My friend mentioned to me recently that most of my posts are about food. This is true. It is also true that I love food, so it makes sense that my life centers around it. Wait, did I say that out loud?
I always have such a hard time motivating myself to do work on Saturdays – hence blogging instead of homeworking. Friday nights too, for that matter. It’s something about how I work all week and so I want my day off, so I want to be useless on Saturdays – but then again, the less I do on the weekend, the more I have to do during the week. It’s a weird balance. My week has been pretty uneventful – quite a bit of homework (what else is new) and nothing much more than that. I did buy a really cute t-shirt yesterday from a friend of a friend – it says “herro?” on it in a speech bubble. Living in an extremely Asian city (and having Asian heritage) means I think it’s hilarious. All it needed was a smiley face and it would be me down to a T.
It was pouring rain yesterday and by the time I got home and had dinner I was exhausted. What I really wanted was dessert, but the terrible weather and lack of any energy on my part made me reluctant to venture outside. So I made do with what I had on hand.
I love individual sized things. Or maybe it’s because I think they’re cuter when they’re mini. I’ve decided to call these Shannon-sized apple crisps because .. well … they’re small, I’m small, you get the picture. They were really easy to make though with things you have in your cupboard. I made four – one for each of my family members – but they’d be great if you’re home alone and are really craving something warm, apple-y and droolworthy.
Individual Apple Crisp
- 1 apple, peeled and sliced into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Place the apple in a small ramekin, or small serving bowl. Anything really you have on hand.
- Mix together the rest of the ingredients. I found it easier when the butter was soft. Sprinkle over the apple.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or until the apple is soft.
Yum. Best served with ice cream and eaten voraciously. I think next time I might toss the apples in a bit of brown sugar first before putting the topping on to make them a bit sweeter.