This pic is one of today's latest tiptoeing steps to being less wasteful. I bought a reusable 5 gallon water bottle and learned that 5 gallons of water costs $1.75. Is this a good deal? I think so. We can't even see through our tap water here. The water reports all say it's safe to drink...uh huh. No thanks. My other green project started today is CFL lightbulbs. I should say restarting. I tried CFL bulbs before but the light color was all wrong and I couldn't stand them. I will say they have definitely improved and there is no difference in light color from the old style bulbs.
Now on to the fun stuff. A few posts ago I talked about doing some fall things. So here's Jace and Rowan making caramel apples.
This is my favorite pic of the event because she is also 4.
This is a pic of a present that a very sweet friend gave me to give to Rowan. Rowan loved it so much that she even snuck it to school one day. I think she also wore them in the bathtub once. You know if you can't wear pearls in the tub then you might as well not even have them.
This is tonight's long-awaited-well-worth-it-been-in-the-family-for-years Pumpkin Pie.
We love this pie. When I make it, it becomes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yes, it's that good. I would say the big secret is that it's less sweet than any store bought or restaurant pie. I'm posting the recipe because I'm absolutely certain you'll love it. This is my Granny's recipe. She came from a big family and was in charge of desserts.
1 lb. can pumpkin
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
Mix all together and pour in 2, 9 in. unbaked pie crusts. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes then 350 for 45 minutes.