Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trip to Ligoner

Ligonier  PA is a beautiful little town, full of charming shops and the site of Fort Ligonier .
The history of Fort Ligonier began in September 1758 and was concluded in March 1766, embracing the period of the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War. The town has Fort Ligonier Days where thousands of people come to see an reenactment at the fort and to shop and eat.

Sue and I were smart and went the day before. We got to enjoy the town without all the hassle and craziness of the crowds.

On the way we got to see some beautiful fall color.

Sue and I had a great time exploring the stores and just driving around taking pictures.

We saw a couple of cute dogs on our outing.

And these geese at this idyllic setting.

 The horses were pretty also.

I made Apple Butter this week for the first time. I think it turned out pretty good.

All Day Apple Butter

5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and
finely chopped
4 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt


Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.

Books I read this week

Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Mile 81 Stephen King

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time by Mark Haddon