Friday, October 31, 2008

A Little Taste of Fall

Picture from net.

Apple Crisp
Pillsbury Cookbook

6 C. (6 medium) peeled, sliced cooking apples
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. water
3/4 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C. butter

Heat oven to 375. Place apples in 8 or 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice and water. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender.

Why I torture myself by baking delicious treats when I can't partake is beyond me! :) Seriously though, I really enjoy baking. Cooking, not so much.

I took one little taste of one little apple so I could decide if I liked this recipe or not. I LIKE IT. :) My husband LOVED IT. I served it up with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and he went back for seconds.

I think I will make this for Thanksgiving since Great Grandma can no longer make her absolutely perfect and most delicious apple pies. This will have to do. And at least we get to have the traditional apple dessert on the table.

Speaking of torture. It's paying off. I'm down 34 pounds and the nurse challenged me to lose 12 more by Thanksgiving. GIVE ME A BREAK. I set my goal for 10 pounds by turkey day. Sheesh.


Donna Boucher said...

Janet!!! That is so amazing!!!
34 pounds!!!

Nancy said you seemed so up and happy the last time she saw you..and that you looked fantastic.

Must have been before the haircut.

Stacey commented on my blog yesterday :o)

Dana said...

Fruit crisps are one of my favorite easy desserts: apples, blueberries, or peaches - I follow the same recipe, which is very similar to yours.

Congrats on the weight loss!!

Amy said...

Nice. I rip out my kitchen and you post this. Who knows how long I'll have to wait to try it.

Congrats on weight loss! That is really fantastic. I can't imagine you have 10 more to lose!

Way to go!

The Arthur Clan said...

I agree with oven still isn't working and you post this yummy recipe! It sounds wonderful.

Super-huge congratulations on your weight loss though. That's an amazing accomplishment!

Angie in OH

Laura said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy - we love apple crisp!

34 pounds is amazing! 12 more in 3 weeks? Isn't that a rather fast weight loss?

Nancy said...

Wow . . . 34 pounds is amazing! I read your blog all the time, but I don't comment very often. Thank you for writing it.

I love to bake too and have also been dieting . . I've lost 14 pounds in 7 weeks. It bothers me more not to bake than not to eat it! But sadly, nobody in my house needs the baked goods. I'm almost ready to start baking for the guys in the data office at work ... they're all young and would appreciate cookies.

Keep up the good work!