It rained all day yesterday and all night Wednesday night! What a blessing!
We had not had rain here in the Little Rock area in over a month, maybe even longer. It was so nice to hear thunder and the pitter-patter of the raindrops hitting the windows.
And oh the beauty that came last night. This picture was taken from the top of the hill in our neighborhood.
All I can say is God is so good to us.
Yesterday made the perfect day to stay indoors, and the perfect day to try new things.
I decided that I was going to try my hand at making baked apple chips. Mmmm....
I had never made them before, and I honestly planned on posting this yesterday, but these little guys took FOREVER in the oven. Next time I will do things a little bit differently.
When I was at Kroger last week, I was able to snag this bag of golden delicious apples on Manager's Special for 99 cents.
Every recipe that I found online for baked apple chips suggested using a mandolin to cut the apples. I don't have a mandolin, so it was knife and cutting board for me. I grossly underestimated how long it would take to slice the apples, and my ability to slice them paper thin. But eventually, I had them all sliced up (not evenly, but done), arranged on a heavily greased baking sheet, and ready to pop into the 200 degree oven.
After baking for over 3 hours, most of them were still not super crisp, probably due to the fact that I hand chopped them so the slices were not as thin as they could have been, and I used a simple baking sheet to cook them on. They were still pretty yummy though, yummy enough that Kyle and I ate several of them after dinner. (And I have secretly finished them off today.) Definitely worth 99 cents and a rainy afternoon.
I have been looking online for a cost effective mandolin today. Does anybody have one that they love? Where did you get it?