Lemon Olive Oil Tart

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you are doing well.  I shared my afternoon snack over on IG recently and wanted to share the recipe for this yummy treat with y’all.  It’s so easy that even Presley can follow the recipe, and I love that it has olive oil in the crust.  Delicious and the perfect flavor for summer. Try it, and you will love it! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1½ cups all-­purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup extra-­virgin olive oil

Filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-­purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoonsalt
  • 3 large eggs plus 3 large yolks
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus ½ cup juice, zested and squeezed from 3 lemons
  • ¼ cup extra-­virgin olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the crust: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, sugar, and salt together in bowl. Add oil and water and stir until uniform dough forms. Using your hands, crumble three-quarters of dough over bottom of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press dough to even thickness in bottom of pan. Crumble remaining dough and scatter evenly around edge of pan, then press crumbled dough into fluted sides of pan. Press dough to even thickness. Place pan on rimmed baking sheet and bake until crust is deep golden brown and firm to touch, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.
  2. For the filling: About 5 minutes before crust is finished baking, whisk sugar, flour, and salt in medium saucepan until combined. Whisk in eggs and yolks until no streaks of egg remain. Whisk in lemon zest and juice. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly and scraping corners of saucepan, until mixture thickens slightly and registers 160 degrees, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Off heat, whisk in oil until incorporated. Strain curd through fine-mesh strainer set over bowl. Pour curd into warm tart shell.
  4. Bake until filling is set and barely jiggles when pan is shaken, 8 to 12 minutes. Let tart cool completely on wire rack, at least 2 hours. Remove outer metal ring of tart pan. Slide thin metal spatula between tart and pan bottom, then carefully slide tart onto serving platter. Cut tart into wedges, wiping knife clean between cuts if necessary, and serve. (Leftovers can be wrapped loosely in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)

Friday What?

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you are doing amazing.  Today, I am sharing 5 things for our Friday.  So, grab your coffee and enjoy! XO

Is anyone else watching this on repeat??  I hadn’t watched it before, but consider me a fan! It is fantastic.

Honestly, I am not reading much right now, but I am listening to a ton of podcasts.  Beth Moore is my favorite at the moment. Did you know that she has a ton of podcasts available?  So good.

Nothing fancy, but cooking and eating in a new kitchen is just fun.  On this night, we made burgers and enjoyed the extra time at home.  What a blessing.

Have you seen the CUTE summer options at Walmart lately.   I am loving the CUTE and vibrant options for summer.

like this fun top

and these shorts.  I picked these up this week, and they are so fun and summery.  And, only $10!  Crazy!

I missed the boat on these overalls in my size, but I am obsessed with them.  They are $35 and wanted to share in case they have your size.

Also loving this yellow dress for summer

this striped bag

and this macrame bag.   So cute!

This Bible verse has been playing on my heart for 2020…sharing here in case you needed to see this one too!

Happy Friday, my friends! I will see you back here on Monday.  I have some fun things planned!  Much love, Narci

Life Lately

Hey, hey y’all!!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope you are doing well.  :). These past few weeks have been a little bit of this and little bit of that! 

This week has been soccer signing day.  It was all digital this year ….and is going to look super different come play time, but this small promise of return to soccer has been good for Luke’s heart.  

These days are time with my best girl

and our front porch is coming along.  We are slowly but surely pulling things together.  I would love to add some kind of paint or texture to the porches….I am looking at some CUTE options for projects. 🙂

This candle is burning in my kitchen, and it smells divine!  

My friends the cows on my walk. 😉

They just watch me when I walk by everyday, so I stopped and introduced myself a few days ago. It was starting to feel a little awkward.  haha.

Life has been man’s best friend with Rob in the kitchen.   He is definitely her favorite.  :).   I found this cute rug in Hobby Lobby, and you can find my hand towels ….that are a similar style, here

It’s also been fireworks in the backyard for a fun 4th of July.

and the best Strawberry pie of your life.  Trust me: you need this in your world.

Festive memories…

and seeing our little girl making new fun memories!

And, finally, church online in the living room.  What a blessing to be able to worship in this way during these uncertain times. 

