Apple Crisp

apple crisp

I came to a sad realization the other day. I’m a mom. Not that I AM a mom but that I act like a mom. I’ve even become a little bit boring (gasp!).

Not to my 3 year old son, mind you. He thinks I’m hilarious. And, I only need to walk into the room to get a big toothless grin from my girly. They’re my biggest fans.

But, put me in a room with a bunch of adults and I suddenly don’t know what to do with myself. All of the things that spring to my mind would be pretty embarrassing if done in public.

I don’t think anyone would appreciate me talking to them in a terrible texan/irish/made-up accent whenever the conversation goes dull. I don’t know what to say, should I just do a little bum wiggle now to relieve the tension?

I don’t know how to act in public anymore! Or have an adult conversation! I just stand there stiff as a board, appearing to be the most boring person in the world.

I don’t really mind that things are this way right now because I’ll have plenty of time to chat with proper adults when my kids leave the house and I’m looking for something to fill their void. And, the years will come when they’ll have more fun doing dorky things with their friends and just hoping that their mom won’t do dorky things in front of their friends.

I’ll re-learn how to have an adult conversation. I might even get my adult sense of humour back. But, for now I’ll revel in the dorky/wacky/giggly phase of my life that I have to try and hide from the rest of the world.

Because who doesn’t want to be themselves all the time? You know… the way we really want to act but hide so people will actually talk to us? I get to act that way pretty much all day, every day. And, that’s pretty awesome.

apple crisp

Apple crisp is one of those classic recipes that every mom needs to have in her repertoire. One that her kids will look back on with fond memories. Where just the smell of it conjures up images of times past. I think we all have foods in our lives that do that. And, I’m here to arm you with a recipe that has the potential to do just that.

This apple crisp is no frills, no fuss and absolutely delicious. The perfect combination for any classic homespun dish. It’s just waiting for the memories to accompany it. I think this is one dessert I could make every week and not get sick of.

Keep your eyes peeled because I’ll be sharing a recipe later this week that just happens to be perfect dolloped on top of this crisp.

Apple Crisp
 
If you’re family doesn’t like nuts you can omit them from the crisp topping.
Makes: 4-6
Ingredients
Apple Filling
  • 4-5 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (6 cups sliced)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
Crisp Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl toss together apples, brown sugar and flour. Place into a 9 inch round pan or an 8×8 inch square pan.
  2. Mix together the first 6 topping ingredients. Mix in butter until evenly blended. Sprinkle over apples in pan.
  3. Bake at 350ºF for 50-60 minutes, or until apples are cooked through, filling is bubbly and topping is golden.