Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Nice Little Saturday~(Apple Pancake, Baked Sausage & the Pumpkin Patch!)

Wanna see city kids gone wild?  Just amp them up with sugar and take them to a makeshift pumpkin patch. grin.  Yes, us urban folk take our children to "staged" roadside pumpkin patches and they love it!  

The city pumpkin patch had quite a nice variety this year!

Here we are picking out our pumpkin's (great shot, Mikey)
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It was 93 degrees so we didn't bother with cute fall outfits this year.
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and for entertainment, the kids can sled down the sun-cooked grass on flattened cardboard boxes.

Now this is livin'!!!

We started our morning with a big apple pancake and baked breakfast sausage (I love the Johnsonville Honey Brown sugar flavor)
I preheat my over to 400 degrees, place the thawed sausage links on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 min. 
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Be sure to break one sausage open to be certain they are cooked all the way through.  You should not see any pink.

Next, it's time to whip up the apple pancake. 
I use this recipe
Mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Mix batter and set aside.

Peel, core and slice your apples.  I use one of these apple peelers and they are so quick and easy!

melt your butter in a 10" ovenproof skillet (I used a 12" skillet so I reduced my cooking time by 5 min)

add apples and cinnamon sugar

cook 5 min

Pour batter over cooked apples.

Put the entire ovenproof skillet in preheated over and bake for 15-20 min.
closer to 20min with 10" pan, closer to 15min with 12" pan.

Serve immediately with real maple syrup! (fake syrup need not apply)
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Enjoy your fabulous breakfast and fantastic smelling house!


  1. OMG I love this and will have to make it during the holidays. Thanks!

  2. oh my...I am SOOO making that apple pancake...that looks AMAZING!!! I might need that peeler/corer/slicer too!

  3. What a fun day! I'm putting that apple pancake on our holiday breakfast menu. Mmmm...