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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Slipping Into Fall Sideways


Hello from the hills!
We're still having temperatures in the 80s (Fahrenheit) most days, but the mornings are now crisp and delightfully cool.   This photo was in my camera and seemed fall-ish so here it is.

 It was a messy business as that's the way I roll, but I tried making marshmallows for the first time last week.  Think hot cocoa!

Being the infamous procrastinator that I am I waited until the last day possible to make them for a bridal shower.  They are fairly easy to make, though, so I was able to whip up three different kinds in one afternoon...plain, chocolate and coffee flavored.   Coffee flavored ones are the best in my caffeinated opinion.

The best how-to video I found on Youtube is this one, click here.

There was a coffee bar along with the food stations for shower attendees to enjoy.  The marshmallows were a hit as they are soooo much better than the ones in stores.  (Also, there is no high fructose corn syrup so they are not so harmful, just sweet tastiness.)  I didn't get a closeup of them, but they are on the tiered tray in the photo below.
 
 As always, we had lots of bird residents in spring and summer.

This Carolina Wren made use of my watering can for her nest.


Just right of center in the photo below is a hungry nestling, mouth open wide and waiting for a delicious morsel.

 For those who enjoyed the sheep pic in my last post here's another for you.
Have a lovely week!




20 comments:

  1. Hello, Happy Autumn! I love your cute Wren, adorable little one. The dyed sheep are cute too. I have never tried making marshmallows, they look yummy. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Good morning, Eileen, thank you for stopping by.

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    2. Just stopping back to say thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment. I love watching the birds in my yard too. Have a great day!

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  2. Love the Carolina Wren photo and the autumnal appeal of this post. Hope hot cocoa weathet eases in soon!

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    1. Me, too, Marcie. I'm so looking forward to hot mugs and soup bowls filled to the brim with steaming drinks and soups.

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  3. You're a marvel, Toni. I don't know anyone who makes marshmallows, let alone flavored ones! Love the little wren and the nestling. So sweet. The pink sheep make me think of those little Easter treats.

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    1. Good morning, Linda. Seriously, I'm just a lunatic when it comes to trying things, especially sweets. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  4. We were in PF all last week for the NQC. The weather was fantastic. Much hotter than usual but it was great. Mornings are cook here in North GA.

    Charlotte Moore

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    1. Hi Charlotte! It's great to hear from you, and I hope the conference was a success. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  5. Well, aren't those pink sheep just the cutest :)

    And oh, those marshmalllows have my mouth watering! I think my son and I would enjoy making some. Thanks for the link to the video.

    It was a delight to visit with you, my friend. We had rain all weekend and then on Sunday night it turned to snow and lasted until Monday evening. Hugs to you!

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Wow, SNOW already! I would love a good snow right now. You and your son will love making the marshmallows. Just don't get the mixer bowl stuck to your shirt like I did. Ha, I'm a mess in the kitchen. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Marshmallows, I never think of homemade...I may have to try that.
    I LOVE the dyed sheep :)

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    1. Hi Sandra! I love the pink sheep, too. You'll love making the marshmallows, not to mention easing them.

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  7. Happy Fall, Toni! I made marshmallow once (with the syrup from maraschino cherries) nearly burnt out the motor of my mixer. Ha! You're right, they are so much nicer than store bought. Hope you are having a lovely Autumn!

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    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane, How good it is to hear from you! Cherry marshmallows sound very tasty, indeed. I borrowed a KitchenAid mixer from Youngest to make them. Now, she doesn't want it back. Good deal for me.

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  8. Hello, I enjoyed the sweet wren and the cute pink sheep in this post. I am sure the homemade marshmallows are delicious. So happy to see you have some critters in your post and can link up. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. Nice ! I love that first photo !!

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  10. Making marshmallows sounds like sticky, finger licking fun. - Margy

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