Thursday, November 25, 2010

{Happy Thanksgiving!}

Today I am thankful for...

My mom who is visiting me this week, bringing me a suitcase full of spices & holiday decorations 
because she knows I'm lacking.

My dad for visiting me last week, letting me show him what little I've discovered in Arizona so far.

My boyfriend Chris who is willing to wait in the black friday line of horrors, to get my my new TV.

My wonderful friends who I can't wait to see over Christmas, 
and the new wonderful ones who I have met in Arizona.

Nice fall/winter weather in Phoenix.

Breakfast sandwiches at Starbucks.


Making reading a priority again.

My echo-y apartment with no furniture


Stale red vines. 

Back to Thanksgiving.
Today, I am making cinnamon apple crisp
as my contribution to the table.

It has been called 'my signature dessert',
which makes me quite happy.

The trick is to give it a long, loooooong time to marinate before you cook it.

The longer you let it cool, the crispier the crust gets. 
Which really does make it better.
Use your will power.

While you are waiting, you can thaw your favorite ice creams.
Crisp a la mode, 
is more like crisp a la unbelievably delicious.

It can't even help itself. It HAS to be messy and drip over the edge.
It's teasing you.

Happy Thanksgiving all!
Enjoy your turkey, stuffing, tight pants and food coma.
Calories don't count today.

Apple Crisp
Adapted from AllRecipes

  • 10 c. all purpose apples (gala or fiji)
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 tbl. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbl. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. water
Crispy Crust
  • 1 c. oats
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Slice the apples and place the sliced apples in a medium bowl. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all and set aside.
- Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter. 
- Pour apples into a 9x13 inch pan. Crumble oat mixture evenly over the apples. 
- Bake for about 45 minutes. 
- Serve with ice cream!

1 comment:

  1. Calories never count on Thanksgiving, and my mouth is watering looking at that... MISS YOU, SAY HI TO JUDY FOR ME!


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