Monday, March 21, 2011


This is the way our house looked this Sunday morning--sleepy messy headed college students and one tired husband, just lolling around, drinking coffee and O.J. They were just waiitng for Mama to get into that kitchen and bang on those pots and pans!:

We were also celebrating big news! Abbie just found out that she was accepted into "L' Academie Des Sciences Politiques" in Paris, France, for the Spring semester, 2012! We are just thrilled for her, and Big Daddy and I are already planning our trip over to see her. In my book that's really something to look forward to--Paris in the springtime!

Back to brunch. Abbie's vegetarian, so bacon, our Sunday breakfast staple, was out. Somebody told me that there was a fake bacon ("Fake-on") on the market that wasn't bad, so I bought some. MMMMMM---so delicious, IF you happen to like the taste of cardboard, dredged in salt! Never again, never again. BUT, thank goodness I have this Swedish Apple Oven Pancake recipe up my sleeve--always a huge hit! It bakes up so beautifully, every time. Delicious sprinkled with a little powdered sugar, with maybe some real New York State maple syrup:

Here's the pancake, right out of the oven!
And here it is, sliced, served with that horible Fake-on! Do yourself a favor, and use the real stuff, if you can.

                               Serves 4-6

2 apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup raisins
2 tblsp. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup flour
2 tblsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
Confectioner's sugar, for garnish
Maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9 inch pie plate. Combine apple slices, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread into prepared pie plate. Bake 10-15 minutes; remove from oven and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees. Whisk together eggs, milk, flour, butter and vanilla; pour over apple mixture. Bake until golden brown and puffy, about 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Serve with warm maple syrup.



1. I'm grateful for the laughter and silliness Abbie and Sanford have brought back to our home--watching them build a snowman on the front lawn was hilarious!
2. I'm grateful for the prospect of some major life changes coming our way, and soon.
3. I'm grateful to be feeling well today.


  1. Congrats to Abbie! Totally jealous of your Paris adventure, though! And so glad you're feeling well!

  2. Even though I don't care for the Fake-On, I don't mind Morningside Farms Link Sausage. They are pretty yummy, especially if you dip them in maple syrup. (I think my shoe might actually be tasty if dipped in maple syrup! lol) This recipe might just have to be on the Sunday table this weekend for brunch. Thanks a lot. You are not helping my diet. Love ya, Sis!

    ~~Debra G.

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe!! I have been looking all over for it as it was a childhood favorite of mine, and your blog post came up on a google search. I'm so happy! haha

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