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Today Friday Faves is all about apples. Why? Well, because March 11th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Do you remember studying about the pot-for-a-hat guy named John Chapman who traveled around the country planting apple trees? There are actually 2 dates listed as Johnny Appleseed Day. September 26 is reportedly the day of his birth and March 11 is his estimated death date. So, while a birth seems like a better thing to celebrate than a death, both of these dates are recorded as Johnny's Day! John Chapman was a pioneer who planted apple trees and sold apple trees as he traveled west. As he traveled, the legend grew and he was nicknamed Johnny Appleseed. Disney even made a video about American legends that include Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and John Henry. I am sure my children own this Steven Kellogg version storybook about Johnny Appleseed, too. Well, we are willing to give a big shout-out to John Chapman any time of year because we love so many things about apples!
When I asked Madalynn for her favorite apple related thing, she first thought of something Johnny Appleseed had nothing to do with, her iphone. She currently has the 6s and she loves it. It has so much space and takes great pictures. She purchased a refurbished iphone, which significantly lowered the price.
Don't forget to order the case! We have learned from sad experience that iphones are very slippery without a case. Then they break and the repairs can be costly.
Now, getting back to the edible apples, Alicia answered that she loves warm apple pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. We have past posts that teach apple pie and how to can pie filling. Also, don't forget my mom's crust recipe!
I love apple pie, too. And I really love the Cinnamon Red Hot Apples Rings that I showed you how to can. (We finished those off really quickly!) I also love Chunky Apple Pancakes. I really love apple motifs on craft projects. One of these days I will make a video to show you how I painted these heart apple ornaments:
But, when Lindsey told me that her fave is Apple Crisp, I knew that I had to make one and share it with you and my family today. That warm, sweet, crisp topping on Apple Crisp is definitely comfort food. My version uses both brown and white sugars.
This is an easy and quick recipe. I hope you will enjoy it.
Thanks Johnny Appleseed!
What are your favorite apple things?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!