Food for Thought – Edwina Napier

Happy birthday to Donald Haston on May 19, Morgan Stewart on May 20, Billie Collins and Jimmy Hay on May 21, Monica Weir on May 25, Seth Ogletree and Heather Burnette on May 26, and Judy Rich on May 28.

Bible Verse

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James 4:10

Apple Bread

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and shredded cooking apples

1 cup chopped nuts

2 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon nutmeg

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, one at a time, then stir in nuts. Add remaining ingredients and beat until well blended. Pour mixture into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool thoroughly before slicing into thick slices.

Oatmeal Apple Raisin Muffins

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1 cup raisins

1 chopped apple

1/2 cup oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup quick oats

1/3 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Beat egg; stir in remaining ingredients, mixing just to moisten. Pour into 12 greased muffin cups until 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve cool or piping hot with butter.