Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.
Fiery foliage and jumping into leaf piles… crisp mornings and warm spices… comfort food and oversized sweaters. I’m technically December-baby but fall in New England is my jam. There’s nothing else quite like it.
Oh and apple picking. Can’t forget apple picking.
One apple-picking-perk? Apple crisp. There’s nothing quite like sweet and spicy warm apples topped with an super crispy, crumbly crust, right? Last weekend, I got together with a couple of my favorite people (…and can’t forget my fave pup, Pebbles!) to tackle crisp-making.
We worked with a super simple recipe from A Family Feast that Amanda found on Pinterest – and doubled up the recipe to up all of the (20+) apples that we had.
Pebbles was super helpful with peeling…
We had fun peeling, chopping, mixing and crumbling — and followed the recipe almost to the tee. We added more oats than it called for – and I’m glad we did. It was definitely a sweet recipe, but not TOO sweet…but it could have gone there reallllly fast. I think if I use this recipe again, I’d use less brown sugar and add more oats.
I mean…c’mon you can’t really go wrong with a buttery, sweet crust? Really buttery…like Paula-Deen-would-approve buttery.
After 40 minutes of hanging out in the oven, it came out golden brown, bubbly and crunchy….
Not too shabby for a Sunday night??
….and breakfast the next morning. Whoops.
Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a fabulous day. Mine wasn’t too shabby. 🙂
I don’t think it would be possible for me to feel down on a day, in Southern NH, that looked like this:
I lived here my whole life, and Fall never ceases to amaze me with it’s…uh…gorgeousness!!
Anyway, I made a trip to Target (which was not as busy as I thought it would be, considering it is Columbus Day) where I pondered buying an espresso maker (I WILL make that purchase soon, though), a tea kettle (the cheapest one they had was $13…no thanks, I can microwave my water in the mug for now) and some notebooks…but again…too much money. $4 for a one subject? c’mon. Those are all things I want — and will probably get at Target in the future when they go on sale..haha…but even though I didn’t really buy anything I set out for it was a successful trip. Why? you ask.
This is why:
Yummmmy! 🙂 haha
And I found awesome slippers:
Haley decided she wanted to check them out while I was taking the picture...haha. No worries she's just a shoe sniffer -- not chewer. 🙂
I am back at my apartment in Boston. I made myself a pretty typical dinner of brown rice with black bean salsa and laughing cow light, and sweet potato fries with honey dijon mustard. I was going to mix the mustard and ketchup together (I know I’m weird), but when I opened up my ketchup (haven’t used it since I bought it), the seal was missing…and though, I totally probably took the seal off after I bought it…I don’t actually remember doing it, and I didn’t want to take my chances. — For the record, I bought the ketchup over a month ago, haha. —
I just finished up my course work for tomorrow, and now I’m enjoying some trail mix (w/ choc covered almonds!)
Hope everyone’s doing well!