Something about a perfect Pandora radio mix just really pumps up my morning. This song came on right as I pulled into school and I was toe tappin', car singing, head boppin' HAPPY.
This version is super cute.
Here's a little secret.... I miss teaching First Grade. I miss it so much that the other day, when I was alone, I dusted off one of my books that I used to read for my First Graders and read it....out loud....in my "teacher voice"..... then I teared up. Sergio thought it was cute...I felt pathetic.
Other little things....
-Hubby made me a sandwich for lunch today. Something about having someone else make your food somehow makes everything special...er.
-I drove a different way home only to find out that it was a bit faster than my usual route. Bonus, it was MUCH more peaceful and so scenic!
-I spent my prep period talking to teachers I rarely talk to and it was entertaining and deeelightful.
And then there were these little gems that added to the colorfulness of my day....
Project Wifey Wife Week #13- The Sweet
Mini Puffed Apple Pies
adapted from Raley's Family of Fine Food Stores
Something about having these mid-week just makes you smile and eat the whole batch by yourself!
2 small green apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of a 17.5-oz package),thawed according to package directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Put the apples, brown sugar, butter, flour, and cinnamon in a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir, and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
3. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the pecans.
|Didn't have pecans, so I used peanuts.|
4. Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured board into a 10-by 12-inch rectangle and cut into 12 equal pieces.
The pizza cutter should be re-named to everything cutter. Give credit where credits due!
5. Press each square into a muffin tin and fill with a heaping tablespoon for apple mixture.
If there was extra credit for neatness... I would be out of the running.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until pastry is puffy and golden brown.
Some call it baked deformities... I call it perfect for holding!
Is it sad that I just want to cook the rest of the puff pastry dough unfilled....just to munch on?
I was also the child that begged my mom to fry me some eggroll wrappers, so I can eat them as chips. She never did.
- What is one "little thing" that made you smile today?
- Name one song that makes you happy EVERY time it comes on.