I had bought a bag of Paula Red apples on Friday, and ate one that night. Wasn't very impressed. Ate another one for lunch today and knew I wouldn't be able to make myself eat another one. They had pretty good flavor, but they were too mealy, and they had brown streaks in them.
So this afternoon I decided to make a couple of apple pies using the apples and a couple of pie crusts that I had in the freezer. I had six big apples, and ended up with only 4 cups of apples, just enough for one pie. Two of them were completely rotten or something.
I decided I wanted to try a crumb crust, something I hadn't done before. I looked at a couple of recipes on line, then adapted my apple crisp recipe for the top crust. Here is the unbaked version. You can see that I added about half a cup of blueberries.
Here is the finished product. It was seriously worth writing home about. Delicious! It was still slightly warm, but I bet it will still be good when it is cold. I'm going to try to start writing down all these ideas that I have that work out. This one is a blue ribbon winner. I also made a quiche, and that was really good. I had some mushrooms left over from the vegetable lasagna that I made last week. I had some spinach, too, but it wasn't any good. I'm having a hard time buying fresh things and then using them while they are still good. We had green beans and tomatoes out of the garden, but both are on their last leg. There are still a lot of green beans out there, but they don't taste good anymore.
My granddaughter really liked the new tops that I had made for her. They looked really cute on her. They didn't do anything for me at all! I'm going to try to make another one for her this week.
Just as we were sitting down to dinner, a thunderstorm blew through. It rained and blew while we were eating, but didn't last very long. Probably got a couple of tenths. About what we got on Saturday night. At least my flowers won't have to be watered now!
Think I'll go sew for a little while. I took a nap this afternoon, but I didn't sleep well over the weekend.