10.26.2009

Omaha~ Part 2

On Saturday my sis took me to Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard in Nebraska City. We finally got to pick our own apples and we had to take a hay ride to get to the apple orchard. It was fun! I don’t think Jenn and I have taken a hay ride together since we were kids.







After we picked apples, we did a wine tasting and shared a Cider Doughnut. I've read about bloggers picking apples and having Cider Doughnuts. I had never had a Cider Doughnut until Saturday; it was delicious!





Our Pickings


We decided to make an Apple Tart with some of our apples. We (kinda) made up the recipe. It turned out great.




Our Masterpiece





Daisy and me (without lipstick)~ the only dog I love! I have dreams about her. :)

15 comments:

Amy C said...

Speaking of dreams...I dreamt you were moving and getting rid of a TON of stuff. You had professionals packing everything to sell (I'm talking 10 sets of dishes, lamps...good stuff) and I was crying...then I thought of something I wanted...can you guess what it is?

That awesome painting of the roses! Did you hang it in your new place?

Shoshanah said...

I've always wanted to go apple picking, but can't say that I ever have. I have had apple doughnuts before, we used to drive to this huge apple stand when we went camping as a kid. And I still remember their doughnuts!

Danielle said...

Fun!! Such cute, cute pics,ad that tart looks amazing.

I'm guessing there will be no apple picking in Texas. But there will be surprise crafts, the admiration of the beauty of Hobby Lobby (PLEASE send me the itinerary) and lots of Christmas cheer!

Jill said...

Hi Friends~ I never post comments in the comments section, probably b/c I never go back to check if the blogger answered my question in the comments section. This isn't a first but unusual.

Amy C~ on my way to Omaha I daydreamed about getting rid of all my decorations and starting over. I think about this often. Oh that would be FUN! Sunday night when I got home, I rearranged the living room. It was rewarding. :)

I know the painting you are referring to. It was hanging over my parents sofa in their first house in Houston in the early 70's. You know... the good ole' days, when buying a 2 liter of coke was a treat. :) I haven't hung the painting here but it's in the closet, waiting for a good place to display.

TanyaLea said...

Good to see you are having such an enjoyable time with your sister! You are both SOOOOO beautiful and you can definitely see the resemblance! :) The tart looks picture-perfect, too!!...YUMMMM!

Hugs,
Tanya

Janet said...

The apple tart looks great. Just wish we could all get a taste. The weather looks really cold. All of the pictures are wonderful.
Love, Mom

Katie said...

Looks like it was a really fun trip. Your pictures are gorgeous and looking at that apple tart is making me hungry!

Jill said...

I've never been to an apple orchard. I'll have to put that on my list!

Rachel H. said...

You guys look like you had such a great time! I'm so jealous of time spent with your sister. I wish my sister would visit me more often!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love all these pictures! They just scream fall.

Lexilooo said...

So, so pretty!

I love cider donuts :)

Amy said...

Yall are the cutest pickers and most creative bakers ever!

Jules said...

This post definitely puts me in the fall spirit. I love all of the photos. I’m so glad you finally got to try a cider doughnut. They’re so yummy! The apple tart looks great. Daisy is such a cutie!

Kristin said...

That tart looks heavenly. So perfect for Fall!

jlc said...

SO glad you had an apple cider doughnut!!! Aren't they THE best!

Also love your photos!! So perfect!