Tuesday, October 4, 2011

From The Inside Out

What is it with the weather and the calendar, man?
These last few months have been strange, to say the least.
Flipping the calendar to September suddenly took away hot summer weather and, in an instant, Autumn was here. Not complaining really, there are lots of great things associated with Fall--
the start of a new school year
and all things apple-related
cooler weather
fall festivals
carved and pie
changing colors of the leaves
that crispness in the air.

Flipping the calendar to October usually means more of the above.
But ever since October 1st got here, it's been cold, man.
Like, want to start a fire cold.
The temperature never got higher than the mid-40s today.
We seriously considered starting a fire, but we hate to start so soon on the wood pile.
Instead, I'm turning to baking.
If I can't warm from the outside, well, we can start on the inside.

 Apples.. you can see where this is going, can't you?

Bet you didn't think I was going here.

Anything better in the tummy than warm apple crisp?

 How about vanilla ice cream on top of warm apple crisp!?
Oh yes, the cold is much easier to face when one is warm from the inside out.

Apple Crisp
serves 8
Peel and core 8 apples. Cut into largish pieces and place in baking dish. Sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon on apples and stir to coat.
Combine 1/2 cup  (1 stick) of softened butter, 1/2 c flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and dash of salt. Mix until crumbly.
Pour crumb mixture onto apples and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
Let sit so you don't burn your mouth and serve warm with ice cream.
Say yum!

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