Category Archives: Heritage Cooking
Went to the stupidmarket yesterday and the first things that caught my eye were …
GRANNY SMITH APPLES
Naturally, the first thing I had to do was core, peel and slice one of them and make …
OLD FASHIONED APPLE TOAST
This was something my Mom always used to make when the first apples of fall began to show up in the produce aisles of the store. Since I always helped her make them, it became on of the first unwritten recipes I learned. Since I was only cooking for myself, I only peeled and cut one apple today. That yielded two apple toasts, one for dessert at dinner and one for breakfast tomorrow morning. Back when my Mom was cooking for five , we used to fill an entire cookie sheet with the goodies.
While Mom’s recipe was easy, my updated version is even simpler. Mom used to peel the apple using a paring knife and then remove the core by hand before slicing the apple. I cheated and used and apple corer to zip the center out and a potato peeler to remove the peel. Then I cut the apple in half and sliced each half into thin slices. Mom used to cut the apple into wedges.
I also used whole wheat bread which I spread with whipped cinnamon sugar butter. It comes all mixed together in a little tub in the store’s dairy aisle. Then the apple slices are spread across the buttered bread. Mom always used real sugar, but since I don’t need the extra sugar I sprinkled granulated Splenda over the apple slices along with a few sprinkles of cinnamon. I baked it in the toaster over at 350 until were juicy and the bread toasty.
For dinner, I braised a pork steak in a pan with chopped red and green pepper and onions and a shot of bourbon whiskey. I also did a baked potato and a half cob of corn. The whole dinner was fantastic and I even made a cup of pumpkin spice coffee to go with the apple toast. It was a heritage cooking dinner almost like old times when Mom used to make it. Only I had leftovers for another meal.