Bogus Basin Ski Resort, Courtesy of KTVB 2 days ago
First Fall, Now Winter!
Like the old saying goes- wait a minute and the weather will change. Summer/fall was here and now we seem to be heading into fall/winter weather. Local forecasters are calling for a "normal" winter (what's that?) instead of a El Nino or La Nina. That means possibly snow at the slopes for a Thanksgiving opening. We haven't seen that in years and years! We've been in the mid-40's the last couple of nights, with our first big fall storm system blowing thru. Lots of wind and rain. Green but chilly and wet. I've had to put the chickens in early a couple of time so they didn't get soaked. Bogus Basin and some of the mountains are now getting their first snowfall. Wow, and I still have tons of green tomatoes! 70's are forecast for the weekend, and more next week. I'm not quite ready to put the garden to bed yet, so hopefully it won't get too cold too fast. I still have tons of basil to make into pesto (round 2). Winter jammies are in the dryer, for my first wear this fall. Don't need the heavy comforter yet, but soon. Ah summer, missing you a bit already. But NOT the 90's!!!
Danish Apple Pastry Bars-
Lats weekend I tried this recipe- Danish Pastry Apple Bars Great recipe. The recipe called foe 10 apples which made a pretty thick pastry. I think I'd go with 8 next time. I added extra cinnamon and a little squeeze of lemon juice. This is definitely more of a low sugar recipe, which I like. You really taste the apples! I used butter instead of shortening, and the pastry crust was so flaky! Warning- do not cut into bars until completely cool! Still tasty but fell apart.