Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Salon: Almost (But Not Quite) Monday Salon

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I've been feeling overtired for the past few days (I blame the late night Olympic coverage. It's so addictive!) so today I just flopped on the couch and read for most of the day.

I read One Bad Apple by Sheila Watson (review to come) today, and I loved it. There are several apple-centric recipes in the back of the book; one for apple muffins looks particularly good. I'm definitely going to try that out, even though my baking skills are a bit suspect. Cookies I can do, no problem, but I've never been brave enough to try to make muffins, pies or cakes from scratch. Apparently I made some killer apple crisp in preschool but I have very little memory of this. I think the teacher did most of the work and had the class "help", and then sent the recipe and some of the apple crisp home with all of us. My mom insists it was the best apple crisp she's ever had. I'll have to see if she still has that recipe somewhere. I love apples and should really stop relying on McDonald's apple pies for my apple cravings...

Time to start getting ready for bed. Hopefully the coverage of the political conventions won't run as late as the Olympics, or I'm going to be seriously sleep-deprived over the next couple weeks! Four years ago I could easily stay up till 3 AM and not bat an eye; now 11 PM rolls around and I'm ready to call it a night.

7 comments:

  1. You'll have to let us know how the apple recipes turn out. I'm a horrible baker, so I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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  2. I'm terrible at baking too, but I've found with muffins they always turn out great. Maybe that's because everyhthing is just thrown in a pot, mixed up then put in the oven at the correct temperature! Good luck - I bet they're yummy!

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  3. The idea of combining fiction with food/recipes has always intrigued me. I love apple crisp, or any fruit crisp, really. I always feel like baking with apples in the fall, but rarely do because I'm too lazy to do all the coring, peeling, and chopping.

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  4. Hehe, the Olympics is so addictive. Especially the diving or gymnastics. I'm always like ooh just one more...

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  5. Same here...I think it has to do with hormones...it couldn't be an age thing...I'm sure of it. ;)

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  7. I've always been culinarily (that's gotta be a word, right?) challenged, but my kids insist on homeade cakes and cookies. I don't do it often, but I do occasionally bake. I have to say that cakes are pretty easy. Cookies for me are hit or miss. Sometimes they're completely off the charts fantastic, and other times they taste like feet. (The kids will usually eat them either way).

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