Smackers, I have to tell you....getting back into the swing of things is kicking my boo-tay! I had forgotten, or rather, probably blocked it from memory, just how much of a whirlwind, trainwreck, oh my God I'm going to kill someone, mornings can be with two ADHD boys, one ADHD mom and oh yeah, now I have a toddler to top it all off! HOLY SMOKES BATMAN!
I have been literally coming home and collapsing into my recliner. Last night I fell asleep in the recliner at 8:30pm. BDC woke me and told me to go to bed like I was one of the kids. I didn't argue. Just got up and went straight to bed. He didn't have to tell me twice. I was out like a light.
Hopefully I will get this all down to a science and Casa di Romano will be working like a well oiled machine in short order. Until then, you'll have to bear with me. I have been promising a Back to School review/giveaway for a week now. I WILL GET IT UP TOMORROW. It's an awesome giveaway and I can't wait to share it with you all.
So...APPLES! Stephanie over at Babes Rockin' Mami asked for a this theme and ever since she suggested it I have been craving good old fashioned apple crisp. There isn't anything fancy about this dish. Nothing pretentious. It's just homey. Perfectly delicious!
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
5 medium Gala apples peeled, cored and sliced
1 lemon juiced
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 granulated sugar
1/2 Quaker Rolled oats
6 tablespoons cold butter
pinch of Kosher salt
Peel, core and slice apples. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the sliced apples and toss.
In a small bowl mix the dark brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over apples and combine well.
In another mixing bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, oats and salt. Cut in the 6 tablespoons of butter until well mixed. I use my fingers usually. Don't over work with your hands though, you want the butter to stay cold.
Butter a 9in glass pan. Cover the bottom with the apples. Top with crumbled oat mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown and crispy.
Serve over vanilla ice cream.
There you have it Smackers! Good old fashioned yummy to your tummy apple crisp just like grandma used to make. You could certainly use whatever apples you like best in this recipe. I use dark brown sugar in most of my baking because I think it has a richer flavor. However, light brown sugar will work as well.
It's your turn....link up and share your favorite apple recipes! Don't forget to throw apples into all sorts of things this fall. They are wonderful in a spinach salad. Toss them with baby spinach, dried cranberries, bacon crumbles, gorgonzola cheese and some pecans with a dijon vinaigrette. That is heavenly. A thin slice of apple in turkey sandwiches with a creamy cheese is fabulous! Apples add a sweetness and tartness that is irreplaceable!
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?