As mentioned in a previous post we went apple picking in the mountains for Sean’s birthday. We have made many apple goodies and STILL I have lots of apples left! Tomorrow is apple pie day and the rest will be made into apple sauce.
Many, many years ago I took a two day cooking class at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina with my mom. It was absolutely fantastic. We made many delicious dishes and it was great to learn some techniques from their chefs. They have wonderful restaurants and a bakery to die for. When they later put out a cookbook I purchased it immediately.
You just can’t go wrong with apples and peanut butter. It is a snack staple in our house. My boys like to just chow down on an apple, but of course sliced with peanut butter is extra special. If the boys had free access to apples we would probably go through at least ten pounds a week! I can’t fill the fruit bowl anymore because they eat them so quickly, I even find apple cores up in their bathroom trash can or better yet under their beds!
Another apple recipe! We are still working on our large supply of apples and loving every bite of them. This recipe came from a friend when my first two boys were about one and two years old. They were big bean lovers. We started giving them beans shortly after they started solids. They are a great source of fiber, protein, easy to prepare and economical.
Our oldest recently turned six years old. Where on earth does the time go? Was it really six years ago that the doctor (1) told me “it’s a boy” and (2) said he’s big, as in 10 pounds 3.9 ounces?! So anyway, for his birthday we enjoyed a four day weekend in the mountains. The weather was wonderful and on his actual birthday we went apple picking. We went to Skytop Orchard and had so much fun. We picked over 30 pounds of apples!
Yesterday I was going to make coleslaw for dinner. You know, the easy way out using just cabbage and store bought slaw dressing. Then I thought about it, surely I must have something in the house to make it different.