Friday, October 5, 2007

Lord we are SO thankful for all that you bless us with day in and day out! I thank You that You are so gracious and merciful and that You are faithful to keep your promises to us Your people!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scroll down to see our goofy video blog....

Making baked apples.

~Lindsay's centrepiece for the table~

Okay.....I decided to take Leigh Ann up on her challenge (a looong time ago!) to get in front of the camera. So this is a silly video that we decided to do impromptu. So just ignore the mess, the bad hair day and all the rest of it and watch the silly show. I didn't realize that Lindsay, our camera operator, kept the camera on(I don't know how to edit the video) you get to listen to our one point I say something about cutting the fat off the neck.. :D My fil was there, you'll hear his voice in the background. He brought over a deer neck roast for me to cook for dinner. It was very good! The girls were having fun with the camera so I'll add some of those photos as well. This took me forever to do because I knew I needed a chunk of time to sit down and figure out how to do the video thing....You'd think after all this time and suspense that it would be something spectacular!?! But not so....just us in an everyday moment in our kitchen! (our half painted kitchen, with some of the cupboard doors still off)

This meal seemed like the official kick off for Fall. We had deer meat(venison), root veggies and baked apples with ice cream for dessert. Lindsay felt creative and went out in the backyard and picked a few different things to make a table centrepiece. She did an amazing was so pretty. I'll also add the video of Janelle. She wanted to be in on helping so I got her to put the apples into the oven. By the way...they were delicious!

~ Baked Apples~

4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty,

Golden Delicious, Gala or Jonagold

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup boiling water

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.

2 In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).

3 Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.

Makes 4 servings.

ps...Our kitchen is as it came when we bought the house last year. The oven is very small and so is the stovetop....I can't put a full size cookie sheet in properly and putting a pot on every burner is tricky too....they're very close together. The appliances were put in when they redid the kitchen in 1986, so hopefully before too long we can get the kitchen redone's pretty tight fitting more than one person in there...and there are always lots of us wanting to be in the kitchen at once!