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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mondays recipe and positive idea to start the week . . .

Cook This: Apple Crumble From Eat This, not that - low calorie recipe.

Not only do the oats and almonds give this dish a shot of fiber, flour-based crumble, the crunchy texture of the topping makes for a more rewarding contrast to the soft cooked apples
apple crumble recipe

Though "as American as apple crumble" might not have the same ring to it, it does have the same spirit behind it. These individuals dishes of tart, sweet roasted apples and crunchy cobbler topping make for a deeply satisfying end to a meal. What makes this one so special is the topping: Not only do the oats and almonds give this dish a shot of fiber, flour-based crumble, the crunchy texture of the topping makes for a more rewarding contrast to the soft cooked apples.

You'll Need:
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
1/2 cup apple juice
4 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup rolled oats
Pinch salt
2 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Whipped cream or creme fraiche

How to Make It:
*Preheat the oven to 400F. Combine the apples, apple juice, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 tablespoon nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.

*In a separate bowl, combine the oats with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, plus a good pinch of salt. Add the butter and work the mixture with your fingertips until it comes together in moist clumps. Add the almonds and work them in as well.

Makes 4 servings
Cost per serving: $0.94
290 calories
12 g fat (4 g saturated)
44 g carbohydrates

Not That!
On the Border Sizzling Apple Crisp
Price: $5.99
1,130 calories
44 g fat (23 g saturated)
177 g carbohydrates

Save! 840 calories and $5.05!



Well, I guess you can go somewhere with a bad attitude - but you sure won't have any fun with one.

Just to update you on the grandson's school. We went to his public school last Thursday. It was beautiful. Beautiful and BIG! 400 just in 6th grade and 35 to a classroom. Seven period changes.

On Friday he went and shadowed at a Baptist school - a couple blocks away. I don't know why we didn't look at that one. GUESS WHAT - HE likes it - which is important to us. It wasn't as expensive as some. The kids looked nice. He said the teachers were nice. He shadowed 6th grade. He said the lunches looked good. I mean he liked it. It is accredited to GA standards. SO this is what we need - TO GET IN! My daughter is filling out the application and I am going to bring it in. I ask if you don't mind to say a quick prayer and just ask for God's will be done. THANK YOU!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope that things will work out with the Baptist school, Sandie,

I like apple crumbles but peach would be my absolute favorite :-)

Sandra said...

i just said a prayer about the school, and I hope this is The One. the recipe looks wonderful, mother used to make it but did not put oats on it, sounds delish and healthy. if i am ignoring calories my favorite dessert is anything chocolate, from pie to cake to cookies. i love love Oreos.

Sandra said...

i just said a prayer about the school, and I hope this is The One. the recipe looks wonderful, mother used to make it but did not put oats on it, sounds delish and healthy. if i am ignoring calories my favorite dessert is anything chocolate, from pie to cake to cookies. i love love Oreos.

Shug said...

Oh Sandie...Praying that all will work out for your grandson. Fingers are crossed here.
I must say, that dish looks great early this morning..
have a great day.

Anna Smith said...

Apple crumb is my fave, and I'm addicted to oats and almonds. I'm gona have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Hope you get the school you want :)

Cheri said...

Sure will say a prayer I know how much this has been weighing on your mind...maybe this is where your family was being led to all along.

Apple crisp...yum I have also done it where I use blueberries...equally yummy!

See ya tomorrow.

Modern Day Disciple said...

Hi Sandie!
1. I love the quote by BF
2. Yum, that looks so good- I will get my hub (he is the cook of all trades) right on that- HA!
3. The flat tire quote is good too- stealing it ;)
4. Praying for the school situation- and glad for the update. 6th grade is so ... transitional. My daughter is in 6th grade and I am so grateful for her school. It is ND Christian which is wonderful. I lead a Moms In Prayer group there, and am thankful for moms who pray for the school, staff and children each week. Our kids and schools need praying Moms and Grandmoms whether Christian or not, for sure. I hope and pray your GS will be able to be at God's perfect choice for him...and make that way clear and provided for- In His Name. Love and Thanks, Dawn

andy said...

Wow that looks tasty! !! My wife makes a dish called apple turn overs apples with cresant rolls and ice cream on top yummy!!"""

Shelly said...

I am praying! The recipe looks delish!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

The recipe sounds wonderful--when I get brave I'm going to give it a try. And that quote about attitude--I'd love to get it enlarged and hang it where everyone can see it. Or maybe wear it on a board on my back!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

We call it apple crisp, and I love it! I'm definitely going to try your recipe ... it sounds yummy.

I'll be praying that your grandson will be accepted at the Baptist school. {{hug}}

Nancy Claeys said...

Sending positive vibes for your grandson, Sandie (I'm not a religious person, but believe in the power of thought.)

Your recipe looks awesome -- throw in a couple of strawberries and I'd be in heaven!

Anonymous said...

Consider it done! Prayers out for your GS. That sounds great, and it's closer too.
That apple crumble looks and sounds delicious. Apple crumble/tart is my favorite dessert.
Have a lovely day my friend!

That corgi :) said...

Its nice to know the public school looks okay if that is the option that you guys have to go with, but we'll keep praying that God will lead you all to the right fix for GS! That recipe does look good!

have a good day!


