Brett and I celebrated our 4th anniversary yesterday. We had a really fun evening (much better than last year when we were both sick to our stomachs and I barfed up an entire orange milkshake.) The CRAZY thing was that we actually tried a new restaurant! The motivating factor was a San Diego Restaurant gift card that we've had sitting around for over a year. Jack's Grille in La Jolla couldn't have been a more perfect choice. There was live music, we were seated in an open air atrium, and most importantly, the food was delicious! We even got a complimentary appetizer (or maybe it was an amuse bouche) just for being cute I guess ;)
One thing I love about Brett is that he bakes! One night last week we were seriously bored. There was NOTHING worth watching on T.V. Brett got his trusty Taste of Home Baking Book and started flipping through. He took a page out and went to the kitchen. All of this without saying a word. Of course curiosity got the best of me and I started trying to guess what he was making because our ingredients were limited. I guessed apple crumble but I was pretty positive that we didn't have any oats. Ever resourceful Brett remembered that we had some instant brown sugar maple oatmeal packets, so we used that. Brett got to work peeling and slicing the apples. He is incredibly slow, but he does a great job.
And I got the topping all mixed up and the pan prepared for baking.
Really it only took about 20 minutes to prepare (it could be quicker if you were in a hurry) and then we were back to , "Well, what do you want to do now?" But it was a nice 20 minutes in the kitchen with my husband.
When it came out of the oven it was delicious and the hint of maple was a very nice addition.