apple-pies

Have a quick and messy vhenan to communicate my love and how thankful I am for each and every one of you. I colored and sketched this in between baking two pumpkin pies, an apple crisp, and socializing relentlessly with my in-laws, so I apologize for the crap quality. But I love you all. Thank you so much for your support and your love and for just being you!! Special shout-outs under the cut. <3

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Thanksgiving in Gotham. Every one just shows up at Oswald’s house with a dish of food, without any invitation or planning amongst themselves.

It started with the Sirens, with sweet potatos covered in roasted marshmallows.

Then Sofia comes with Martine, and they’ve got some stuffing and gravy.

Then the Victors with apple and pumpkin pies and ice cream for the dessert.

Ivy and Firefly show up separately, but meet in the driveway, and come in together. Both have a tray if greenbean casserole.

Next are Ed, Lee, and Grundy with a weird brusselsprout dish.

Then Jim and Harvey with a broccoli, cheese and rice dish, and Harvey proudly holding up a can of cranberry sauce.

By the time Bruce, Alfred and Lucius show up with enough stuffed bellpepper’s everyone can probably have two, Oswald has just propped the door open like “Come on in, whatever.”

Things are kind of tense and awkward at first, and frankly Oswald is fine leaving it that way, let them all feel stressed for showing up uninvited, but that quickly changes when they all sit down to eat, and Selina’s like “so where the hell is the Turkey?”

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Happy thanksgiving. Im really tired and would like to get to bed right now but I will write this first because thats just what I do.
Today was a lot of fun. Dad came down to the city last night and got me from the bus station. Me and him and mom hung out with a while. I gave him a very late birthday present which I think he enjoyed. I was up for a while playing on my phone and unpacking. I got to bed around 1.
I got up at 9ish and was still very tired but I got a shower and dressed and felt good. I was starbing though and so me and mom quickly went out to grad McDonald’s breakfast before we started cooking.
But that put us a bit behind our planned schedule. It all worked out in the end but still. Added a little stress to the morning.
I started with the custard apple pies. Except I didn’t read the recipe and so I just cored and peeled both bags of apples. So we had 5lbs instead of 2lbs. Oops. Mom got a laugh out of it at least. And then we could have 2 pies so that was neat.
We listened to the Hamilton soundtrack with all the cut songs and I got to hear a song I hadn’t heard before! That was really neat. Me and mom worked well together. I would do stuff and delegate tasks. I would read out ingredients and mom Would pull them out. I would measure stuff while mom cut or peeled. It was a good system.
After the pies went in the oven (using a Pinterest trick of putting a bowel under o,e pie so they fit side by side) I worked on the soup. Vegetarian sausage, spinach, onions, garlic, potatoes, spices, in a cream and soy milk broth. It came out probably the best of everything today. After I boiled it down we moved it to the crock pot and let it simmer all day and man it just came out so good. Im really happy about that even if I burnt my tongue a little.
The rest of the mid day was prepping stuff. Mom got the turkey in. Dad came back from visiting his aunt and brought more spinach. I had a snack. Mom made us sandwiches. Around 230 I went to take a break and nap for an hour. I didn’t get to sleep for a while though and then ended up sleeping until 4. So mom came and got me and we finished the last couple things.
Steve came over and tried to help but sort of made stuff harder and we had a small blow up. But his girlfriend and her kids came and things calmed down but got crazy in a different way.
The kids were hella cute. 2 little boys a a baby girl. There was a lot of rushing and yelling and screaming and trying to find the last dish to cook something in but me and mom pulled it off. And we were sat for dinner by 530.
And the food was great. I didn’t eat a ton. Mashed potatoes and stuffing, spoon corn bread, cranberry sauce. My soup! I didnt like the Mac and cheese or the puff pastry spinach things we made. And the green beans just didn’t do it for me. But everything else was great. Steve tied the baby to the chair in a sort of highchair. The kids liked the Mac and cheese a lot. It was fun.
After dinner the kids played games and I hung out with the baby. She liked my phone case. After the table was mostly cleaned off we had a little birthday deal for mom. Cake and pies and singing. She liked the painting I made her. It was nice. And then there was chaos because the baby threw up. But it all calmed down. Felicia, Steve’s girlfriend, was mortified and kept saying she ruined the holiday but honestly she’s a pleasure to have around and I liked the kids even if there were gross things. Doesn’t bother me none.
Once everything was calm we played some games. The older little boy was being rowdy and I grabbed him and yelled “punishment hug” and after he calmed down a few minutes went by and he whispered “can i have another punishment hug” and it was just to sweet.
Soon enough it was time for them to go. I piggy backed the one and tried to carry the other bus ended up giving him to his mom. It was silly and fun. But it was nice to have quiet again.
Me and mom and dad talked for a while. Me and mom watched stupid videos on my phone. Chilled. And now I’m really just super tired and looking forward to sleep. I feel bad that moms cleaning alone but she told me it’s fine. Stilll feel guilty.
I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow! I’m very much looking forward to it. I hope it turns out as cut as it looks in my head.
I hope you all feel good tonight. Kind and warm and safe. Sleep well.

