Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekend Photo Hunt (Unknown-Window)

Saturday the 8th hubby and I went for a drive though the game reserve. Before we went to Mindy 8th grade graduation party.
As we were driving though the game reserve loop in some water next to the road was a pair of ducks. The type of ducks they are is unknown to me.

One can see up North toward Canada how the ice age glacier cut and moved mountains in this area. So out the pick up window I took this picture. 

Next weekend photo-hunt themes are day dream and or sculptures

I guess it matter what area one lives in how a school dist runs for Jr high or Middle school. I went to Jr high from 7th though 9th grade.
Murphy never went to a middle school. It was grade school 1st until 8th. Then up to the high school.
When I graduated out of Jr high most of us receive as a gift was a quality watch.
Now it seem like once a youngster hit grade school they all have cell phones, very little need for a watch.
We gave Mindy ten bucks. I wanted to give her five bucks and Murphy wanted to give a twenty bucks. So ten is in middle.
Actual my sister in law Faith Mindy grandmother invited us over for a barbeque. There where 16 of them.
I haven't seen Murphy Aunt Shirley and Uncle Layton or his cousin Lisa. All so Phyllis was there who is Murphy Step Mother.
At this time I'm working on getting Phyllis over to Sawyer and Betty wedding. She want to go but is nervous about driving in Spokane. She is 84. 

It cooled down so I did some baking and dehydrating.

I believe I told you I picked up some bananas at super one 12 hour sale for .38¢ a pound. Last time I ran banana though the dehydrator. I sliced them as coins. This time I slice them length ways.
Got 3 quarts of dehydrated bananas. 

I got a little wild and made an ricotta apple pie. I picked the apples and ricotta out of our local food bank. Once week people can go in and use there salvaging program.
I've heard of making pie crust using vodka. So we had part of fifth sitting in the kitchen.
I used Martha Stewart Pie crust recipe. Usually Martha Stewart recipes work out for me Opinion time.. I felt her crust recipe was on the heavy side. Notice she also has a “puffy pastry” one. Confession Time... never worked with “Puff Pastry”
3 cups of thinly sliced apples (2.957)
¼ cup sugar (0.2464)
½ tsp cinnamon (0.4929)
¼ tsp nutmeg (0.2464)
2 eggs
1 cup of ricotta cheese (0.9858)
½ cup of sugar (0.4929)
½ cup of heavy cream (0.4929)
1/8 tsp salt (0.05915)
1 ½ tsp of grated lemon peel (1.232)
Pastry to line deep 9 inch pie pan

Line the pie pan with pastry, trim and flute the edge. Turn the sliced apples in, sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat eggs slightly, combine with ricotta, ½ cup sugar and the cream, slat and peel. Mix and pour over the apples, covering evenly. Bake in preheated 425 degree ( 218.3) oven for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to moderate 350 (176.6) degrees and bake 30 minutes longer. Let cool. Makes 4-6 servings

Since I made the pie a few things I would do different...I would precook the bottom crust for maybe 7 minutes...350 (176) then pour in filling....follow the instruction above and possible cooking the pie a little longer the the 30 minutes.
I wouldn't change the filling at all.

This is copied from my facebook posting from the other day...Tried to grease the pick up and got plenty to grip about the brand new grease tube was only half full. It was that way when we bought it.
The needle thing that is to be used to grease the fittings, first one didn't fit and the other ones we got just didn't hold up.
We had one before lasted 15 years. So we thought a new one would hurt. So to grease the pick up we end up using 5 grease needle things so far at this point.
Capitalism at work!!!!...What else can I say we are the chumps who get suckered in.

Coffee is on.


  1. You drove through some beautiful scenery on the 8th :-)

  2. Amazing view from the pickup window! :)

  3. Hi Dora, lovely photos. Those ducks seems to be enjoying themselves. And great capture from your car window.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I miss the window frame, lol !

  5. Looks like you are staying busy, that is good.

  6. Oooo.... the ricotta cheese apple pie looks yummy. Reserve some time from your busy schedule to blog hop :P

  7. do the dried bananas last a long time?


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