Thursday, November 27, 2014
Apple Crisp and Thankfulness
Today is Thanksgiving, and I hope you are enjoying it with your loved ones and eating amazing vegan food. To those not in the states, I hope you're having a day filled with love and food as well. Why not take it upon yourself to make an apple crisp? That's what I decided to do last weekend, and it filled our house with the smell of cinnamon and sugar for days.
After buying a huge bag of gala apples at Kroger, I got home and tried to decide what to do with them. Josh is a huge fan of crisp and desserts that contain fruit, so I knew I had my answer. I got online and searched around for slow cooker apple crisp recipes, and I found many similar to this one. I subbed in clementine juice for lemon juice, since that's what we had on hand, and I used Earth Balance for butter and a cup of walnuts in the topping. It turned out great!
Now, all you need is some vegan ice cream, and you're in business.
Basil says that the cobbler looks pretty tasty. Too bad Mama won't let her have a bite.
Today, no matter where you are, or what you celebrate, I would invite you to practice gratitude. There are always others more unfortunate than yourself, and even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it, we are lucky to be where we are and have what we have. I get caught up in my busy life, but on today especially, I like to remember that life is short and love is powerful, so give someone a hug and share some cobbler with them and remember to smile.