Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Show #2

One of the FURST Pumpkin thingys we saw was....
Pumpkin Carver Guy....    

 Check out the super ones that he had done...
 Not EVERYTHINGY there is Pumpkin...  there are also Arts and Crafts... like these STARS.. to display on garages.. and SnowFreak  Storage Buildings and such..    They are MADE from  old Car License Plates...    
 We took these pictures fur BOTH Mayoress Madi.. who loves Plates that "say thingys"... and ME beclaws look what this one Says...   Franklin...      That is the name of the County where Columbus is located...    WE love in PERRY County... butt did NOT see that on any of the star points...  
The POINTS are really POINTY... so the crafter THOUGHTFULLY padded them with foam... so no buddy got POKED... in the HUGE crowds...  
     PeeS.... Did We mention that we started our Morning off with some of Mom's HOME MADE   PUMPKIN PANCAKES???        YES WE DID...
     AND guess who was WITH US.... fur all this fun???   Sarge's Mom and Dad...  THE HANDS.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Circleville Pumpkin Show #1.... 2014

This was the 108th Circleville PUMPKIN SHOW...     We Love going there... it was the FURST place (other than to see Dogtor Hustey fur the furst time) that Ernie EVER went... he was just 9 Weeks old then...  

Beclaws WE are such LOYAL Visitors....   the OFFICIALS said we could...   DRIVE the Official Pumpkin Show Mobile...    fur somethingy SPECIAL

 We will get this job done...  Safely....  We pawmise...
FRANKIE.... check the speedometer    this baby will go 87 Miles Per Hour...
    Don't worry...  I won't let him do that...   We will get this job done...  Safely....  I (Frankie  Furter) pawmise...
 OKAY Frankie.... here    IT   comes... to the bizzy intersection...   I'll make sure they are watching US  and Following our instructions....    THIS is a very IMPAWTANT Job...   
     All Right Ernie...   I am going to tell all the PEEPS...  to MOVE BACK...     beclaws... WE are ESCOURTING the OFFICIAL     PUMPKIN SHOW.....      QUEEN's......
 FLOAT ....   to the HEAD of where the Pawrade is going to be Forming....  
      HEY.... Float Driver Guy....   YOU just Follow US ... WE will Clear the way with the Pumpkin Mobile....         We know this is a HUGE HONOR....   We will do it RIGHT.    
       CLEAR THE WAY.....    the QUEEN's  FLOAT coming.....     We are the OFFICIAL ESCOURT... fur the QUEEN's FLOAT....   CLEAR THE WAY...   
 We drove the Pumpkin Mobile over one of the Man Hole Covers... that has a PUMPKIN on it.
 Once we got the Float delivered... to the Staging area...  we got off the Pumpkin Mobile and went to ENJOY the SIGHTS and Sounds and SMELLS of the Pumpkin Show...

    Please Follow us...  
  and we will show you a GOOD TIME...       fur the next 87 few days...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WARNING.... Deaded CHIPMUNK Seen here today...

Yesterday somebuddy asked fur the RECIPE fur Pie Crust...    if you would like it... Click the Tab above CONTACT US...   and we will email it to you....   and NO you do NOT have to have a Kitchen Aide Stand mixer... any mixer will work... or even mixing by HAND... butt Mom Loves the Kitchen "Aide" way...  beclaws SHE is LAZY.    

DEADED CHIPMUNK Warning:.....  

And we are NOT talking this one either...THIS is the one that MY ROXY Sent TO ME....   and I have NOT Deaded IT... not even ONCE hole....   It Still SQUEAKS... and I play with it a LOT...   I am SAVORING it....        Stay away FRANKIE....   Just sayin.


WARNING:.....   From THIS point On...   it is gonna be DELICIOUSLY GRUESOME...   so you might NOT want to read on... if you are SQUEAMISH.....         NOT KIDDING...

I (Ernest vonSchnitzel)   did   Deaded a Chipmunk  It was my FURST one...  and I am really PROUD of MYSELF...  



 FRANKIE was Proud of ME Also...    he gave me some advice while I was deading it.    I appreciated his insight...      This is FRANKIE... Being very much PROUD OF ME...
 OMD   would you just LOOK at it.... the thingy was HUGE....  GINORMOUS...   GIGANTIC...   it was a MAJOR TROPHY....
 MINE       ALL MINE...      
 R.I.P.    Chipmunk....             You were a BEAUTY....
Ernie the ERADICATOR.... Out...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recipes.. fur Pie Filling and the Crust...

