January 3, 2011

As American as Apple Pie...

What better way to celebrate the privilege and freedom of living in
America
then toasting in the New Year....
 with an All-American Apple Pie!

Americans eat more apples and apple pies than any other people, 
so that these two things are considered to be almost American national foods. 
Apples are the "King of Fruits"!
The average person eats 65 apples per year.
About ten thousand different kinds of apples are known in the world.
More than seven thousand kinds are grown in America!  Wow!

Apple Pie
My Yummy New Years Day Tradition!
Oh I know what you're thinking...wait a minute...
...what about the obligatory New years Diet Resolution???

Well there's always tomorrow...perhaps I 'll make some baked Apple Chips?


26 comments:

JillAileenJones said...

Love love love your blog-I signed up to join yesterday after seeing you on Janette's blog.
I had some time to look around last night and I just loved so many of your posts. This is such a fun fact for homeschooling-I must admit I didn't know there were so many apples out there.
Look forward to reading more!
Jill

Incipient Wings said...

I love this post carrie!
ohh i can just smell the pie baking!!

Sherri B. said...

I love learning new facts..I had no idea at all that there are that many types of apples..Wow!

Love the Decor! said...

It is so cold here that a warm apple pie sounds so cozy right now

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

mmmm...yummy! My faves are Pink Lady's and Honeycrisp!!
Thanks for your comment on my post- how cool for your sis to win a car on that show! :) Does she still have it?

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Mmmm...wishing I had a "scratch & sniff" screen:-)

Diane said...

I bet that pie tasted just great with no leftovers. Happy New Year to a grand year!! oxox, Sis

RosieP said...

Pie looks really yummy, think I might need to make one now.

Happy New Year

Jill x

Naturally Carol said...

Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples were first grown and 'invented' in Australia...another fact for you! I would have thought you'd be fighting the British over the title of 'country to eat most apples' but I do always think of both Britain and America when I think of apple pies! America is definitely first when I think of cinnamon and lattice work pastry and apple pies! They're all delicious..apple crisps..yum.

vivian said...

oh yummy!
I've been trying to get back on my weight watchers plan for 3 days now! and I've blown it everyday!!!! so I will try again today. Except that Ive already had a double serving size of my special K cereal at 6:00 am, and i just dont think its going to hold me over til noon! lol...
I will do this.. I will do this.. I will do this... yes yes yes I will! lol!
enjoy that yummy pie and Happy new year!
xo
vivian

cityfarmer said...

oh yeah!!!
My farmers' wife mom makes a dutch apple with all the buttery crispies on top!!!!

I have to work hard not to crave it

Cindy said...

Love apples in any dessert! I also liked the journal jar idea in your previous post.

Have a blessed new year.

Tammy said...

Hi Carrie --
Your apple pie looks so scrumptious! YUM!! Eat a bite for me :)
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment!
Tootles! Tammy :)

Leslie said...

yum! Happy New Year Carrie.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

hi sweet friend! just spending some time catching up on blogging this morning! where do i begin with YOU?! i love your parasol tree and the poem...just beautiful. as i read the poem, it made me reflect on my own life. there are always rocks in the road, but in end a smooth path awaits us.

that journal jar is a cool gift! i will have to keep that one in mind for this next year - or even for a birthday gift.

happy new year, sweetie!

xoxo
becky

pollydove said...

7,000 different kinds of apples?!?!?! WHO KNEW? I remember as a little girl watching my grandpa eat his whole apple ... seeds, core and all and telling us kids, "It's all good for you!" :)

Florence and Mary said...

Ooooh now I want apple pie!!!

Victoria xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a happy happy New Year, Carrie! Your apple pie does look very delicious xxx

Pen Pen said...

Phooey on the diet... let's eat apple pie!!!

Libbie said...

Thanks for stopping by from Penpen's today! I am amazed at everyone's care!

I just bought some apple chips today but I do have a food dehydrater I should pull out! I didn't even think about it until I saw your post :) & I bought some apples today too! maybe that will be a project with the kids this week! Thanks for the idea!

nancygrayce said...

I'd love to have a piece of that pie warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

kluless said...

Looks yummy! I haven't baked a pie in years, not since my kids were grown, but it brings back memories and makes me hungry!! Surely a comfort food.

Deb said...

I love apples

The Apple Pie Connoisseur said...

"The average person eats 65 apples per year."

Interesting fact! I probably eat 250+ per year, mostly in my first of the morning smoothies. Try and get your apples organic and locally grown if you can, that's the healthiest form that they come in.

John McConnell
The Apple Pie Connoisseur
http://www.applepie.org/

Country Dreaming said...

Too bad I didn't know that you were serving apple pie--I might have stopped by.

Yum!

Melinda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great tradition! Now I want to see how you make those apple chips.

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