Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Randoms

When Callie isn't sleeping, she's getting into everything.  I used to think she was my calm, easy-going kitty.  These days you might find her curled up in the bathroom sink as above or maybe stretched out on top of the refrigerator.  All the kitties have been acting up more than normal lately.  Do they know something we don't know?  I wonder!

BG and I had a romantic evening.  We got to hang out at Menards and Lowe's and look at.....are you ready?... toilets and vanities!!  How exciting is that???  lol!!  Well, they are necessary items for the New Project.  The bathroom is tiny, so a 30 inch vanity is needed.  The one already there is dilapidated.

We're still hard at work on The Project.  It's starting to look better.  BG and I are starting to look older!  We want to get as much done as we can before winter sets in.  It's supposed to be in the 70's this weekend, so you know where we will be! 

Speaking of winter, we've been hearing that 10 inches of snow may arrive by November 15.   I hope that prediction is very wrong.  I am sooo not looking forward to winter.  If I had my druthers, it would stay just like it is until spring!  Well, maybe just a wee bit of snow is nice around Christmas. 

I've just got to share a recipe with you because the fact is that it is one of my new favorite treats!  It is easy to make and oh! so
delicious.  Try'll like it!


6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped (I always use pecans)
1 medium apple, peeled and coarsely grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Stir brown sugar into the melted butter.  When the mixture is cooled, beat eggs, one at a time, into the sugar mixture.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and add to the
mixture, stirring until smooth.  Stir in pecans and apple.  Mix well.  It is best to grate the apple last so it won't turn brown before you are ready to add it.

Spread into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake at 350 degrees
for 25-30 minutes or until done.  Cool completely in pan, then cut into bars.  Serve with whipped topping or ice cream, if desired.  Yummy!

Linking to Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday 

Happy Friday to you!
xo Cheryl


  1. hope you can read this through the drool from that cake.. i actually like looking at things in lowes and home depot.. it is fun to me.... but not the work of putting it in... i do hope you do not get that much snow that soon. i did see the almanac says lots of snow in the NE and NW and down here we ar going to be wet

  2. Now that dessert looks tasty! Have fun on your working weekend! Ten inches of snow by Nov 15...I can hardly wait:(

  3. the desert looks yummy! good luck in getting a bunch done while the weather is good!

  4. What can be more romantic than Lowes Cheryl!:) Those apple bars look fab. I hope you do not get 15 inches of snow...that would shut down the state of Alabama.

  5. Cats usually do know 'stuff' we aren't aware of. But, we'll leave them to that. Are you moving, Cheryl? I may have missed something in your posts. It sounds like you are moving to a smaller residence. Callie is such a pretty girl. I still miss our Cali every day. Anything with apple catches my attention. :)

  6. Love that sweet kitty. Ours are wild too. Always into something. Hey, a night with your hubby at Lowe's is better than none!

  7. Happy Friday to you too! I love the picture of that sweet kitty and they can be little rascals. Have fun working on your project. Your date moment reminds me of most of ours. We do throw in a dinner out when it ends up a shopping adventure.
    I too would be so happy if we just had a tad of snow around Christmas. Thanks for that yummy recipe. I will try it. I may have to try a sugar substitute since my husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes. However, we have hopes it will be controlled by just diet and not meds.
    Blessings for this fun one!

  8. Your kitty is so pretty! I had a female cat that used to curl up in the sink. And the recipe sounds delightful.

  9. Mmmm... your apple nut bars look delicious especially with the whipped cream on top :) Your sweet kitty is so beautiful!

    Have a delightful weekend! Hugs and blessings!

  10. Cheryl, I laughed about your romantic evening out. :):) I have had many of those. Now an apple nut bar with a cup of coffee sounds very nice. Blessings to you for a great weekend. Oh love the cat in the sink. :) xoxo,Susie

  11. Your romantic evenings sound like ours. A trip to HD, Costco, Canadian Tire, and maybe I get to peek in at Home Sense or Winners. LOL You can tell we've been married for a long time. The kitty in the sink picture is so cute. I hope that snow prediction isn't true but it's the second time I've read that in a blog today and I heard it for us here just a week or so ago. Have a good weekend.

  12. Callie is so cute and yes my Simon is up to many antics as well. They do keep us intertained though don't they…..gotta love those kiddies….Thanks for the receipt for the nut bars….they look so delicious…..

  13. Your project sounds like it's moving along. The recipe looks scrumptious.

  14. PERFECT, or should I say . . . PURR-FECT . . .
    I have been looking for a recipe for our CHILI FAMILY NIGHT on the 31st.
    This is it . . . I think I will try it this weekend though for some instant gratification!
    Thank you . . . I'd love to see a silly kitty in a bathroom sink!

  15. Oh your Callie is such a cutie pie.
    Wow that was a romantic outing, toilets and sinks....hmmmm
    Good to know though that your project is coming along nicely.
    The cake bars sound yummy. I just got a bunch of apples, may have to give this a try.

  16. I have my fingers in my ears as I hum loudly! I am trying not to hear what you said about (whispering now) s___ by November 15. Ughh. I like the weather to be...well...perfect. :)

    Hope you get a lot accomplished this weekend!

  17. oh callie is cute! and a night at lowes sounds fun to made me check our weather and we are going to be in the 70's too this weekend and then 80 on tuesday!! so i wonder if that means we'll also be getting your snow in november? hmmm...i have heard it will be a harsh winter though...i am going to pin that recipe! thank you for taking a break from all that hard work and linking up! enjoy that sunshine this weekend :)

  18. Your kitty is beautiful!! Just look at those wonderful, beautiful pools of golden-jade...her eyes!! Cats rule. Your autumn foliage...that too is beautiful. Love your idea of a romantic evening. At least YOUR evening was doing something together...most times our romance is who is better at snoring. lol AND.........anything apple has my vote!

  19. I loved hearing about your Callie. We have two cats (calicos) and two dogs (pitbulls). Lucy our youngest cat who we actually call Lucifer is an absolute devil. She loves hiding under a table with a tablecloth and jumping out at you. She also likes to sneak up on the dogs and scare them - this after she has given them a bath. We love our pets and this one puts a lot of spice in our life.

  20. Thanks for sharing that recipe, Cheryl!! I had to chuckle... your date night sounds like a lot of ours. ha!

    OH, that photo you did with the watercolor app is GORGEOUS!! Loved it!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

  21. I just copied your APPLE NUT BARS recipe. I HAVE to try it! A new bathroom vanity sounds very romantic. :))

  22. Your Callie and my Callie are the same color. When the vet's office asked my dog's color and I said calico, they gave me a funny look.
    Ok, now I am excited about November's possibilities. I love snow. Hope it makes it south.
    Here's hoping your project gets done with little hassle.

  23. Your Callie sure is a little beauty!!
    Thanks for the recipe, I don't bake much but I think I will try that one. It looks delish!

  24. Such delightful delights here! The recipe sounds fabulous, and the kitty is adorable!

  25. Mmm that cake/nut bar sure looks good! We love apples. Great shots of the leaves and kitty.
    Have a great weekend!

  26. think that is very romantic!!! keep us posted on the kitties! I think they r way smarter than the humans .., ur recipe looks delicious! ( :

  27. Hey, new toilets and vanities are exciting to me! lol

  28. Sounds like a great evening! Love that adorable kitty!

  29. Yum to apple nut bars. And with apples, I can tell myself they're healthy!

  30. It sounds like your renovations are moving right along. I hope that the weather cooperates for you.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe... looks delish!