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Happy π Day, Tumblr!

This year, I got my very own apple pi to celebrate!  (Get it? 😁)

Pro tip:  Just like π is not a whole number, apple pi cannot be eaten whole.  Sitting on it does not help, either.  I recommend demanding your human cut your apple pi into more manageable slices.

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Mini Apple Hand Pies

Yields: ~24 (3 inch) mini pies (depending on the size of your circles)

*you can definitely make your own pie crust for this, and it would be phenomenal, but I made these for a quick event, and you can’t really tell the difference!

Ingredients

2 boxes (4 rolls) of store-bought pie crust

4 green apples, diced into small pieces

Juice from ½ lemon

1/2cup tsp granulated sugar

3 tbsp flour

2 tsp cinnamon

Egg wash

Sugar crystals

Directions

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper

After dicing your apples into small pieces, toss them in lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. Combine the apples with the sugar, flour and cinnamon, and set aside.

On a well-floured surface, roll out one roll of pie crust, and using a circular object (I used a wine glass that was about 3 inches in diameter) cut as many circles as you can from the dough. Once you have cut enough circles, regroup the dough and roll it out using a rolling pin. Cut more circles until you are out of dough. Continue doing this with the remaining rolls of pie crust.

Be sure to cut out an EVEN amount of circles because you will need a top and bottom crust for your pies.

Once you have cut out all of your circles, begin filling the crust with a small amount of filling, making sure to leave a border around the edge of the bottom piece of crust.

Beat together an egg with about 1 tbsp of water to create and egg wash, and using a pastry brush or your finger, brush the egg wash around the edges of the bottom crust.

After you have brushed on the egg wash, place the top piece of crust on top of the filling, and using a fork (dipped in flour), crimp the two pieces of crust together to seal the pies.

Once you have crimped all of the pies, brush the tops with egg wash, and make a slit or two on the top so that the steam can escape from the pies. Sprinkle sugar crystals on top of the egg wash

** Be sure that you are careful with sprinkling the sugar so that not much ends up on the parchment paper because the sugar will burn on the paper when inside of the oven

Place the pies into the fridge for about 25 minutes to chill before baking

Once the pies have chilled, bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the tops and bottoms are golden brown and flaky.

*Optional, you can cut the caramel candies in half and place them on top of the apple mixture before placing the top crust on the pie – they delicious either way

Let cool 5 minutes before serving or else you’ll severely burn your mouth and fingers.

Enjoy!

20 Out Of This World Facts About The Universe That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most incredible facts about the universe you will ever come across. The infinite expanse of stars and galaxies are riddled with mysteries which leading scientists and experts are yet to explore. In their quest to unearth the hidden secret of the universe, startling facts and information have emerged - 20 of which we’ve featured below.

1. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.

