Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A is for Apple Brown Betty

So we had a really busy weekend and somehow my camera was absent for most of the fun...Not lost, just not with me :) I know my sisters took some great shots so perhaps eventually I'll get a few of those but for now a run-down will have to do!

Here in Canada it was Thanksgiving so we celebrated that which was a major pleasure as the Banman Family makes a mean Thanksgiving spread! Not to mention the company is top notch!

For Thanksgiving I always make the "sides" many of whcih my Grandma taught me how to make when Iwould go to her house the day before Thanksgiving and help with the preparations. I am glad we shared those moments together, it is so fun to have those memories come flooding back every year!! This year Maddie was my kitchen buddy. We made cranberry sauce and cranberry waldorf salad and broccoli salad and applesauce and for dessert, we did an Apple Brown Betty which is my other Grandma's specialty!

It was thrilling to make the apple dish with all of the amazing apples that have been grown locally in the Okanagan! Check out this one Caleb is holding...it's mammoth!

And below is the finished Betty, which Caleb managed to step on in the van. (it was covered with foil) I had no pie plate so I used a cake pan...had lots of those:)


Grandpa Russ said...

Did Betty survive a two-year old's foot?

How did the family like it?

Hope Barbara makes one this year!!


colleen banman said...

Yes, She survived. She was a little dented but that was okay! I had put two layers of tin foil on the top which turned out to be a good thing!

Grandpa Russ said...

Well, even with a dent, Betty's usually a big hit!