I spent half my day on the look-out for my reading glasses. I have many pairs, but let's face it, there is always one that you favor. I found myself opening drawers and lifting lids off dishes thinking I just may find them in there. Not likely!
Then as the day wore on and I took a drive over to feed the ferals, I stepped out of the car and saw something sticking out of the snow next to their feeding spot.
Well, I'm sure you guessed right.
I wondered how many wild creatures were baffled as to what this was and wondering could they eat it. Can you picture the raccoons with their human-like fingers trying them on just for a laugh.
I expect they were in my pocket when I leaned over to place the food down.
Now, I don't want anyone to tell me I should have them on a chain around my neck like some 'older' women. It's not going to happen. Nope, don't go there, nuh uh, no way.
I imagine it was the spray that was being used at that time that would cause my throat to feel like I was being strangled from behind. Nasty stuff. I tried peeling the apple but it didn't help. For 15 years I would have to bake the apple to eat it. I wanted so badly to bite into a crisp, red Mac or a sweet Granny apple. I would try another bite once in awhile but instantly I knew that was a mistake. Apples were everywhere and just the sight of one would frustrate me to no end.
Much like this little guy.
Then, just as suddenly, it was over. I picked up an apple one day to see if I would feel that very strange sensation in my throat and I didn't. The apple-eating marathon began. I have been eating an apple a day since.
This week I plan to bake with apples.
If you have one hour to spare, bake this cake.
It is scrumpdillyishus and you can add a dollop of whipping cream and a pinch of cinnamon on top to make it your new favorite apple cake.
Deep Dish Apple Cake
1 1/4c white sugar
1/2 c oil (I use olive)
1 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsp orange juice
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
12 apples, pealed and sliced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sprinkle apples in bottom of a casserole dish with 1/4 c of cinnamon and sugar. In a bowl, beat eggs, 1 c sugar & the vanilla.
Add oil, orange juice alternately with dry ingredients.
Beat until smooth. Spoon batter all over the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
When cooled, slice and serve with a dollop of whipping cream and a pinch of cinnamon on top.