Monday, September 29, 2014

pickin' apples

On Saturday morning, as soon as we could muster the energy, we ate a quick breakfast and hopped in the car to head to the apple orchard.  We walked the rows, found the trees with the lowest fruit, and let the kids fill up our sacks with pretty red and green apples to bring home.  This is our fourth year picking apples and pumpkins up at Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, and I'm happy to say that it's a tradition we're going to stick with.  And also, butter, apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar happens to be a really great combination that I may or may not have eaten with a wooden spoon while standing over the stove in between making coffee, putting a pan of bacon in the oven, and mixing up a batch of The Pioneer Woman's Pancake Mini Muffins for Sunday breakfast.  The apples would have been really good with those pancake muffins...but they were also really good straight out of the pan.  Ahem.  Can't wait to make a pie and some crisp and hopefully some other fun treats in the days ahead!

I'm looking forward to a fun week spending time in Annabel's classroom, going to the VA State Fair, celebrating Will's birthday, and getting the boys ready for a fun guy's camping trip this weekend.  Hope you have some good stuff planned for the week! 

P.s.  I made a double batch of pancake muffins and froze the leftovers to eat for breakfast this week.  Just store them in a freezer bag, take out what you want in the morning, and microwave for about 10 seconds per muffin.  Easy!

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