On Friday, I am sharing a Day in the Life.  Can’t wait to see you then! XOXO Narci

Happy 4th!

Hey, hey!  Happy Fourth from my house to yours! I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  I am taking today off to be with my family, but I just wanted to take a minute to stop in and let you know that I was thinking about you.

Our first 4th of July at the new house was super sweet.  Nothing too fancy, but slow and simple and perfect for us.  I will make sure to share details on Wednesday and follow it up with a Day in the Life on Friday.  A fun week ahead for sure.  See you then!

XOXO Narci

 

4th of July Treat: Strawberry Pie Recipe

Happy Friday, friends! I don’t know about you, but our 4th of July is going to look a little different around here.  Normally, it’s parades and fireworks, but this year calls for some extra time at home (due to Covid)…and as much as I would like to get back to normal, I am trying to make the days as fun as possible.  That means lots of time outside and a special 4th of July treat…I have to say that I found this recipe here a while back, and I am so thankful that I did.  It’s the perfect Strawberry  pie recipe to brighten up your 4th of July celebration.  I’m going to be making this today, and I will be sure to share over on my stories later today. Check it out!  You will love it. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F . Place a drip pan on the lowest shelf to catch pie juices.
  • To Make Topping: In a medium bowl, mix until fluffy the 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, butter, and nutmeg.
  • Place cleaned strawberries in a deep bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and cornstarch. Gently coat berries with this mixture; be careful not to crush berries.
  • Pour berries into prepared pie crust mounding them in the middle; mounding is necessary as the berries will sink as they bake. Cover berries with crumb topping and top crumbs with about 15 pea-sized blobs of butter. Wrap edges of pie crust with foil to prevent burning.
  • Bake pie in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for an additional 40 minutes. When there are 10 minutes left of baking, sprinkle a little extra sugar over crumb topping and then finish baking.

 

Amazon Lately

Hey, hey!! Happy Wednesday, from my crew to yours.  4th of July weekend is almost here, and we are celebrating at home this year…..Our new pool should be ready for swimming  by then and we now live in an area where we are allowed to shoot off fireworks…I am thinking this year will be lots of fun, in it’s own way!

Today, I am sharing about my favorite Amazon finds from the last  few weeks!  Let’s get started. 🙂

First off, I just have to share about this eyebrow shaper.  I think I have shared before that my eyebrows can quickly move to crazy long and bushy, so it’s hard to keep them in check during this covid season! I decided to try this out, and I LOVED it and results I got so much!

My kids received a snow cone machine as a Christmas present a few years ago, and it was time to replenish our snow cone syrup stash.   I loved this kit, because it came with cups and straws.  Perfect!

I picked up this cute jute rug for our mudroom, and I got a great deal on it–it was under $25!

I picked up this chalk paint to repaint our patio table.  I have used this brand a few times prior, and it always applies nicely and looks fantastic.

I shared these pink earrings a few weeks ago, but I am wearing them so often that I wanted to share them with you again.  :). They are the perfect pop for all your summer outfits.

See you back here on Friday for my favorite Strawberry Pie recipe.  It’s perfect for all your 4th of July celebrations!

House Project: Chair Swings Refresh

Hey, hey!  Happy Monday.  This weekend was mostly filled with house stuff…just lots of small details that still needed to be done around here.  I do feel like we rounded a corner on Saturday though and suddenly, it’s really feeling like a home.  Like I finally exhaled and relaxed.

For this move, I am using mostly things that we already own, refreshing them a little bit when needed…and the easiest way to do that is with some paint.  It’s inexpensive, and relatively easy to use.  Especially, spray paint.  And, luckily this project just needed some spray paint for a fun new look!

These  chair swings are from our old house.  Over the years, they rusted, so we took them down before listing.

I knew it was one of the first projects I wanted to complete at the new house.   So, when I found myself with a clear day, I grabbed all the pieces, assembled them….

brushed them lightly with a wire brush and some sand paper

and started painting.  Have I mentioned that we have alot of sod to lay down around here?  It’s the worst time to do so in Texas (because of the heat), so we have to wait for it to cool off before we can do this.I am not going to lie, It’s very tempting to try now though.

