Dog Days Are Over
The B boys have shed their summer hair.
Can you believe I was able to cut Moochie's hair? I did it one evening as he brushed his teeth. Got hair everywhere, but hey, I got it cut!
It's finally chilly enough in the morning to wear sweaters.
That's the Mi Escuela Rosi G. knit for Mooch--it still fits!
And it's time for some delicious fall-ish baked goods.
Applesauce gingerbread! Oh YUM!
I wish I had time to show you more. Alas, most of my knitting is Top Secret Gift Knitting and I've been working.
I wish I was young and naive like I was when I first started blogging because the stories I could tell you about the characters (one in particular) at work. I could keep you quite entertained.
Alas, you'll just have to settle for applesauce gingerbread.
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup molasses
1 teas. baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. ground ginger
1/4 teas. ground cloves.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Heat the applesauce in a small saucepan on the stove till boiling. Add in the baking and soda and molasses and remove from heat.
In a separate bowl combine the oil, sugar and eggs. Alternate adding the flour and spices with the applesauce mixture into the wet ingredients until everything is mixed together smoothly.
Pour into an 8"x8" baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the middle comes out clean.
In response to some of you who said "But what do you do with apple butter?" to my apple butter post, this is a great example.
I substituted applebutter for applesauce in this recipe. As such (good lord, I work for too many attorneys -- "as such"!), I cut the spices down to 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of cloves.