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I Made This…and it Tasted Good.

Last night was a cozy Friday in with some tea and a chick flick – Life as We Know It.  It was super cute.  I  liked it.  I LOVED Katherine Heigl’s wardrobe in it.  She had these awesome flared pants that I NEED. Anyway….- But I also felt the needs for something a little sweet, yet light, since I ate such a heavy risotto for dinner (again, awesome). 

Enter the baked apple concoction:

I made this recipe up and just started throwing things in there that I thought would taste good.   I baked it all in tin foil at 400 degrees for 30 mins.

1 apple (I used Spartan), sliced

1 tbs of natural peanut butter

1.5 tsp brown sugar

2 tbs oats

cinnamon (I just put on a few shakes of the container)

sprinkling of chocolate chips.

Step 1: Cut apples and lay on foil

Step 2:  Throw other stuff on top and wrap foil

Step 3: Enjoy.   

It was like apple crisp but lighter. 

And now for something random that I am proud of:  My orchid! 

These babies are notorious for being temperamental and dying a terrible death after the first bloom.  I have managed to keep this beauty alive for 2.5 years and 3 (THREE!!!) blooms.  Amazing considering that I killed my hyacinth at work after 3 days.

My Hyacinth (RIP):

This is not my fault though.  I found out after the fact that the cat (we have an office cat) likes to come by once or twice a day and munch on my Hyacinth leaves – they immediately die.  Not cool, cat.  Not cool.