I made a Polish apple cake tonight. We had some friends over and thought it sounded like a safe new recipe.
It’s pretty huh. 🙂 It has 6 apples inside plus a large handful of raisins.
This is how a Pole would serve it probably. Warm with maybe a dolop of cream…but I am American. Can’t ignore it. And although it was super tasty I couldn’t help myself- I had to add a cinnamon glaze. Because apples and cinnamon are the best of friends.
I served it warm. One surprising thing was how dense it was. I couldn’t finish one piece! I have half left over….this is an open invitation to come over and take a piece. Please. 🙂
Will totally make this cake again and you should too! Pretty healthy, super easy and would be great served hot or cold.
I made a random apple tart. Partially random. I bought a package of pie crust and it came with two crusts. 🙂 So I made it with Trav in mind. One of his favorite desserts is apple pie. Thus this easy peezy artistic apple tart.
The stand it’s on is made from two pieces I found at Goodwill. I like it. It makes me happy. 🙂
The tart is, as I said above, just one of those refrigerated crusts. I think this is about 3 apples with a little flour, 1/4 cup sugar and butter to top. The flour I just sprinkled in. Sorry, no amount there. Make it for a ‘oh crap there’s company coming over and I have no dessert’ night. It’s awesome! 🙂
Easy amazing meal that both Trav AND Emma loved. It’s just any cut pork chop (2) you like with chopped apple (2), half a yellow onion, carrots (2) and spices. The spices are just pepper, salt and then cinnamon.
To. Die. For. Promise.
I couldn’t get an after picture cause to family wanted to eat immediately!
I made twice baked potatoes with it. Perfect with the amazing fall weather we’ve been having. Happy Thursday!
I grew up in a pretty traditional home. My mom is German and so I grew up thinking sauerkraut and schmarm was a staple in every home across America. Sure I think cold macaroni salads are puke worthy and -prepare yourself- I don’t like the taste of chocolate. It doesn’t mean I like weird things…that was until today. You know when you go to a fancy dancy restaurant and they have special sandwiches that have cranberry cream cheese spread and apples on their sandwiches? I would always, and I mean always, roll my eyes and settle on the turkey or ham sandwich. Oh yeah. I like adventure. 😉
Anyways, I was looking through past posts and was sickened by all the sweet things I make. No, it does NOT mean I will stop (hehe) but it means I need a little more green leafy veggies and fruits in my diet. I was, randomly, craving a sandwich for lunch and decided that not only was I going to make myself one but I would branch out of my…shall we say ‘traditional’ style of sandwiches. Thus became this sandwich…I was really wary of taking that first bite. And the truth was I really really like it! I’m shocked. I actually put apples in my sandwich and ate it. Unbelievable. The fat lady has sung people. I hope you enjoy it- it’s very pretty looking. (it had to be or why else would I eat it?!)
It’s made of:
Plain Cream Cheese with salt and pepper smushed in it
Regular Wheat Bread- oh man I wish I had Chibata or something else fancy like those pretty food blogs…
Turkey slices (I kinda branched out)
Apple slices cut thinly
*the trick is to cut the apple and onion the same thickness so they even out each other taste wise. I’m going to make this this week when a friend comes over- sure to impress and really flavorful. You can even make it into a fancy appetizer. Please try it and let me know how you like it!
Yesterday was of course, full and busy. There always seems to be a day where we aren’t resting…hmmm. Not OK. Anyhoo, while Trav was at church early because of vocal rehearsals (he’s on worship team) Emma and I went to a birthday party. Emma was adorable but was overwhelmed. After a while she wanted me to pick her up and she pointed to the door saying ‘Car, Car..’ Awww my little introvert- I love her. Here are some pictures of the party.
Fast forward to today. Today is Monday. Monday is Alexis’ day. I do not make anything extra special (ie. chocolate cakes, granola, cookies, trail mix, etc) I do not make plans with friends. I lounge and do whatever I want. One day a week is enough for me. 🙂 I did make crepes for breakfast and enjoyed them. We’ve had a nice relaxing day…and I think the next relaxing day might be…next Monday. *sigh. I think blogging helps me during the hard days and helps me have a positive attitude with our crazy schedule. I am always thinking about what good pictures I could take to blog about. Right now, I’m obsessed with canning…oh and a friend and I are making berry jam Wednesday. I really hope it turns out OK.
Another subject…kinda…Travis LOVES apple pie (it’s OK to me, I prefer cherry) so I am wanting to make and can apple pie filling. Just buy a box of apples and that makes about 8 huge pints of filling! That’s 8 PIES! So in January, all I’ll need to do is make a crust, pour and bake. That is my kind of baking. Enjoy your Monday.