Thanksgiving

This post was supposed to go out last week on thanksgiving but was delayed because I went away on an adventure in the Big Apple… Shenanigans in New York will be up soon.

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From catastrophic hurricanes to horrifying mass shootings, it’s difficult to see through the curtain of despair that seems to be taking over our world. Its as though all there is to report is a terrorist attack or of a natural disaster that has occurred somewhere in the world.

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Even with all these shocking events shaking the earth, we must turn our thoughts in another direction today. With all these terrifying and shattering events, we are forced to be all the more thankful for what we have.

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Although my family is split across the country, I am thankful that they are always right behind me, supporting my every step and decision. Even though they are physically a 5 hour flight away, they are merely a 7 digit phone call nearby.

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From the west coast to the east coast, I am also thankful for my friends. They make my life a little brighter with just a wave and a smile from across the street. I am so lucky to share my life with so many amazing, talented, caring and truly loving people. Thank you for everything.

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Finally, I’m thankful for the fall weather for bringing me apples, colors and pumpkin spice everything. Also, thank you to my cousin, aunt and uncle for bringing me apple picking with them this weekend. Now, let’s get on with some apple crisp.

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-Bel


We could all use a little warming apple crisp with the fall weather coming in. This is a super easy treat to whip up after going apple picking with the best cousin ever. Use tart, green apples that are fresh and crisp. Absolutely delicious fresh out of the oven. Enjoy!

Apple crisp

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Wash and slice apples. Place apples in a baking pan.

2. Place all other ingredients in a medium bowl. Using your hands, rub the butter into the flour an oats until the mixture becomes pea sized crumbs. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples.

3. Bake for 30 minutes until the crumble has browned. Remove from oven and serve warm.


I am really sorry about the bad quality photos of the apple crisp. I shouldn’t be trying to find excuses but there is terrible lighting in our residence common room. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a better set up for future posts.

 

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