An apple is an apple right? Well yes, but not really. Okay, so I’m crazy! I have a tendency to think that an apple is good for everything. The old saying is that an apple a day will keep the doctor away. Okay, so shouldn’t an apple be good to eat, good to cook and good to bake? I guess not.
Recently I was excited for apple season and headed to the orchard to buy some apples. Now I’ve certainly never said I’m a cooking expert but I have made pies, apple sauce and other yummy things in the past. So, when I made it to the little store at the orchard I went right for the apples I recognized, Galas. I know that name and I know my husband and I both like them. (My husband doesn’t like any of the delicious apples and they always need to be nice and crisp.)
As soon as I returned home it was time to make lunch for my sons. So, being the good mother that I am who likes to try to throw in a few healthy things, I cut up an apple for them to share. It was yummy good! I knew we were all going to like them.
I got to thinking how much I would like to have one of my husband’s apple crisps. (You see, he’s the one that makes the topping for these and I cut up the apples.) So, when my husband came home I suggested he mix up some crisp and I’d cut the apples and fix the rest of the dinner.
Dinner was good but we were anticipating that dessert! It smelled good and it looked good! Too bad it wasn’t overly good. Those Gala apples just weren’t the right apples. They didn’t get soft, they were dry and they just didn’t work. No, an apple isn’t just an apple, it has to be the right kind of apple.
You know, sometimes I wish cooking could be done with an X10 Wireless Remote. I could just push a button and it would be done. It’d be perfect and have all the right decisions made. Or hey, I’ll even take an X10 Plug-In Controller. If it’ll just fix my food, I’ll take it! Perhaps the X10 Appliance Modules would actually work in my favor in some way. Maybe they could be programmed to do more than just run that blender, maybe it could run a cooking robot as well. I think I need to contact Tim at The Home Automation Store and see if he can convince X10 to branch out to the culinary arts somehow.
Okay, so I’m being silly but really, there’s nothing like having your hopes set on an apple crisp that disappoints!
I went back to the orchard yesterday and armed myself with Macintosh apples, I need to go and try to make my tastebuds happy now. This apple is the apple I need.