Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Bad Dogs, Autumn Colors & Apple Cobbler
There's a very good reason why I named Bad Dog what I named him.
Take last week, for instance, when he had the entire house to choose from and decided to hurl in my bedroom slipper.
The Dog Whisperer says this is all my fault. I know that.
Since I'm the one writing out the check for obedience training, couldn't you keep that to yourself?
So far, Bad Dog is not learning any new tricks. But, I have discovered he's much less destructive when he's sound asleep!
So we took a long walk before (yet another) storm set in...
This time of year I miss the bright red Maples of Minnesota. Autumn in Utah is fleeting and mostly golds and yellows. In Minnesota, the apple harvest makes Autumn a very special time.
Apple pies, apple tarts, caramel apples. There are hundreds of varieties of apples, and millions of wonderful apple recipes. But, this is all I care to know:
Pink Lady Apples go in the backpack.
Granny Smith Apples go in the Cobbler. (They're tart and crisp and better for baking.)
And, the dog? Well, he generally goes in the lake.
Apple Cobbler Recipe:
5 large Granny Smith apples
1 package spice cake mix
Dash of cinnamon
Sprinkling of sugar
1 16 oz. jar unsweetened applesauce
Thinly slice apples and place in a square baking dish. Add cinnamon and sugar to your liking. Sprinkle spice cake mix over the apples. Pour applesauce on top of this delightful mess. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Gobble the entire thing before the kids come home from school.
* Maples grow easily in high altitudes. So do apple trees.