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Archive for September, 2010

Fall is beginning!

I am excited about fall!  I went a little crazy this weekend buying pumpkins…I might have bought 3…Nathan & I made Halloween garland and Clemson football got exciting this weekend.  I wish I could have said we won in overtime 😦

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Apple Picking

Before leaving the mountains, I insisted that Nathan take me apple picking, and not just at any orchard.  I wanted to go to Skytop, and boy, I am glad I did!  The orchard was huge and the apple cider doughnuts were AMAZING!!!  We picked golden delicious, honey crisps and Granny Smiths (and maybe some others).  I wanted to pick them all 🙂  Nathan let me pick a half-bushel, and despite Dad’s omen, I didn’t let any rot!  I used them all.  I made apple butter, apple cake, and of course just ate them fresh!

I only wanted to pick the “perfect” apples.

Our basket was heavy!  …Nathan did most of the lifting 🙂

hello apple butter!

And Nathan insisted I include this link

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Labor Day Weekend Weddings

We started the weekend off Friday night at Chad & Brittany’s rehearsal dinner out on Isle of Palms.  It was gorgeous & delicious!  Then Saturday, Chad & Brittany were married and had a fantastic reception out on the Stono River (i think).  SB was beautiful–her peek-a-boo veil was just perfect!

The sunset on the Stono River couldn’t have been prettier.

Sunday morning we woke up early to head to Lake Lure, NC for Ryan & Audrey’s wedding.  It was at an outdoor gazebo on the lake.  We looked out onto a stunning mountain face.  It was such a romantic setting. I wanted to stay in the mountains for a vacation.  Audrey was gorgeous, and  had that classy old  Hollywood vibe going on.  Their cake was unique & delicious cake–i had a slice from the strawberry layer.

their cake was on a stump!

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Love this recipe!

http://cookincanuck.blogspot.com/2009/10/toasted-brown-rice-with-mixed-mushrooms.html

This is a great dinner dish.  I  added zuchini to it & dropped the celery–it was awesome!  I also add an extra cup of water.  Without it, my rice doesn’t finish cooking.  Enjoy!

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