To make a larger crisp that serves 10, double all the ingredients, use a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, and bake for 55 minutes at 375 degrees, without increasing the oven temperature. If making an apple crisp, we recommend equal quantities of Granny Smith and McIntosh apples. Peel, core, and cut apples and pears into one-inch chunks. Peel, pit, and cut nectarines, peaches, and plums into half-inch wedges. If using plums, add one tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca to the fruit mixture. Half a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger makes a nice flavor addition to all the fruits.
6tablespoonsunbleached all-purpose flour
1/4cuplight brown sugar, packed
5tablespoonsunsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
3/4cuppecansor whole almonds, chopped coarse (or chopped fine if mixing topping by hand)
1. For the Topping: Place flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in food processor workbowl fitted with steel blade. Add chilled butter and pulse until mixture moves from dry sand-like appearance with large lumps of butter to a coarse cornmeal texture, about three 4-second bursts. Add nuts and pulse until mixture resembles crumbly sand, about five 1-second bursts. Do not overprocess or mixture will take on a smooth, cookie-dough-like texture. (To mix by hand, allow butter pieces to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl. Add butter; toss to coat. Pinch butter chunks and dry mixture between fingertips until mixture looks like crumbly wet sand. Add nuts and toss to distribute evenly. Do not overmix.) Refrigerate mixture while preparing fruit, at least 15 minutes.
2. Toss cut fruit, sugar, lemon juice, and zest (along with 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca if using plums as fruit) in medium bowl.
3. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Scrape fruit mixture with rubber spatula into 8-inch square (2 quart) baking pan or 9-inch round deep dish pie plate. Distribute chilled topping evenly over fruit; bake for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees; bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is deep golden brown, about 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.
this is hands down the best fruit crisp i've ever had. i even make just the topping to eat over ice cream. don't judge, im very aware there is butter chunks in there! mmm. i even substitute with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Got this yummy treat from my friend's blog. Love it!
That's right, I'm officially out of my first trimester!
Here is what I have learned during this miserable/emotional/fun trimester...
1. Crying. Like a whole freaking lot of it. I cry while watching the news. Pretty much every emotion is magnified
2. Mad. I called the past few weeks my grumpy stage, I don't know if this was normal but lots of little things would drive me nuts.
3. Boobs. (this may be tmi) so turn away. But, first they are massive, and second they are painful, they are wonderfully evil. :)
4. Tired. No, Exhausted! I can sleep anywhere, anytime. I fell asleep on the stairs one day.. it's bad.
5. Reason, why I am so happy for next trimester. Nausea, Throwing up. Worst thing ever!
I've learned it's ok to eat what sounds good, even if it is oreo's :) and I've learned about being patient! Little things are not that big-a-deal. :)
Pics to come soon, Thanks for reading! I know I haven't updated this for a Looonng time, but as soon as this summer semester is done, I'll have some free time to just blog! Yay for Babies!
This sweet little baby has taken a Long time to get here! But so extremely worth it!
Back in October we felt that we should start our family. & almost 6 months later, we Finally got that long awaited Positive!
Josh and I are just so excited!!
If you look close at the picture It's sweet little hands and legs are stretched out!! It actually looks like a mini baby, instead of a gummy bear or jelly bean. Josh said "It's already the center of attention" and the Dr said "It's just so excited!"
And we are so excited!! I can't even express how grateful I feel. As soon as that little baby was on the ultrasound I just started to cry, with amazement and joy.
What a blessing!! We adore this little one already!
Yesterday, I went to the grocery store & purchased some Bread, Bananas, Lemons, & Apples.
I've been making food that have been low in calories lately, & been using fresh, hot, healthy products.
Well, I purchased these items & now today... most of them are rotten!? . .Don't ask me how, But they're all mushy. What's weird is that yesterday they looked so good.
I must not be that good at picking out fresh products, or the store is just super lame... ya, I'm thinking it's the second one.
Summer semester starts up again next Monday & we just got our grades back. I got pretty good grades, except for my darn Government Class. I will be re-taking this class in the fall. The goal is I will be done with my degree this fall which is just a few more months! I can do this right?
Josh got almost straight A's. One B is all. I am so proud of him, he was taking hard classes as Organic Chemistry, with lab and Immunology & he Aced them!! He's going to be such a great Dr. when the time comes.
