Look what happened now...
Ready, Set, Jet!
That moment you realize your nail polish matches the jalapeños in your recipe!
Matching aside, this was an experiment in baking hashbrowns without cooking oil. I found this recipe on a random vegan cooking blog, and it intrigued me. It was also sans flour or any binding ingredients in the mix. Could that work?? In my opinion no, but plant based Vegan cooking teaches us we don't need 1/2 the ingredients we dump in most recipes, so I thought I would give it a go...
I added the jalapeños along with onions to chopped and seasoned potatoes.
I followed the recipes...
But it was not a winner.
Sadly, that happens sometimes. It could be I missed a step (I didn't. I double-checked, and I even drained the cut potatoes in cheesecloth before baking.) Or it could be the altitude, I do live in the mountains, or it could be any number of things.
Does this ever happen to you? You try a new recipe, and it's not a winner? We ate them, but... I won't use this recipe again.
Okay. I'm off to match my nail polish to the next recipes!
And because someone will ask...
This is the nail polish, it is in the OPI shade: My Gecko Does Tricks #4364011 I've had it several years and don't wear it much and never realized it was so close to the shade of jalapeños!
Catch you later-
I hope you are having a fantastic week, but HOW IS IT DECEMBER already? I never put up the Halloween decorations so technically it's still September at my casa. Well, except for the cold weather....
I've been trying to clear all my old book reviews, old travel posts, recipes, and sorting pictures for blog posts this week. (So far I found a few really witty half-finished posts from 2018, LOL!)
Regardless, you can expect a blast of book reviews and other nonsense this month, dear reader. So stay tuned.
Thank you for hanging out...
We made our annual trip to Roswell at the beginning of September. The weather was good, and just about everything was open. We overate, shopped a bit, and had a few adventures. I always meet interesting people there, lol
I didn't take any fanatic pictures or, well, any many pictures at all this trip.
But it was nice to get away...we stayed a week and then came home and repacked for a month-long road trip in Texas.
While in Texas, we made another detour to meet up with friends at Boerne City Lake Park in Boerne, Texas. (Find it: 21 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, 78006) The lake is approximately 1 mile northwest of Boerne off of Upper Cibolo Creek Road. Their website is here.
The weather was perfect! We lazed around, had a picnic, and just relaxed. Because it was during the week, we had the place almost entirely to ourselves.
And then it was time to go because there was a Hurricane building in the Gulf, and the weather was getting unpredictable. I do miss the meet-ups with friends and lazy days spent outside, just chilling. (But not enough to move back, lol)
More about this month-long trip later.
I'm so excited for the cooler weather and slower days.
I have a tall stack of books to read and later collection of new teas.
Several balloons flew over before the Balloon Fest.
Not the prettiest apple pie I've ever made, but it was eaten so fast it didn't matter!
We went to pick apples here and had an excess of sweet, tasty apples that were begging to be cooked. I have tried a few recipes and most are full of unnecessary sugar. This simple recipe will make a delicious pie and doesn't require extra sugar or take all day to make.
I also bought a vegan pie crust and to make it even simpler. I used a large 10.5 deep dish pie plate, but you can adjust this simple recipe to fit your needs.
Simple Vegan Apple Pie
2 Prepared vegan pie crusts
2 pounds apples
2 cups natural vegan apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350' (read the instructions on your pie crust)
Place one pie crust in the bottom of your pie pan.
Peel and cut your apples into thin slices.
Transfer apples into a medium bowl, sprinkle in spices and stir to coat.
Place coated apples in pie crust, add apple sauce till almost full and place the top pie crust over the apples.
Seal the edges, and cut small steam slices in top crust and gently brush with vegan butter.
Bake for for 50-60 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Allow to sit for 20+ minutes before cutting.
Roadtrips later in the year mean finding fun at home this summer.
July has been about fresh fruit, eating healthier, and catching up with old friends. (Okay, primarily online, but still.)
I tried blackberry smoothies, baked way too much and also did a bit of gardening. I'm still looking for a good summer read, as I power through my TBR pile of books and is it me, or is there NOTHING on TV right now??
It hasn't been a bad month, just rather uneventful.
Catch up with you soon~
I'm not sure how, but June is almost gone!
I hope you are enjoying your summer and finding time to explore your world. I have about 1,000 photos to sort, edit and hopefully post in July.
See you at the airport!
Now I have to read the book.....
Are you watching the series too?
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