Everyday, Ordinaire

Dec 10, 2014

Painted pavement, copper hound.

J.Crew sale for the win

DIY shaving cream -- not great. 

Walking with my people.

Ring pouch -- because when he (carelessly!) tosses your ring in his pocket (horror) and fishes it out at the jeweler, they gift him with a proper (adorable) carrier. Men. 

(omitted pistachios)

Sunday Funday Coffee Tea date

Blooms, from our friends abroad, in celebration of our wedding. I will remember exactly how they smelled, forever.

Wedding errands with a side of (massive) egg scramble 

This, is their post, everyday as I leave for work...

Kaeng Raeng Cleanse

Our friend went deer hunting. 

Mark made his first pie (Apple Cranberry) -- and it was delicious.

Bachelorette, part deux at Thunder Down Under.  Sweet abs of mercy...

 Mind. Blown. 

Stitch Fix dress from agaes ago I finally wore, and drooled over. What took me so long?!

Swag from Well Crafted

Workout buddy. Loosely, loosely accurate depiction. He really just wanted alllll of my attention and decided to fitness sabotage.

Girls Night Out at The Diamond Shop-- wine, diamonds, nibbles, and prizes. The gift bags were spot on with goodies (Moroccan Oil!), and I won ad gift card to Crushed Red :) 

An indulgent, totally thoughtful engagement gathering at Copia. Work family rocks.

Maple Apple Upside Down Cake, via Homemade Decadence

2 medium Fuji Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into wedges
1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
4 TBSP Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
1/4 TSP ground Cinnamon
1/4 TSP grated Nutmeg

1 1/2 Cups all purpose Flour
1 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP ground Cinnamon
1/2 TSP freshly grated Nutmeg
1/2 TSP ground Ginger
1/2 TSP Salt
3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
2 large Eggs
1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
3/4 Cup packed Light Brown Sugar
1 Fuji Apple, peeled, cored, and grated

Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 9 x 2 round baking dish with butter

Arrange apple wedges in bottom of prepared baking dish in a circle
In a medium sauce pan (medium-low heat) combine maple syrup, 4 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Heat until butter melts and begins to simmer (about 4 minutes). Remove pan from heat. Pour half of syrup over apples in baking dish, reserving other half for after cake is baked.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt
In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, and grated apple. Add apple mixture to flour mixture and stir well. Dollop batter onto apples in baking dish and gently smooth top.
Bake until toothpick comes out clean (40-50 minutes). Let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife along edges of ckae to loosen before inverting onto a serving plate. Drizzle with reserved syrup and let cool slightly before serving.

*** of note: Election Day, EPIC yeast pancake fail, seeing (and sobbing through) St. Vincent, my first jury duty experience, seeing Interstellar, bridal shower gifts (hint: naughty undergarments) scattered about while the exterminator was there (so embarrassing), spa day with my guy, watching (half of, must remember to watch the other half) Step Up: All In with my baby sis, dinner at Sen Thai, lunch with a friend at Macaroni Grill, and last but not least -- OUR WEDDING WEEKEND!

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1 comment:

  1. So many good things!
    That J. Crew dress - yes! The Stitch Fix dress and shoes - double yes!
    And now I need to go make Maple Apple upside down cake. *drool*


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