We went to my in-laws for dinner. We were having the "usual," and our favorite, London Broil. On the side there was roasted broccoli, oven steak fries, sauteed mushrooms, sliced fresh tomatoes and wine (wine is my personal favorite side dish.)
My father in law was already outside by the grill, fork in one hand and drink in the other. (Remember it is very important to stay hydrated (with vodka) while grilling.) The "men" went out to join him, I guess for moral support since my son is not allowed to grill yet (boy scouts will turn any 10 year old boy into a pyro) and my husband is the only person with a Y chromosome who is useless on a grill, unless you want your meat VERY (shoe leather) well done.
The food was great, the kids got all caught up with "Granny and Bapa," Emmy and Joe cleared the dishes (remembering to save the leftover meat scraps for the dogs, of course) and the hot apple crisp was delicious (especially since it was made with apples we picked ourselves!) Nothing remarkable, just another family meal made with love that filled our bellies and started our week off right...together.
4-5 apples peeled and sliced
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup oats
1/2 stick of butter (softened)
2 T cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of mace (my preference) or nutmeg
Grease the inside of a square pan or pyrex dish. Put the sliced apples in the pan. Mix all the remaining ingredients in a bowl until crumbly (use a hand pastry blender tool or a fork). Sprinkle of top of the apples. Bake for 30 minutes and serve with ice cream!
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