Originally posted by apparently-artless

 When we gaze at stars in the night sky, we are actually looking into the past. This happens because light emitted from a star has to travels many light years ahead to actually become visible to our eyes. For  example, Orion is 640 light-years away, so the light left the star around 1370 is what we are seeing now.


2. The Hubble telescope allows us to look back billions of years into the past

Originally posted by dreamofthedragon

NASA releases some incredible images of space, from time to time, and it’s made possible with The Hubble Telescope. Here’s an image which is a collection of 10,000 images captured by The Hubble. 


3. You can watch the Big Bang on your television

Cosmic background radiation is an after effect of the Big Bang, the event that allegedly gave birth to the universe. This can actually be seen on television where the old fuzzy noise we saw contains 1% of the same radiation. 


4. There’s a giant cloud of alcohol in Sagittarius B

Sagittarius B, is a huge cloud of vinyl alcohol whizzing in space near the Milky Way. It’s important as it leaves crucial information for scientists about how early life forms originated in space.


5. There’s a planet-sized diamond in Centaurus named after a Beatles song

Originally posted by iclalove

A planet , made completely of diamond, which has been called Lucy by scientists after the Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,”  can be found 50 light years away in Centaurus and weighs in a mind boggling 10 billion-trillion-trillion carats. 


6. It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel around the galaxy

Originally posted by toomanythoughtanddreams

While our planets in the solar system circumnavigate the Sun, the star itself it on a orbit around the Milky Way. And if we’re counting in humans years, it takes 225 million years to complete the journey. 


7. Our solar system’s biggest mountain is on Mars

The tallest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons, located on Mars. It’s calculated  to be three times taller than Everest, spanning 600 kilometers across and 26 kilometers in height. 


8. Uranus spins on its side, with some rather strange results

Originally posted by spaceplasma

Uranus is not just unique because of its strange spinning, but the consequences of that effect results in 42 consecutive years of summer sunlight followed by another 42 consecutive winter darkness.


9. A year on Venus is shorter than its day

Originally posted by spaceplasma


Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our solar system - it takes longer to finish a rotation on its axis than orbit the entire Sun!


10. Neutron stars are the fastest spinning objects known in the universe

The fastest spinning known pulsar, a neutron star which emits a radiation beam as light, cycles on a whopping 70,000 km per hour speed.


11. A spoonful of a neutron star weighs about a billion ton

Neutron stars are unimaginably dense, in fact one spoonful of one such star would weigh around a billion tons!


12. The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were released into space as an ambitious project and are still cruising the outskirts of our galaxy and maybe beyond to help us explore space even further.


13. Voyager 1 captured the most distant photograph of Earth

The same spacecraft, Voyager 1, took the most distant photograph of Earth: Voyager 1 took a shot of the Earth from the far reaches of space in 1990, and the small speck at the end of the image that is the world we’re living on right now became known as the Pale Blue Dot. Astronomer Carl Sagan noted,“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”


14. Scientists are looking for evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth

Originally posted by ajshostak

One of the most exciting mysteries of the universe is a quest to find aliens, or as termed by scientists a project called The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), where they are pulling n all data about extraterrestrial life on other planets through evidence they have at their hands.


15. It is estimated there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy

Originally posted by thelucidnation

Our own Sun is one of 400 billion others, some astoundingly larger, some smaller, in the Milky Way alone. 


16. There could be 500 million planets capable of supporting life in our galaxy

“Goldilocks Planets” are  habitable planets which fall into a specific zone around the star to make life sustainable on it. Many factors come into play to get this perfect distance such as temperature, atmospheric content, water, chemical compounds on the surface etc. 


17. There are probably more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe

Based on extensive calculations, using data from the Hubble Telescope and as far as it can see into space, there’s a probable 170 billion galaxies besides our own Milky Way.


18. There could be an infinite number of universes

Originally posted by sci-universe

Speculative theories in advanced branches of science such as mathematics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics have summed up that we could be living in a “multiverse”- a convergence of an infinite number of universes. 


