It's that time again...here are Joyce's questionsand my answers for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Click here to add your link and join the party.
1. My daughter earned her Master's Degree this past weekend...what's something you've 'mastered' in recent weeks or months? I am working on mastering crochet. I have not quite got it yet...but will before to much longer. I can't wait to see the product of my efforts. Mrs. Shirley has been a patient and wonderful teacher.
2. What song most reminds you of your childhood? Any Big Band swing song. My mom used to put on her records and dance with me in the living room. I came from a musical family so there was always music in my house. I loved the Chuck Wagon Gang, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bobby Vinton, Elvis, the Monkees, and Doo-Wop. If it was music and I could sing or dance to it....I pretty much loved it.
3. What do you think about single gender groups and/or events? Should every group/event be open to both genders? If not, what sort of exceptions do you think are appropriate? I think there should be single gender events. Our church has a Men's Breakfast once a month and I think it is a time for men to get together and share men issues(since I am the pastor...I am always invited). I love going to Women of Faith conferences because the speakers talk about issues women face. I love to go on girl trips...and I love to go on couple's trips. I don't think it hurts for events to be open to both genders....but it is nice to get together with the girls....and just be girls.
4. What's your favorite spice? Your favorite dish containing your favorite spice? My favorite spice is cinnamon. My favorite dish is Skillet Apple Pie that Mrs Gillespie from the Nazarene Church in Rock Mills brings to joint celebrations. Let me tell you it is to die for.
- 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
- 2 pounds Braeburn apples
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Butter-pecan ice cream
Preparation1. Preheat oven to 350º. Peel apples, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss apples with cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
2. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and place 1 piecrust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over piecrust, and top with remaining piecrust. Whisk egg white until foamy. Brush top of piecrust with egg white; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
3. Bake at 350º for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly, shielding with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
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6. What's something you disliked as a child, but can fully appreciate now? Easy Peasy....bedtime. I look forward to it ever single night. This is especially true since I have to get up so early every morning during the school year.
7. What can irritate you very quickly? People who think they know everything when in all actuality they do not.
8. Insert your own random thought here. Our school starts back on Monday and I am excited, apprehensive, dreading it. Once the ball gets rolling I will be in my groove and all the apprehension will dwindle away....but until then...it is nervous stomach time. When do your schools start back and can you remember how you felt when school started back when you were a child in school and the parent of a child in school. Want to share?