This weekend’s Girl Scout Thinking Day went on without a hitch. Only 8 of the 23 girls showed up, which was too bad for the other girls but wonderful for me. The Daisy leader was there to help me and that was wonderful. The displays were fun and interesting and I think the girls that were there had a good time. The major drawback was that my daughter did not get to see all the displays and that upset her. She spent a large potion of the time manning their troop’s display and when it was her turn to go around some of the troops where taking down there displays early. I didn’t learn of this until it after the fact and was a bit disturbed that she lost out. This was her 5th or 6th Thinking Day but the first one for the States as a theme. Her love of geography drives her passion for these events. I will speak up at the Leader’s Meeting next month and voice my concerns.
I thought I’d share my recipe for the Apple Crisp I made for the event. I used Red Delicious apples because they were on sale. Most of the recipes call for tart apples, but you can use any kind you have on hand.
4 cups peeled apples cut into bite size chunks
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
6 TBS butter
Preheat the oven to 375°. Layer the apples in baking dish. In a food processor (or by hand) mix oatmeal, sugar, flour and cinnamon until well blended. Cut butter into TBS’s and add to dry mixture. Blend until the mixture begins to hold together. Crumble mixture over the top of the apples. Bake about 30 minutes until apples are soft and crumble is brown.