Shave and a Hair Cut…..Two bits!
I’ve got some apples….two pecks!
That was my musical stylings for the day. Wonder what 2 pecks of apples is? It’s 21 pounds of the suckers, and I’ve got them all over my kitchen and dining table right now.
Here’s the back story: Every time we take a trip to Ohio to visit the in-laws, my dear Mother-In-Law takes me out for a “girls day.” On this “girls day” we make a point of stopping at the Whitehouse Fruit farm in Canfield. It’s a heavenly place….a place filled with all types of apples…for cheap. Since they are grown right there, you get them for a great price. At least a better price than what I would get here in the Garden State for Granny Smiths. They also sell wicked and evil things there like homemade cookies, pastries and freshly baked doughnuts(stay away from the yeast glazed ones…the are the devil…I mean it). But, I digress…as I always do.
The point is, I always grab a boatload of these apples when we go. We make sure to time our “girls day” the day before my little family is scheduled to leave, so I get the freshest apples to take home within 24 hours. And I never regret the .80 per pound purchase….until we do get home. I always think: “what the heck am I going to do with all of these? why do I do this to myself every time? No one likes apples this much?” Somehow I forget that I live with 2 human garbage disposals who would eat all 21 pounds of apples up in less than 2 weeks, if I let them.
This time was different. I had a plan. A plan to learn lots of new ways to use these wonderful tasting apples to my advantage. A plan to create new apple masterpieces, but be as frugal as possible. I also had a plan to pack on 15 pounds before my next trip back to Ohio. I would make desserts, lots and lot of them.
So, from now until whenever, if you look at my Meal Plan every Monday, I will be featuring a new apple dessert recipe. I’m hoping to try out a new one every week, but there will be some familiar ones in the mix. Once I’m done with the apples, I’ll post a follow-up to this post, and let you all know which ones were keepers and which ones you should probably say good-by to. I’ll also post a few of my own recipes that I haven’t made in a while, haven’t posted on here already, and feature the wonderful Granny smith. So, stay tuned!
Look how many! Imagine all the pies….