It’s been SO long since my last post, please forgive the long hiatus! When I started back at work, I found that the time I usually set aside for sitting down at the computer and writing my posts was gone! I have really missed it though, and have been storing up lots of pictures and recipes to share with you all :)
We traveled to Lake Tahoe a couple months ago for my husband’s family reunion. We spent the week relaxing at the pool, mini-golfing and bowling with our kids and their cousins, going fishing for crawdads, and just spending quality time together. It was really wonderful, and I hope we can make it a yearly tradition. My husband’s family used to spend a lot of time there as kids, so it was fun to hear them reminiscing about things they used to do, that now our kids can enjoy! There’s something about the natural beauty and the pace of life in Lake Tahoe that really resonates with me!
One night my in-laws had their friends over for dinner, so we made my favorite chicken parmesan recipe and apple crisp for dessert. I had never made the apple crisp recipe before, but Patrick said it was amazing! I actually made it for him again a few weeks later for his birthday (instead of cake!)
Start by peeling and slicing 5 medium apples (I used a combination of Granny Smith and Gala apples). Place in a pie plate or casserole dish. Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon together and combine with the apple slices. Pour water over the top.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter. This will make a nice crumbly dough. Sprinkle over the top of the apples and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Best Apple Crisp
slightly adapted from allrecipes.com
5 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
1 T all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
Place sliced apples in a pie plate or casserole dish. Mix granulated sugar, flour, and cinnamon together. Combine with the apples and pour water over top.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter until it forms large crumbs. Top the apples with the crumb mixture, making sure to cover the whole surface.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Please share what’s new in your life! What have been the highlights of your summer so far?