19. The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe

Originally posted by teapotsandroses

Our brain is a blueprint for the most complex network in the universe, with over a hundred billion neurons and quadrillion connections- this system isn’t even the tip of the iceberg which we know about what our brains have the potential to achieve.


20. We are all made of stardust

Originally posted by drugsruleeverythingaroundme

Carl Sagan beautifully summarises this fact, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” In fact, every element on Earth transpired from a burning heart of a star.

There are 3 types of Supernatural fans after the finale:

1. The Gadreels: so done with the writers, have broken up with the show, expert shade throwers, have permanent bitch faces.

2. The Apple Pies: rocking in a corner, clutching Castiel plushies with tears in their eyes, quickly writing 1000 fanfics that end better than the finale, DESTIEL. 

3. The Devil Children: aka Lucifers, love to watch the world burn, low-key masochistic, still supports Lucifer & justifies his actions because he is a precious child?

                                         Reasons I love AvAc! Stony

1. The first conversation that Tony and Steve ever have, they admit they like each other. Steve is just recruited and he wants to run for class president. Tony suggests he just take it but Steve says, “I like you Tony, but don’t ever disrespect the election process.” And Tony smiles and replies, “I like you too Cap, but by now you should know that I pretty much disrespect everything.” Then Tony campaigns for Cap anyway ;)

2. During the Civil War event, Tony made a Capsuit to put on a show for Steve. It was a cute ordeal more than anything, and Tony asks for a hug from Steve. Steve says no, and Tony apparently has a simulator where he’s hugging Steve in it. After, there’s a picture during the news announcement of Steve and Tony side hugging, smiling, and Tony is giving Steve bunny ears. (X

3. Once Tony told Steve that he was his “favorite field commander.” (X)

4. Steve is talking to Natasha about Tony and Natasha tells him, “You two should just get married.” (X)

5. When Ronan came to the Academy for the first GoTG event, Steve said, “I got your back, Tony.”

6. Once Tony told Steve, “What if I told you the internet thought we were the perfect couple?”

7. Tony offers to upgrades Steve’s shield to make it lighter, stronger, and capable of firing energy blasts and Steve replies with, “Thanks, but I think you’re fancy enough for the both of us.” While smiling happily and Tony is shocked.

8. During the Halloween event, Tony had to do a last minute cardboard Iron Man costume because Baron Zemo bought the last Captain America costume. He was going to be Cap! And he’s mentioned dressing up as Cap as a kid more than once. (X)

9. Tony said once, “I mock because I love. Ask Cap, I’ve been mocking him for months.” So….he’s loved him for months.

10. Tony asked Steve for girl advice, and said he was absurdly handsome. So they go working out together at the gym…clearly showing off for each other, and not a girl. Tony thinks he did a good workout, which Steve took as a joke. So he went to the gym with Tony again…I wonder why… (X)

11. They bicker like a married couple.

12. Tony always goes to Cap at the beginning of an event to plan out how to protect the Academy (because they’re leaders and work best together).

13. When recruiting Mockingbird Tony tells her she can trust Steve. Once she tells Steve that, he looks shocked and SO happy about it. (X)

14. Tony makes a blacksmith Iron Man outfit that is pretty revealing, which leaves Steve speechless. Once Tony says he’s a blacksmith, Steve tells him that was his second guess. Steve, what was your first guess you naughty guy? (X)

15. When you get Pepper she asks Steve, “will you keep an eye on Tony?” To which Steve smiles and replies, “I always do.” (X)

16. Tony Stark is such a Cap fanboy. He’s dressed up as Cap, he had Cap action figures, and he even had Jarvis make him Capcakes for breakfast as a kid. (X) (X)

17. When Ultron attacked, who has the mind of Tony, the first thing he did was make a Captain America robot and he calls the Capbot his greatest creation. (X)

