I thought Scarlet's teacher deserved a little treat, so I baked my favorite apple bread for her today and wrapped it up in a plastic lunch sack and added a paper topper and a paper pieced girlie.
Scarlet is SO excited to give it to her tomorrow!
Most Delicious Apple Bread EVER!!!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 cup broken walnuts (optional)
In bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, place oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and apples. Stir into flour mixture. Add walnuts and mix. Divided mixture between two greased 8-in. x 4-in. bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until bread test done. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack before removing from pan.
I have them all over my family room and I can't get enough of them apparently.
I think I love them so much because they take about 10 minutes to put together and the outcome is always FABULOUS!
I found these french postage fabric backed ones at HOME GOODS a few weeks ago and HAD to have them. I bought 2 black ones and 1 brown one in different shapes. The black ones are for a BACK TO SCHOOL one and a HALLOWEEN one. The brown one is for a THANKSGIVING one.
I printed out a photo of each child on the first day of their school (and WJones on a stack of books) and then added some chipboard numbers for the school year, a cute chipboard owl and a paperpieced apple on a tag.
So, I don't think I've introduced you to one of my FAVORITE finds from this summer.
I'm not sure if you can see it or not under all the stuff I've put on it, but it looks like the bottom of an old wire bed minus the springs and it has these great clips all over it to hang all my fun stuff from.
I have no idea what it's called or what it's supposed to be used for, but I'm LOVING using it as a memory/art board.
I pick a different theme each month (usually seasonal) and put up photographs, scrapbook supplies and odds and ends around that theme. I hang the children's artwork that they bring home from school from it too-- as long as goes along with the theme! ;) Don't worry, I have another board in the house that I hang those from! That's right-- I'm a school art snob! lol