Kirsten and I finally have a weekend to spend together without scheduling conflicts. Best to take advantage, and take advantage we have done.
This morning we all went to our favorite local breakfast joint, Palace Diner in Biddeford. The food is wonderful, service exceptional, and prices reasonable. It’s really a jewel of Biddeford. Our family took up about a third of the barstools at the counter.
While at breakfast we heard conversation about apple picking and decided it would be a great way to spend the next portion of our day. We drove the sixteen miles to Gile’s Family Farm in Alfred where we hiked through the orchard eating and picking and eating apples. It was great fun watching the girls play together. They wouldn’t eat the apples because they hadn’t been properly washed, until they saw me pluck one out of the tree and take a large bite. When I didn’t die they followed until their little bellies were filled.
Apple picking is a fun autumn tradition for us here in Maine. Now time to make some Apple Dessert…
GRANDMA EDYTH’S APPLE DESSERT
Stir one tablespoon cinnamon into 1/2 cup hot water. Pour over six sliced apples in 9×13 inch baking pan. Top with mixture of 3/4 cup flour, 1 cup suger, 1 cup grated cheese and 1/2 cup grated butter.
Bake at 350 °F for one hour.