Monday, October 29, 2007

Hitching a Ride on the A-Train


A for Autumn, of course!

First of all, lest you think that I was so clever as to come up with this A+ idea for an Apple pie, I most Assuredly did not. Kudos go to Katherine, an alphabeterian extraordinaire and from the looks of it, an excellent chef as well. (Save me a d-d-donut, please.)

Ahem.

As I was saying, A is for all things autumn and in the fall I love apple pie. I also love Kristen at Small Treasures, very much, and when I found out she was hosting a Fall Festival at her cooking blog, A Virtual Kitchen, well, I wiped my smudgy hands on my apron and scratched my head.

And came up with...nuthin'.

Oh, the recipes are all there on the shelf of course, just waiting to be dusted off. To tell you the truth, though, dear reader, we've been just a wee bit too busy to come up with anything original.

The above is a photo of a plain old apple pie, made with store-bought crust and the teensy tiny apples from my mom & dad's one apple tree. (An apple tree that's been there since my youth, I might add--a fighter of a tree if ever I've seen one, and a fond reminder of my childhood.) A plain old apple pie, but the "A's" on top delighted the children, and these days, that's what I'm Aiming for.

That and learning one's letters, of course.

For my all-time favorite apple pie recipe, I defer you to this yester-post of days' past.

And I wish you a happy, healthy, crazy-busy-but-delicious Fall!

PS. Love you, Kristen!

4 comments:

Kristen Laurence said...

Oh, good Margaret, I love this post! There is absolutely nothing ordinary about an apple pie made with love, from scratch or not. You're a beautiful woman, Margaret, and I love you too! :)

Katherine in TX said...

Wow, an alphabeterian...now there's a word I've never been called. ;) LOL!

The pie is beautiful. I hope you enjoyed it!

Suzanne Temple said...

Absolutely Awesome.

Jill said...

I'm Awestruck.
YUM.