My little boy is growing up too fast. He did so great on his first day! All smiles. No tears. And the only one with butterflies was me.
I couldn't be happier with his class and teacher. I know he's in good hands and learning something new every day. We have met wonderful people and I feel an enormous sense of community within the school. Plus he looks pretty darn cute in his uniform, if I do say so myself! : )
As we were dropping off, the teacher handed these out to all the Mom's.
It was a goodie bag with a tea bag, a tissue (to dry tears), and a cotton ball to remind you of the softness of your child. It thought it was so sweet.
Monday was also one of those perfect September mornings I love so much. The air was cool and crisp & everything was wet with dew. The sun was out, but I still needed a sweater to keep warm. My coffee tasted especially good.
It's no longer summer. The streets are lined with yellow buses and take a look at this....
*Alert* We have candy corn in the house!!! This could only mean one thing.
Its officially Fall and apple season has arrived ~ Horray!
To celebrate this good feeling I turned to my love, Miss Susan Branch, for inspiration. Thumbing through Sweets to the Sweet, this recipe practically jumped off the page (and into my mouth!).
I wanted to make my little Kindergartner a first day of school treat. Last year I made Apple Pie Pockets (click here to see : ). This year I thought these Apple Fritters would be perfect. Crunchy on the outside, cinnamon-appley on the inside. Oh ya!
Here we go...
4 large sweet apples, McIntosh or Cortland
6 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
12 oz beer, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
extra cinnamon & sugar
Peel, core, and slice apples into 1/2 inch rings.
Mix together 1 1/2 c. flour, salt, and beer.
Beat well ~
Put about a cup more flour into another small bowl. Mix with sugar and cinnamon & set aside.
Coat apple rings in flour mixture and then cover completely with beer batter.
Fry in hot oil, a few at a time, about 4 minutes, till golden.
Drain on paper towels. Roll in cinnamon & sugar and serve.
Try not to eat them all before your kid comes home from school : )
If they get cold you can always crisp them up in the toaster oven, which is what I did with the leftovers. Also, don't forget to fry up all little broken apple bits and pieces. The smaller they are, the crunchier!
Since no one was home while I cooking (which is RARE), I had to give myself a little company in the kitchen. The Holiday....a favorite or mine! Oh how I love that little English cottage! (Jude Law aint too shabby either....: )
I hope your September has gotten off to a terrific start. And if not, try Apple Fritters and The Holiday. Oh, and don't forget a cup of tea. Enjoy.