Girlfriends + wine + apple crisp + Glee season premiere = Smiles all around
A bunch of my girlfriends made their way to my apartment for the season premiere Tuesday. I promised to supply wine and baked goods.
I confess I bought this cab only because of the name. How can you go wrong with something called Cupcake? (My friend Rachel sang praises of their chardonnay, so I’m going to have to try that next.)
And then there was apple crisp, recipe courtesy of Carrots ‘n’ Cake.
Ingredients: 3-4 medium apples (I used 5 small ones), cinnamon and nutmeg, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 stick butter.
Directions: Core and slice apples and arrange them in casserole dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg (how much is optional, though I feel you can not have too much cinnamon personally). Soften stick of butter. Combine sugar and flour in bowl and then mix butter in. The recipe suggests using a fork to combine the butter with the dry ingredients. You want the mixture to become lumpy so that the majority of the ingredients have combined with the butter. Pour the mixture evenly over the apples and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
Umm, ok, can we talk about how easy this was? I had one minor mishap where I put the butter in the microwave a bit too long and it started to melt, rather than soften. But it worked out OK in the end. And it was absolutely delicious when paired with French vanilla ice cream. I got some extra reassurance that it tasted good because my friend Ruth’s daughter gave it a thumbs up. 🙂
So, in recap, we had Glee, girlfriends, wine and a new recipe. Seems like a good night to me!