Ok... so I do this and within five minutes, the entire rack is on the floor. I was clueless what happened so I stood the rack up again and sat down in the living room. Gracie goes over to the rack, grabs one of the coats with her claws and pulls the whole thing down. I guess I'll wait until it really gets cold before I take the coats out again and we can just put them on the back of our chairs in the kitchen.
Well, that is one name you could call her. Brat works too.klunick Gracie is a stinker!
I did four more apple dumplings yesterday: two for Rick's mom and Rick and I ate the remaining two with vanilla ice cream last night. I did five apple pies; one went to our neighbors and the rest went into the freezer. I made a Salted Caramel Apple Pie and a Cranberry Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crumb Topping (from the Pie Academy book). Two are apple pies with brown sugar and raisins, and the remaining is just an apple pie. They'll taste good this winter! And now? I never want to see an apple pie again. Or a dumpling.
Our neighbor just came over with an empty pie pan and gave it to Rick. He wondered if it could be refilled. They're dealing with some issues. Their grandson was found unconscious in his apartment; he had had a severe stroke. He lived in Florida and their daughter lived in Hawaii. When she couldn't reach her son, she called emergency services and they found him. She flew to Florida to take care of him, but PT and such is simply so expensive there. She and her son came home and are living with our neighbors while he does PT here. It's going to be a long and difficult time for them. Our neighbors are in their 80s with their own health problems, so it's hard for them to deal with it all, too. They appreciate some baked goods here and there, so I always try to include them when I do any baking.
- Apple sauce today. I have a 28-pound bag of assorted apples that I'll turn into sauce. The remaining bag is simply Grannies and those are my eating apples. I'll use some Grannies for apple fritters, a coffee cake, etc. during the next couple of months. They'll last for a while in the basement.
- The kitchen floor needs a good scrubbing!
- And then outside to rake some leaves (and pick up walnuts).