Wednesday, October 8, 2008

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ah, the goodness of fall. Riley Farms is now our new favorite spot with over 100 year old apple trees. We made sure to stock up on baking apples for my super yummy apple crumb pie (I may bring myself to share the recipe) as well as snacking apples. We chose a variety that was a combination of sweet with a bit of tart. So tasty!

It's been said before but it bears repeating....I love fall traditions and apple picking is the top of that list. Each year it gets better and better. This year the kids were sure to share their picks with their teachers. I didn't quite make the apple jacket like I wanted to so instead we made a leaf with pictures of them picking the apples. We tied the leaf photo on the apple with a message "I picked this one just for you." It was a bit hit with the teachers. Anna's teacher was so delighted that she had Anna share the proper technique for apple picking with her class ("You must lift and twist. If it doesn't come off you can not pull it. It's not ready yet. Find another apple.")

On another note....

I am giving a shoutout to Lucille Ball (and honoring my Lucy Thoughts) with the title phrase. Did you know that she used the phrase "How do you like them apples?" in the 1956 episode of I Love Lucy (Home From Europe)?

Did you know that Paul Newman (RIP) also used the phrase in the 1960 film "From the Terrace"? He says, "How do you like them apples?" to Joanne Woodward at the end of the film as he thwarts her attempt to keep him from divorcing her.

And don't forget Matt Damon used this phrase in the "I'm F*&%ing Matt Damon" music video by Sarah Silverman.

Just a little random food for thought for your Wednesday.

3 comments:

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Matt Damon also used it in Good Will Hunting. :)

mybelle68 said...

I did like them apples, and all tid bits( or apple chips) of famous quotes.

Joanne said...

While I do love Matt Damon - I'm just wondering how you put 12 photos together like that and then posted them? Both collages are gorgeous!

Jealous in TX
Joanne