One of my new favorite blogs to read is Heavenly Homemakers. I have no idea how I had read this blog a while back and didn’t get anything out of it.  For some random reason, I decided to check back and absolutely fell in love with this blog.  I think the biggest thing I enjoy about it are Laura’s recipes.  I spent hours pouring over her simple, whole food and homemade recipes… while I had morning sickness!!  That is saying something people!  During a time where I didn’t want to hear or smell food, for some reason I was so inspired by her blog that I was reading about food. 🙂  A few times I had to call it quits, but I have a “Recipes to Try” tab on my toolbar and I have marked a good 10 recipes of hers in the last few months.  Much to my delight, I found myself about 90% rid of my queasiness last week so to celebrate I spent about 3 hours in the kitchen last Thursday making new and wonderful foods. (A note about my new favorite blog… she loves, loves, LOVES to make nearly everything from scratch.  While it was quite overwhelming at first, I’ve come to the conclusion that I love to cook and bake especially when the food will nourish our bodies.  I enjoy a challenge and appreciate how she thinks outside the box.  And while I’ve been made fun of for the “crazy” ideas I have about what I’ve tried to make homemade in the past…. well, lets just say I think she and I are kindred spirits. 🙂 )

One idea that I have gleaned from her thoughts is the idea of what is “acceptable” food to serve for breakfast.  Check out her menu post for the week and you will see that she has strawberry shortcake and breakfast cookies on her list to serve her family.  And I quote:

“I also want to know why the aforementioned choices…or a pancake drenched in syrup is considered a great breakfast food…yet an apple pie is considered to be a dessert. ”

Well, when you put it that way… whole wheat flour, a bit of honey, tons of apples… I think I get can get on board with serving Mini Apple Pie for breakfast!  It was our turn to bring breakfast this week at our house church, what better time to have my house smell wonderful and have warm apple pies for people to eat when they walk in the door?  We were VERY busy this last weekend, so last Thursday (during my 3 hours in the kitchen) I whipped these puppies up and put them in the freezer.  Yes, they did require some work and planning, but I was happy to be in the kitchen again and feeling quite rebellious knowing I was cooking apple pie for breakfast!  Much to my delight, we went to Fareway that morning for groceries and I walked out of there with my bag of applies for a mere $.99!  Even more motivating to me to know that I was going to feed a good 10+ adults and 5+ kids for about $3!  Here is how it went down:

You know I’m excited when I start taking pictures of clearance tags! 🙂

My apples cooking with a 1/2 cup of honey, cinnamon and nutmeg

Rolling out my whole wheat pie crusts to put in the muffin tins

The nearly finish product that I put into the freezer for a couple of hours.  3 hrs later, I popped them out of the tins and into freezer bags until Sunday morning.  We pre-heated the oven and 35 min later had a house that smelled like a million bucks (yes, smells are important to me… explains the candle business, huh? :)) and warm and healthy applie pies.  I forgot to take pictures of people eating them, but unless they were lying to me… the reviews were great!  Thanks Heavenly Homemakers!!

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