Hello and Happy Friday! As I type this post the sun is shining in through the windows and I have this music on in the kitchen. I can't get it out of my head. It's a beautiful day and feeling more like Fall every minute. It's so cool in the mornings now that I need a fuzzy jacket and I love that feeling. Little by little the leaves are beginning to change and there is currently an abundance of apples in the supermarket. We have plans to go apple picking next week (here) and I can't wait! It's one of our most favorite fall activities!
We are still trying to get adjusted to our new school schedule (up early, homework, to bed early, and everything in between). At this point Summer seems like a distant memory, even though it wasn't that long ago. Things change so quickly. The life of a first grader is a lot different that what I remember it to be. There is much more structure now and it's definitely more aggressive than I remember. After school is fun because it's a time to release and relax. John goes outside with his cars and let's his imagination take over. He could sit out there for hours. I love that he has that free time to himself to decompress. We all need that in our day.
Here's an idea for a quick after school snack for your little ones. I also make this just for ME for a mid afternoon treat. I saw it in a Martha Stewart magazine a few years ago. My first thought was "this is so easy, why didn't I think of it?" Seriously.
All you do is lightly toast an English muffin. Then top it with sliced apples and a few thin slices of cheese. Then toast again. Done!
Martha suggests using cheddar cheese (which is delicious) but Swiss also works really well. It gets nice and "melty" over the apples.
The apples will get warm and slightly soft. It's soooo good! This snack also proves my point that you can melt cheese on anything and it will taste good. ♥
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are having a yard sale on Saturday so cross your fingers for nice weather and happy shoppers : ) I'm also thinking it might be time to try these pancakes.
Don't they sound delicious...... ♥
Have a great day! xo