Beeyooteeful October DayPosted: October 23, 2011
It’s another a-MAY-zing fall day….the essence of summer just keeps hanging on. I’ll TAKE it!
In keeping with prolonging the glorious sun and warmth – accompanied with perpetual denial of the wretched weather months to come – DT, the kiddos, and I visited the Richfield farmer’s market in its waning days.
The stands were definitely sparse, but there were apples, pumpkins, and gourds aplenty.
Here’s what we brought home:
We got home just in time to watch the Hawkeyes trample Indiana. Go HAWKS!
This afternoon I decided to make apple crisp to share with mi familia, who came over tonight.
It is my mamma’s recipe, tried and true. Clearly – as you can see by the spattered and worn piece of paper it was written on….this has traveled with me a few miles. Mamma Lori knows apple crisp.
My only deviations: I make 1-1/2 of the crisp. And add a splash of lemon juice on the apples for a slight tang to the already-tart apples and sweet crumble on top.
In the meantime.
I have made a mess.
And massacred opening the flour bag.
After 40-45 minutes in a 375-degree oven, the apple crisp magic happens. And the house smells. SO. Like apple crisp. Right??
In other news, look at this gorgeous bouquet DT picked up at the downtown farmer’s market Thursday:
It seems we had our first hard freeze this week, so we are bidding adieu to our 2011 garden. On a success scale of 1-10, I’d say we came in at about a 4. The first half of the summer produced zilch, but we rebounded over the last two months or so. Here are our final harvests of tomatoes and peppers:
I also must tell you how in love I am with my new Minnetonka moccasins….have I been living under a rock all this time? Moccasins are the most comfortable shoes ever….it’s like never having to remove my slippers when I leave the house. Yah?? YAH??
I LOVE them! I remember having white leather Minnetonkas when I was a kid….you know – the ones with the black nubby gripper things on the bottom? Yep, I had those and proudly trounced around the ‘burbs.
I’m certain I need at least three more pairs in various styles. (Christmas wish list maybe??! Ahem, DT? 😉 )
How is your weekend? Maybe some moccasins would make it sublime?! Or apple crisp. Whatever floats your boat….