Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

A bit of Gardening, baking, blogging, knitting, sewing, family, friends and discovering hidden treasures along the way.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Sour cherries from the market.

Pit and place into saucepan.

Add sugar, water, lemon juice cornstarch. Cook 10 minutes. Add almond extract.

Now make handpies.

Roll out dough, cut into circles.

Place a teaspoon of filling on each round.

Cover with another round, cut slits on top, eggwash, sprinkle with sanding sugar.


Tasty little morsels of goodness!

I'd definitely make the filling again. May buy more cherries and try freezing. So easy, so delicious.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Farmers Market Today

Lots of color and freshness!

I really liked this pine tree...soft, soft needles.

I purchased sour cherries. I'll show you the results tomorrow.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day Trip

We hopped in the car early Tuesday morning and took off on an impromptu road trip.  Our destination:  Elkhart, Indiana.  I saw on one of the blogs I visit, someone visited the RV Hall of Fame.  Inside the museum they have a vintage camper display.  We thought it might be fun to check it out.

It indeed was interesting.  Old, old campers, pop-ups, etc.
Model T 1913 The Earl

Mae West's  1931 HouseCar

1930 "The Star"
Interesting interiors also.

1957 Serro Scotty

Mae West's
Aerial shot of museum:
When we left the museum, we saw a sign that directed us to Notre Dame.  It was only a few miles from where we were.  We have never been there so took a quick tour of the campus.  Busy place, lots of construction going on.
Beautiful campus

Beautiful large brick buildings everywhere
The football stadium entrance, the University of Notre Dame doesn't show

 On the journey home, we stopped in South Haven for a late lunch.  It was actually chilly there --in July???

Was a good day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Weekend in Review

We had a few visitors breeze through town!  They were headed up to Arcardia for a week at camp.

Can you tell she just ate a Klondike Bar and loved it!
Missy had to try on her diaper covers Aunt Barbie is making for her for school!
Few adjustments and we should have it! Now just four more!

 Richie and I took a drive today up to Scottville.  We wanted to check out our next camping adventure at Riverside Park on the Pere Marquette River.

 Corn fields, pumpkin patches, windmill farms all along the way.
Headed to Ludington for a quick lunch on the way home.

Took a look at Silver Lake State Park for future reference...not too bad!
I need to think ahead and start preparing:  the wedding is in two niece and her husband to be Cory.

Lots of out of towners:  I will have these wild children from Florida staying with me.

Take out the two in the middle - they aren't able to make it.

Add the one in the middle, the other two mentioned above !
Anyway you put it, five twenty somethings at my house, plus add a few more hanging coming in from Denver and one from Oregon and add the few already in town.

YIKES!  I better start cooking and baking NOW!  What freezes well....these kids can eat and drink!

Can't wait....let the fun begin!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Look at this!

Back in the day banana pudding. Wow!

Must try this one.

Just found this blog today!

PS. Marlene...real pudding, not boxed, and real whipped cream, and real shortbread.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shabby Chic Find

For the camper.....

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Camping - Muskegon State Park

We met our new camping friends again for another venture.  This time we went out to the channel - this is where Muskegon Lake feeds into Lake Michigan.  Lovely setting but the park wasn't my favorite.
We had a nice time.  Met a few nice people and a couple dogs - Ozzie was my favorite!

We walked the channel wall, biked it and just hung out there.  It was so peaceful, calm and pretty.

My honey

The Lake Express coming in from Milwaukee

Pretty lighthouses and the breakwalls

In the evening of the following day, a freighter came through....the H. Lee White.  It was huge!

The sun was just starting to set.  I knew I didn't have time to make it out to the beach to get a real good photo.

 We were sitting enjoying our candlelight moments; a man walked by

and asked if we were honeymooning!  Isn't that sweet?

Bob and Mary, this is Harry and Larry's home

 It was a nice relaxing few days.  Perfect weather, good friends, good bike rides!  Nice being with my husband.