Thursday, September 18, 2014

Autumn Apple Crisp

We bought a ton of apples and peaches recently from out local packing plant.
9/10th of the box of apples were dried and the peaches were frozen.
I took the last few apples and decided to make an Apple Crisp.
I took instructions from a recipe I found online, mixed it with a peach crisp recipe and added a bit of my own bit to it!
2c Oats (I mixed in about 1/4 cup of almond cranberry granola to make the 2 cups)
2c Brown Sugar (this seemed to be quite a lot. I think I could be reduced down to 1 1/2 c or less.)
1/2c flour
1/3c milk or cream
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
3 Tbsp. flour
3 tsp. Sugar, brown or whatever you have
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
1/2c softened butter
1/2 nuts or seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)
6c Apples
Oil, for casserole dish. I use coconut oil.
Preheat oven to 350*. Grease your 8x8 casserole dish.
Combine the oats, nuts, brown sugar, 1/2c flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter till you get a crumbly texture.
Take 1/3 of the this mixture and press into the bottom of your greased dish.
In a large bowl, toss your apples with the 3tbsp flour and 3 tbsp. sugar, and vanilla. Pour into your casserole dish evenly. Drizzle the milk over this.
Distribute the rest of the crumble evenly over the apples.


Bake uncovered for 40-50 min.


This turned out amazing!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

No Cupboard door delema

When we bought our house, we didn't think that not having cupboard doors would be an issue.

I'm finding that to be quite wrong.

I've tried keeping it tidy and even hung some curtains up to cover them when company comes over. They became more and more chaotic over the last year and a half.



There is no vent over the stove. This is the biggest problem of them all!! All our dishes would end up with a coast of grease and dust no matter what. My husband cooks greasier food than I do, but you still get a residue regardless of what's cooked! I'd love to get doors, at least for the sections over the stove area.

BEFORE:



Here is my temporary solution. I swapped, de-cluttered, and re-organized them!

AFTER:


The curtains will go back up, they are currently in the wash. I will eventually get some sort of doors up, least in the one area. The fund part will be trying to get all the cabochons off!