the ones you love.

My hubby and I spent the day with amazing friends because we were not able to travel to be with family. I am grateful for “new” friends that feel like the oldest of friends.

Our gratefulness for our spouses, family, deep friendships, the Lord’s provision and healing was shared with joyful hearts and watery eyes.