Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday, September 26th

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday

You know those pretty pink clouds at sunset? Those aren't clouds. They are trees, planted in heaven by Johnny Appleseed. (According to Disney.) So we should celebrate Johnny's birthday today, in honor of a man who made the American "West" more beautiful... and umm... fruitful.

To learn more about Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) read this page, or this page. There are facts to be learned and games to be played to day!

And if you are not into that, there are apples to be eaten. I personally don't like cooked apples in general, but I do like this recipe a lot.

Apple Crunch

4 medium crisp tart apples pealed and sliced
place in 8X8 baking dish

Mix together:
2/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup flour
2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Sprinkle over top of apples. Cook in 350 Degree oven for 35-40 minutes.

Yum! Yum! Yum!


Th. said...


What a coincidence! That's the day we harvested our apples! And I didn't even know!

Absent-minded Secretary said...