I love September because we finally get a break from the wretched heat here in Florida. I took adavantage of the low 80′s weather and went for a morning run. Running is my therapy. It’s my time to think about things and work out anything that maybe going on whether it’s an issue or planning a baby shower. I like to compare myself to John Nash in A Beautiful Mind. Not the schizophrenic genius part but the way he had floods of thoughts that he all of a sudden put in their proper place when the time was right.
I usually like running solo. First, trying to coordinate my schedule with someone else is kind of a nightmare. Second, I’m slow. These short legs of mine can only run so fast. I just will never be fast. Third, I’m a people pleaser to a fault and everytime I run with someone I think, “Do they want to go faster?” “Do they want to go slower?”
I know, I know. I need to get over myself. Yesterday, I happened to run into one of my good friends while out running and we starting chatting. Before I knew it, I had done over 5 miles without even thinking about it. So maybe there’s something to this running with people thing. For those runners out there, what do you prefer? A partner? Or solo?
Another reason why I LOVE September is that I can start baking all of my apple recipes. This Apple Pudding Cake was fabulous. There’s no pudding mix in the cake; it just has the texture of a bread pudding. The cinnamon and nutmeg make it smell like fall in your house while it’s baking. Then it’s topped off with a cinnamon butter sauce. You don’t need a ton, but it’s good stuff. My only complaint is that it only makes an 8×8 pan which went really fast.
You don’t even have to peel your apples if you don’t want to. I probably should have chopped my apples a little smaller here but I guess that’s personal preference. The batter will be very thick and requires lot’s of taste testing. Lots.
Look how moist this bite is. It almost reminds me of an apple version of bread pudding.