I almost forgot..
I wanted to throw out a couple recipes.
Hillbilly house wife has a wonderful & simple, Apple Pie recipehttp://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/applepie.htm
and an easy pie crusthttp://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/easypiecrust.htm
I make this a couple times a month. The first time I made it with Dumpster dived Granny Smiths
Tonight we are having Indian Lentils over Rice
4 C cooked rice
1 C. raw green lentils, rinsed
4 C water
3 C Vegetable broth ( I have a recipe for broth if anyone is interested)
3 TBS. olive oil
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 red bell, diced
1 bunch Spinach, chopped
1 Tbs Curry powder
1/4 C flour
1/3 C tomato paste
salt to taste
Soak the lentils in 4 C water for 1 hour or over night
Drain and rinse
In large pot, add lentils and veg broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 min. or until lentils are tender, stirring frequently
In saucepan, saute celery, onion, & bell pepper in oil until tender. Reduce heat.
On reduced heat, add spinach, curry, flour, & tomato paste. Saute for 2 more min.
Add sauted veg mixture to cooked lentils
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, & simmer 5 minutes stirring frequently.
add salt to taste
serve over rice