I'm also thankful for being able to make small strides towards being healthier in my eating. Here's a recipe I'm thankful for, a delicious and simple baked apple recipe I made up. When I was a kid I'd make baked apples as treats. It only takes about five minutes to do. I've enhanced the recipe I used then both in taste and health. If you're craving apple pie, this will satisfy it with far less calories and fuss.
Pam's Simple and Healthy Baked Apple Recipe
Step One- Take an apple and wash it. :) Wash off those pesticides if it's not organic; wash off the dirt if it is. :-P
|my apple, washed and ready to go|
Step Two- Take a knife and remove the stem. Then take a knife or spoon and carve out the core. Try not to break through the bottom of the apple (you can still make it if you do break through, but it may not work as evenly and will be more messy) This will create a hole in the apple.
Step Three: Put cinnamon in the hole. Cinnamon is very good for you, it can lower blood sugar! I probably put a teaspoon in, but you can put more or less to taste.
Step Four: Put a little vanilla extract in it. This makes it super yummy. I just put a teeny tiny bit in. I don't really measure, I put a bit in the cap, so this is what it looks like. Now put it in the microwave for a minute and a half. (You could put it in a bowl if you want. You'll see why I say that later.)
|this about the right amount of vanilla|
|If you did it right, it will overflow! I take my slices and dip them in the overflowed sauce and it's very good!|
Step Eight: Enjoy! I cut it in slices. The apple skin gets a little tough to pierce after cooking, so the easiest way to cut is to start at the hole and slice the edge of the skin.
Additional thought: I was brainstorming that if someone really missed a crust like a cobbler or pie has, they could fill the hole with graham cracker crumbs during step six, after the sugar, and it would make it very cobbler like. I don't have any graham crackers to experiment with right now. If you try that, let me know.
I'm also thankful to have completed the Bible in 90 days challenge. I'm deciding what Bible reading I want to do now, I don't want to concentrate on my physical health but neglect my spiritual health. Since the body is not eternal, I need to keep my priorities straight.
I'm also thankful that my cousin can see. My cousin had emergency eye surgery as a result of diabetic complications yesterday.
I'm also thankful Tabitha's grandmother is alive. She is on dialysis and on Tuesday it didn't take, so she had to have surgery yesterday to put in a new line. She's at the point where if she goes two days without dialysis she could lose her life.
I'm thankful for the lovely spring weather... and the lovely air conditioner we have in the window. We'd toughed it out until two days ago for the sake of the power bill, but now it's ac season.
I remain thankful for Ryan's job. He is at work as I type this and officially is starting normal work, having completed training.
I am thankful for you, my sweet readers!
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