Fall and House Happenings

I hope everyone had a good week! It’s been a busy one over here with school projects, ballet, chorus,and school. The girls have fall break starting next Wednesday and, I know they haven’t been back in school that long, but let me tell you….I am so ready for a break!

So,nothing major happened on the house this week which was kind of discouraging for me. On Sunday we went over and did some work while the kids and Stella, our English lab, explored.

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On Tuesday and Thursday, we had power run,water hooked up and more finalized grading done on the front yard. If you talk to my husband,Jeremy, those are big accomplishments, but for me I want to see some walls going up!  The good news is though, we should start framing next week ,yay!

Saturday my mom watched the kids so Jeremy  and I could have some much needed alone time. As much as I love them, when you have five kids and are in a 1,350 sq.foot apartment, alone time is definitely needed. We spent most of our time downtown and I can not say enough how much I love our city’s downtown! It is so cute, so many nice places to eat and you can always find something to do because there is always something going on. We spent the day eating, shopping, talking and just being together.

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Delicious Poboy and Rosemary peach Bellini

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I could eat Mexican food every day of the week

Fall has finally arrived here in the south. And with the gloomy,rainy weather we had on Friday and Saturday I thought this weeks recipe, found on Fake Ginger, would be perfect! I made this on Friday and it was ready for the kids when they got home from school to have as a snack. It was a huge hit here and according to my oldest two girls,Lorelai and Eden, it smells like fall when it’s cooking. What could be better then that!

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Slow Cooker Carmel Apple Crumble

Ingredients
For the apples:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 large apples, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the topping:
2/3 cup oats
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, apples, salt, and cinnamon. Spread onto bottom of slow cooker.
Mix your crumble topping ingredients until it comes together. Sprinkle it over top of the apples. Cook on low for 4 hours, or high for 2 hours.
Turn off heat and let sit, covered, for one hour to let the caramel thicken. I served mine with a little bit of whipped cream and it it was perfect!

Have a great week and until next Sunday…

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