Saturday, August 29, 2009

"PumPkins For Sale"

Greetings from the Cabin
It's a damp, chilly day here
feels like you could light a fire, almost like Fall...
The inside of the cabin & shop are all decorated, now if
only I could find PumPkins to place outside on the porch.
I have been calling around to no avail...I would even take the
run of the mill Sugar PumPkins and Muchkins at this point.
My source in PA for "All PumPkins Wonderful"
(Cinderellas, Jarrahdales, Blue Lakota, & Cheese Pumpkins)
said not yet..and not sure when, or how many
she will get this year due to the wet and rainy June we had.
Our neighbor Tom who owns the road side vegetable stand
down on the main road has One Large Green PumPkin.
(suppose to be Orange..he picked it green)
As much as I beg he wont sell it yet. lol
He does it to me every year in August
he either puts a sign up on the road that says
"PumPkins For Sale"
or places one right up front,somehow it gives him a kick
to see me just about crash the car stopping to see if
he has any to sell at this time of the year.
Since I couldn't find any to buy I decided to make
PumPkin Fudge
we think its pretty tasty and my customers love it.
I hope you and yours are
well & happy in your little neck of the woods.
Sending Harvest Thoughts & Warm Hugs
Connie xox

Log Cabin Pumpkin Fudge
2 Cups of Granulated Sugar
1 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar
1 ½ sticks Butter or Margarine (¾ Cup)
1 Cup Pure (Canned)
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
3 Teaspoons PumPkin Pie Spice
2 Cups White Chocolate Morsels (12 oz Bag)
1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff (7 oz jar)
1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Butter a 13 x 9 Baking Dish and line with Foil.
Leave foil hanging over on all side this is
how you will lift the fudge out to cut into pieces.
Combine Sugar, Brown Sugar, Butter, PumPkin, Evaporated Milk,
and spice in a 4 quart sauce pan. Bring to a full rolling boil over med.
heat stirring constantly. Continue to boil stirring constantly for 10 to 12
minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 230 to 240F.
Quickly stir in morsels, marshmallow, and vanilla stirring for 1 minute till
morsels are melted and ingredients are all incorporated.
Pour into prepared pan and cool on wire rack for two hours.
Cover tightly and store in refrigerator, till good and firm.
Remove from pan, remove foil and cut into one inch pieces.
Makes about Three Pounds of Fudge.
EnJoy ~~~

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days

Today is Wednesday...I had lots to do....I did Nothing !!
It was hot here at the Cabin, bright sun & lots of
humidity..... just couldn't get myself in gear to accomplish anything.
My DIL and granddaughters called to come and swim at
the pool after lunch...well the poor dears only
got fifteen minutes...and then the thunder and rain came.

We all ran inside for some juice and chocolate chip bars I had baked,
after snack the girls played dress up for awhile and just now
left for home...time to catch up on their summer reading.
I think this is one of those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
so I decided not to fight it............

Going to pour a large ice tea and go sit a spell on the porch.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Love is to the Heart what the Summer is to the Farmer's year -
it brings to Harvest all the Loveliest Flowers of the Soul.
~Author Unknown