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Taken today in the backyard – then played with an iPad photo edit app.

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My first post via my new iPad! 🙂

Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

At Wooster High School’s all-class reunion earlier this month I had a jalapeno popper in wonton skins…they were delish! Didn’t have any wonton skins at home, but I did have egg roll wraps, jalapenos and Neufchatel cheese.

First I roasted the peppers under the broiler, skinned, de-ribbed and seed, then diced them. Mix the peppers with one package of Neufchatel cheese.

Take a spoonful of the mixture and put it in the center of the skin, fold up and tug snug, then flip over the two sides. Add water or egg to the top part and roll up.

Put them on a a cookie tin lined with parchment paper…stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set up.

Brush lightly with olive oil and place in a 400F oven for 10 minutes. Or you can fry them.

I used 9 big ole fat jalapenos…me thinks I should have used two packages of cheese with all of those peppers! Mouth is a bit warm. 🙂

My Recipe Book App for iPad

So…as a few of you may already know, I have an iPad 2. (The big boy behind my iPad is my lovely, lovely, lovely 27″ iMac here at work. I love him very very very much. I’m always trying to figure out how to take him home without being caught. Big sigh.)

I’ve downloaded a lot of free apps onto it…but by far my “favoritist” is a $2.99 app called MY RECIPE BOOK.

You can enter your own recipes (yeah!) or download recipes off of the internet. I’ve been a busy bee adding all of my recipes scribbled on scraps of paper. Once that is finished, I’ll tackle my favorite and most used recipes out of my cookbooks.

You just click on the + ADD RECIPE link on the left and it takes you to this screen:

After you add the name of your recipe, where it came from, basic yield, prep/cook times and categories ~ you click on the Ingredients and this nifty screen comes up:

You then add the amounts with what will remind you of a slot machine going around and the measurements with the ingredient’s name. You’ll hit save and add another until you are finished then hit save. That will bring you to the screen to type in your directions. Hit save and TA-DA!

Then when you hit the wee grocery cart:

You get a GROCERY LIST to take with you to the store! You can take the iPad with you or print it out. The neat thing about this app is, you don’t need to be on wi-fi or 3G to access it! 🙂 So if you’re at the store and can’t remember everything to make my beautiful friend April’s Zucchini Bisque? You can just tap on the recipe and there it is! 🙂

Well…this picture actually is the list for my sister-in-law’s Cranberry Relish. Hee.

Rambling Monday ~ 24 October 2011

Wow…it’s been a week since I posted anything.

Friday night, while my husband had boxing on, I prepped a lot of hexies so I can start making flowers again.

Spent Saturday up in Virginia City and then at Bowers Mansion. It was supposed to be cooler up in VC…but they lied. We wandered over to our favorite park up there to play a game of cribbage and frisbee. OH! That reminds me…if’n you’re ever in the need of a GREAT frisbee that just ‘feels’ right? Look no further than Del Sol! Just love that frisbee!

Then over to Bowers Mansion for a couple of games of horseshoes and to walk around.

(pictures taken from my Blackberry Torch…not my regular camera)


View looking down at Washoe Lake from the horseshoe pits.
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View looking up while laying in the leaves.
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View looking up to where the horseshoe pits are.
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Virginia Creeper on the wooden fence around the old hot springs swimming pool.
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After getting back from our outing I started washing the box of Macintosh apples I got from Apple Hill so I could make applesauce.

I used a recipe I found online at Simple Bites…posted by Aimee on 29 Sept 2010. I liked the idea of leaving the skin on while cooking the apples!

CLASSIC APPLESAUCE RECIPE

I added two cinnamon sticks, two vanilla beans and two cups of apple cider with my apples.

Here is some of the finished pint jars of applesauce ~ it’s very tasty! Thanks, Aimee!

For Today ~ 14 October 2011 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 14 October 2011.

Outside My Window… Clear blue sky, not a cloud in the sky! People driving to work. Burning bushes turning bright red.

I am thinking… REALLY?! 85F DEGREES?! It’s October 14th! Come on Mom Nature! Drop the temps 15-20 degrees please!

I am thankful for… good friends.

From the kitchen… Hoping it will stay clean! 🙂 I want to use one of our 2-for-1 coupons tonight.

I am wearing… jeans, tennis shoes, a brown short-sleeved blouse.

I am creating… started quilting on the Ocean quilt top; still working on the batik grandma flower garden; made up 4 more 1/2 pint soy candles; made grape juice from the grapes my sister gave me that she picked…soon to be jelly.

I am going… to have lunch with Melinda before she heads on up to Washington state for good.

I am reading… a 99 cent book on my Nook ~ A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends) by Jayde Scott.

I am hoping… my friend April and her husband have a nice vacation. Be safe and have fun.

I am hearing… construction workers, planes, cars.

Around the house… a new October Glory Maple tree! Plus 80-100 newly planted daffidols and tulips in the front yard.

One of my favorite things… Planting for the future! I can’t wait until spring to see what the front yard will look like! Also can’t wait to see the maple change colors! FALL…if it would ever get here. Summer, winter, summer…come on! Give me some COLOR and cooler temps already!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… weed the 3×3 area where there’s a rose bush under the kitchen window, prune it, and then plant some strawberry plants that my sister’s boss gave me. Whack down a tea rose bush that’s as tall as the 6′ fence…it’s a bit unwieldy. Get some quilting in. Visit some pumpkin patches around town.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Our new October Glory Maple (15 gallon size) that the Garden Shop delivered and planted; and some mums growing in our yard.

Biggest Little Cat House (and Dogs Too!) Adoption Event 10/15/2011

This Saturday! At the Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno!

SATURDAY
15 OCTOBER 2011
11 a.m to 5 p.m.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

* String of Pearls Cloggers (Noon and 1 p.m)

* Country Singing Due The Tributes (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

* Old West Magician Dean Hankey

* Free old time photos-costumes courtesy of The Menagerie Costumes

* Fun old west characters

* NHS Mascots Sheriff Lucky and Miss Hope

* Try your hand at blackjack

* Free refreshments