Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Little Progress and a Recipe Too!

Slowly, slowly, so it seems anyway, our shed's facelift is getting done!  We've (.....well mostly Jason) just worked on the weekends (when we didn't have other things going on), and when we could budget in materials.  Hopefully by this weekend, it will be completely done!   Yay!   (Then we get to move on to much more fun home improvement projects)!

You can see the old worn out siding at the top on the front.  That's my dad and Jason working replacing the old siding with Hardie board siding.

Then with most of the Hardie board siding now on:

You can see a little better from this view the color that we are painting's called Ginger Spice.  I was thrilled to find this color to match our cedar home without custom mixing something!

Now all that's left to do is add the big door on the side and get the front door painted (red, or course, Longjohn Red to be exact). 

Oh, and I had to share this picture!  This was taken on Halloween.  Luke had to "help" daddy!

I thought I'd share a favorite apple recipe of ours around here (and it's easy too).  I just made it the other day and it was devoured rather quickly.  It jogged my memory on how much we really love it.

Apple Crisp

6 large apples
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup flour

Place diced apples in a greased baking dish. I use a 7 x 11 inch dish.
Pour orange juice over apples.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
Combine flour, remaining sugar and salt. Mix in butter until crumbly. Spoon over apples.

Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes (until lightly browned on top).


It's best served hot.  Jason likes his with ice cream.

I prefer it without.

And here's a hint at what I've been up to......can you believe it already?  (I just can't help's my favorite holiday)!  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  God bless!  :)


terrypi said...

Love to see pictures of Luke. Thanks for sharing.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They've been working hard. Your shed looks nice. Having that little helper is pretty great too, I'd say.
Apple crisp is one of our favorites around here. I need to get some apples and make some.

At Home With Amy said...

Oh how I could use an outside shed! Maybe I should ask Santa to bring me one of them for Christmas this year.
Cute picture of Jason and Luke. He is growing up so fast. Not you Jason, I meant Luke!
Yummy looking dessert. Sounds pretty simple to make too. My favorite kind of recipes.
I too am getting in the Christmas mood Tammy. My new German Twig Trees arrived yesterday and I had to set one up just to see what it was going to look like. Who knows, I may even decorate it early.
Have a lovely week.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the it your gardening shed? also I will take mine with the icecream please..looks yummy..have a wonderful day.;)

Sharon said...

I wish we had a shed like that.
I love the photo of Luke helping Dad.
He sure does look like his is growing up fast.
I'll bet you Christmas will be lots of fun with a little one around.
I also would like to have mine with ice cream.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Love the shed redo!
Great color choice.
and Yummmmmm, I want some to please?

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I know you'll be happy when the shed project is done. It looks great!

Don't feel bad, I put up one little Christmas decoration in my dining room this afternoon! We'll be out of town the week of Thanksgiving and I want it all done before we leave!

I'm off to find a snack now, that apple crisp made me hungry!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Daddy's little helper! :+) He looks so cute and Jason looks really pleased to have the help.
Love what's happening with your shed.

Never So Simple said...

Love the picture of Luke and Jason. What a cutie. The shed looks great! Make sure you check my blog. Yes, my blog.


Tanya said...

Well congrats on a HUGE project about to be checked off the list! We live by lists around here and love to cross off when something is completed! Your shed looks fabulous! And now I bet you will get to start on inside stuff! Bathroom?
We are just like that...always a project on the back burner.
The apple dessert looks sooooo good and sooooo easy which is even better! HA! I'm with Jason...oh cream! :0)

Paula said...

The shed looks terrific, Miss Tammy! I LOVE the big star on the front!
The apple crisp pictures made my mouth water- I mya have to give that a try!

Melissa said...

Are you getting your Christmas on already? You go girl!

The shed looks great...

And I am drooling over the apple crisp...going to make it this weekend.

Hugs from Sofie & I!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Luke just makes me smile. Love the picture of him and daddy. :)

Your shed is coming along great! It's great to have that extra storage and inside a pretty building is bonus!

Apple crisp with ice cream...oh my. I'm a sucker for apple desserts! Send me a piece, okay?!

Annie said...

Oh my, that makes me hungry!!!!

Tanya said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comments. I love getting to hear your family traditions. How fun! I am in COMPLETE admiration of you getting up and going shopping on Black Friday! I think I might shop online this year from the comfort of my bed in my jammies! HA! Please tell me how it goes. Does Miss Joy get to go?
Can't wait to hear how your Thanksgiving holiday goes!

Lilly's Family said...

Please tell me you don't really have a Christmas tree up? Katie told me you did, but I was doubtful. But now I have seen a picture on your blog. Gracious, I haven't even thought of decorating for Christmas. Can you come help me - PLEASE!!!! : ) It's been weeks since I had to time to look at blogs. Enjoyed catching up with your family today!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Aww what a sweet picture of daddy and his youngest son - just so cute!! The shed looks great and I can't wait to see the red door of course!!

Oh boy does that apple crisp ever look yummy!!

Have fun decorationg! I am doing some very late fall cleaning and purging before I decorate so share pics when you can!!