COVID-19 Wk 19: We are Losing the battle

I don’t want this post to be all doom and gloom but the truth of the matter is that we (the USA and perhaps the World) are losing the battle with COVID19. I just read this disturbing article from the Associated Press. It’s a mixture of scary and fascinating at the same time. Perhaps I read too many books but this is starting to sound a bit like a Joe Ledger novel. Is there a nefarious cabal who released this virus into the world? I doubt it but man the mind sure can go to some strange places.

In more local news…..Oregonians are freaking out because it is getting HOT the next few days. I guess it hasn’t hit 100 degrees in a few years now. This spring and summer has been kind of cool with a few warm spells tossed in randomly. Finally approaching the high 90’s for a few days is actually a nice change.

It was already 90 before noon today
Drafting Mia

Codi isn’t a fan of the heat which makes sense since he is a native Oregonian, Mia and I really don’t mind it. There isn’t any humidity to speak of and better yet the winds finally died down today making it a rather pleasant bike ride.

For a recipe this week I am going way back to my Boy Scout days. I remember while camping taking apples, coring them out, and tossing brown sugar and cinnamon into the middle then placing it on the campfire for a dessert that had an apple pie like flavor.

I am almost loathe to use the word recipe here. This is perhaps one of the easier things you can do and takes very little time to prepare. Only note I need to make is I do recommend a firmer apple for use. I used a honey crisp.

Ingredients:
1 cored apple
1 heaping spoonful of brown sugar
1/8 tsp of cinnamon
dash of fresh grated nutmeg

Because I tend to be a visual learner I’ll post pictures with descriptions instead of just writing it all out.

Grilled apple
One apple
Grilled apple
core the apple
Grilled apple
Brown sugar

We had dark brown sugar already open but you could just as easily use light brown sugar.

Grilled apple
Cinnamon and nutmeg
Grilled apple
Fresh nutmeg
Grilled apple
mix the sugar and spices
Fill up the apple with the sugar and spice
Grilled apple
Wrap in aluminum foil
Grilled apple
Toss on grill for 25-30 minutes (steak optional)
Grilled apple
unwrap and enjoy however you please

I suggest serving with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

Thanks for reading,
-Pete

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