If you live in the Midwest, you probably revel in the change of seasons, well — except maybe winter. We still have a few summer-like days to savor, though the farmers are now working day and night to harvest the mostly large fields of drying corn and soybeans. We still are enjoying the last final weeks of the hummingbirds visiting us, as they race around the patio windows before heading over to the full feeders to tank up. They have entertained us with their antics all summer. We will really miss them when they head out on their long journey to their other home to bask in the sun and buzz the flowers of some exotic warm places. This year we put in “our garden”, which we had not done in years until last year. Most others would not call this a garden as we just tucked in some vegetable plants in-between the flowers along the back of the house. We will miss just stepping out the back door, though to gather our own fresh produce. There is a sense of self reliance in bringing in our home-grown harvest of cherry tomatoes, Better Boy’s, wax peppers, okra, cucumbers, okra, and black-eyed peas and in having some to share. But the vines know their job is done and wither in response to the changing seasons. The roses are in their last blooms. The Hunter Moon will be October 24th (Midwest, USA) and by then most harvesting will be done. The kids will be looking forward to Halloween, as well as some grown up kids! There are many things to do as everyone gets out to enjoy Fall and to work outside to cozy up their nests for winter. Would love some warm apple cider and maybe some homemade cobbler when it gets really nippy outside. Enjoy the not so small things in life where ever you are.
This recipe is a good basic cobbler from ingredients that are almost always available in most Midwest kitchens. You can dress it up by adding some of your own favorite ingredients. One of my go to’s is almost always cinnamon. Enjoy!
Simple Fruit Cobbler
1/4 pound butter or margarine, 1 large can fruit or 2 medium cans fruit (with juice),
3/4 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder,
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (or more to your liking mixed with sugar).
Melt butter in bottom of baking dish. Mix together milk, sugar, flour, and baking powder, and pour over butter. Do not stir.
Cook fruit in small saucepan. When hot, pour over batter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix on top. Bake 1 hour at 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. The crust should bubble up partially around the fruit as it bakes. Can also use fresh fruit cooked in a little liquid, but not too much. Enjoy!
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Do you dream of going somewhere big? Do you remember the joy of going somewhere new that you have dreamed about? While there are many places I would like to go and dream of going; I often find that time constraints, money, weather, or other obligations keep me from going everywhere on my list.
However; I find just getting in the car and exploring within a tanks drive from my home, takes me to places, people, sights, and yes —smells that are new to me. I love exploring and knowing what is to be found down a certain road, regardless of the season. Maybe I will find a covered bridge, or a new hiking trail, or at least one new to me. Maybe I will find Amish fried pies filled with all different kinds of delicious fillings and have fun talking with the people who made them. The excitement can be felt in the crisp, cool air as the leaves start to turn red and gold. Who knows where I will end, as I just decide to go! What have you found on some of your explorations?
Sorry, this snake is unidentified as I didn’t want to misidentify it. Besides, I didn’t hang around long enough to ask him his name. If you can identify, please put in comments. Thank you.