Another Weekend in Pictures

I so meant to get this up yesterday.  But then I fell prey to YouTube Surprise Military Homecomings and Surprise Proposals.  What can I say, I’m a sucker for a great story.

Anyway, this weekend was the first below 70 weekend we have had so far this season.  Since fall is my favorite all time season, I thought I would celebrate this drop in temp by indulging in some of my favorite fall-type meals, as well as try a new fall-type dessert.  And then we also did a few fun things this past weekend as well.  Here’s the recap!

FOOD

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First, for lunch on Saturday, we had the ever classic Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese.  I used to hate tomato soup, but there is just something magical about dipping your toasted cheese sandwich into the warm soup and taking a bite.

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Then, on Sunday lunch, I made Turkey Chili in the crockpot.  I used this recipe.  We had Ritz crackers crumbled on top, and it hit the spot.

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Now, for the new fall recipe venture, I made an apple pie from scratch.  I used this recipe, although I used Mcintosh Apples instead of Northern Spy, and I can honestly say it is the prettiest apple pie I have ever made. Haha!  It was actually good too!

I learned a lot in the making of this pie.  My husband taught me a neat trick when rolling dough.  I’m sure everyone knows it, but I thought I would share a small video I did.  Also, something I didn’t add to the video, the dough would stay on the parchment paper long enough to transfer to the pie plate as well.

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In the clean up, after the pie was in the oven, I realized I could use a dustpan to help catch all the crumbs on my counter.  It was so easy to just wipe all the crumbs into the dustpan and then empty that into the trash!  I was so proud that I created my own “life hack”.

ACTIVITIES

We also went to the State Fair of Texas on Saturday.  Every year we get a picture on the Ferris Wheel.

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Then, we each pick a fried food to try from the top ten list of the year.  Michael picked the Fried Red Velvet Cupcake.  This was dangerously good.

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I also decided to go for a sweet.  I got the Golden Fried Millionaire Pie.  I even got a pic of the description.  It was good, but the cupcake was definitely better.

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On Sunday, we were invited by some friends Michael knows from work to a private screening of Beyond the Farthest Star.  It is a faith-based movie that I would say is on par with Fireproof.  I actually enjoyed this movie a little more.  It was definitely a darker piece.  The beginning was a little chaotic, but I think it was done on purpose, because life can get chaotic.  The end brought tears running down my face.  It wasn’t tied up in a happy little bow, but it was really good.  Here’s the trailer.

Renee O’Connor was in the film (she played Gabrielle in Xena Warrior Princess), but I didn’t recognize the other actors.  The main two actors were there that night, and we got a picture with them.  They were super nice, as was the director who was there as well.  If you have an opportunity to see this film, I would highly recommend it!

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So, that was my weekend.  It was crazy, busy, and fun.  Can’t wait to see what the next weekend will bring, but more on that next week!

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