Monday, September 22, 2008

Friday Follow Up

What a fantastic weekend! The sky was crystal clear, and the temperatures hovered in the mid-70's. I am finally allowing myself to let go of summer and try to embrace fall. It's a challenge I face every year. Your posts have helped tremendously :)

I thought I would follow up with you on a few things that I mentioned in Friday's post.

Our beloved Hawks lost to the Wildcats Friday night. The boys gave it all they had until the end. Unfortunately, the clock ran out too soon. If there had only been time for one more play...... Enthusiasm for the team never waned. I know the photo is dark, but, can you see the Hawk mascot in the middle of the cheerleaders??? Isn't he (or is it a she?) cute? I have no idea who wears the costume.
I woke up Saturday morning ready to tackle those apples. I washed and cored them.
I fried up a whole pan for dinner.
I baked some to eat throughout the week. (This picture was taken before I baked them. I got busy with laundry and forgot to take the "after" photo!)
But I only got half of them finished!!!! WHEW! I am going to try to cook up a few each night this week to put in the freezer.

Some of you asked about freezing apples. I only freeze them once they have been cooked. I core them, but do not peel before cooking. The peel seems to give the cooked apples more flavor. Of course, the white and brown sugar, butter and cinnamon don't hurt either!!!

Cool Breeze has been hankering for some Apple Brown Betty, or Apple Crisp. Does anyone have a good recipe that they would like to share?


Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I love a good apple crisp:) I wish I had a ggod recipe for it but I don't:( Aw, don't ya just love fall & comfort food.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

good recipe...sorry

The Incredible Woody said...

Sorry - I leave all the crisps and cobblers to my stepmother but I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie:)

Mental P Mama said...

What time should I stop by?

Big Hair Envy said...

Hahaha! Dinner will be served at 7:00!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...


I'm leaving right now. Save me some of those darn cooked apples. I'll take extra brown sugar and butter, please.

Thank you.

Travel Girl said...

Those apples sure look good. I can almost smell the cinnamon. I think I would like mine over vanilla ice cream.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lot of apples! When I was a kid, we had three apple trees, and it was crazy trying to find people who'd take them all.

The beets from my Mom's were really good, btw! :p

Anonymous said...

The HAWKS lost???!!!!

Well, bless each and everone of their individual hearts! Foot washing for all, I say!

Now, ya got me jonesing for some of that yummy apple betty. Don't you think that if a person list another person as their new best friend on their blog deserves some delicious and delightful apple betty?

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Is it wrong that I went "oh!" when I saw that line up of tight little tushies? Some of them have to be 18, right? Please say right or else I might have to dive into a pan of Apple Brown Betty to erase the shame.

Living on the Spit said...

We are going up your way to see Senior Sorority Girl (she goes to VCU)this weekend and to go do some shopping at Short Pump...I will be over for some baked apples, thank you!!! Here is my favorite brown betty recipe and it's easy too. I use french baguettes or crossiants for the bread crumbs. It makes it sinful.

4 medium apples, sliced
1 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 to 4 tablespoons fruit juice

Mix bread crumbs, butter, lemon or orange peel, sugar, and cinnamon. Place half of the sliced apples in a buttered baking dish. Cover with half of the bread crumb mixture. Add remaining apple slices and cover with remaining crumb mixture. Moisten with fruit juice. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Serve hot or cold with cream, whipped topping, or ice cream.