We spend so much time in our lives in a hamster wheel. We just keep going and going until eventually we just crash. What really needs to be done each day? Love. That is all I really have to do. I have to show my family that I love them. Is anything else really necessary? No.
So that is what I have been doing. The dishes have stayed in the sink, meals have been a bit lazy, but my family still knows and see that I love them and truly that is what it is all about.
And now for a few more recipes to add to the collection of 150 that will be coming your way this year. Right now I have an abundance of Apples. I love Apples. Our whole family loves Apples. However, since our oldest had his braces out on it is difficult for him to eat them if I don't cut them really, really small. I love him but who has time for that. I have found a way with some of these recipes to allow us all to enjoy the flavors of Apples, in a new way.
Let me know what you think.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped and pared apples
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
(you can use butter instead of shortening, it changes the texture a little and might be a bit denser but still so yummy)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
Mix 1 cup sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until smooth. Stir in apples and spread the mixture into pan. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over the batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. This should take about 50-60 minutes. Immediately remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.
(You can use self-rising flour and just leave out the baking powder and baking soda)