Monday, September 06, 2010

Apples Make it a Bit Better

Okay, I admit it - I am not going easily into the new season of Fall. I love summer, not so much due to the heat, but due to all the things one might do to fill in a day. Walks, parks, outdoor concerts, dining al fresco, dipping toes in bodies of water, opening windows, watering flowers, ice cream stands, trips to the cabin, summer weddings...and so on. Whenever Labor Day comes around, I feel a bit sad. However, today turned out to be a great kick-off for the Fall season when we had spur-of-the-moment outing with Anne, Jed and Ellie to a nearby apple orchard. The weather was warm enough, but not too hot. The McIntosh apples were ready for picking!
Ellie thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well. The apples were just right for her little hands to grasp, and she loved (of course) putting them in her mouth. With no teeth, she really didn't have a chance to choke on anything.
Once we got back home, it was time to make the Apple Crisp. This recipe was provided by Joan G. in our LCC cookbook (don't you just love church cookbooks?).
6 peeled, cored and sliced apples (or more if small apples)
1 c. sugar
2 T. flour
Place sliced apples in a 9 x 9 pan. Cover with sugar and flour, sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix together topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of apples. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 -3/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. brown sugar
I think I'm feeling better already!


Linnea said...

Deb, I also lament summer's end every year...but thanks for looking at the bright side. I'll have to try your apple crisp recipe soon.For now, I'm in denial with berries, peaches, and corn on the cob in the fridge!

The Lindahl News said...

Linnea, thanks for letting me know of your "treatment" with berries, peaches and corn on the cob. Whatever it takes, right?

Timi + Andrew said...

This is the cutest blog with the best pictures of Ellie by far! So cute!

Anne said...

Apple picking = much fun! My favorite two parts of the day...#1: Fellowship....#2: Watching Ellie eat and play with eaten and uneaten apples. What a love! Thanks for the suggestion of apple picking for the day! :)