Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The best applesauce comes from the most needy of apples.  You normally buy Seconds (the scratch and dent of fruit and other things), and make them into delicious treats.  I made a TON of applesauce! 

I just clean, core, cut and boil apples in 1 cup of apple cider and 1 cup of water.  Wait for them to get soft, and blend in a blender! Easy and Amazing!

Although it looks like gravy, it's applesauce!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Old Bay Shrimp Boil

Old Bay Shrimp Boil:
Can of Old Bay Seasoning (Recipe is on the back)
Potatoes--I used fingerling potatoes in White and Blue
Sausage or Kielbasa
Corn broken in 1/2

And if you know how to use a timer and boil water then you can also make this delicious and fun meal!

Thanks Aunt Jan for introducing me to this fun meal!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Windows

Well they are all in and being finished on the outside the rest of the week! They look beautiful, and totally change the look of the house!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cubs vs. Reds

Nothing Says Chicago like a Cubs Game! I was blessed enough to go with 2 of my good friends! Thanks for bringing me to an amazing place for some great times!  It was So Beautiful! And such a BLAST!

Me and Kelly Henderson

Mari and Me

 The Gorgeous Night!

Chicago Farmers Market

Recently I visited Chicago to do some research on their farmers market 'Green City Market'
So many wonderful things there that are different then the market that I run...Here are a few!


Homemade Noodles made from vegetables from the market.

 BREAD!!! (my favorite part)

Mushroom, and I was totally obsessed about them! I think I went to the booth 3 times and gazed for 30-40 minutes! Then I bought some, and am going to make cream of mushroom soup!

An all herb stand!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Dumont Museum

When you enter the Dumont Museum you see this VERY LARGE miniature city.  It's breath taking in the way Lyle has re-created the scene.  You see, he likes things to light up and move, and so they do! It's amazing! He has dedicated so much time and effort into making this amazing.  Located in Sigourney, Iowa.  You really need to look at the website to learn more information.

Also housed there is a very large and extensive Oliver Collection.  We sold Lyle one tractor that will help complete a line within the collection.  We can't wait to see it painted!

But here is what he already has!

Here I am standing next to an original Case Eagle.

He also has The largest Roy Rogers collection. Lyle and Helen were friends of Roy and his family, so there are so many memories within the collection too! Really Amazing!