Now that I’ve gotten my fill of pumpkin spice flavored coffee, donuts, tea, creamer, bread, and pie, it’s time to make that delicate transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I knew that timing would be key to decorating. When Dan and I lived in Alaska, we didn’t decorate at all for Christmas, and I was itchin’ to start using our holiday decorations. The majority of them are homemade gifts from my family, so this wouldn’t just be about a tree and few strings of lights. I’d need some help. In order to get Dan in the right frame of mind( CODNO – Call of Duty Is Not an Option) I decided to put some of our Riverside Arts Market apples to good use.
- 4-5 Cups apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1/3 Cup raisins
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2/3 Cup dry oatmeal
- 1 Cup water
- 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/3 Cup brown sugar
- Place all the sliced and peeled apple pieces in a bowl. Sprinkle the flour and sugar over the top of the apples. Stir in the raisins, cinnamon and oatmeal.
- Pour the water into a crockpot. Scoop the apple mixture into the crockpot.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the apples, followed by sprinkling the brown sugar over everything.
- Cover and set on Low for 4 hours
Right now, the Country Apples need a little more time, but the entire house smells like Christmas morning.
Cue the decorated house photos!