Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Could it be fall in the air?????

If you wake up early or stay up late, you might feel it. You might notice that the leather seats don't have the same scalding effect when you first take your seat. After all, it will be October come morning time and it really should feel like fall. It seems in AZ that this takes forever but I really think fall is in the air. I smell it at night as the aroma of the nearby dairy farm rolls in.....only a fall and winter treat around here (even cows can't stand to be here for the summer). Apples in the store are crisper and sweeter, the "in season" result. Craft stores have the Christmas decor out already and my kids are already telling me what they are going to be for Halloween (of course that started last fall).

I do get a little sad that summer is ending because I love the summer produce. I love my fresh salsa made with vine ripened tomatoes. I love fresh peppers and chili's. I can't get enough of the beautiful berries, peaches, nectarines and melons. I love the fall and winter but it's bounty is a lot less appealing and less in variety. Let us focus on the good, however. Apples.

Go here for last years apple discussion and delicious apple crisp recipe . If you don't want to take the time to read about them, just take my word for it; they are good for you. There is truth to the "apple a day" saying. Believe me.

We try to eat them the healthy way as much as possible; raw, with natural peanut butter, baked with grains or rolled up in a whole wheat crepe. Sometimes though, we must indulge and go for the sinful sugar glazed desert variety. If you too need to indulge, this little cake is divine. Must be served with ice cream or at the very least, a healthy dose of real whipped cream.

Apple Upside-Down Cake

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/3 C. brown sugar
2 T. maple syrup
2 large, crisp apples, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 C. coarsely chopped almonds (opt.)
1 t. fresh lemon juice
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 C. flour
1 t. baking powder
3/4 C. sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 C. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9 inch round cake pan, one at least 2 inches deep. In a medium sauce pan, melt 4 T. butter. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup and stir over medium heat until the sugar bubbles. Remove from heat and stir in apples, nuts, lemon juice and cinnamon. Spread on bottom of cake pan. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Then whip 8 T. butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat on medium until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Mix and add in vanilla. Add flour mixture and buttermilk. Mix until just combined. Drop by spoonfuls over apples in pan and covering apples completely. Bake until golden about 35 min. When done, let cook 5 min. then flip over on plate. Let sit about 5 min. then remove pan. Serve with ice cream.

And now for a little business.....I have many of your supplements in but didn't get it all; it appears I cleaned them out of D3 and need to wait for another shipment. Hopefully next week. So, If I didn't contact you, you are on the next week list. Since I will be ordering again Monday, let me know if you want to be on the second go round.

Next item: Preparing Wisely's October deals.

20% Off of regular price of all MountainHouse #10 Cans
For the first two weeks of October we are excited to bring you special savings on MountainHouse #10 Cans. All of our MountainHouse #10 Cans will be on sale for 20% off of the regular retail price.

This includes all Freeze Dried Entrees, Freeze Dried Breakfast Meals, Freeze Dried Meats, Freeze Dried Vegetables and Freeze Dried Fruits from MountainHouse. This MountainHouse authorized sale will last from October 1st, 2009 through October 14th, 2009, so don't miss out.

Canning Jars
Preparing Wisely now carries the following Cases of Canning Jars:
Case 1/2 Pint Jars Regular Mouth: $7.50
Case Pint Jars Regular Mouth: $8.50
Case Pint Jars Wide Mouth: $9.50
Case Quart Jars Regular Mouth: $9.75
Case Quart Jars Wide Mouth: $10.75
Case 1/2 Gallon Jars Regular Mouth: $9.75

****They also have a few of my cookbooks in if you are still wanting one. I hope to have my second printing done by the end of October.


Sherri said...

I'd like one Shari!
Is it best to order it through your link above?

Randi Dandi said...
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Shari Goodman said...

Just email me and let me know what you want exactly and which Sherri you are! Thanks!

DK said...

Shari I just saw a video that was incredible and thought of you and Tate... maybe you've already seen it but here is the the link...


Rachel said...

shari, a long time ago i found a semi healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe i think from your blog and now i can't find it! do you have one or am i remembering wrong?

Shari Goodman said...


Here is the cookie recipe link:

Enjoy! You don't have to put millet in and if you do, just a little.

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