They were a great taupe color before, but I painted them a light grey to keep it in line with the color theme we have going on in the backyard.  

I think they turned out great!

The top of the stand is about 8 feet tall, and I used 4 cans of this spray paint for this project.  :). You can find a similar stand here and the exact chair swings here if you are interested in a similar look for yourself. Or maybe you have something that you can spray paint in your home for a fresh new look. It’s a great project for these extra days at home. ❤️

See you back here on Wednesday, friends, for what I’ve been finding on Amazon lately! XOXO Narci

Friday What

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you had a good week.  Last night on my instastories, I asked for you to share what areas you are struggling with so we can talk about them via the scripture…and my heart just broke.  It’s interesting, because I know my readers are from all over, but you guys are feeling the same level of heaviness that I know alot of the people I know in Texas are feeling.  I’ll be sharing some scriptures on Wednesday mornings to help.  These times are so hard.  Let’s walk it all together.

Today is going to be short and sweet.  I am running behind this week, so just a quick share on what I am watching, reading, eating….let’s go…

Okay, technically, I am listening to this and not watching, but did you know that Beth Moore does podcasts?  Where have I been?

I listened to this one on Thursday morning, and it ministered to my heart so deeply.  Just like her studies, it requires you to pay close attention, but you will love this and her I am sure.

Right now in my quiet time, I am reading through the book of Acts.

In 2020, I am reading through different books of the Bible and journaling as I go…this has been such a blessing to me and really deepened my understanding of the Bible.

Cooking in a new kitchen is so fun.  We aren’t making anything crazy complicated,  but after several weeks of showing a house, packing up a house, moving, and unpacking…simple things like making pasta and cutting a watermelon are extra sweet.

 

I will be honest…I am not buying much right now.  When we moved, we realized how much we have that we don’t need.  The biggest area that needed some help though was the porch and backyard spaces.  So, I did grab these great outdoor pillows to spruce things up just a bit.  I love them!

The country life.  haha! On my walks, I am loving all of the nature.

I am getting used to the bugs and starting to identify what sounds I am hearing at night and early in the morning.  This precious dog joined me for part of my walk the other day.  He was sweet as can be.  I think his nature is to herd and protect, so I am sure he thought he was just doing his job by being my escort.  I love that.

Also, you know I am always ready to poke fun at myself…On Saturday morning, I got myself stuck in the mud at the end of our driveway. Oh my gosh. haha.  I am confident that every single farmer that drove by chuckled to himself. City rookie mistake.  Proud to say that I have kept all my wheels on the gravel since then.  I am learning! 😉

Have a great weekend, y’all.  I will be back here on Monday with you!  I am doing a spray paint project this weekend, so I hope to be able to share the pics from that on here.   See you then! XOXO Narci

House Update

Happy Wednesday, y’all!  I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to be back in the groove here. We are far from finished with the house stuff, but we are making some headway

My front door is looking super festive with this CUTE lemon door hanging right now!  It has the fruit of the spirit verse written all over it, and it’s darling!  My friend Hollye is selling these and other CUTE signs as well!

The kitchen is looking super pretty!   Bar stools are in, and everything is unpacked!  Someone asked if I am loving the new floors and they are proving to be fantastic. So much easier to keep clean, and so fresh and light!

Where I spend most of my evening while I am cooking. 🙂

And, no..no we have not found our precious furniture feet yet.  We took them off so they fit better in the moving truck, and that has proven to not be the best of choices.  😉

So far, we’ve so enjoyed the space…..and the sunrises and sunsets have been so just breathtaking,

All of us are adjusting nicely to the country life, as you can see. 🙂

I will see you back here again on Friday for more of what’s been going on!  See you then, XO Narci

Hey there!

Happy Monday from my crew to yours!  Well, we are in our new house! So fun, right?!

I would definitely say that there is no tired like moving tired.  I am beat!

I am going to spend the next few days doing important things like going through boxes and LOOKING FOR THE FEET TO THE LIVING ROOM FURNITURE (seriously, where are they? hahaha!) but I promise to be back on Wednesday with some more details on the move and what we have been up to!

In the meantime, I would say that country life is agreeing with us…that’s for sure! XOXO Narci