We hope to hit an orchard this fall but even if that doesn’t end up happening given our busy weekends over the next few weeks, I plan on stocking up on apples while they’re in season. (Apples hit their harveting peak this month.)
Now what to do with all our bounty?
Well, Madeline and Rae had fun making these apple print cards, which we ended up sending to the grandparents for Grandparents’ Day. Even a not-so-artsy-fartsy-mom-like-me can manage a craft like this.
We also whipped together an easy and delicious apple loaf. Find the recipe here.
Then there’s always my easy-peasy homemade applesauce. This makes great baby food, too. Just omit the sugar.
Me: I think Rae has grown. That dress used to come down to her calves.
Madeline: What did you say? The dress used to come down to her fawns?
Wrong baby animal, kiddo.
You gotta love the way kids’ minds work. It reminds me of the other day when I said something about the baby being a light sleeper. “I’m not a light sleeper though,” Madeline said. “I’m a dark one.”
Like Air Jordan, Madeline is unable to score without her tongue dangling out of her mouth (look at the photo closely).
Always one to emulate everything her big sister does, Rae couldn’t keep her tongue in her mouth either when she had a chance to mess around on the soccer field.
Just because we’re urbanites doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some homegrown goodness. We had two successful containers this year, thanks to Pop (my husband’s dad). Pop not only bought our tomato plant as a gift and helped plant the carrot seeds in a pot, but he served as our gardening consultant as well. (My thumb is black, so I need all the help I can get.) We were very pleased with our crops. We enjoyed having fresh tomatoes on hand, and our girls loved unearthing carrots and then munching on them like little rabbits.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to chat with Fr. Leo Patalinghug of Grace Before Meals. Talking to him made me not only hungry for some good eats but also for the Bread of Life. His zeal for the faith is tempered only by his humility. Read more about the faithful foodie here.
I must be hungry or something considering most of my Quick Takes mention food. I think I’ll go get a snack. These sound yummy.
Since I’m at a loss for words at this point (that seventh QT is always a challenge for me), I’ll borrow someone else’s:
“God doesn’t expect immediate perfection; he loves progress.”
Word Among Us Meditation for Tuesday, October 6th
For more Quick Takes, be sure to stop by Jen’s Conversion Diary.
Have a wonderful weekend!