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Mountain Man’s Granola

Mt Mans Granola

It was 1988 and there was a knock at the window of Mr. Sottilaro’s 8th grade Algebra class.  My classmates and I turned to see a large man outside with wild hair and unkempt beard.  It was November, it was raining, and we were ready to run.

“Awwww Mountain Man!” my teacher exclaimed, smiling broadly.  He threw open the window and Hagrid climbed in.  The two smiling men shook hands and then Sott gestured for him to take a seat.  Mr. Man then spent the rest of the period sitting in a lilliputian desk mixing his own granola from small baggies stashed in his field jacket and there is no doubt in my mind that one of them was weed.  This isn’t his recipe because I don’t like Weed Granola but I do think of Algebra whenever I make it.

Sadly, kids today will never have their own Mountain Man story without it including the school going into full-blown lockdown, SWAT showing up and parents being interviewed on Fox News.  Thanks, Obama.

Like Warm Apple Pie Sandwiches

Apple Pie Sandwiches

You know when your mouth says “more now!” and your stomach says “no mas!”?  This will be one of those times. If you don’t feel like dipping the filled sandwiches in batter just make french toast instead and then spread the apple pie filling on top.  I promise I won’t tell anyone how embarrassingly lazy you are.  Slug.
Apple Pie Sandwiches – From http://www.sharongreen.me – diced peeled tart apples (I use Rome apples but any should do), water, sugar, sugar (separate from the 1/2 cup sugar above), cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, bread, eggs, milk, vanilla, Confectioners sugar (optional), In a large saucepan cook apples and water over medium heat for 10 minutes or until apples are tender.; Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg and then stir into apple mixture.; Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until really thick (this helps when battering the sandwiches). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.; Spread six slices of bread with 1/3 cup filling, then top with remaining bread slice.; In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining sugar.; Dip sandwiches in egg mixture. I have yet to find a neat way of doing this so relax and go with whatever you have to do to get the job done. ; Cook on a lightly greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides.; Serve on plates and sprinkle with Confectioners sugar if desired.; – Recipe courtesy of http://www.TasteOfHome.com[/wpurp-searchable-recipe%5D