How can it possibly be Friday again? This week flew by!
First of all on this post, I'd like to share a little something for Joy's Faithful Fridays. You've heard the expression, "half empty or half full", I'm sure. That's kind of my Faithful Friday post in a nutshell.
I've decided there's a couple of ways I can look at an experience this week. This past Tuesday, Joy & I left the house earlier than usual headed for our weekly homeschool meeting, or "gym" as we call it. Being proud of ourselves for scheduling our time so well this day, we drove into town and stopped in Walmart for a quick errand; then came out and proceeded to the gas station. Along the way, I thought it felt a little rough driving down the road, but we reasoned that that service road was always bumpy. Since it wasn't far from Walmart to the station, we never thought that much more about it. As I was refueling, a man walked up and told us we had a flat tire. We ended up back at Walmart at the automotive department for them to check out the tire for us. Friends came to our rescue and gave us a ride to gym. And in the end, the sidewall on the tire was blown out. So, a new tire was in order. Tires for that car aren't cheap, so needless to say that was something unexpected financially thrown into our week. Don't you know that happens when you know you're going to have a "little extra" to use toward something else or pay off this or that?
But....we've learned along the way that you can look at these situations in two different ways.....kind of like the half empty, half full, scenario. It can be "why did this happen this week of all times", or it can be "well at least we had the extra money to take care of it". Besides that, I really am thankful that it didn't blow out completely as we were driving it, and that we were able to get the tire we needed. So we decided to choose the half full option. :)
Next of all, I wanted to share a recipe for Colleen's Back to School Recipe Pool (Week 5). This week's theme is apple recipes. I love apple recipes! I knew what I'd like to share, if I had a chance to make it. I did make it tonight and the house smells so yummy! I always think of this recipe when fall arrives. It's very easy! I like easy! :)
6 large tart cooking apples
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter
Place peeled and cubed apples in a greased (11 x 7 x 2) baking dish. Pour orange juice over apples. Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over apples. Combine flour, remaining sugar and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spoon over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is brown.
Serve warm or cold with ice cream or milk. (We love it warm with a scoop of ice cream). Enjoy!