Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tooth fairy and apples

The other day while I was driving all of a sudden Samia asked me about tooth fairy it was something like this.

S  Mami are tooth faires real

M I was like humm why you ask

S I just want to know if they are real

M (laughing) yes I think

S (serious look) mami are you lying to me

M No, but do you think they are real or not

S No mami I think they are not real.

M Well Samia they are only real if we believe in them, but since you don't then they are not real.

I never heard of toothfaires when I was growing up I hear of el raton mickey taking my tooth and changing it for money.

Actually in Colombia is very common to see 10 year old girls walking around with earrings made from their milk teeth what they do is take it to the jeweler and have them into charms and earrings...Thank God Abuela was never into that. Something like this.

I am not a fan of apples as you guys might now by now.  I only eat one apple a week and a green one to control tartar in my teeth..yes today is the teeth day...hahaha.  But now in the supermarket they have this very appealing big bags of apples and mami fell for them so we were home with a bag full of huge apples so I look around on what we can make with them that is not apple pie and I came across Apple Crisp the truth is that I had never heard about them.  So I took the recipe and just made it a healthier one.

½ cup melted butter
4 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 cup brown sugar I USE SPLENDA INSTEAD
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup flour I USE WHEAT INSTEAD
1 cup oatmeal

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 8×10″ baking dish.

2. Layer apples in baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

3. In large bowl, mix together dry ingredients, and use pastry blender to combine with butter. Sprinkle crumb mixture over apples.

4. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and hot. Serve with good vanilla ice cream.

I should mention Samia helped me the whole time. Oh and instead of serving it with Vanilla Ice Cream I served it with yogurt the girls love it and so did we.


Stacey said...

Oh my God I cannot believe that necklace. Andrew's grandmother (nana) wanted to make a bracelet from her children's teeth (all 4 children). They all thought it was super gross and teased her. She never made the bracelet. When she passed they threw those teeth away. See it's not just Columbia culture - although she may have come up with the idea when living in Puerto Rico or in the Panama Canal Zone.

Anonymous said...

Oooo that sounds good. The recipe not the jewelry lol. I use wheat too, so good to know it works w/ it. No splenda here though, I'm allergic (yes odd thing to have one too but apparently its pretty common). I'm not looking forward to the "is ab or c real conversations" lol.