Happy Friday! Today let’s discuss a weekend perfect pair…my Chico’s reversible wrap and apple cakes!
Both are yummy, warm and cozy!
CHICO’S REVERSIBLE WRAP
Last week, I received this wonderful holiday gift from the social media team at Chico’s. (A HUGE THANK YOU!!)
I love a beautiful houndstooth wrap, but confess when I saw the black & white, I was sad since I no longer wear these colors.
But, lo and behold, I took the wrap out of the box and turned it over to see…..
The warm side of it!! And it is gorgeous. I love this plaid and the fact that the houndstooth now peaks out below.
Chico’s is the absolute best at reversible garments…I love them and the fact that this one offers options for cool and warm palettes is just amazing…I would love to see more of that.
So, check out the Reversible Ruana Wrap…on sale and then tell me which side is your favorite!
Also, Chico’s has featured specials every day this week. Today you will find….$39 for basic sweaters!!
I think all of the Chico’s garments I have been watching are on sale right now…love sale time of year.
It is weekend perfect shopping!!
WEEKEND PERFECT: APPLE CAKES
I showed you on Monday, the delicious apple muffins we drive to another little town to get…they are yummy. Look here: ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH LEIGH AND ME
I have been trying to re-create that muffin, but I will say that I came up with a yummy way to make 8 mini-bundt cakes…which are wonderful little gifts this time of year.
You can also use this recipe for one large bundt cake or for 3 loaves…it is a good one.
You will need:
4 cups of peeled and chopped apples ( I like Honeycrisp the best)
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of soda
1 cup of vegetable oil ( I actually like Wesson best)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts ( I roast them in the oven and then chop to enhance the flavor)
Let’s do this stir by hand recipe:
- Stir the apples and sugar together and set aside to stand for 1 hour. Stir it every 10-15 minutes.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl with a whisk
- Then stir all of the ingredients together any way you like. Mix well and place in your pans
- I cook it at 350…and it takes about 30 minutes for the mini cakes…about 1 hour and 15 minutes for the large one.
While they are warm, cover with caramel ice cream sauce…it really adds to the flavor. Liked a baked caramel apple!
Then steep a mug of hot Christmas tea and settle down for some cozy weekend perfect yumminess!
You can also listen at that time to Susan Blakey and I discuss how Golden Spring and Autumn palettes prepare for the winter season. It is always fun to discuss wearing color with Susan. COLOR DISCUSSION HERE.
Supplies you might need for the weekend:
Now, I am curious! How many of you would be interested to see more toppers offered in reversible designs for different color palettes. I think it is a great idea, but I may be in the minority. Please share and thank you to those who read and join in!
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By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: This post features a garment I was gifted, but the words are my own.
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