Painting by Abraham Hunter –

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Friday, October 20, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #101 }

I don't have many fotos to share today and what I do have is a hodge-podge, so here goes.....

Napkins from the Dollar Tree. 
I all the sweet words on them.....
and the simple pumpkin. 

Sitting in the swing on the front porch and just happened to notice that the mums match the flag,
which was totally unintentional.
By the way, those mums.....
ONE DOLLAR each at Lowe's!

Gorgeous fall-colored flowers from Aldi that I purchased just for me!

Standing on Mom's back porch one evening and I loved how the sun was shining through the leaves on this dogwood tree that's beginning to change to it's fall colors!

And, that's it!

Maybe soon we'll be able to take that trip to Carver's and I can get some REAL fotos.

HOPE you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - Recipes }

I thought I'd share a couple of recipes with Y'all today.   

My friend, Ms. Ann, posted this on Facebook and gave me permission to share!  It's a harvest snack mix with each ingredient having a special meaning.

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Shaped like a cornucopia, or horn of plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance


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Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country

Candy Corn

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The sacrifices of the Pilgrim's first winter - 
food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day

Nuts or seeds

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Promise of a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with  diligence

Dried Fruit

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Harvest gifts from our bountiful land


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Memories of those who came before us to lead us into a  blessed future

Hershey Kiss

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The love of family and friends that sweeten our lives

  This recipe came from the site "Sugar Pie Farmhouse".  
I how she decorates and all the easy-peasy recipes she shares.  

  butter crunch pumpkin bars

15 oz. can pumpkin
12 oz. can evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package yellow butter cake mix 
(Duncan Hines Butter Golden Cake Mix-it has the best flavor!)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
Mix the first six ingredients until creamy. Pour into greased 13×9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix. Add pecans and drizzle butter. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.  

Do y'all have a favorite fall recipe that you would like to share?  Maybe one for soup, or some other kind of dessert? If so, leave your recipe in the comments and I'll share them with everybody one day next week!

HOPE everybody has a Wonderful Wednesday!