Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Forgive me for not getting back to you sooner with the WINNER of the TIGHTWAD GAZETTE ...
I wrote all the names down on a pieces of paper and just drew one out of the bowl.. and the Winner became.. HOPE!.. Thanks everyone for your frugal tips!! I enjoyed them as I'm sure other's have reading them!

Ok.. now on to some kooky stuff to share.. Yesterday after school I decided to make some rag jewelry with the kids I watch.. oh wait.. cough cough.. I mean my son.... super cheap and easy and QUICK to make... I got this from another blogger.... CLICK HERE...
This only takes minutes.. and I love it!!

Cut strips out of colorful bandanna's.. ( these were .94 cents at Wal*Mart)


Then dip your strip into water.. wring out the water... take one end and hold it in your mouth between your teeth ( works the best) and twirl it.. not to loose or it will be flat.. and not to tight...

Then wrap it around once or twice around your wrist or ankle... the kids love it.. they decided to make one for my dog.. lol lol


I found this AMAZING recipe... or so I thought... I wanted to make mini apple pies like DRAKES

It was an Amish Deep Fried Apple Pies mmmm...... The out come was suppose to make 40... YIKES.. what was I going to do with 40?? So I started making the recipe and cut it in half.. and when my first pie was fashioned I put it in the deep fryer to fry up... I walked away.. washed a couple dishes.. and went back only to find that there was NO LONGER a pie.. but something that looked like cottage cheese.. UGH.. The recipe called for cake flour.. so that should have been my 1st red flag... I decided from there.. I'm making my own recipe and baking them.. so that's what I did... I regret that I do NOT have it written down to share.. but let me show you the steps I took..
If you are familiar with a pie crust recipe... make the crust.. and then using a small size circled bowl or glass.. cut the circle out.. fill with the pie filling and fold over and crimp the edges with a fork.. bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.. and then put on a wired rack.. and cool a bit.. make a glaze and poor over a warm pie.. and voila...

Here I added the shortening to the flour, sugar and salt ingredients

The dough it created...

The circle of dough...

Thanks to last years canning... apple pie filling from my own pantry..


folded over and nicely crimped...

The end product.. can I just say.. it was DELICIOUS... served with a scoop of ice-cream or whip cream.. would have been perfect!! HOME MADE whip cream that is!! mmmmmmmm....

13 comments:

Hope said...

OH Terri!!!!!!!! I am so tickled about winning!!! I've never honestly won anything from a blog, and since I don't gamble (lotto tickets), I don't win that way either! In fact, I don't think I have won anything in about 10 years!!!!

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us!!!

Hope

Krystyn said...

Darn you flip flop! Now, I need some apple pie. Do you think my hubby will go out and get me some?

That looks delicious. And the fact that you baked them must make them a little healthier! Do you think they would mail well?

Lara said...

So the rag jewelry just stays put? It sure looks cool. And man, I want to come over to your house and try that apple pie! :)

Tam said...

Stalked over to say HI and will have to come back to check out all your pics and posts...I have been chained getting chores done for All this Nasty Huricane Business.

Carrie said...

mmmmmmmmmm looks so good!

Kori said...

Can I just come move in with you guys. I promise I'll clean up my own messes, wash my own clothes, and use my manners all the time. please, pretty please.

lol Now I want some apple pie. Thanks Terri thanks a lot.

Still love ya though.

Sandy said...

*wipes drool away*
I love fried pies and yours look so good.
*sigh*

Real World Martha said...

What a great craft with the kids. I can't wait to use it.

Debbie aka The Real World Martha(S)

Susanne said...

So when did you say you were coming over with a batch? I want to make sure I have the coffee on! :vD

Tanya said...

Now that looks delicious!! I know my whole family would love that, and with the neighbors abundant apple tree, I'm definitely going to try it ;)

Mere said...

Looks like you've been a busy bee!! LOVE your pics! We made those necklaces/bracelets when we were younger out of bandanas, like you!

Miss ya!!
Love, Mere

Crossroads Cottage said...

Yum, Yum! Thank goodness it's almost lunch time - sadly I don't have any apple pie on hand. :(

Hope said...

Terri,

I am half way through the book - adn wow are my eyes opening to some awesome money saving ideas! The boys asked what it was about when I first started reading it, and now they just call it the money book :)

Blessings,
Hope