It’s time for Secret Recipe Club reveal day! This month we were assigned the blog Cheapethniceatz.com, an adventuresome food blog written by Evelyne. Evelyne hails from Montreal, Canada, where she explores novel foods and flavors from around the world in her kitchen. Since 2007, she has been blogging about her food explorations, and sharing tasty recipes and photos with the rest of us Evelyne’s recipes cover an exceptional range of delightful sounding recipes, from mochi (a favorite Japanese dessert in this household) to a Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke and Walnut Salad with Ricotta (yum!). If you are in the mood for a culinary adventure, head over to Evelyne’s blog to check out the menu!
As we had to choose one recipe to cook, we decided on home made applesauce. It’s something I have been wanting to do for awhile now, and given the season, plus how easy the recipe looked, I had to try it. The other great thing was, with the crockpot, I just left it on overnight and had delicious applesauce the next morning.
It almost tastes like it should be, could be, a dessert, as it is warm and sweet and cinnamony. The boys and I snuck a few bites before having breakfast.
If you have a crockpot, you really can’t go wrong with this easy but tasty recipe.
So we have had a busy September. I am way behind on my posts, but what can you do.
Labor Day weekend I decided it was time to restore our dining room. The plaster ceiling was crumbling in too many places to be patched, and the chestnut floor and trim needed to be seriously sanded and restored. I thought I’d be able to finish it all up in the long weekend with a little help from my Dad, Father In Law, and brothers. Needless to say, I didn’t finish the project until a few days ago. But boy does it look good. Few things are more satisfying than sitting down in a room that you spent a ton of ours fixing up. Phew!
We also took a few days off the end of September to vacation. We went to Lake George in NY State, a place I vacationed yearly with my family as a child, and where Rachel and I would occasionally camp pre-babies.
This was our first vacation with both boys. The days were great. We had a blast going on walks through the woods, eating lunch by the lake, and just enjoying the fresh Adirondack air. The nights were a bit tougher. The first night Toddler Boy did not want to sleep. Worse, as the night went on he began to get loud and disturb his sleeping baby brother. We finally got him asleep 3 hours after starting bed time routine.
The second night Toddler went to sleep relatively without incident some 2 hours after start of bed time. But no sooner is he out than his little brother wakes up and thinks its play time. Rachel finally got him back to sleep at 2am; though he was up every hour on the hour after that until finally up again at 6 for the day. A restful vacation this was not! But it was still enjoyable sharing the experiences, and the time,with the family.
Now back and continuing on with the busy busy! Another post later this week on how Baby Boy’s first birthday went.
Recipe from: Cheap Ethnic Eatz