Tuesday, February 03, 2009

snow day 1.0 and Martha's fruit crumb bars

Yay! I had a great first snow day of the winter. This picture was actually from the other day, at the entrance to a cemetery not far from our house. If it wasn't so blustery and nasty out today, I would have gone to take some more pictures this afternoon.
During Phillip's nap, I did a number on the porch. I washed and tidied up these shelves and organized all of the coats and bags and other miscellany that was hanging on the hooks. Holy satisfying, Batman.
And I snatched this two-for-one shot just after supper. Today's snow and Martha's Fruit Crumb Bars. I wasn't planning on making these, until two dishes of homemade applesauce jumped out of the freezer this morning at Adam and the containers broke on the floor. So I used that as the filling. The recipe is in the Martha Stewart Living Cookbook: The Original Classics. They're pretty yummy, and Phillip looooves them. And as you can see, mine look nothing like the picture when you follow that first link. It's kind of like apple crumble in layered bar form. Yum! In further snow news, it's looking like freezing rain will continue well into the night, so my fingers are crossed for tomorrow.
And look (through the mirror dirt, eeeeew) at what arrived in the mail! A snazzy new strap for my little camera, from this Etsy shop. I love it. Three of my favourite things: green, brown, and damask. Nice!

10 comments:

Alli said...

Nice strap!! Good use of snow day! Too bad for me, I can take my work home and I spent most of the day working on a paper I am writing...I would rather be cleaning the porch! ;) My fingers are crossed for you for tomorrow!

Amber said...

Love everyhting! Especially that snazzy little camera strap. What a cute camera! :)

Did you do something different to your hair? It looks great!*

*obligatory explanation due to fear of being misinterpreted thanks to internet I mean, of course, not that your hair didn't look nice before, but in this shot it looks different and EXTRA nice. :)

sherrieg said...

Ha! Amber, you're hilarious. The hair is a result of being outside in a snowstorm without a hat for too long this morning. :) Thanks!

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

That picture of the snow near your house is quite beautiful~ soooo talented in so many ways!

The Logans said...

How did you know I was looking for a way to use copious amount of apples and raisins? I am making these bars (and cleaning out my pantry) tomorrow. Yippee! Thanks!

Barb said...

Sherrie, Your first snowy picture at the cemetary gate is postcard worthy. Beautiful. Barb

Teresa R said...

What mirror dirt?? Glad you got a snow day-home day! Your bar looks yummy even if it doesn't look like Martha's version.

Michelle said...

I love that picture with the snow, it looks so peaceful. You take such great photographs. I'm liking the camera strap, very cool!

Austen said...

Three cheers for snow days! Those bars look yummy - I think I'll add them to my must-make list for this weekend.

Goatmeal_Crisp said...

Oooh, I have some homemade applesauce on the verge of going bad. I may have to give those bars a whirl!