Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Apple-Bacon compote

Walmart sells little jars of Fuji Apples for a dollar. These work great for this recipe.
 I took 3 pieces of bacon and cooked them until crisp in a fry pan. I drained the apples and saved the juice. Put the apples in the pan with the leftover bacon grease. Add one tablespoon brown sugar and cook for 10-15 minutes. The heat should be medium.I like a few of the apples to almost crisp around the edge but not burn. Kinda like frying potatoes but keep some softer to for the mix of texture. I took a tablespoon of corn starch and a teaspoon or so of sugar to sweeten the liquid and make a thickener. Add to apple mixture and stir until desired consistency . I for got to say set the cooked bacon aside and use the same pan with bacon fat still there. Unless you get more than a couple of tablespoons of fat you would want to drain a little off. I like a smokey bacon which I also found at Walmart it is the store brand. Put on a plate and sprinkle the broken bacon pieces on top.
E N J O Y!!!!!
If you want to make the apple mixture ahead you could but don't add the bacon until you eat it. The bacon would get soggy:(
I like the sweetness of the apples with the saltiness of the bacon. The soft and crisp textures. It worked well for a breakfast here on the prairie.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Tomorrow will be a year  since my mom passed away. I am still struggling a great deal. Thought I would share a few memories.
 My daughter Mary with my parents and dog Rosie
Mary again a few years later
My son Michael and wife Karla visiting from Minnesota
The last time I saw my mother. A year later she was gone.
My last visit with my mom will always be in my heart.
I have  few regrets that only God can heal. Each day I rely on Him to get me thru. There were many disappointments during the whole process. With time and determination will come healing. Someone told me not to be discouraged it took them a few years but healing does come. Trust God for all He can do for us in times of grief.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Growing up we had a crystal bowl on the buffet. We were not suppose to touch it. It belonged to my grandmother. My dad use to but fruit in it sometimes. I think my brother has it now.
This also belonged to my grandmother. I always called it the gingerbread bowl. I have loved it for as long as I can remember. My dad let me have it before passing away last year. I thought I would keep the tradition of a bowl on the buffet. My husband and I really like the look of it here on our buffet. It will of course have many uses over the next few years. I am more of a decorator than my father was and I like change more than he. I was using it to make bread as my grandmother use to do but I find it to precious to take a chance of breaking it so I will let it sit , for now, on my buffet.