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Aug 14, 2012

Apple Dessert

Hey there! I have returned! Woo. The family cruise was enjoyable and Key West was awesome. However, there is no place like home. The only downside to being home is the fact that reality is kicking in. Many of my college friends are getting ready to move in and I am.. well... not. I have a tutoring job for the school year, but my parents do not consider that enough of a job. I am being tossed job listings and told to find a second job. Goody. I really don't have a problem with work if it is something I am passionate about, but busy work bores me. Guess I will be in for a bigger dose of reality, huh? Haha.

This odd transition is one of those things that probably trips up many new college grads. I have considered going to grad school or perhaps getting a bakers certificate or going to a 1-year cooking school, but right now all of these items are too costly. I want to start my own at-home baking business, but that was vetoed by my mother. Guess that will wait till I have an apartment then. I don't quite know what I would go to grad school for if I went. I was thinking business, entrepreneurship, or perhaps communications with a focus in Myers Briggs stuff. I could even go for my associates in entrepreneurship at the community college and choose something else for my masters degree. I just have a lot of options and it is a bit overwhelming. For now, I will continue to enjoy baking and cooking and search for a 2nd job to start saving money.

Well, now that everyone knows about the weird college transition phase, it's time for a recipe. This recipe is one that I created when I was in college and could only use a microwave. It's simple and requires ingredients that most people probably keep in the house. It's simple, easy, and delicious!

Microwave "Apple crisp"

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, peeled (if you want them peeled), cored, and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup water
  • couple pinches of cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Instructions:
  1. Combine 1/4 cup water and the apple chunks in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then check the apples and water level. There needs to be a small amount of water at the bottom to help the apples cook. If needed, microwave up to 1 minute more.
  3. Add the oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Microwave another 45 seconds.
  5. Stir and enjoy! 

You can add other toppings like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit if you would like. Another delicious addition would be vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream. Mmmm. I found this to be delicious by itself, but feel free to play with the recipe! The microwave times are approximate because every microwave is different. You also could just dump it all into the bowl and microwave till the apples are soft and the oatmeal is slightly cooked, if you wish.

Love it? Hate it? Want to make it? Let me know what you think with a comment below!
As always...

Bon app├ętit!