Sorry it has been a bit since I last posted here on the blog! Days are filled with all sorts of activities! Most of my time recently has been spent in getting all our tax information ready for our tax man to work on for us. Business taxes must be filed by March 15, so we usually try to get them ready close to the end of February. I had them finished and to our tax consultant yesterday afternoon! Glad that is behind me!
The next event is Barbi’s bridal shower this weekend. Because of her work schedule, she won’t get to arrive here until just about time for the shower to start, and then she needs to leave the following morning! Wish she could stay longer, but at least she’ll be here for a bit. Less than 75 days to the big day!!
Since my last post our weather has turned rather balmy. We went from the frigid temperatures with snow and ice to warm temps (think 70s) with rain, thunder, lightning, and strong winds. Oh, yes, and an earthquake, too! We have definitely experienced a bi-polar southern winter this year! We are actually experiencing more normal temperatures this week as we approach March 1.
This morning while searching my fridge, I noticed that my fruit/vegetable bin still had some apples in it from the fall. While some were looking a little wrinkly, most were actually ok. I pulled out the good ones, washed them, peeled, and cut them into 8ths. I didn’t actually measure to see how many cups I had. I just threw them all in my large sauce pan…filled it about 3/4 full.
My initial thought was to just make them into applesauce, but then I remembered those delicious apples served over at one of my favorite restaurants, Cracker Barrel. Surely, I could figure out that recipe or at least come pretty close to it. And I did! I didn’t carefully measure my ingredients, so this really was an experiment, but these taste wonderful!
Apples, cut into 8ths, peeled and cored (enough to fill your pot about 3/4 full)
about 3/4 c. brown sugar
about 3/4 to 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 to 1-1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch together and sprinkle over the apples in the pot. Stir to cover all the apples. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until apples are tender.
I did not add any extra liquid to my apples, but let the juices from the apples be the liquid. If you desire your sauce to be a bit thinner, add a little apple juice to the mix until the consistency is what you prefer. Enjoy!