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September 4th, 2005

Yesterday I was upstairs on the bed with the heating pad on my belly while the kids were reading their books downstairs. Between the quiet, warmth from the heating pad, and the nice breeze from the open window, I fell asleep. Next thing I knew, Joe was on his way out to pick up the pizza we had decided to order for dinner. Talk about a perfect day. It doesn’t take much, really.

After dinner we shared a piece of pecan caramel apple pie we got at the apple orchard earlier in the day. I’m a bit disappointed in the orchard this year because they fenced off the kids’ play area so they could charge admission. That’s like charging admission to a park. They wanted $4 per person, which included parents who were required to accompany their kids. So it would have cost us $16 for the kids to play on a slide, a hay bale, and in some corn. Isn’t that the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard? We only spent about an hour at the orchard. Just enough time for me to get a few photos, while the kids picked two 1/2 pecks worth of apples. We are now proud owners of 10 lbs. of fresh-off-the-tree Gala and Ozark Golds. Joe made apple pancakes today, but we’re going to have to find some more apple recipes so these beauties don’t go to waste.

This sounds good, doesn’t it?

Warm Apple Crisp

5 apples, peeled cored & sliced
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cold

Arrange apples in a buttered 2 quart casserole. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugars and cinnamon. Cut in butter dry mixture to make crumbs. Cover apples with crumbs. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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  1. September 5th, 2005 at 00:37 | #1

    I have a recipe for apple crisp that’s somewhat similar but I think takes more apples and less time to bake. It is the best thing ever! I’ll post the recipe tomorrow if I remember.

    Another good thing is just baked apples. Core them, put some butter and brown sugar in the middle and bake them. They get all smooshy and warm and good, especially for the fall.

  2. Jenniyb
    September 5th, 2005 at 11:44 | #2

    I make apple crisp pretty much exactly like that and I love it. It’s so incredibly easy and really tasty!

  3. September 6th, 2005 at 11:45 | #3

    I LOVE apple crisp! I have another apple recipe for you to try: Country Apple Tart. I scanned it so you can see the end result: http://www.kristi.net/countryappletart.jpg

    It’s so good and so easy. I recommend Pilsbury brand pie crust – it’s tasty and comes with 2 crusts so you’ll be able to make 2 tarts. And I strongly suggest you cook it on baking parchment paper (so it won’t stick). Hope you like it!

  4. September 6th, 2005 at 17:27 | #4

    That’s hi-way robbery to charge that much for so little. Creeps! At least you got some great apples. When we went to visit some friends in Chicago a few years ago, it was about this time of year – we went into Wisconsin to pick some apples and stop at some place for some fab Wisconsin cheese. Yum!

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