Friday, January 04, 2019

Weekend Roundup ~~ 01-19 (for letter "A")

 . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! . . .
The 1st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..: Prompts are
(A) Starts with "A"; (B) A Favorite; (C) Apple; and (D) Reflection(s).

(A) Starts with "A": Alligator starts with "A".  This is my Favorite MacDonald's toy, it has replaced my Toy Mouse that I used it use it to keep company with my Computer Mouse.  That one is temporarily mislaid right now.

(B) A Favorite: This is my All Time Favorite, it is a Hurricane Harvey picture of an alligator that had swam out of an overfilled Flood Control Retention lake near our house.  It came to that neighbor's back door. 

We are not allowed to mess with the Free Range Alligators around, as they are protected species who were here in the rice fields way before there were any houses.  It was a part of our HUD and EPA agreement. 

If they get cantankerous or injure a person or pet the Sheriff Department will come take them back to their pond. I had to get pretty close to take this Alligator's picture on the right. 
[I couldn't find a picture of Harvey.   This is one I took at a boat dock in Orange, Texas.  There may be some Reflection in the picture.]

(C) Apple: My desert favorite food, one of them at least, is Apple Pie.  See below for my Quick and Easy Apple Pie recipe. 

I am going on year 12 of not eating any donuts.  At right is my favorite 'not-donut' favorite product from Shipley Donuts.  It is a Fried Apple Fritter[click picture for larger view].  

(D) Reflection(s):  This is one of our Flood Control Retention Pond in our neighborhood.  There are numerous paths throughout the many acres set aside for flood control.  Note the balloon flying towards us in the middle of the picture.

Some have "Beware Alligators" signs, I have not seen by this pond but there may be an alligator or two at any of these ponds.  I took the picture to show layout, it just happens to have a small reflection in the pond.

Below is a part of my prior post showing my "Quick and Easy Apple Pie" recipe:  [a bunch of recipes I've posted, click here] [my Quick and Easy Apple pie post, click here]

My Ruby Red is dated September 15, above. click here!
Apple pie and cheese my favoriteI'd have a slice of American Cheese
over a large slice of still warm apple pie.
What could be better than that?

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What is to follow here will be my quick and easy apple pie recipe.
This apple pie will be really good once I get it baked.
But first I have to get dressed.
My Saturday morning rule,
be dressed by noon.

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Okay, I didn't dress. Instead I typed up my recipe:

Jim’s Quick and Easy Apple Pie

1 Box pastry shells for two 9-inch two-crust pies
(Kroger frozen Pie Crusts-unroll & bake or equivalent)
6 cups sliced pared tart apples
1 can prepared Apple Pie Filling (Comstock or equivalent)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon – optional*
¼ teaspoon nutmeg – optional*
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Heat oven to 425°. Prepare pastry using directions on the box.
Stir together optional spices, sliced apples, and prepared pie filling mix.
Turn into pastry-lined pans; dot with butter
Cover with top crust using fluting and design of your choice. Be sure
there are a few opening slits for the steam to escape.
Place strip of aluminum foil covering the edges. Otherwise the crusts
will bake first and may even burn.
Remove foil for the last 15 minutes.

Bake 45 minutes, more or less. Pie is done when crust is brown and
the pie liquids begin to ease or bubble through the crust openings.

Makes eight servings per pie. More if cut into smaller slices.

* I generally do not add additional spices. Remember the seasoning
in the prepared mix is for one pie in the eyes of the manufacturer. This
may not be strong enough flavor for two pies to suit your taste.

I hope you try making this, it really is quick and easy. And good!
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- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, for my Reflections Photo.
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