Green Apple Frings

One of my grandmother’s is round and roly.
The other tall and string-bean lean.
The round one, inspiration behind my baking obsession.
Oft worried. Sometimes sighing. Always willing to hear my good gossip.
The tall one talks, but is quiet, too.
A farmer’s wife. Mother of two handicapped children and three other’s
who’ve been blessed {and impressed} by her constancy.
They are good grandma’s.
I wouldn’t trade them for wooden nickel’s
or a golden buffalo chip.
Still, I’ve always thought it would
be nice to have a
sassy grandmother.
You know,
those little old ladies that are
with their
little voices
ne’er aged wit.
And, they
almost always
with a
southern drawl.
Saying things like,
“Oh, honey. You ain’t got problems.
Lemme tell you about probems…”
“With medication, a cold lasts one week,
without it, seven days.”
I suppose
the only way I’ll
get a granny
like that
in my family tree
is to become one
I figure I’ve got about
forty years
to perfect
my southern accent.
Green Apple Frings
If you enjoy indulging in All-American fare such as apple pie & a burger with onion rings, you’ll love this simple twist on two classics. Slices of green apples are paired with sweet pancake batter and clumps of powdered sugar, then fried to crisp perfect. The tang of the softened apple, the sweet dusting of powdered sugar will remind you of summer days at the State Fair, dining on funnel cakes and corn on the cob. Positively perfect for breakfast, lunch or barbecue season.


*1/2 c. pancake mix
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 T. brown sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
2 green apples
*Core & slice apples. In a medium bowl, mix together pancake mix, milk, cinnamon & sugar. Dip apple slices in pancake batter, then coat well will powdered sugar. Fry in a skillet of canola/vegetable oil heated to medium heat. Once browned, flip and cook other side, then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve dusted with powdered sugar. A great accompaniment to ham & potatoes, or black bean burgers.

A few weeks ago, I discovered these antique kitchen gadgets and was immediately smitten. If you can ignore the chintzy packaging, what you have are some adorably fun, old-fashioned tools that one simply must have in their kitchen. A heart spatula? porcelain handled donut cutter? malt measuring cup? heavyweight apple corer? Seriously, how have we all gotten along without these things for so long? That apple corer up there is how I got my Green Apple Frings to be adorably cored.

I want you to have some of these fabulously vintage tools in your kitchen, too! That’s why I’ll be snail mailing one of you a big, brown package of these great gadgets. Recipient will be chosen at random.

To get in on the gadget giveaway,just leave a comment on this post. {Isn’t free stuff FUN?!}