Monday, November 7, 2011

Some Weekend Things

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends didn't you love having the extra hour to sleep yesterday - but the down side it was pitch dark by 6:15 last night.  As with everything else in life we will adjust to the time change once again.
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We eventually got some rain on Saturday evening - not the horrendous storms that were predicted (those never materialize) but a nice wet evening.  It has stayed pretty cold the last few days so we all know that winter is upon us.  With the weather so chilly we stayed pretty close to home - only venturing out to run to the Safeway Saturday morning - and our weekly stop at Noah's Bagels - gotta have my fix of challah and bacon!!  Saturday evening we had some friends over and I fixed Chicken Marsala with some sides, but the highlight of the meal was of course desert....  I made some....


.....pretty tasty Brownies - and although only a box mix, they really hit the spot, with some vanilla bean ice cream.
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Sunday morning we headed out to Mass - we get there early and so we get the practice with the new Mass responses and bits of music that are changing.  You can read HERE all about that.  After Mass we headed over to Eddie's for some breakfast - and then on to our little Farmers market.  I had my camera and took some snaps..

There were some great grapes and lovely Asian pears...

.....tons of beautiful Fuyu persimmons

....there were lovely sweet potatoes

....and we are still bale to get heirloom tomatoes

 and the flower lady always has beautiful bunches of flowers.  Unlike last year when this little market closed down for a few months during the winter, they are staying open the whole year -  so we will continue to support our little market through the cold wet months ahead....
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I did some stitching on "ABC Noel" and here is a wrinkled snap of it so far....

It is just zooming along - but, I must have missed the story of the "Christmas Badger/Beaver" - or whatever animal that might be at the letter "S."  Any suggestions???
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Yesterday I baked up a gingerbread - I sort of worked out the recipe from a couple of sources and made my own.

I covered it in a lemony cream cheese frosting.  I'll post the recipe tomorrow.  It turned out pretty tasty I must say!!  I do love gingerbread and things like it for the Holidays.  I am even getting the itch to construct a Gingerbread house  -  how fun would that be!!
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again!!

Take care,
edgar


22 comments:

Margaret said...

Your farmer's market pictures are always so scrumptious! We just don't have farmer's markets like that around here locally. I haven't seen a real persimmon in years. lol! You are really going on that alphabet piece -- wow! It's beautiful! I do wonder about that beaver though. S, huh? Interesting. The brownies and the ginger bread both look yummy! I love anything with frosting. lol!

Stitchinowl said...

Stop posting photos of yummy desserts!! I am trying to diet and those brownies look soooo good.
Happy Monday.
Carolyn

Cindy's Stitching said...

I always like seeing the farmers market pictures. The ABC is coming along great. I hate that is gets dark so early.

riona said...

My glucometer has not been my friend lately ... and your posts that show all sorts of delightful baked goods aren't helping. My mouth is now watering for gingerbread and I'll have to satisfy myself with a glass of water ... blech!!! I am just curious: are you comfortable with the Mass translation that we will start using in Advent. I really am not happy with the deconstruction of the Vatican II language and spirit of the Mass. I was wondering how others felt.

Jenny said...

"The Christmas Beaver" - LOL, that is too funny!

Barb said...

Hi Edgar, Do you suppose the picture is from " Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas" (Can you tell I taught elementary school for 30 years???) I do love that stitching project! Have a great week!

Penny said...

ABC Noel is looking really pretty. It might just be a beaver going by how the tail looks. :)

Michelle said...

So much color and beauty in this post! Mmmm gingerbread sounds soooo good! Love how your alphabet is coming along - I must have missed the story of the Christmas beaver/woodchuck too!

Nancy said...

You are so lucky to have such a nice farmers market! Those tomatoes and the sweet potatoes look so good! Your stitching is coming along nicely! Glad you had a good weekend!

butterfly said...

Oh your cakes look so yummy.

Great photo's.

Love your ABC it's looking great.

Have a happy week.

Anne said...

Mmm...those deserts look so yummy! You are such a good cook and baker! Lol! That "S" creature looks like a squirrel/sloth/kangaroo...so not sure about that! It's looking great though!! You're lucky to still have farmer's markets around...ours are done now that we are getting colder weather.

Charity C. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I love your progress on your ABC Noel! You are almost through! The treat you made look delicious! I wish I could have been there!Lol! I think you would construct the perfect gingerbread house! I bet it would look awesome!

Berit said...

Did not know about that new mass! Wild! I had fun looking into it a bit--they are bringing that "consubstantial" in!

blue star stitcher said...

I noticed the S mystery animal too...i just figured it must be an oddly shaped squirrel for "S"

Carol R said...

Ooo chocolate brownies - my favourite! ABS is looking wonderful - not long to go now! Great Farmer's Market pictures thanks for sharing.

geeky Heather said...

I feel cheated out of the extra hour of sleep...I was in Arizona over the weekend, and they do not go on DST there, so...where did my hour go? I lost it somewhere in the air over Colorado on the way home, I think!!

Can't wait for the gingerbread recipe, especially with that frosting. As for the Christmas Beaver...um...??? And why does he have a white face and thin black arms? The thin black arms is the strangest thing to me....

Shelleen said...

I love seeing the pics of the Farmers Market. ABC is looking great!

Vicky said...

Nothing wrong with Brownies out of a box, that is how I make my Cinnamon Rolls LOL

marly said...

Your farmer's market is fantastic! We have a few boxes on the tailgate of a pickup. My hub insists on walnuts in all his brownies. Just got the new King Arthur catalog and have been having a virtual pig-out.

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Good Lord, you're adorable. Love your blog - topics, pictures, food...

And, you're incredibly talented! The ABC Noel is beautiful! So classy and timeless.

I'm your newest follower. :)

Rachel S said...

Love the Christmas piece!

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