Sunday, September 30, 2012

Barn Sale 2012

We couldn't have asked for better 
weather for the barn sale yesterday.

Here are some photos...

The entrance.

Mrs. brown and her homemade goodies.

Luisa Morgan and her creative journals.
She took old books and rebound them with journal pages.

 Not sure who these people are... thanks dear sister
for all of your help. Your awesome.

 Heidi's lovely pillows.

 Ruby and her creative handwriting.

Burlap handiwork by Chirsty.
Tender fashions and her hand sewn items.
The lace headband was created by Amy.

Amy and her many creations.

 Melody's colorful corner.

I'm sad I missed photographing Alla Mitityuk and her knitting items,
the wonderful doughnuts and apple fritters by Shelia and Karana
and the savory meats by Derek and Daren.

 A big thanks to these ladies for coordinating the event.

Can't wait for next year!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Barn Sale Preview

I have been scurrying around getting
things ready for the barn sale this Saturday. 
I'm super excited to say the least.

Please come everyone!
I would love to see you there.

Caramel apples are ready. The apples are local.
For recipe go here.

 Fall arrangements are done and...

 ...Christmas is just three months away!

Hope to see all of you there.
Go here for details.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Groff Children

This week I had a fun photo session with my 
little cousins Meredith, Evan and Riley.
I'm not sure if you remember Riley,
but he makes taking photos fun.

Here are some photos...

Sweet siblings.

Darling Riley.

It was automatic take off with the hat.

The little man and lady.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Fish and Chips

I have been wanting to make
fish and chips for a long time.
I have decided that I like batter
dipped fish better than breaded fish.
It's a lot easier to fry.

Cut fish into pieces.

Dip in batter and fry for 4-6 minutes.

Crispy fish with a savory tarter sauce.
Josh says, "This looks like Long John Silvers."
He's thinking it's a compliment, I'm thinking this looks like fast food.
Man vs. women thoughts.

Corn tater sauce with a touch of heat.

Fish and Chips

1 lb. of fish, cut in pieces
1 cup flour
1 cup beer
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Corn Tarter Sauce
15.25 oz. can of whole kernel corn
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4 cup relish
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

For Chips recipe go here.
Just cut in 1/4 in. circles instead of wedges.
Bake until crispy- like a thick chip.
You can sprinkle with cajun seasoning
instead of seasoned salt.

Mix together batter ingredients.
Heat oil to 375, dip fish in batter and fry
for 4-6 minutes until golden brown. 
Break one piece open to make sure all
the batter is crisp and the fish is flaky.
If the outside is brown and the inside 
is gummy- your grease is too hot.
Sprinkle lightly with salt if needed.

Mix together tarter sauce and 
refrigerate so the flavors can set.
Top fish with tater sauce and dig in.

I hope to preview some of my
barn sale products soon!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Maple BBQ Chicken

I was standing in my kitchen
trying to decide what do with
the chicken thawing in my sink.

Maple syrup came to mind so
here is Maple BBQ chicken.

Juicy ol' BBQ chicken. Can't be beat.

Maple BBQ chicken

10 chicken thighs
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 Sweet Baby Rays Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix together sauce ingredients. Reserve a 
small amount for drizzling over the chicken
after its done. Add chicken to sauce and stab with a 
knife so the sauce will marinate through quickly.
Let set 30 minutes or longer. Grill and baste with
sauce that chicken was in until it's close
to done. Make sure both sides are heated
well so the raw juice in the sauce will
not contaminate you. Place on serving
plate and drizzle with remaining sauce.

 Beautiful sights from Skyland Drive.

This cute, little spike was curious.