Loveforfood said...

am drooling over your food pics.....sooo yummy looking!

Wanda's Wings said...

Wow only 290 calories and sounds so yummy!

jack69 said...

The apple crumble sounds great. I love apples anyway, my favorite fruit. I like them from green to ripe.

Already prayed about the school. God's Will, will be done.

Nice to know you can pray according to scripture and rest in faith.

Love from down here!!!

Furry Bottoms said...

Hi Sadie! I haven't seen a recipe like that apple one. It looks interesting!! :)

Knitty said...

It is hard to type with crossed fingers, but I am doing that just for you. ;-) Prayers have already been said.

As for what dessert is my favorite? Whatever you put in front of me! :-D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Sandie I am so glad he liked that to get him in! Praying!!
That recipe looks yummy! Hugs, Linda

Lynn said...

That dessert looks delish. :) And I will pray for your grandson.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Yumm! That sounds really good right now after a diet lunch, which was fairly yuck.
Prayers sent.

Sally said...

I actually wrote that recipe down! I'm gonna make it tonight. :)

Prayers for GS!

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Sally said...

Sandie, sorry - but how long do u bake it, and when to put the topping on. I'm dumb like this. :)

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Yay for your grandson, I sure will pray for him.

Thanks for your recipe, I'll have to try and make that soon, looks easy enough. I recently learned how to make strawberries and cream and I'm loving it. I've been making it at least twice a week!

Have a great day Sandie.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'll happily pray about the school situation!

Anonymous said...

hope everything goes as you hope with the school. our grandson goes to a private Baptist school in Michigan and its a wonderful school, he has gone for 4 years, grade six now , wonderful education he has recieved, like a family.

Arkansas Patti said...

Hope it works out the way you want. Add my prayers to the list.

Belle said...

Wow! Such good news about your grandson and the Baptist school. I will be praying for sure. God bless.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....With all the prayers being sent up for GS, there is NO DOUBT he will end up exactly where he's supposed to be. Remember, "DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHNG."
I'm adding mine, as well.

I'm going to print out that apple recipe. Loved that it didn't have too much sugar.

Take care and have a peaceful and relaxing Monday night. Susan

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Good reminder about not being anxious about things. God really does have it under control.

Have a good week. ...Marsha

Thisisme. said...

Praying that your grandson gets into the Baptist School. Sounds like just the ticket, and he likes it, which is so important! Good luck.

Ginny said...

I have been praying about the schools for GS, and now I will know how to pray specifically, to ask God to make an opening, a way into this school if it is the one God sees as the right one for him.

Retired English Teacher said...

I hope it all works out best for your grandson. These are such big decisions.

Ann said...

I don't have a favorite desert, I love them all :) This one looks delicious.
Good luck on the school. Will be saying a prayer for you

Sweet Tea said...

I hope this school is the PERFECT fit for your grandson. It sounds wonderful! Let us know "when" he gets accepted, and he WILL get accepted. I just know it!

I love Apple Crumble, but I especially love it with vanilla ice cream which sorta negates the fact that it's somewhat low in calories. Bummer!

Linda Chapman said...

That is just amazing!!!

I hopped over to visit YOU after you stopped in at my place!

You are my kind of gal!
I am your newest follower!


Prayers for your grandson. It's IMPORTANT for kids to LIKE where they're going to LEARN. LOVE the crumble recipe. Passing it off to my mom too. take care.

Blondee said...

This sounds really good!!!

George said...

My Mom used to make the best Apple Crisp ever, but I haven't had any in years. I still think it is one of my favorite dessert.
We'll certainly ask in prayer that your grandson is admitted to the Baptist school.

Remington said...

Your grandson is in our thoughts and prayers. Yummy stuff on today's post! Thanks!

Catherine said...

That apple crumble looks yummy! My desserts must have chocolate. :)
xo Catherine

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh happy days for your grandson!!!

we can smell the pie- now we need a bite!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I'm sure that your grandson will get into the right school... The Baptist one sounds GREAT!!!!

Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for something lower in calories.. That one looks incredible. I'd use the Fat Free Cool Whip I think too...


momto8 said...

apple crisp is one of my all time favorite desserts..and it is pretty much your yummy recipe...sometimes I use yogurt instead of butter.
Good luck to your grandson!!

Dolores said...

Prayers for your grandson getting into the school!

I love the quote for the day, so true.
The apple dessert sounds delicious!

Debbie said...

My heart did that little "quickening" thing when I read about the school that you hadn't even looked at before. We've been praying for God to send you to the exact school for him. Maybe this is the one!!

And so I'm praying! I had already prayed for this situation this morning before reading this so I'll keep on.

And the recipe looks delicious.

Grandma Bonnie said...

My prayers are with you. I wish you the best. Thank you for the recipe.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The Apple Crumble sounds wonderful!
Your making me hungry. Sending prayers and keeping my fingers crossed for your GS to get into the Baptist school.

Sharon said...

I'm starting here today - so I'm hoping that there is (or will be) good news soon about GS and his school. I pray for God's perfect place for him.

My favorite dessert? Hmm - maybe strawberry cheesecake, maybe chocolate cake, maybe chocolate mint chip ice cream, maybe Oreos...

...maybe I'd better go get something to eat!