Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Random...

I don't seem to have the time to do an actual blog post right now, so pictures from the last two weeks or so will have to do...
We had our first hard frost about a week ago and I went and picked the last of the peppers and found a few more tomatoes as well.

Im Augenblick habe ich nicht die noetige Zeit um eine anstaendige blog post zu schreiben, deshalb nur ein paar Photos von den letzten zwei Wochen.
Vor ca. einer Woche hatten wir den ersten richtigen Frost und so habe ich die letzten Paprika und Tomaten geerntet.
                      Made this shirt for a friend as a Christmas present. I do hope she'll like it...

      Dieses T-shirt habe ich fuer eine Freundin zu Weihnachten genaeht, ich hoffe es gefaellt ihr...

 We are scheduled to have senior/family photos done and I'm working on a little something for those.

Wir haben einen Termin um Senior/Familien Bilder machen zu lassen, und hierfuer bin ich gerade ein bissl am Basteln.
My first try at steel cut crockpot oatmeal. The picture doesn't do it justice, it was so good!

Habe zum ersten Mal "steel cut" Haferflocken im crockpot gemacht. Ich wuenscht sie kaemen auf dem Bild so gut rueber wie sie in echt waren. Lecker!!

                                                  Smoked turkey legs - delicious!

                                 Geraeucherte Truthahnschenkel - haben super geschmeckt!
                                      Quinoa salad with apples, dried cranberries and pecans.

                      Quinoa Salat mit Aepfeln, getrockneten Cranberries und Pecan Nuessen.
                                                  The tree and all the decorations are up!!

                                                Der Baum und alle Weihnachtsdeko stehen!!

9 comments:

  1. That oatmeal looks delicious. Care to share the recipe? I love your tree.

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    1. Happy to share the recipe Kim. :-)
      Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
      Add:
      2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
      1 1/2 cups almond milk
      1 1/2 cups water
      1 cup uncooked steel cut oats
      2 tbs maple syrup
      1/2 tsp cinnamon
      1 tbs ground flax seed
      1/4 tsp salt
      (I also added some chia seeds to this.)
      Stir, cover and cook on low for about 7 hours. Spoon into bowls and add additional toppings (chopped nuts, raisins..) if you'd like.

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  2. Thanks for putting up the recipe, Anke--it looks like it will be perfect for us.
    The tree looks marvelous--you have talent on all levels. Have a wonderful week

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  3. I'm so glad Kim asked for the recipe and you shared because as soon as the weather turns cold again I am preparing it.
    Your tree is so pretty and I think your friend is going to love the shirt! You are so talented.

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  4. beautiful tree Anke!! Looks like you are in the spirit of the season :)

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  5. Your tree is so festive and pretty! Looks like you are getting ready for a wonderful, fun, festive holiday!

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  6. A frost? What the what???
    The oatmeal and chicken legs look delish. What a sweet shirt; surely the recipient will LOVE IT.
    Your tree is so pretty!!

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  7. I love your tree :). The oatmeal sounds delicious thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  8. *wow*
    Was für ein wunderschöner Weihnachtsbaum !!
    Traumhaft schön geschmückt..
    Das TShirt wird ganz bestimmt gefallen...toll gemacht !
    Wird es bei euch nun richtig kalt ?
    Hier tummeln wir uns bis 13 Grad in "wärmeren Gefilden ;o)
    Mal schauen wi lange noch..
    Stürmisch ist es aber.
    Deine Leckereien schauen verführerisch aus...Gott sei Dank
    habe ich gerade ein Schüsselchen Kartoffelsalat gegessen...so kann
    ich sitzen bleiben und muss
    nicht den Lecker Schrank lündern *schmunzel*
    Wünsche dir und deiner Familie einen schönen 2.Advent.
    Liebe Grüße
    Swaani

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