Author's Note: this is, again, old material that I'm clearing out of my "drafts" section - but hopefully you enjoy anyway, and I couldn't bear to waste the pictures by not showing them...
You remember the apple picking I did last fall? Well that was actually for an "apple baking" event that my dorm held. We went picking on a Saturday, and then Sunday was the baking event.
First we set up all the ingredients that the girls might need:
Just look at all those apples, just begging to be turned into sweet creations:
Then the baking supplies and suggested recipes:
Here's the recipe that I contributed, it's for apple pie in an iron skillet (don't worry, a post is coming on that shortly):
Then when all the girls showed up in the afternoon, the kitchen turned into a hub of activity. Laughter and voices from all across the room as girls worked in groups, all manner of pans bubbling on the stove:
Pretty soon, cider was heating up and making the whole floor smell like cinnamon-y goodness:
And baked goodies ready for the oven were appearing in pie plates and cake pans:
While the girls were baking, we had a table set up with sample apples (a few of each variety that we picked) so everybody could taste test:
Then, we loaded up the ovens:
And while they baked, we cleaned up the aftermath:
But man, the wait was worth it (note the ice cream, because what's apple pie without vanilla ice cream?):
Bon appetit! We dig in:
I'm pleased to say that everything was eaten (with some help from other dorm residents who stopped by, drawn by the fantastic smells). Everybody had a great time, the event was a success, and I anticipate we will do more of the same at the dorm. Man, life as an RA is tough. :)