Sunday, October 1, 2023

An October Sunday in Meat Camp

I love October.

  • "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." 
  • — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ann of Green Gables

It's a perfect day here in these mountains.

I'm enjoying coffee on the deck

Donald couldn't resist getting on his bike to take a ride.

Annabelle thinks it's a great day for being outdoors sniffing new smells.

Life is good.

And there's a bowl of apples calling my name.

Apple Cake Time!

From my favorite recipe.

You can tell I've made this a few times, huh?  😁

Apple Pound Cake

2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of cooking oil
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup coconut (I do not use the coconut)
3 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, and diced (I do not peel the apples)
1 cup pecans, chopped (I usually do not use the pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the sugar and oil. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until fluffy. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the sugar mixture and blend well. Beat in the vanilla and coconut. Fold in the apples and nuts. Pour into a greased 9-inch tube pan (I usually use a Bundt pan). Bake for 80 minutes, or until the cake tests done (may not take 80 minutes). Turn onto a wire rack to cool. (this recipe does not call for leaving the cake in the pan to cool before turning it out, but I do that.  For about 15 minutes.)

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

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