-Will post more later, just been busy lately.
This past week, Josh & I finished finals finally! He had crazy hard O'chem & Immunology Finals, I had Gov, Health, Theatre, Math. So not fun! What is fun is that I almost have my degree!
So we have a week and a half break before Summer semester begins... Yes, we'll both be working but still no added school stress!
On Wednesday, My little brother (Cam) left on his mission to Richmond, Virginia. I have another brother on a mission right now in Dallas, TX and it's been so fun to send these two boys off, I'll miss them both dearly. But am excited for their experiences.
& It's finally Spring!I absolutely LOVE working in my yard!! Probably one of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world :)
So Josh & I have been doing the brick path, transporting my strawberries to a new & improved area. Cleaning up all dead and old leaves.
Pretty much just cleaning everything up for Spring
& Next week, we're looking at flowers... I am stoked!
I'm trying to upload the yard pictures from last summer, but my computer is being a stinker. Yay for Spring!!
i am in love with Leggings! I swear I wear them with just about Everything! They are comfy, cute, fitting, & they can make outfits modest too!
I wear them with... -Cardigans -Long shirts -Mini skirts -Shorter dresses
And I add...
-Flip flops -Toms -Heels -Flats
I know leggings have kind of been a trend for quite some time, but I remember my mom used to talk about how she wore leggings growing up & I couldn't bring myself to purchase one :) But I decided to just buy one, and I love them! My mom was so right! ...I really wish the big hair trend will come back, now... :)
Have you ever heard the term "don't cry over spilled milk?"
Well, today I cried over a lot more than spilled milk... I cried over my lost sock, out of hairspray, & burning the chicken. :)
My sweet husband, He is so good to me. He makes me feel better about everything. He'll let me just cry on his shoulder if I need to, & I am so grateful he is my eternal companion. He nicely asked me if these minor things were really that important. & of course, they weren't. Such a good reminder. It's ok to cry. But remember what is really important.
Today was just "one of those days" plus i haven't been feeling well. i wanted to curl up in my sweats with a blanket & read a good looonng book...
But it really is so nice to know that there is always tomorrow, & tomorrow will be better... and It really will be, but here's to hoping today ends super duper soon!! :)
This past week, I had a goal to get ALL school work done. check. To make dinner almost every night. check. Make some extra money & save; don't spend. check. Clean my house. check. Go through summer clothes. check.
Now onto next week! Finals. eek. Line the kitchen shelves & organize kitchen. Scrub all the bathrooms. Paint the crib.
Lately, we have had lots and lots of tortillas. There was a huge sale of them at wal-mart and we don't really eat them that much. So we're eating tons of tortillas... Here is what I've been making this week:
Tortillas for Breakfast: Need: Torillas, Ham, Avacados, cilantro, salsa, cheese. Cut 'em up and throw it together!
This last week, my father in law, who owns Told Plumbing, asked if I could help him do some minor plumbing in some units. Well for the past 2 weeks, I've worked each morning, and actually learning a lot! I always thought that Plumbing was this hard concept, and it is. But I've learned some basics and it really is pretty fun. What cracks me up... Each time I walk into a condo and the residents see me, almost every one of them say. A girl plumber?
On other notes, I heard back about both jobs I've applied too, and I didn't get either one of them. Man, it is just getting harder and harder to get a good part time job lately. Each one, I made the first interviews and went on to second interviews. One employer even said it came down to me and one other. Ugh.
On happier note, end of the semester is almost here!! 2 classes down, 1 to go. And after Fall Semester I will have my degree finally!
So to sum up my incredibly random post. Plumber, Jobs, School. :) I'll come up with funner things to write about soon.
Josh & I went running in a Marathon last month in Moab. It was fun, except that the dusty wind was being blown straight in our faces while running. We were breathing in dirt, and dust with each step. Well this dust and dirt settles in your lungs; Then the lining of lungs has these stretchy arm looking things (cyclia) (SP), push the dirt out, and it comes out the mouth by coughing. Poor Josh has been coughing non stop for the past month. He's been taking cough depressants, cough drops. But it's just not going away.
It also doesn't help one bit that allergies are starting to kick up also. That added crap in the air just makes it that much harder. So here's to hoping his cough disappears. & all the muck goes away!