Another wedding?! YEP! Around the time I turned 24 I started being invited to weddings non-stop, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier about it. This wedding was surly no exception.
Nick and Camillia are two of our best friends. Nick was even in our wedding! We love them and were so excited for their wedding/marriage. The affair was really sweet and intimate and everyone was so full of love. Their daughter, Annabelle (possibly the most adorable child in the world), was just as excited as the rest of us and made it known with coos and laughs during the numptuals.
The Blanton wedding was seriously one of my favorite weddings I’ve ever been to. You can see more picture here on Megan’s blog.
If you know me in real life or follow me on twitter, then you probably know that my favorite song for the past 9 months has been Call Me Maybe. Yes, I’m actually 14 years old. It’s on our daily jam list and neither of us are tired of it. Anyway, as much as I love the original version, this one is super fun too. Please enjoy.
Celebrash, the most good food, Thanksgiving, family, too much politics, sweet potato casserole, Jericho, candles burning, rude-ass cats, online deals only, hamburger hunt fail, stuffy noses, sore throats, old friends, secret antique mall, candle shopping, vodka and coke, late nights, heater on, The Family Stone, nyquil, homemade chicken soup.
My weekend in a nutshell.
I have been able to be at work the last 3 days, but I can definitely feel myself going down hill. I tend to have a difficult time getting over sickness even if it’s just a cold. I plan on spending time on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, drinking cider, forcing my husband to hug me for hours on end. Or something like that.
Growing up, my mom would always make apple butter during the holidays… and believe me, it was always delicious. Today I’m sharing her recipe… and it’s kind of a big deal because I like to keep special recipes like this all to myself. Be proud!
For this recipe you’ll need about 25 ounces of unsweetened apple sauce (homemade or store bought is fine), 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 1/8 tsp. ginger and 1/8 tsp. ground clove (do not use whole clove unless you plan on grating it with a microplane).
Mix all the ingredients together, throw it in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and let it simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes. Take this time to enjoy the ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE Christmas-y scent. Seriously, simmering apple butter is one of the best smells in the whole world. Afterward, let it cool. If you want, you can blend it for a few seconds in a blender to give it a smoother texture. I, personally, do not do this, as I prefer the thicker applesauce-like texture. Spread it on biscuits, toast, cinnamon bread, etc. I promise this will not disappoint.What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?