I've seen this a few places before, have you? Charming!
Speaking of Charming, SOA jumped the shark last night. I had such high hopes for these last two seasons of Sons of Anarchy, but instead of mining the depths of what he's plotted, Kurt Sutter started throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks. I'm weary. Disappointed. Maureen Ryan sums it up very eloquently here. Instead of returning to Charming, Sutter seems intent on dragging Jax and the gang further off course to resolution with more distractions and diversions. Pity, that. Perhaps FX should have given the show only one more season instead of two.
Still picking pears, and you cannot imagine how much other stuff continues to flood out of that garden of mine. The combination of pear picking and learning to use tonfas in the dojo are keeping my arms toned...just in time for sweater season. And everyone is asking for my pear bread recipe, so hear you go:
That Famous Pear Bread Recipe
1 1/2 C sugar
3/4 C vegetable oil
1 t vanilla
3 C flour
2 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
4 C peeled, cored and chopped pears (4-5 pears!)
1 t lemon juice
1 C chopped walnuts/pecans
Combine eggs, sugar, oil & vanilla well in a large bowl. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda & salt in another bowl, then stir into egg mixture until just moistened (will be thick!). Toss pears with lemon juice. Stir pears and walnuts into batter (will be like concrete now!). Spoon into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes.
And in case you have as many pears as me and want to use them up:
Peel and core 20 or more pears, dump into crock pot.
Cook on low overnight.
Eat, freeze or process as you would jars of applesauce. No additional sugar or water required.
Spill it, reader. What have you had enough of?