Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: The fish!
I know this movie should make me cry, and it does…with tears of laughter!!! I think soon everyone will be wearing cardigan-cowls and sweater-skirts. They are so slimming. I plan to start as soon as I finish my Grey Gardens diet, which mainly involves cans of Purina pate, saltine crackers and checking your weight with binoculars…
Co-dependency at it’s finest! Jackie O’s quirky relatives recall richer times and take a sentimental journey in their minds. One of the original reality shows. Should we be sad about this, yes. Did they need help, it was offered. Can we stop watching? NO!
October means lots of apples, but it also means lots of knitting. Who has time for baking? You do with this recipe!
You’ll need only 2 dishes (and one of them is the pie pan) if you mix everything in a giant measuring cup. I use my microwave to melt the butter in a glass measuring cup – just be sure to let it cool before adding the egg or you get scrambled egg (ask me how I know…) Mix all the other ingredients right in the measuring cup, then pour. The batter forms the crust as it bakes so I suppose this isn’t really a pie, other than it is pie-shaped, but it works for me.
I like to play with spices so mine will have nutmeg and cloves added to the standard cinnamon-sugar. I rarely have walnuts in the house, so they hardly ever make it into the mix. No one has ever missed them.
No cleanup other than putting the measuring cup in the dishwasher and the apple peels in the compost bin!
Easy Apple Pie
- 4-6 Apples*
- 1 T Sugar
- 1 t ground cinnamon**
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1 C flour
- 1 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1/2 C chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Peel, core and slice apples about 1/4 inch thick into an ungreased pie pan until full. Mix the 1T sugar with the 1 t cinnamon (add more or less of any of the other spices listed to taste) and toss with the apple slices.
In a large measuring cup, melt the butter. Add the egg and lightly beat with 1 C sugar and vanilla. Add the flour, stir to combine. Mix in the walnuts and feel free to add spices here instead or in addition! Pour this mixture over the apple slices.
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes until golden.
Cool until you can’t stand it anymore then eat it up YUMMM!
* I like Fuji, Granny Smith. The quantity depends on how big your apples are and how full you like your pie-pan. I like to have mine heaped up in the center.
**Also try fresh ground nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, ginger, apple pie spice
I love when knitting and crochet show up in other things that I love- like movies. It amazes me how often fibery goodness appears in films. Sometimes it’s in the costumes, sometimes it’s part of the plot. Since I am a Netflix nut this happens fairly often and I thought I’d share the fun with you!
First spotting: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 starring Robert Morse, Michele Lee and Rudy Vallee.
Winder washer J. Pierpont Finch decides to get ahead in the business world by the book. Funky Fosse choreography and Frank Loesser lyricals bring this sixties musical to life.