Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Teacup Thursday #29

A chilly fall evening and I'm tempted to start a fire in the woodstove! My husband has been gone for two weeks, helping his family in Springfield, Illinois with his 93 year old mother. He was more than ready to come home this morning. Jim comes in tonight at 11:45 PM...yawn.I made him some pumpkin muffins this afternoon and our home smells spicy and yummy. Of course I had to try them out and decided it was time to get my Teacup Thursday things together. Recently, I found a little set of Johnson Brothers Apple Harvest that I had forgotten all about.  It's a cute little farm scene, somewhat whimsical.

I love apples and found this apple cookbook~yum! I think I've commented on the fact that I was born in Yakima, Washington and I love apples. I found a recipe in this book for Apple Kuchen. My German grandmother made the best Kuchen. She used to make it for my dad when she came to visit and I have to confess, I kind of nibbled it away. Sorry dad but it was just too delicious. Unfortunately, Grandma never wrote down her recipe and no one really knows how she made it. I do remember how it taste.

I had to settle for tea and a pumpkin muffin...not bad for  Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday. Are you enjoying this autumn?

"Anyone  can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in the seeds."
Robert H. Schuller


Goldie said...

Oh my those are really neat cup sets!

LaVonne said...

Oh Linda, I LOVE Kuchen! There's a place in Hebron, ND that still makes it commercially! They might ship.....? What a fun treat for your dad.
I was looking at the recipe and it's different than my family made. Ours has a sweet yeast dough crust. You can put any fruit in it you like. I am partial or peach or prune! Case Kuchen is cheese kuchen and it's made with cottage cheese. It's yummy! I confess, I could eat a whole one myself! AKKK!

Antiques And Teacups said...

It certainly is the time for baking with apples & pumpkins...tasty and spicy! I love your Johnson Bros set. So very ho,ey!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Linda,
What a sweet JB teacup! Your set is so perfect for this time of year. The muffins look yummy too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


romance-of-roses said...

I can't believe it Linda, I used to have those plates a long time ago. Wonder what happened to them. They are certainly beautiful and always liked them, now won't be able to go to sleep wondering what happened to them. Hugs...Lu

Kathy said...

Oh, how lovely - I am sure your home smelled marvelous. There's nothing like returning home after a trip! I am sure your husband will feel quite welcomed!
Or felt!
The Johson Bros plates are gorgeous!

Carrie said...

What a pretty's just perfect for fall. Apples are one of my favoirte fruit.
I'm in an apple-growing region in Massachusetts and for years participated in an Apple Festival sponsored by the community orchestra Friends group.

Kathryn Ross said...

Milady! What a simply scrumptious fall tea you have set out - and I just love the Johnson Brothers set. I was just in a thrift store today and had to pass up some of their beauties - dinner dishes only - but so stunning in a fall floral. I love the vintage illustration appeal of their work. No - I got a couple other items more in the budget today.
And - oh - what a wonder you are at your displays! I loved the foliage surrounding the open book - I do the same thing. Gotta get that composition, ya know?
Thanks so for visiting! Can't put me on favorites? Do you have a blog list gadget in the sidebar like I do?
Joy to you!

promotional gifts said...

Apples are one of my favorite fruit among all fruits. I am in an apple-growing region in Massachusetts and for years participated in an Apple Festival sponsored by the community orchestra Friends group. thanks for remind those photographs in my personal blog.

Angie said...

I love the apple cup and saucer! And I love the quote at the end of your post.
So glad you and LaVonne had such a good time. And I'm sure Jim will be glad to finally get home.

Wishing you cozy autumn days-
Love, Angie

piccolaceleste said...

ciao che belle tazze baci..lù