On the rare occasion when the parking lot is busy when we arrive -- "busy" meaning more than five cars -- Terry jokes, "Looks like we're late for mass."
What I mean by "our church" is that Nature is our connection with the sacred. The farm's miles of trail by lake, through woods and prairie opens us to the cycles of life and our place in it. Through the changing of the seasons, the comings and goings of the animals, we are brought back to the awareness that we are all connected, that we are all energy, that we are all one.
working the trail
the outside woods trail
And sometimes, like this morning, we are reminded of the reality of death...
Can I get an amen?
Where do you go in Nature to reconnect?//
What's For Dinner Tonight?
Tonight we made ourselves an all-American meal...a little surf and turf, baked potatoes and homemade Apple Pie, as promised! When we cook like this, I'm reminded that my hubby is a restaurateur at heart. Sure beats the meal we'd each pay $50 for at a steakhouse. The good part about enjoying this meal at home is that leftovers are much more easily transported...without that pesky non-recyclable to-go container. And at home, I get to have cottage cheese on my baked potato! Yum, yum, yum!
2 pie crusts, ready-made or from scratch
6 cups (8-9) peeled and sliced apples
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
milk for brushing the top
sugar for sprinkling the topApple Orchard adventure. Pile all the goodies in a bowl and stir to combine.
I made my own crust, but it's just as well to use ready-made. Mine got a little overworked in the food processor (still relatively new to the pie crust thing) so it's flat instead of flaky.
Smells incredible! And not too shabby tasting either, especially with a little Sweet Chai ice cream...
Enjoy your night :)