Too Soon (258/365)

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I walked into Kohl’s today and was greeted by this:

Too Soon


IT’S SEPTEMBER 15th! There are two other largely commercial holidays to come before Christmas. STOP THE MADNESS.

However, in the same shopping center I found these two stores:



I looked for a Miles and an Evan store so we could tick all the groomsmen off the list, but alas they could not be found amongst the Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and the ever popular Chicos. (Also, there must be some chain store with the name “Miles” in it).

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Sunday Night Dinner – Grilled Edition (257/365)

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Sunday Night Dinner


This evening we went over to Jen and Evan’s for Sunday Night Dinner. It was a deliciously simple meal with two kinds of marinated chicken, two kinds of rice, brussel sprouts, and asparagus. Now that I’ve typed that, it doesn’t sound that simple, but I guess I meant the food was prepared in a simple manner, despite there being so many options.

Sunday Night Dinner

Sunday Night Dinner

This capped off a whirlwind day that had me driving up and down Maryland before heading to Virginia for dinner. It started with an early morning derby practice that got canceled because no one ever showed up to let us into the rink. It was a total bummer, especially to the dozen or so volunteers who showed up to help ref the scrimmage and ended up having an hour and a half of their morning wasted.

After coming home from the aborted derby practice, Andrew and I headed up to Frederick to finally meet baby Lucy! She’s tiny and adorable and was sleeping the entire time we were there. We stayed for a few hours and then headed home where I fell asleep on the couch until it was time to go to dinner. I promptly fell asleep in the car and slept the whole way to dinner. It was a delightful evening as always and a good way to cap off the weekend. I still pooped though, so this should be an interesting way to start off the week. 

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Apple Pie Biscuits (256/365)

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Apple Pie Biscuits


I went for a long run today. Because of my schedule, I actually had to break it up into two runs and ran 10 miles in the morning and then another six in the evening. Since the temperature has significantly dropped in the past week or so, I felt much better running in 65 degree weather as opposed to 95 degree weather.

During the last few miles of my evening run I started listening to a podcast about caramel corn. Not only did this make me really want to eat some caramel corn, but it just made me hungry in general. By the time I ran up our street to our house I was ready to eat my hand. 

I also started daydreaming about these apple pie biscuits which I had flagged to make earlier in the week. So, after dinner, even though it was nearly 10 PM, I made them.

Apple Pie Biscuits

Apple Pie Biscuits

Now that the weather has finally cooled down, it starting to really feel like fall which means apples are back. While I have a soft spot for apple crisp, these looked like a hand-held mini-pie situation which couldn’t be beat. 

Apple Pie Biscuits

Apple Pie Biscuits
For the apples
  1. 1 Fuji apple, peeled and sliced thinly
  2. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 2 Tbsp sugar
For the biscuits
  1. 2 cups self-rising flour
  2. 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  3. 2 Tbsp sugar
  4. 2/3 to 3/4 cup of buttermilk
For the topping
  1. 1 egg, beaten
  2. 2 Tbsp sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. To make the apples, melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the apples, cinnamon, and sugar, and toss until the the apples are completely coated the sugar has melted. Cook until the mixture is glossy, about 2-4 minutes. The apples won't be completely cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. To make the biscuit dough, place the flour in a medium bowl. Add the cold butter cubes and using your fingers break up the butter into smaller bits into the flour. Add the sugar.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour and add 2/3 cup of buttermilk. Stir until the mixture is well moistened and holds together. Add the addition buttermilk if needed.
  5. On a well-floured surface, spoon the dough out and using your hands, gently gather it together into a small rectangle.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it's about 1/2-inch thick, keeping it in a rectangular shape. Make sure it's not sticking to the counter as you do this. Spoon the apples into a single layer on half of the dough.
  7. Fold the bare dough over apple sides and pinch the edges closed to seal the apples.
  8. Using a sharp knife, cut into twelve pieces. With a spatula, place each biscuit onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the biscuits are risen and golden brown. Serve warm or let cool completely before storing.
Adapted from Joy The Baker
Adapted from Joy The Baker
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