It's very simple. Shorter days make me a little old lady. I just want to wrap up in a blanket and read until the sun comes back out to play. It's making my already crazy jam packed busy life speed by that much more rapidly and I am not sure I can tell the weekends from the workdays. BUT things have been pretty awesome.
Photographed a wedding as a second shooter on Saturday with the awesome Adrienne Matz Photography (more photos a coming, I promise)
Tested out some super cute Chef shoes that Mozo is putting out over the weekend. They are kind of cute and come in a variety of sizes and super fun colors (I was bold and chose purple - totally out of my wheelhouse). At the end of a day in the kitchen, I can say my toes were pretty happy too. Check out my mad video skills over on instagram to highlight em. (No serious, please do. I'm kind of proud of myself).
Threw a random pizza party at my place. And my comic shop hosted Star Wars Reads Day with the awesome #garrisoncarida (aka, awesome Star Wars dudes that my boyfriends nephew would go nuts over - because I know how to party with the cool kids.)
Now, I am burying my nose in business books for myself and travel books for Cambodia, since I have all this time to curl up and read that is... (Which really means I am finishing the second book in the Night Angel Trilogy).
And last but not least, I finally broke my anti-Fall baking ban with these super simple Apple Dumplings. One, because they said super simple. Two, because my boyfriends mom raved about them. And she knows her stuff.
Don't listen to me, listen to my boyfriends mom. Make these dumplings.
- 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- 2 cans refrigerated crescent dough
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teas cinnamon
- 1 12 oz can lemon lime soda, you know the kind
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking 9x13 pan with baking or cooking spray.
- Unroll the dough and pull apart at the seams. Press each triangle a bit to make it bigger. Starting at the tiny end, roll an apple slice up into each piece of dough and pinch the edges shut around the corners.
- Place each dumpling in the pan (things are going to get a little snug, get creative, this one's not winning any beauty pageants so don't think to hard on it.)
- In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon and stir until dissolved (the mix will get a little darker in color). Pour over the dumplings brushing a bit over each. Lastly, trust in the baking fairies and pour the soda over top.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until dumplings are golden brown. Serve fresh and warm!
From my boyfriends mom who got it from a friend who found it on AllRecipes.com