It is a dreary day today.  Grey skies.  A damp chill that grabs you by the hand even though you are trying to get away.  A good day to wear woolly sweaters and socks.  A good day for hot mugs of black tea.  Or toasted bread piled high with turkey and roast beef.  A day when few words are needed, just a smile to remind each other, that you are there.

A day that reminded me to slow down and take it easy.  Work would be there tomorrow;  but, today may not be.  So I baked something sweet.  And roasted squash for something savory.  Mainly to warm the house but also to nourish our souls.  I have been holding onto a bottle of Morris Kitchen boiled apple cider for a day such as this.  Ideas are twirling around my head about how to use it.  Cocktails, glazes for meaty dishes and of course, in baked goods.

Do you remember snack cakes?  If you are a child of the 70s, you do.  I liked how you could mix everything in the baking pan.  No mess to leave in the kitchen sink.  And a piece of snacking cake in less then an hour.  My favorites were ginger and apple.  Warm, spicy and comforting.  Really it was an easy snack to mix up, right after school and before homework started.  Or for snacking on while chatting up girlfriends on the phone.  It was nice.

While cinnamon and spiced apples ran around the house, I tackled the new lens and camera, that have been sitting patiently waiting for me.  We played a little and it was fun.  Then I realized that there would be a bit of a learning curve.  That is okay as there is time.  Today we are not in a hurry.  Today we are just enjoying apple snack cake and each other.

 

Other Snack Cakes

Mango Snack Cake – Pinch of Yum

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake – Land o Lakes Butter

Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake  – Rachael Ray

Pumpkin Oat Snack Cake – Willow Bird Baking

 

 

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