Fall Apples

The apples are ready to picked in the back yard. We have Granny Smith  and will get to the Pippin’s this week. 

Last year because of a lack of bees, we had very few apples. I heard from  a friend (the wine making family) that a virus lowered the bee population in 2006, so all fruits had a poor harvest.

First up for baking, will be an apple crisp. Maybe with some vanilla ice cream. Yum! Yum! 

I am searching for my Apple Crisp recipe and found this Apple Pie recipe. 

PERFECT APPLE PIE 

USE TWO DEEP DISH PIE CRUSTS FILLING

6 CUPS THINLY SLICED PEELED APPLES

¾ CUP SUGAR

2 TBS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

¾ TSP CINNAMON

¼ TSP SALT

1/8 TSP NUTMEG

1 TBS LEMON JUICE

1 TBS BUTTER* DOT BUTTER ALL OVER FILLING

 HEAT OVEN 425 F. IN LARGE BOWL, COMBINE ALL FILLING INGREDIENTS; TOSS LIGHTLY. SPOON INTO PASTRY LINED PAN. TOP WITH REMAINING PASTRY; FOLD EDGE OF TOP PASTRY UNDER BOTTOM PASTRY. PRESS TOGETHER TO SEAL; FLUTE EDGE. CUT SLITS OR SHAPES IN SEVERAL PLACES IN TOP PASTRY. BAKE AT 425 F. FOR 40-45 MINUTES OR UNTIL APPLES ARE TENDER AND CRUST IS GOLDEN BROWN.

Oil Painting

My daughter (who just turned 16) has wanted to get into big sister’s (almost 20) oil paints all week. Today we got out the supplies.  It was her first attempt at oils. I am so glad to see her take an interest. She draws very well, but has never wanted to paint before. I know for myself, I must doing a little something crafty and creative several times a week just for my over all health. I am glad to see my children be creative through out the week. They often just join in what I am working on. Oil Painting

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