Thursday, October 14, 2010

Easy Upside Down Apple Crisp

- Check your oven for Matchbox cars and wayward Playmobile figures. 
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Melt a stick of butter in the microwave and pour it into a pan; this step is Mommy-only.
- Mix a half cup of sugar, a cup of flour, and a cup of oatmeal along with a tablespoon of cinnamon and half teaspoons of cloves and nutmeg in a large bowl. This is the perfect step for a three-year old boy who is in dire need of a nap. Dump this dry mixture on top of the melted butter. When said boy isn't looking, attempt to even out the mixture.
- Don't bother to peel the apples; this is semi-healthy apple crisp. Have big girls carefully cut dollar store apples into thin wedges, taking turns with the good knife. Ask question- Did these apples get washed? Check on baby and then make plans to get that little boy down for a nap.  Big girls- work quickly so the apples don't brown. Throw apples into the pan on top of butter and dry mixture.
- Sprinkle a little extra sugar and cinnamon on top and cover with foil so it doesn't dry out- another good step for a little one.
- Place in toy-free oven and wait a little over thirty minutes until the kitchen smells yummy. In the meantime, put boy to sleep, do some laundry, get the girls back to some school work, check on baby and make a cup of tea.
- Call the girls back into the kitchen to clean up a flour spill; then get them back to school work.
- Check the spice jars for loose shaker lids to avert future disasters.
- Run to the oven to take out crisp before it is too crispy.
- Leave covered so that it will still be warm after dinner (bean soup and big girl-made garlic bread). Serve crisp with vanilla ice cream. Everyone knows that vanilla ice cream covers a multitude of sins.
- Say a prayer and have a good appetite! 


 A Prayer Before Meals:

The poor shall eat and be filled, and they that seek the Lord shall praise him; their hearts shall live for ever and ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. 
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, for the sake of the prayers of Thy most pure Mother and all the saints, have mercy on us. Amen

4 comments:

  1. I'm going to do this. Sounds like your house is busy, but filled with delicious smells.
    I can taste it now, almost.

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  2. I'M NOW FOLLOWING LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER. I WISH I COULD BE AS CREATIVE AS I FEEL. SHE'S HOW I FEEL

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  3. "Like Mother, Like Daughter" is probably my favorite blog- just the right blend of spirituality and homemaking for this stage in my life.

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  4. I want your soup recipes. You've always been a natural cook and baker. Auntie Leila is da bomb!

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