We spent the past weekend down in Hampton, VA visiting my BFF, Suzy. Her house is so charming! So is her family! Suzy, being the perfect hostes and knowing exactly what I like, toured my all around on saturday morning to a few awesome yard sales! Founds lots of treasures which will be added to new creations! We went down to the Virginia Beach Convention Center to the Big Flea, but was a bit disappointed. There were a handul of vendors, compared to the 1100 vendor Big Flea up here in Chantilly, VA. We did find a few things though. My son was especially happy as I found him 3 Battle Beast figures.
Suzy took me to lunch up in Newport News on a nifty side street by incredibly busy railroad tracks. We went to her new favorite, and mine too!, restaurant. The Red Maple Inn is a sweet four-square house almost completely hidden by huge shrubs and trees! We sat on the glassed front porch and had a lovely lunch on vintage mis-matched china which went well with the vintage decor. The main dining areas have lovely vintage chandeliers!
The menu offered reasonably-priced and generous home-made items. We were first treated to a wonderful crumbly fruit muffin.
I ordered the chicken parmesan sandwich which came with a side of fruit and cold Hoppin' Jack black-eyed pea saled. The chicken and chunky tomato suace was seasoned with tasty herbs. The Hoppin' Jack was sweet and delightful!
Notice the cool green and rose vintage plate!
Today the weather finally turned fall-like. With the crispy air outside, I decided to make something old-fashioned and homey. What better to fit that order than Apple Pie? I took down my grandmother's cookbook and got to work.
I used four huge Granny Smith apples sliced thin. I always buy a prepared pie crust. I can't make pie crust very well. I'd rather buy it.
I sprinkled on a generous teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Three-fourths a cup of sugar, and I dotted 1/3 cup of butter all over. I put on a top crust and baked the pie for 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Here's the finished product:
Now, if hubby and son would hurry up and get home, then we can eat this pie! I like mine with a chunk of cheddar cheese!
Have a happy baking day! XXOO, Beth