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Apples picked near the Ottawa VIA Rail Station. Photo by She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Hello My Name Is… Apple

By She Who Must Be Obeyed on September 3, 2016

Ottawa has instantly turned from summer to fall it seems. For many of us, it’s the time for sweaters, apples and not back to school shopping. My kids gear up to not go back to school with as much anticipation as other kids have about back to school.

We have a ritual where I give each kid $20 and let them pick not school supplies like binders, notepads, gel pens. Then we head over to Omer DeSerres for sketch pads, artists pencils and other creative supplies. Next up are one-on-one interviews to determine what they want to accomplish and sign up for over the not school year. On the first day, we cap everything off by joining hundreds of other homeschoolers at Meech Lake for the annual Not Back To School Picnic.

Hope your kids enjoy this not after school snack as much as mine.

Apple Four Quarters Cake – the French equivalent of pound cake. Photo by She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Apple Four Quarters Cake – the French equivalent of pound cake. Photo by She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Quatre-Quarts aux Pommes (Apple “Pound” Cake)

  • 4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter at room temperature
  • 2 large Eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Place apples in a 9” square pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in one egg completely. Mix in second egg completely. Gently fold in flour and vanilla. Spread batter over apples. Don’t worry if it doesn’t cover everything completely. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 45 minutes. I make mine in my toaster oven.

She Who Must Be Obeyed blogs about budget family travel at travellargefamily.com. In a three weeks, she’ll be embarking on a multi-generational road trip to Orlando.