Maxine and I have had a sweet little day together. We shopped, she tapped, I smiled, she talked, I listened. I’ve come to realize just how much Ava rules the roost here and poor little Maxagirl often doesn’t get to speak in complete sentences before she’s interrupted by her very intense older sister. It’s easy to see how birth order can play a role in your personality!
We ate lunch before we left to grocery shop to avoid any hungry impulse buys.
I had big plans to make another portobello mushroom pizza tonight, but as dinner time rolled around I realized I was in the mood for something warm and sweet. I’m livin’ it up on a Saturday night I tell ya – let’s have dessert for dinner! When the man is away, the woman will play. And eat dessert without him.
I peeled and chopped 3 crispin apples, tossed in a little agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a couple of tablespoons of flour. I poured the mixture into the bottom a coconut oiled baking dish.
Once the bowl was emptied I combined about a half cup of rolled oats, more agave, more cinnamon, nutmeg, some hand crushed pecans, a few more tablespoons of flour and about a 1/4 of coconut oil. Stirred until well combined and then layered on top of the apple mix.
Apples + Crumble = Apple Crisp Crumble!
I baked the apples and crips at 350 for about 45 minutes. Somewhere in that 45 minutes I realized we needed ICE CREAM to go along with my dessert for dinner! I mean come on, if I’m gonna have dessert for dinner – let’s have dessert for dinner!
When I polled Maxine, she was in favor of ice cream. We donned our raincoats and boots and headed out for a trip to the store in search of vanilla ice cream.
As we were leaving store with ice cream in (her) hand she said “Where’s yours mom?” Nice!
Some of the recipes I looked at before coming up with my own concoction called for as much as 2 cups of sugar. A little agave nectar for sweetness was all this needed, I’m almost shocked it turned out as well as it did. Who needs all that sugar? Well, I guess I do if I needed some ice cream! The oats were pretty crumbly, that was ok with me. When looking to sub butter I chose coconut oil. In hindsight I probably should have used canola in place of coconut oil.
Ice cream for Max, apple bake and ice cream for mommy! At my desk, and now the spoon scraped bowl is still sitting here to my right. Good times.
Where do you fall in the birth order? I’m an only! I think that is part of the reason why I love watching them interact and think often about how their birth order plays a role in their little personalities. How have your siblings (or lack thereof) shaped who you are today?