Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Was Craving... mom's Pineapple-Cherry Crisp. So I borrowed her recipe and made it today; and boy, is it yummy! Just the thing for a cold Sunday evening in (almost) winter!

Here is the recipe:

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
2 pints frozen sour cherries (or canned)
5 tbsp. tapioca
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. sugar

Cook all five ingredients until clear, stirring constantly. Cool.

1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. oats
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. melted butter

Sift flour and baking soda. Mix in oats, brown sugar, and butter. Place half of oats mixture in a greased 9x13 dish; pour pineapple-cherry mixture over it; top with rest of oats mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Pineapple-Cherry Crisp wasn't the only treat enjoyed by us today. Some of the younger members of our tribe thought it was great fun to suck on icicles while they were outside playing this morning. I don't know about their logic: you're out in the snow, freezing a little bit to begin with, and then you choose to put something frozen in your mouth?? Doesn't make much sense to me. :)
Obviously, they enjoyed it; and David was kind enough to share his icicle with our little red snowman, Tobin Bear.
It's hard to see in this picture, but the sunshine reflecting off the snow makes Josiah's freckles pop out. I love them.
The icicles came from the roof of my dad's office, the whole edge of which was lined with these menacing-looking things. Dad had to duck to go into the door, or he might have been pierced by one of them. Talk about a workplace hazard! It was a dangerous commute for him, that's for sure. :)
Dad said when I took this photo, "You don't really have to put this picture on the blog." Oh, yes, I do, dear Dad! After all, I'm sure your sister in Chicago will be glad to catch a glimpse of you here, especially since you're modeling your new boots--the ones you had to go to Walmart in the middle of a snowstorm to get. So much for "always be prepared!" Your old pair will likely turn up someday, probably in the middle of a heatwave next July. ;)

1 comment:

Marie said...

Ha ha Davene, Love the pic of your dad!
I just love eating icicles as a kid also.

That Pineapple Cherry Crisp looks amazing! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!!
God Bless
Much love