Since so many of you have asked....   and some are folks that we can't find a way to get an ANSWER to...    (you might want to leave Email and BLOG ADDYs if you are new to a blogger)   we decided to give you BOTH recipes...   HERE GOES...

Apple Pie Filling.......      Quart Jars...   HOT WATER BATH CANNER....  

We go to the Orchard and have them give us a MIXTURE of 3 types of  Pie Apples...   but all Granny Smith would work also...       enough to make  7 pies worth...

Sauce
4 cups white sugar
1 cup Corn Starch
1 teasp. Salt
1 teasp. Allspice
1 teasp. Nutmeg
1 teasp. Cinnamon......  MIX all dry ingredients together THROUGHLY...      in a 4 qt. Dutch Oven or other large pan...  
Add
10 Cups Water
5 drops red food coloring...(optional)
4 teasps. Lemon Juice...    Mix and cook until the liquid is Clear and Thick...   MUST STIR Constantly while cooking...  it will need to come to a very LIGHT boil to be thick enough and fully cooked..  

Fill the Hot Jars 1/3 full of the HOT mixture...   PRESS  Peeled and cored Apple pieces down into the Hot mixture  until each jar has only  1/2 inch of headspace...   CLEAN Rims... CAREFULLY... add the Seals and Rings and put into BOILING Canner...      when last jar is in the canner...  and all are covered with gently boiling water...       CAN for 20 minutes...  


Pie Crust...         This makes  2 double crust pies   or 4 single crusts ...   The Recipe says that they are INTENDED to be FROZEN... for at LEAST 12 hours...     if you cover them well they will keep Frozen for SEVERAL months...

4 1/2 Cups  All purpose Flour
2 teasp. Salt
4 teasp. Sugar
1 3/4 cups  Crisco SHORTENING
MIX for a bit until incorporated...
    Add
1 Beaten Egg
1/3 cup Water Plus 5 teaspoons additional...
   MIX until it forms a ball...
Pat out into a BRICK Shape... and cut into 4 equal parts...     Pat each part to the size you wish... Cover each with PLASTIC WRAP...   and Freeze...  
     THAW before "ROLLING" to fit pie pan...  

 

     


Apple PIE....

Many of you asked about how the Apple Cucumbers TASTED....  they taste just like chicken REGULAR CUCUMBERS....     they just don't cause the BURPS and Belches that Regular Cucumbers do....  AND they have very Very teeny tiny seeds...   that made them nice and Solid.   We really did LIKE THEM A LOT...    

We will be showing you a BUNCH of Pics from the Circleville Pumpkin show... in a couple of days... Butt TODAY we wanted to share the Making of the Apple Pies.....
    Furst you gotta go to the Apple Orchard... that is 15 mins. from our house... and buy a Sink full of MIXED Varieties of Apples...  Wash and Peel Slice and Core them...

 THEN you gotta mix together...  Cornstarch and Sugar and Spices and water... and Cook until it is Thick and THEN...
 You put that HOT Sauce stuffs with the raw apples...   in JARS...      then you gotta put the Jars in the Canner of Boiling water fur 20 mins...   and   ......
 THIS is what you get.....   Apple Pie Filling... all set to go...   you just need to make the Crusts and dump jar of filling in... and BAKE...
 THIS is how to make the Crusts...   you put flour and Crisco Shortening and salt and sugar and some vinegar and an egg and water in the Kitchen Aide...   (which is our Mom's Favorite Kitchen Furend)  and Turn it on...  it will mix the stuffs all together and then...
 you have to divide it into 4 pawts... and cover them with Plastic Wrap...
 Pat them out nice and round...
 Seal them up... and Freeze them...   so that when you have a PIE THOUGH... you just thaw them out... Put the bottom one in the pan...  Open a jar of Apple Pie Filling.. dump it in...  Jam on the TOP crust...  poke some holes and Bake...                        It only takes mom about 87 seconds to go from Pie Thought to Pie in the oven this way...
We   WOULD have shown you a picture of a finished pie... except....
      Sarge's Dad and Our Dad...  ate it all up BEFORE there could be any Pictures taken...    
THEY did NOT seem to be One Bit Sorry about it either...  Just sayin.
     And when Sarge's Dad left here the other day... he took a Jar of Pie Filling With him...
    SO between that and the 2 pies worth that have ALREADY been eaten...  we no longer have 14 jars of filling....       Wonder if there will be ANY left by Spring???