Today’s Blogtober Prompt is a yummy one…Favorite Fall Recipe
There are so many that stick out to me, and certainly make me hungry. Fall means so much in the way of delicious food! Festive things with apples and pumpkin, stick to your ribs food, traditional yummy Turkey Day dishes, crock pot meals and certainly football food!
One particular delicious food sticks out though, and thankfully a (manageable) recipe was un-earthed about a year ago. While I was truly hoping that this post would have step by step photos (mainly b/c that means I made it, and at the end got to EAT it) unfortunately, the weekend got away from me, and I wasn’t able to whip up a batch! So..instead, I will give you the recipe and a little diddy about the awesome history of it!
If you mention the names “Leona and Cathy” in my hometown, anyone that grew up there would instantly begin talking about how AMAZING our school lunches were! Can you believe that!? Cafeteria Lunches and amazing in the same sentence! That’s because Leona and Cathy were totally responsible for these yummy lunches! The BEST lunch ladies ever! Seriously, so good! My grandma got excited for days when she could come and eat with her grandkids…and it wasn’t b/c she wanted to hang out with elementary kids! LoL
Well, among the stand out, and truly memorable dishes that these ladies made on the regular, Leona’s Apple Crisp was truly a fave! When we had a College Grad party for my sister, she requested that Leona make a batch…she’s not even in our FAMILY! LOL Sadly, Leona passed away late last year. Which obviously brought back tons of memories about how great of a lady she was, and all the yummy dishes that we all loved. There were hours and hours of facebook statuses about these foods and Apple Crisp was definitely one of them.
My mom pulled out the old cookbooks, you know the ones, church ladies made them, or the PTA, or some other town groups with recipes from the locals. They are the BEST cookbooks to have! Well, low and behold, Leona’s AC Recipe was in one of them. Problem, the recipe, was for 200 servings! Mind you, for as long as I can remember, our school never had more than 100 students…what’s that say about how GOOD this stuff was! Well, we got talking and come to find out, the 4th Grade Teacher from year’s ago, managed to get a smaller recipe from Leona many, many years ago and she loved us all so much she posted it!
I made this recipe for the first time last year for Christmas Eve with my family. (Many of whom went to good ole Ransom Grade School at one time.) But I didn’t tell anyone, but my mom that I was making Leona’s special recipe! Wouldn’t you know that a handful of people knew RIGHT away that it was Leona’s! Not only was it delish, but I was thrilled to be able to make something as yummy as she made it all those year ago! Now you can too!
Leona’s Apple Crisp Recipe
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2/3 Cup Softened Butter
Prepare enough sliced Jonathan apples to fill a buttered pan. Mix in 1/2 c. white sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon. In a bowl, mix together 1 c. brown sugar, 1 and 1/2 c. flour. Cut in 2/3 c. slightly softened butter until a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle over the apple mixture. Bake until apples are tender.
9×13 pan 350 degree oven 45 minutes or until done