Friday, March 16, 2012

Fried Apples And Some Girly Fun

Yesterday was parent/ teacher conference for NG and CAP conference for GG.  Since they received both good reports and good grades we celebrated with Pizza Dip and Fried Apples for supper.  Are you wondering how I came up with that combination?  Yea, me too. 

Fried Apples

6 apples, cored and sliced (I prefer gala)
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbs cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice

Melt butter over medium heat.  Place apples in melted butter and top with remaining ingredients.  Turn apples with a spatula until well mixed.  Place a lid over the apples and allow to cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, or until apples are cooked soft and syrup forms.  Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

This is another recipe I use a cast iron skillet for.  In my opinion it's hard to beat cast iron.

This is a good recipe to make if your apples are just starting to get a little soft or grainy. I don't like to eat apples when they get to that stage but they still cook up nicely.

If you have some apple pie spice throw a little of it in for some additional flavor.

With this much liquid the apples should simmer.  If they're cooking faster than that you might need to turn the heat down. 

This is another great resale shop find.  Isn't it pretty?

Your apples should be soft but not mushy.  That's the reason I use Gala apples, they hold their shape well while others tend to fall apart when they're cooked.  These are great served with ice cream, but in a pinch Cool Whip will do.

On another note....

A couple of days ago someone showed me how to do a waterfall braid.  Last night I tried it on the Girls hair.  Here's a picture of how GG's turned out (NG didn't have time to sit for a picture).

GG decided to practice on my hair (and I'm sure she took the opportunity to check for grey hairs).  After she got done she looked at me and said, "That's kind of cute.  It looks like you've got a bunch of sheep tails and George Washington curls all over your head." 

Thanks darlin', preciatecha!


  1. Amanda, your page is very well done! Good recipe, good pictures, good commentary. love your bowl -- and GG's braid looks fantastic.

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the great feed back. :)