Sunday, September 25, 2011

Goodbye Green

Goodbye picnics and beaches and lazy summer hikes. Say hello to cold and black...bone chilling temperatures and mornings so dark they might as well be called night, with frost so thick that the coming snow won't be a surprise.

Not that I'm opposed to autumn, mind you. It's what follows that I'm not thrilled about. So for the moment, I'm choosing to live in denial and revel in the glories of fall.

And what better way than with food? I'm starting to get sick of salads and grilled chicken, anyway. So bring on the soups, the pot roasts and the ultimate of autumnal bliss... Apples!

What's not to love about a crunchy, juicy, sweet combination of yumminess that's good for your pocketbook and your waistline? Win, win, win. Here's my all-time favorite super easy Apple Crisp recipe that'll banish any thoughts of the coming winter.


3 pounds apples
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

1. Peel, core and chop apples. Place in a greased
8 x 8 pan.
2. Mix flour, sugar and butter, then crumble over the top of the apple mixture.
3. Bake at 350 until browned (approximately 45 minutes)

Dollop on a big spoonful of whipped cream, add in a mug of java or tea, then settle into a cozy chair near the fire. And while you're relaxing, don't forget to enjoy a good book. Might I suggest a rousing Viking adventure?

Yes, Vikings and apples go together. They did eat apples, usually of the crab apple variety, along with plums, wild strawberries, and cherries. Tropical fruit, however, was unknown to them.

Find out more about these pillaging plunderers in UNDERCURRENT, a time travel to the age of intrigue, honor, and ruthlessness.

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  1. loved the read, and as I am addicted to apple pie, will definetly give this one a try.
    We are just coming out of winter this side of the world, but for me apple pie works fine in any season.
    love Norms

  2. Vikings do everything great!
    And you are an awesome cook. But the apples--working bushels and testing the trees on the farm is kind of--work.

  3. Are you serious, Lisa? You mean apples don't just show up in the grocery store produce section? Huh.

  4. Hey won't be sorry if you give this recipe a whirl. It's super yumminess!


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