Saturday, November 8, 2008

This and That….plus Dessert!


First of all, here is what Joseph looks like right now.



This must be his favorite place to sleep, because this is him a few nights ago.IMG_8318

Notice the addition of blankets tucked around the mattress tonight.  The poor man’s flannel sheet set.

Today was a busy day full of “to do” items.  Unfortunately, I only got every task 3/4 of the way done, so I cannot check anything off of my list. (which, as everyone knows, is the most exciting part of a to do list!)

I only planted about 3/4 of my 100 bulbs before it started to rain. (I cringe as I imagine my mom reading this.  Planting bulbs in November!!  I know, I know, I should have done it sooner.  But, on the Today show this morning, they had a flower expert who said that he ALWAYS plants his bulbs in November… so I figure that I am okay.)

I only cleaned 1 and a half bathrooms before it was time to get Joseph lunch.

You get the idea.

We also did a lot of childproofing, because Joseph has been walking, walking, walking today.  Only a few steps at a time, but over and over again.  It is time.

I am in a great mood tonight, though, because I got up with Joseph early this morning.  Which means that tomorrow is MY turn to sleep in!! Lalalala!!  It is heavenly to hear his voice on the monitor, “gently” nudge Brian, and go back to sleep.  Sigh.

I am even going to stay up late for Saturday Night Live.  I wonder if Obama will be on?  Not like he has anything else to do…

In other news, Joseph got a new pair of shoes in the mail yesterday!  They are elephants!!IMG_8321   Aren’t they soooo cute?!  He loves them.  Unfortunately, they got a bit scuffed while playing with Daddy at the park today, but I am trying to tell myself that that’s what they are for!

Okay, now it is time to get serious. 

I got this recipe from a friend, and I had a bunch of apples, so I decided to try it.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Yum!  Do yourself a favor, and make this, IMMEDIATELY!!

I seriously made a whole batch, gave Brian a bite, then ate them all.  I made a second batch, Brian had two bites, and I ate them all again.

You snooze, you lose in this house.

Fried Cinnamon Apples:

Cut up a few apples into thin slices. (I left the skin on for nutritional value.  Aren’t I healthy?)

Melt 1 to 1and1/2 Tb. butter in a frying pan.

Throw in those apples, stirring them occasionally, until they are tender, but still a little crisp.  (I think it took mine about 3-5 minutes.)

Dump them onto a plate, and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar.

Let them sit for a few seconds so that the sugar will absorb into the butter, but eat them while they are still hot.


You could also just use cinnamon if you are trying to cut back on your sugar.  You silly people, you.

These are much better than baked apples, somehow.

You’re welcome.


T Rex Mom said...

He looks so peaceful! I will try the apple recipe since I have several Brown Box apples to use up before giving the rest to my horse. I didn't get any of my chores done today either but tomorrow is another day!!! I, too, will be anxious to see who's on SNL - I try to watch at least the into every week!

Momma said...

Dad and I are SO going to try that recipe...right now, as a matter of fact. Neither of us wants to go to the store but we are feeling snacky. (Truthfully, we go to the neighborhood grocery so often to buy candy that we are both too embarrased to go again!) So... I assume you intend for us to melt butter, right? It didn't say. Also, I have the cutest little cinnamon bear that Christin gave me several years ago, sugar and cinnamon already mixed together. How handy is THAT?!!

Maureen said...

Love the elephant shoes... scuffs and all! I have to agree, that apple recipe looks delicious, maybe I'll give it a try :)