Cooking, birthdays, cake and pie - all of these things came to mind when my older son decided after a trip to an orchard with his girlfriend that he would be baking his first apple crisp. I have to really resist all temptation to join them in the kitchen as they laugh and prepare their treat.
I remember baking a customize apple pie for his birthday a few years ago - you can read more about the adventure here:
The couple begin their baking journey by prepping the apples. For some reason I think it is funny that my son uses my Pampered Chef Apple Corer/Slicer.
Bottom line, my son and his firlfriend baked a superior apple crisp which we topped with vanilla bean ice cream - dessert heaven.
The experience was so positive, I thought I could surely duplicate it with all of the remaining apples from their orchard trip. Well, I followed the same recipe, but sadly mine was in no way as wonderful as theirs and I am confident enough to admit it. In fact, they have made a second crisp and I am proud to say the other was not simply beginner's luck.
Recognizing wonderful food prepared by others is a first step in knowing when one is Fed Well.