Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things



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This week, I'm celebrating. . . 


1) Cheesecake! I found a couple recipes for layered pumpkin cheesecake and mixed them together to come up with a super-duper desert. It uses a spice cookie crust, a vanilla layer, a pumpkin layer, whipped cream, spice cookies and then melted chocolate. Messy and yummy.

2) An ugly Halloween sweater! While walking through an antique store, I found the perfect Halloween sweater with little pumpkin heads dangling along all edges. I'll post a pic at Halloween.

3) My daughter's big head! Lol! Not really. I'm just teasing her that she's going to get one. She had quite the week. A guy at school asked her to prom (already????) during lunch break with posters and announcements over the speakers and just a huge thing. (I guess a lot of guys are planning on asking her and he wanted to be first. Go figure.) Then, mid-week she was surprised to discover she'd been nominated for Miss Christmas by her class. She got 75% of the Junior votes to be in the running. (No, I don't know what Miss Christmas is...but we're going to find out.) And lastly, I 'snuck' her out of school to eat lunch with me yesterday and we just happened to pass by a clothes store for her to look for jeans (*hehehe* evil Mom), and as we were paying, the owner came up and asked if my daughter wants to model his clothes on the bi-annual catwalk he takes part in.  As said, quite the week.

4) Pears! My brother brought over two big boxes of pears from his tree. I've been searching the net for ideas (what to do with so many pears!!!!) Today, is pear and blackberry jam making day. I also sliced some up and put them on my hubs jerky dryer hoping they'll turn into dried pear slices (they still are running through). Any other ideas???


So what about you? Have a crazy week? Getting any writing done (I know, what's that?)? Buy a pumpkin yet? How about a warm cup of apple cider? What are you celebrating this week?














27 comments:

  1. Pumpkin cheesecake!! Sounds Yumm!
    Lol! I can see your daughter getting a big head. ;) These will be great memories to muse over twenty years from now.

    Dried pears sound really good. I suppose you could freeze some and make smoothies later, but I've never had a pear smoothie, so I dunno! Ooh, make jello!

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    1. Pear smoothie...hmmm...I don't think I've ever tried that either.

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  2. Mmm, cheesecake! Yay for your daughter and for pears. I've been run down by a bug this week, but at least I'm getting lots of sleep! :) Have a great weekend.

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  3. Wow! you've really had a great week! Think of all the fun you'll have with the pears. Your daughter must be so excited about all her special events. So happy for both of you. I hope you continue to celebrate and have a great week. Thank you so much for voting for my essay! I so appreciate it. Happy weekend.

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    1. Lol! There's as many ups as downs, but it's the ups we think of today ;)

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  4. I want some cheesecake! That sounds delish!

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  5. Love cheesecake!!! So does my daughter. I must bake one each year for her birthday and she's given me some interesting recipes over the years.

    Wow, the prom already? Good for her!!!

    I like pear pies with pecans. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Lol! There are some amazing recipes out there. Pear pie with pecans sound interesting.

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  6. Cheesecake is the best!

    That must have made your daughter's day. I never got asked to prom. My Junior year, I asked the guy, and Senior year I had a boyfriend and it was assumed that we'd be going together.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. My daughter's made it clear she won't date, as in consider having a boyfriend, right now (makes Mom's life easier!). But I can't blame her; she doesn't have an ounce of free time as it is. I think that's made her more interesting for all of the guys.

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  7. Wow! Quite the week indeed! Congrats all around (and I just adore how excited you are to discover an ugly Halloween sweater- looking forward to the pics!)

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  8. I see how she would get a big head, that is a big week!
    I love cheesecake, I've been meaning to make one for a while.

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  9. amazing week for your daughter!
    ENjoy the yummy pears and I can't wait to see that ugly sweater, lol

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  10. Congrats to your daughter on her fantastic week! I love cheesecake, though I'm not so big on pumpkin. Maybe substitute the pears? I've never had pear cheesecake. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Okay I love pears. I want to try this:

    http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44158/baked-pear-pies-recipe/

    It looks delicious and cool and I just choose to believe it will be absolutely amazing.

    Your daughter is becoming quite the celebrity, isn't she? Good for her I say, she sounds a natural. It's absolutely amazing and brilliant; I hope both of you keep smiling big always.

    Mmmm cheesecake. Like, cheesecake cannot go wrong. Cheesecake is one of the things I cannot resist, hence I avoid going close when shopping at the supermarket. Keeps calling me, but I ignore it.

    Have a beautiful weekend. :D

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  12. Interesting cheesecake. I am not a pumpkin fan, but with all the other stuff I bet I would like it. What an awesome week for your daughter. As for the pears...I just like to eat them chilled and plain.

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  13. My prehistoric monitor became extinct. Yet I saw in Amazon that they weren't really expensive, so I will go for it next month,
    My dietitian gave me recipes I can try on my microwave. BTW, there is a big white box with 4 circles on it. Wonder what that's for...

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  14. My prehistoric monitor became extinct. Yet I saw in Amazon that they weren't really expensive, so I will go for it next month,
    My dietitian gave me recipes I can try on my microwave. BTW, there is a big white box with 4 circles on it. Wonder what that's for...

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  15. Amazing week for your daughter! What a cool way her date picked to ask her out. Enjoy the pears, and I'm definitely looking forward to pictures of the sweater.

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  16. What an interesting and great week for your daughter! I'm sure she'll keep her head a normal size even with all the attention ;)

    Cheesecake? Yum! Pears, send me some LOL

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  17. Ooo--ugly Christmas sweaters are already a thing, so can Halloween be far behind? Maybe you're starting an exciting new trend!

    If I ever had a week like your daughter's in h.s., it would have more than made up for my entire crappy 4 years there. :-P Mazel Tov on raising such a well-adjusted, well-liked kid!

    As for me, I'm celebrating getting some new sweaters and boots (I know, it doesn't take much to make me happy), as well as a new i-phone. I needed it b/c my old phone died. I'm quite excited at the prospect, but I know that'll only last until the bill comes.

    Also celebrating FINALLY finishing revising my MS and sending it off to betas. But then you already knew that, didn't you? ;-)

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  18. I'm looking forward to that ugly sweater picture.

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  19. That's wonderful news about your daughter! She must be so excited now. Wish I could help with the pears, but my culinary expertise is negligible. Can't wait for a pic of the "ugly" sweater! LOL!

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  20. I made a Cheesecake Factory Pineapple Upside-Down Cake cheesecake a few years ago and it was amazing. Some work went into it, but it was the hit of Christmas. I think this is the recipe: http://www.copycatrecipeguide.com/How_to_Make_Cheesecake_Factory_Pineapple_Upside-Down_Cheesecake

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  21. Wow, what an exciting week for you daughter! You should be proud! (And worried. Now it starts ...)

    This week, I'm celebrating that I started writing again after several dry weeks.

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