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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

APRICOTS....and a new AWARD


These are just about my favorite fruit, especially to cook with....




I am so hungry for luscious
APRICOT JAM

and,
I would walk a million miles for an
APRICOT FRIED PIE

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BUT....
I need LOTS and LOTS of APRICOTS
and I can't find enough around our West Texas town......

Why, oh, why didn't I plant an APRICOT tree many, many years ago ??

Guess I'll just have to keep buying it at the grocery store and just
WISH it tasted as great as HOMEMADE !!
*SIGH
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One of my BESTEST friends in
CYBER WORLD
honored me with THE adorable

THE SMILE AWARD

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This is from


and I thank you dearly, NIKKI...

Please stop by and see her adorable blog and pls. tell her bj said "Hey"



here are the rules:
1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator the babblings of mere
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
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Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human
2. Must love one another
3. Must make mistakes
4. Must learn from others
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog worl
6. Must love life
7. Must love kids
OH, my....aren't THOSE easy !!

I want to pass this fine award on to all my blogging friends...ALL OF YOU MAKE ME SMILE.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE THIS BACK TO YOUR SWEET COTTAGE AND DISPLAY IT, KNOWING YOU ARE LOVED.

bj

20 comments:

Tara said...

Bj

What a nice award for you and nice to share....

and the recipe has me intrigued...what in the world is apricot fried pie?? (You know I'm a New Yorker now!)

Thanks!
:0)
Tara

PS--taking your advice about posting about my livingroom--I am putting it together...

Twice as Nice said...

Can you believe I have never eaten an apricot? There are certain things some people have never tried (not sure why) and for me one is apricots and I just tried asparagus for the first time in a dish called Chicken Oscar. I'm not afraid of trying new things and love fruits and vegetables but just don't think about trying some of them. It may have something to do with where you live because some people don't know what a tenderloin is. We have a meat market in town that makes them fresh and sells to grocery store and they are yummy. Rue made fish tacos and I had never heard of or tried them...weird huh?

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi BJ....You are the SWEETEST lady and I think I know why...it's because of those delicious apricots you eat! LOL.. You have been such a help to me as I fumble & stumble along trying to do my blog...I so appreciate all the help you have given me. ;-) Bo

Kathleen Grace said...

You certainly deserve the award BJ:>) I bet you would love the apricot stuffed french toast Hubby and I had at a B&B earlier this year!

Beverly said...

I believe I would like one of those fried pies, too. I love apricots.

Congratulations on the award. In my opinion, you deserve every award. You are the best.

beddow said...

The apricot fried pie intrigued me too! The food you post looks so good I think I gain weight just looking at it!
Have a great day!

Betty

nikkicrumpet said...

hmm I've never even heard of "fried apricot pie" Must be a Texas thing! We had an apricot tree growing up...It was always my job to pick up the ones that fell and clean around the tree...I hated that stupid tree and it's stupid apricots! All you had to do was ask and I would have chopped the dang thing down and sent it to you!!!

Have a great day!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Yum yum you are starving me to death ! Here in my neck of the woods the apples are starting to come in and they have a big apple barn at one of the locations. They sell fried apple pies . People come from everywhere to buy them . They have a little restaurant fixed up real cute with all apple stuff. I will have to do a post on it shortly.
Have a blessed day BJ.

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on the award! And I'd kill for some fried apricot pie!!! Now I have to go substitute peaches and fried peach pie, lol!!!
hugs
Sandi

Linda's Blue Gate said...

There is a favorite food spot at First Monday that has the best apricot fired pies.... yummmy...
HUgs
Linda

Jackie said...

Good afternoon BJ. What a wonderful award for you. Thanks for sharing it with all who visit.

Hey apricots are my husbands favorite fruit. He just loves apricot pie.

God bless.

Jeanne said...

Bj, apricots are one of my favorites too. I never buy fresh ones. I just do not think about it. I love the dried ones and that is all I do. Except for apricot preserves. Mmmmmm

Nice award BJ. It fits you perfectly. Congtrats and best wishes.

You are in the book drawing, good luck, my friend.

Love, Jeanne

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi BJ...I adore apricots too...yummy!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
robin

PEA said...

Dearest BJ,

I'm finally here to catch up on your last few posts. It's been one of those weeks with little time for visiting! The only type of apricot I've ever tasted is the ones in the can...never fresh...I'm soooo deprived! lol We do have them in our grocery store but they're just not a fruit I ever think of buying!

Congratulations on your well deserved award, my friend, and thank you so much for passing it on to all of us:-) xoxo

Susan said...

I've never had fried apricot pie though I love apricots almost as much a peaches. Sounds good to me!
Thanks for being so generous with your awards!

I'm having a giveaway. Please visit and join in.
Hugs, Susan

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

BJ, my dear, so good to see you. I am just barely re-entering blog world. oh how I have missed you!

I am in the mood for an apricot now. Fried apricot pie sounds rather tasty :-)

Happy night,
Melissa

Brenda said...

It has been awhile since I was over this way. I also love Apricots. I have never seen a fresh one. Loved the blog and I like The McCain picture even more!

Michelle said...

Fried apricot pie? I'd walk with you :) Congratulations on your award.

Michelle

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my, my dear mother used to make THE BESTEST apricot fried pies EVER!!!! Wish she would again...hmmm...I'll have to show her your blog!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I made home made apricot jam this summer for the firt time. I also tried to make fried apricot pies for my husband, well needless to say they did not turn out, he just loves them just not mine. There is a talent in making apricot pies that's for sure.
ginger