Friday, September 13, 2013

Fun Day in the Kitchen

We've been working hard on schoolwork for the last couple weeks so I decided Hope could have a light day. I just had her do a few math problems and read for awhile. So I spent the day playing in the kitchen.
Now, let me make it clear: I am no domestic diva. I really hate housecleaning and and  I don't like to cook. However, I love to bake.
Today was baking day for my Amish Friendship Bread. Because I had two bags, I ended up with 4 loaves. These two were made with Oreo Cookies n Cream instant pudding.

This one was made with chocolate instant pudding, hence the darker color. There were two loaves, but I gave one to my neighbor and then Hope cut off a slice before I remembered to take a picture.
I also decided to try the crockpot apple butter recipe from Fun Home Things. I gathered my apples, peeled and cored and sliced them, covered them with spices, and turned the crockpot on low. The last picture was after about 8 hours of cooking. I'll be mixing it up soon; I hope it tastes good :-)
I also did a little crochet today. I saw this picture on Pinterest.
I followed the link to the Handy Crafter blog. She makes some beautiful things and sells them. There was no pattern for these, but I thought it looked simple enough.
This is the one I made.
Inside is a recycled baby food jar and a tea light. This is before I added the white border.
It fits inside very nicely and is very pretty when the candle's lit.
If anyone is interested in the pattern, I'll post what I have, although I can't take any credit for it.
So, that was my day :-) I hope yours was just as productive. Good for you if you made it to the bottom of this picture heavy post.
Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)

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  1. I shouldn't have looked at blog before I ate. Oh yummy yummy. Love your crocheted candle cover.


  2. Your bread and apples look delish! Love you candle cover! It looks so pretty when the candle is lit :)

  3. Mmm... looks so yummy! The crocheted jar covers are lovely.

  4. I have to try that apple butter! Your votives are great, too!