This week will be my first full week of being a working mom again. Last week was a whole pile of crazy since I hadn’thad any time to prepare…but I’m ready this week. Part of why this week is going to rock my socks so much is because I only have to prepare two meals at home this week….I KNOW!! It’s like I’m Queen Elizabeth!
Agritourism is big business! The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture reported that over 23,000 farms nationwide had provided agritourism services valued at $566 million. As of 2010, agritourism accounted for approximately $13 million in sales in Virginia alone! While the farming life sounds great in theory, I’m not sure many of us could manage the everyday reality of the agricultural life. Heck, I don’t even like mowing my lawn.
Last month, like just about every month, I tried a bunch of new recipes that I found around the internet. Some were good some were……less good. I thought that maybe I’d share my thoughts with you all. I characterize new recipes in one of three ways – “Will make again“, “Won’t make again” or “Might make again“….it’s very scientific.
I’ve gone and done it….I’ve gotten myself a job. It’s only part time and only temp but yeah baby….I’m the Dolly Parton of the Environmental engineering world!
For many years I lived in domestic ignorant bliss. I figured that if I vacuumed once a week or so and cleaned my toilet every once in a while I was doing pretty good. Yeah, sure, I decorated for Christmas, but more than that? That was reserved for crazy folks like Martha Stewart. Then an invitation to Pinterest showed up in my inbox and it was all down hill from there.
I have a giant bag of apples and a bunch of cream cheese, if that’s not a recipe for something amazing I don’t know what is? Pinterest to the rescue! After only a few happy moments of pinning bliss I found a recipe for Apple Cheesecake Bars at Crazy for Crust. These little beauties combined a thick crunchy crust with an apple topped cheesecake and a streusel topping. Need I say more?
It’s Friday and I couldn’t be happier!! There are TONS are great things going on this weekend, so many that there is no way I’m going to be able to do everything I’d love to this weekend. Since there are way to many great things to list I’m just going to pull out the highlight (AKA stuff I’d like to do). Continue reading
The best thing about apple picking actually happens after you get home. It’s the apple eating! In our house that means pie, dumplings, sauce and cake!