In the middle of the day, after getting the turkey in the oven, I also started making an apple crisp in the crock pot. I just took a portion (or two) out of the crock and gave it a try. I slightly modified a recipe on Allrecipes, and would make a couple more, which include:
6 large Fuji apples, peeled and cored, cut small
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp (or more) cinnamon (I think I put in a tablespoon or two)
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
Mix in crock pot - turn on low.
1 c. oats
1 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. butter
Melt butter, mix in brown sugar, then oats and flour. Sprinkle over top. Let cook for a few hours.
The original recipe called for a cup of sugar and a cup of brown sugar...and it's just TOOOO sweet. I'd try it again with the recipe above and see how that comes out. I think I'm going to be on a sugar high all night now.
Cammie got a cotton candy machine for Christmas and we discovered that we can use normal sugar or crushed (powdered) candy. So of course, Cammie wanted to immediately start experimenting with candy canes. We got out the mortar & pestle and ground up some candy canes and, sure enough, after it warmed up, it worked! Peppermint flavored cotton candy!
One thing that seems inevitable is that I always end up getting either medicine bottles, the butter plate or the salt shaker in a photo. Not sure what's up with that. But there you go. Salt shaker.
Kids at Christmas! Are the kids getting bigger or is that tree getting smaller? It's amazing how fast they've grown! Amazingly, I got this photo on the first try. Ben's got his new shirt on--he now has a rather impressive collection of Minecraft t-shirts. It makes him happy... :)
Tomorrow we'll be visiting with Kelly's family; the traditional Boxing Day/Second Christmas. We got gift cards for each family--not individual gifts. Each card is put into these cute little baggies...it just looks so tiny. It doesn't look like we didn't get enough, but it's not the size of the gift, it's the value...right? Maybe I'll drop some Hershey Kisses in the bag with the gift cards. Sometimes I think that Christmas gift exchanges are so silly.