It’s only Tuesday and it has already been the kind of week that I don’t want to get out of bed or do anything productive. So today I tried to snap myself out of the funk I am in and indulged in a little baking with some Christmas music. I know I know its wayy to early for Christmas music, but seriously there is nothing better to baking while listening to Christmas music (huge mood booster!). We went apple picking over a week ago and I made an apple crisp but we still have SO many apples…Aaron is not a fan of apple pie, and it’s not my favorite either so I ferociously searched different cooking blogs and with no surprise I was back at my favorite one Smitten Kitchen! I always find the most delicious recipes there. There was an apple cake that looked delicious and the ingredients were common so I did not have to leave to go get anything, great news since I didn’t want to spend money. It called for a certain type of pan that I do not own (not even sure I know what it is!) So I improvised and used a 9 x 13 pan and since the only ingredient I did not have was orange juice I used milk…its baking as we speak and making our apartment smell amazing! So hopefully it will taste as good as it smells!
This is what it looked like before going into the oven: