atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3029: Apple crisp

Made it for the first time in years. Well, after 2003 I didn't have to make it myself, because Mom was always making it; and since it's autumn I had a taste for it, and. *sigh*

Peeling apples with a paring knife was going too slow, so I grabbed the potato peeler, reasoning that an apple has many of the same physical properties as a potato--thin fibrous peel over firm fibrous flesh--and as expected it worked splendidly. I was able to peel the apples a lot faster that way even though I had to use the paring knife to slice and core them first.

After I got the pan in the oven, I cleaned up the kitchen a bit, and loaded the dishwasher; and by the time I'd finished all that and played WoW for a little bit the half-hour bake time was up and the apple crisp was done.

I let it cool for a while and played some more WoW; then I decided it was time for dinner. I reheated the leftovers from the other night, when I had pork chops, asparagus, and mashed potatos; it tasted fine. Then--apple crisp, still warm from the oven, with ice cream on top!

The apples are undercooked; they're not as tender as they should be. Also, the recipe works best with Jonathan apples; but I had bought Red Delicious (argh). So it's not as sweet as is proper, either.

I'm just gonna have to throw myself on this batch to protect y'all from my horrible cooking and vow to do better next time....

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Still, considering how long it's been since I last made the stuff, it's awfully good.

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After this morning's post, I thought about doing something, but it was threatening rain and I was still tired, so I went to bed and had a nap. Next thing I know it's 5:30. *sigh*

I guess I'm still not at 100%, though I feel better today (and felt better yesterday) than I have in a few weeks. The antibiotics are working, slowly, and I am gradually improving.

They'd better hurry up, because I've only got 29 pills left, which is about 9 days' worth.

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