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Arkansas Granny

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Apple Slab Pie update.

Well, I made the pie and it turned out pretty decent. It's not an award winning pastry, but I won't get any complaints from the guys I work with. I used this recipe: https://www.bakepedia.com/apple-crumb-slab-pie-pat-crust/

I followed the recipe except for the filling. The only thing I did differently was to add a couple tablespoons of cornstarch and I cooked the filling in a large skillet until the juices were thickened and the apple slices had started to soften a little. I was surprised that the pastry did not get soggy at all.

If I make it again, I will probably only make about half the amount of crumb topping that it calls for and add a little more sugar to that mixture.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Sep 23, 2020, 02:37 PM (0 replies)

Starting on PBS Frontline right now. The Choice 2020.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:06 PM (2 replies)

A reminder from Robert Reich.

https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1308435463284256768?s=20

https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1308437393561669633?s=20


Robert Reich
@RBReich
Your reminder that the Constitution doesn't set a limit on the number of Supreme Court justices. Lincoln added a tenth justice in 1863.
10:58 AM ∑ Sep 22, 2020

Robert Reich
@RBReich

Sep 22, 2020
Replying to @RBReich
Republicans are packing the Court right now.
Robert Reich
@RBReich
Does a 6th GOP justice -- nominated by an impeached president who lost the popular vote by 3M, confirmed by GOP senators representing 15M fewer Americans than their Democratic colleagues, after Obama's pick couldn't even get a vote -- justify expanding the size of the Court?
11:05 AM ∑ Sep 22, 2020

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:01 PM (20 replies)

I haven't checked the math on this, but it's a sobering thought.

https://twitter.com/JosephGoulette/status/1308433165967556613?s=20

https://twitter.com/i/status/1308432665209643008

Joseph Goulette
@JosephGoulette

4m
Replying to
@ProjectLincoln
200,000 Dead Americans at a height of 5 foot 9 would stretch, head-to-toe, 217 miles.

It would take over 3 and a half hours to drive past them all at 60 MPH.

In that time 150 more people would die. Another 862 feet.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 11:54 AM (0 replies)

The fact that so many people thought this was real . . .

https://twitter.com/PadmaLakshmi/status/1308201257555853312?s=20


Padma Lakshmi
@PadmaLakshmi
The fact that so many people thought this was real tells you all you need to know about 2020

https://twitter.com/atdanwhite/status/1308070368490463232/photo/1?

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:35 PM (6 replies)

Don't wait for the outcome. Help create the outcome.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1307780966430076928?s=20

https://twitter.com/i/status/1307780966430076928
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:48 PM (0 replies)

Has anyone made apple pie with a no roll, oil based crust?

I have a bag of Granny Smith apples that I would like to use for Apple slab pie with a streusel topping. I will precook the filling to reduce the moisture, but I don't know how the pastry would hold up to a fruit pie.

I'm open to suggestions.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:43 AM (21 replies)

WH aiming to have 100 million doses of Coronavirus vaccine ready to go by end of October




Are we seriously expected to believe this?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Sep 17, 2020, 10:31 AM (44 replies)

Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly.

The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its peopleóbecause he rejects evidence and science. The most devastating example is his dishonest and inept response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which cost more than 190,000 Americans their lives by the middle of September. He has also attacked environmental protections, medical care, and the researchers and public science agencies that help this country prepare for its greatest challenges. That is why we urge you to vote for Joe Biden, who is offering fact-based plans to protect our health, our economy and the environment.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-american-endorses-joe-biden/


Long article, but we'll worth the read.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:15 PM (2 replies)

The pecans won't start dropping for another 4 to 6 weeks, but the squirrels are already harvesting.

I just hope they leave enough for my holiday baking.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Sep 13, 2020, 05:15 PM (16 replies)
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