Happy Friday everybody……….today is Friendly Fill-Ins day but it’s also Bacon’s Shopping Around The World so I will have TWO parts to my post today. I’m going to START with Fill-Ins. That’s a fun Hop co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing. They each give us two sentences full of holes – well not holes really – BLANKS – and we fill in the blanks with whatever we want to and wind up telling everyone some new stuff about ourselves. Makes it fun to hop around and read everyone’s “fill-ins”! Wanna join us? Click the badge above and visit McGuffy’s and fill in the LINKY TOOL and you’re IN!
Here are this week’s sentences and I thought I’d be generous and let my Mom fill things in………….her fill-ins are in RED.
1. I could really use a housekeeper – oh boy wouldn’t that be nice!!!! .
2. The National Cancer Society is a charity that I like to support.
3. One time, I broke a memento belonging to my husband, and it took me a week before I could bring myself to tell him! (and when I did he said no big deal it was fake anyway)
4. I wish that I had been less impulsive when I was young.
Thanks Mom! Well done. I didn’t think I could answer these from MY point of view – they were more human-ish than kitty-ish.
Don’t forget everyone – if you want to play along, just visit McGuffy’s Reader so we can learn some fun stuff about you too!!
Now it’s time to SHOP AROUND THE WORLD……………….this is also a lot of fun – once a month we get an “assignment” from Bacon of what kind of recipe we need to share with everyone ELSE who participates. We also tell the price we paid for the ingredients of this item AND show a photo if we can of it. It’s very cool to see what other people pay for the same stuff we buy in our hometown grocery store. Amazing the difference in prices around the world! Our assignment this month was something that we consider comfort food like a dessert for instance.
Mom is going to give a recipe of something she’s given before but it’s still one of hers and Dad’s favorite desserts and she makes it A LOT.
Easy to make, delicious to eat and not one bit expensive in the long run (so says Mom). The photo above is a strawberry tart but it could really be ANY fruit.
1 sheet puff pastry (that’s enough for two small tarts or one larger one but if you’re making more than two tarts, get more sheets of puff pastry) ($4.89 on sale – Pillsbury)
Fresh fruit – washed ($1.99 lb. for strawberries)
Sugar (on hand)
Fruit jam or preserves ($2.69 for GOOD strawberry preserves)
Preheat oven to temperature given on puff pastry packaging. It’s usually 350 but make sure and preheat to the proper temperature.
Unroll puff pastry and divide into two pieces. Fold up the sides of the puff pastry about one inch all the way around so it’s double in thickness just around the edges. Prick interior of puff pastry square with fork so it won’t rise as much as the outer edges will. Cook puff pastry in oven for required time. Allow to cool
You don’t have to cut your fruit if it’s small – for strawberries I slice them into fairly thin slices. When pastry is cooled a little, I put a layer of fruit preserves on the bottom of the tart, then arrange the slices of strawberries nicely then drizzle more preserves on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with sugar ! A dollop of whipped cream is a nice finishing touch but not necessary as these tarts are super delicious just the way they are.
EASY? You betcha!!! Now I admit I don’t eat the strawberries but I have been able to sweet talk Mom into sharing a little bit of whipped cream with me. Tee Hee