Ok, so speaking of apples (see last post), I found a new recipe that is super yummy!
(It comes from another one of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen murder mysteries...I love those books!). Our neighbor Courtney and I made them on Monday night, and we all loved them! (Pete even had the brilliant idea to try putting a little caramel sauce over them, and that made them even better!)
APPLE ORCHARD BARS
-Prehat oven to 375 degrees-rack in middle position-
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 beaten eggs (beat them with a fork in a glass)
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal (not the quick-cooking kind)
1 cup peeled and chopped apple (I used a little more)
2 cups flaked coconut
1-1/2 cups flour (not sifted)
Melt butter, add the sugars and stir. Add baking soda, salt, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Then add chopped apple and 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut (reserve 1/2 cup for on top). Add the flour and mix it all thoroughly.
Grease a 9x13" cake pan. Spoon the dough in and smooth it with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup coconut you reserved evenly on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly browned on top.
Let cool and cut into bars like brownies. ENJOY!
Ok, yeah, yeah...we'd already eaten almost half the pan when I thought to take a photo...but this way you can see "inside":o)