"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Friday, August 19, 2011

Apple Fritters and Wedding Bells.....

I love the group of friends that I run with.

I really love the fact that everyone likes to eat.

We started a tradition last year, when one of our friends, Karen, got married, called the "Run to the Altar". Basically we all wear some kind of veil get-up (mine was a bandanna attached with a clip to my hat) and do our usual Friday morning run. But instead of our usual meal afterward (which is this oatmeal) we have these babies...:

So this week it was our friend Allie's turn!

 Even one of the running doggies got into the spirit:

There was also some wedding socks (worn by a MALE):

I am telling you, we know how to run, eat, and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!

Here's what you need for the fritters:
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup Sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar

  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1-1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

  • 2 whole Large Eggs

  • 3/4 cups Whole Milk

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter

  • 2 whole Granny Smith Apples, Peeled And Diced

  • Powdered Sugar (optional, For Dusting I think the glaze is a billion times better)

  • GLAZE (optional- except not really. Make the glaze you won't be sorry)

  • 1-1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

  • 1/4 cup Milk

  • Oil for frying

  • Whisk all the dry ingredients for the fritter batter (say that fast 5 times...) in a mixing bowl. Then whisk the wet ingredients together in another bowl (except the apples, you're gonna fold those in after you mix the two together). Then mix the wet and dry ingredients together.

    Then peel, core, and chop the apples. If you're a lucky duck like me, you have one of these awesome apple doo-dad thingys:

    Fold the chopped apples into the batter.

    Then heat up a few inches of oil in a skillet:

    I used my cookie dough scooper thing to measure and drop the batter into the oil, but you can use tablespoons, or even make them larger if you would like. You're going to heat the oil up enough that when you drop a bit of the batter in, it begins to fry briskly and pops up to the surface almost immediately.

    Fry them up until nice and brown on both sides, you'll flip them halfway through. I think it took about 8 minutes total to cook them, but just keep your eye on them.

    Drain on paper towels. Then whisk together the glaze ingredients, and dunk the fritters.

    Yummmmmm..... these really, truly rock. They are so so so so so so so so (infinity) good.

    I got this recipe from the Pioneer Woman's website, at http://www.pioneerwomancooks.com/ her stuff is AWESOME!!!!!!


    1. Those look DELISH! I love PW!! She does rock...doesn't she??!!

      I found your blog through the SL blog roll hop. Going to 'follow' your blog. I love connecting with other homeschoolers. Stop in and see us too, if you get the chance!


    2. Wedding socks? Five kinds of wrong. :)