Nov 7 2009

Apple Fritters


Apple fritter

Ever since our trip to Syracuse, Roger and I have been craving apple fritters.  I found a terrific recipe on line:

Peel, core and slice four apples.  (Roger chooses tart apples.)

Batter:  2 cups flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In another bowl mix 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, a smidgen of vanilla.  Combine wet and dry ingredients.

I’ve been coating the apple slices and cooking them in canola oil and then dipping them in cinnamon sugar.

Be careful.  You might need to eat five or six at a sitting!

iPhone photo by Natalie

Oct 5 2009

Starbucks Via Taste Test



On our way to Syracuse and on the return, Roger and I marked the passing miles with stops at Starbucks.  We’ve got the 6-hour drive divided into our favorite Starbucks rest stops.  As Starbucks recently rolled out their instant coffee, they are challenging customers to a taste test.  Could we tell the difference between their regular brewed Pike’s Peak and their new Via?  Roger got it right two out of three times  I  identified Via only one out of three tries.   Our overall conclusion–not too bad.  We can see how Via would be great for backpacking and camping trips.  The coupons for a tall coffee and for Via packages were nice, too.

Jul 24 2009

Rehoboth Beach


rogernicole7-23-09Shirley challenged us to walk to Gordon’s Pond and back, so we took a walk with Nicole (while CJ monitored his video world). These last few weeks before she goes to Syracuse are a bittersweet time.  After this, we spent several days indulging in Rummicube, Canasta, reading, more walking, beach time, napping, and eating.  When Roger suggested fish and chips, I told him that we had plenty of food (salad fixings from home) that God had provided.  He said that God had also provided us with all the food we could eat on the Boardwalk.  Not so reluctant to be convinced, I gave in.  We ate sushi at the Cultured Pearl and Nicola’s pizza, Coldstone Creamery and Kohr Bros. ice cream, Thrasher’s fries and Fisher’s popcorn.  Not all at once!  I hope there’s no weight limit on the Bay Bridge.  Ed and Shirley–Thank you for the beach condo!