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more fun with apples

Last night:
Apple cake - a variation on Mom's coffee cake (the one with the cinnamon crumble topping), with plenty of haralson apples.  It turned out well - light, spicey, very apple-y.  No shortage of butter and sugar.  I might use the rest of the apples to make a second cake tomorrow to share with the coworkers.

Today:
Roasted veg (carrots, cauliflower, parsley root, onion, ajwain, kala jeera, dill seed, salt&pepper, garlic, grapeseed oil) which I will fold into pasta.
Pork with apples and onions: top pork with sage, thyme, caraway, ginger, and coriander, bake, then drain off the fat, then top with peeled and sliced apples, sliced onions, a can of pinto beans, a little more caraway seed, and a few spoonfuls of sorghum, and continue cooking.

In the fridge:  goat gouda, veg hummus, and carrot-cucumber slaw, for sandwiches.  Also caramel cream cheese, bitter orange spread, and raisinets.

I'm sort of taking the weekend off; Mom's nonstandard chemo appointment left me off-balance all week.  But I did finally call roofers for estimates.  The first one to get back to me is the one I really wanted to hear from.  I got good information from him, and the ballpark estimate is in my budget - just, but he'll do payments if needed.

Tonight, double-header Doctor Who (I missed last weekend's DW while at Mom's).  And hot beverages, possibly spiked with bourbon:  frost warning tonight, and there was a smattering of snow-ish this morning in Madison.

I don't know why everyone's so over-the-moon about honeycrisps; there are so many apples that are better.  I got some sweet 16's for fresh eating along with the haralsons for cooking (I'm out of cortlands and orange pippins now).
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