I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Books and Food
I’ve heard the movie is good, and I’d probably like it, because I don’t have a problem watching other people cook.
I have a friend who reads cookbooks for fun. I have another friend who loves to host gatherings in her home that involve the creative assembling and displaying of food items. And as much as I admire them, I’d rather have a nap.
So, I’ve established that I’m not much of a cook. Neither I’m I a baker. How did I manage to raise four healthy kids? Although, they are all pretty skinny, but still, isn’t that what vitamins are for?
But in the spirit of Autumn and friendship and to show I’m willing to work on areas of weakness, I sometimes bake Apple Crisp. Here is a great and easy recipe given to me by a friend, many, many years ago. So long ago, she won’t remember that she has enriched my life in this small way. Give it a try. You can even add blackberries or rhubarb or nuts and it will still turn out.
4 cups diced apples
4 tsp lemon juice (opt)
¾ cup each of flour, oatmeal and brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1/s cup soft margarine
Mix well and pour/press on top of apples. Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 F.
Can easily double recipe.
Don’t forget the ice cream!