Oct 16, 2012

healthy apple cobbler

It's been a distracted kind of few days here.  When I should be thinking about ways to explain direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish, I find myself daydreaming about a house.  It seems silly, but it's something we've been saving for, searching for, and waiting anxiously for for the past several years.

We went to tour six houses on Sunday.  The first three were bad.  Really, really bad.  There were bad stucco jobs to cover wallpaper (that clearly didn't do the job), a house that had no room for a kitchen table or a dining room table (or really even a tv tray), and another where the highlight was a big closet with a shelf (but because of the creepiness of the place, our realtor was joking that "a small coffin could fit up there").  Not good.

But, luckily our tours improved and we saw three really nice houses.  One of them might be our future home.  We shall see.

In the mean time, here's to trying as hard as possible (unsuccessfully, I'm sure) to focus on important immediate things, like whether or not I have lesson plans for tomorrow.

Healthy Apple Cobbler
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Serves 8

Prepare the applesauce ahead of time.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease an 11x7 glass baking dish.  Spread the applesauce into the greased baking dish.  In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut the butter into the dry mixture, until the butter is pea-sized bits.  Add the milk and mix it in just until everything is moist.  Do not overmix.  Drop spoonfuls of batter on to the apples.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cobber is starting to lightly brown and a toothpick inserted into the dough comes out clean.  Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.

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