Wednesday, June 17, 2015
For Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2015
4 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 9:05 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
June 17th is National Apple Strudel Day! Apple strudel is a type of sweet, layered pastry with apple filling inside. The filling is made of grated cooking apples, usually of a tart, crisp, and aromatic variety such as Winesap apples, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and bread crumbs. Strudel uses an unleavened dough. The basic dough consists of flour, oil or butter and salt although as a household recipe, many variations exist.
Celebrate this holiday by eating some apple strudel. Enjoy the mouth watering flavors of apple strudel with each bite you take. ever you decide to spend National Apple Strudel Day, we hope you have a sweet and delicious day!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!
I found an easy recipe for making apple strudel which uses crescent rolls instead of making your own dough. I love how you can use crescent rolls for so many different things.
1 1/2 cups diced peeled apples
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired
Flour for dusting
1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Additional softened butter
Heat the oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, toss apples, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Dust work surface lightly with flour. Unroll dough on floured surface. With fingers, press dough lightly into rectangle; press perforations to seal. Using floured rolling pin, roll out dough as thin as possible. With pastry brush, spread 2 tablespoons butter all over dough.
Spoon apple mixture onto one long side of dough. Gently lift apple topped edge of dough and start rolling up strudel toward plain dough edge until filling is completely sealed. If needed, turn log to place seam on bottom. For flaky pastry, brush strudel with additional butter.
For easy transfer, carefully slide sheet of cooking parchment paper under strudel. Using paper, lift and place strudel on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake approximately 25 or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool slightly, about 20 minutes, before cutting into pieces.
Nothing smells or tastes quite so good to me than a mixture of apples and cinnamon.
Busy times call for easy desserts.
Today’s pictures are a mixture of some fun times some of my grandchildren have been having so far this summer.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Fun can be the dessert of our lives but never its main course.
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
2862. for apples and cinnamon, tastes great and smells good too!
2863. for busy days, it means family is visiting
2864. for desserts that take no baking, sometimes a popsicle is good !
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…