18. When Tony finds out about RoboCap he’s shocked and disappointed he didn’t think to make a RoboCap first. (X)

19. When Ultron attacks Tony thinks Steve is going to blame him, but Steve doesn’t. He just encourages Tony and says they’ll defeat him together. (X)

20. During the Ultron event Tony mocks Steve by trying to do an impression of him and he says, “I told you not to build those robots, Tony. We should have been teaching bald eagles how to do the Charleston while balancing apple pies on our bulging biceps.” So Tony was checking Steve and his biceps out. Steve takes it as a joke and says just reassures Tony that they can fix the problem. (X)

21. Tony makes Cap an energy shield but when Steve uses it, it turns into a giant energy ball where Steve runs around in it. Steve knows Tony so well that he tells Tony to get his joke over with. Tony calls him Hamster America, and Steve would be more mad but he said it was a good workout. (X) (X) (X)

22. When Tony encounters RoboCap he says “sometimes I want to punch you in your perfect robot teeth.” He says he’s thought about saying that to Steve sometimes, but RoboCap says it’s too far. Tony then agrees and talks about how Cap is his friend and how polite he is. (X)

23. Tony’s wanted to make upgrades to Steve’s shield for better protection, but eventually he makes him an energy shield instead when Steve is in his Commander America uniform. (X)

24. During the Ultron event while Tony is working on Steve’s energy shield Steve tells Tony that he’s been having a recurring dream about a red dinosaur. Tony smiles and says he wishes Steve was that weird more often. (X)

25. Tony asks Steve, “How do you like my mancave?” (X)

26. Steve tells Tony that he’s more than just his tech. (X)

27. Tony loves Steve’s biceps. He’s commented on them more than once. Telling Steve about his “bulging biceps” and when Gladiator Cap showed up, Tony said he’s seen Steve checking out his own biceps. Steve says he hasn’t and asked Tony if HE’S been checking out his biceps…Tony then says he’s a scientist (which means yes, he’s been checking Steve out). (X)

28. Tony is talking to Peter Quill and Peter doesn’t understand some of the scientific terms Tony’s using. Steve steps in and DEFINES the word, Tony is shocked, and Steve is so proud and says “futurism!” (X)

29. Tony confides in Steve at the beginning of an event and Steve wants to hear it. Tony refuses to tell him cause he doesn’t want Steve to change his plans and says he can’t make all of Steve’s life choices for him. (Tony definitely wants to be a part of Steve’s life decisions). (X

30. During the GoTG2 event Steve’s costume is “Ravager Captain America” and he has a great outfit made of leather with leather straps and he has a mohawk. This leaves Tony speechless, and Tony has never been speechless before. (I’m pretty sure Tony loved the leather, and rock ‘n roll look). (X)

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(inspired by my earlier post)

Anyone who knew Jack Zimmermann would laugh at the idea of him even being able to remember the login for his Twitter account.

No one, not even his parents, would ever suspect that he checked his feed every single morning.

Jack didn’t care much for social media; he was too private a person to ever want the world to know where he was or what he was eating at any given moment. In fact, he only followed three accounts: his mother’s, the official Falconers’, and that of Li’l Dicky’s Southern Comforts. The latter was the only one he actually cared about.

See, Jack Zimmermann had a deep, dark secret – he was in love with the mini apple pies that were sold daily at Li’l Dicky’s. It was the only dessert he ever indulged in on a regular basis, and said indulgences were a secret he would take to his grave.

Every morning, Li’l Dicky’s posted their location for the day. Jack knew the general schedule by heart at this point, but some days the truck switched things up, due to weather or construction or event catering, and Twitter was the only way for Jack to know if he would be able to get his apple pie fix.

It didn’t hurt that Eric Bittle, the owner of Li’l Dicky’s, smiled at Jack like the sun shined out of his ass every time he came by. But really, it was the pies Jack couldn’t enough of. Mostly. Probably.

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“That happened because Ryan, Emma and I visited Patricia Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow during prep. She was really kind to let us into her home […] I’m a normal person so I bring a bottle of wine, Emma’s a normal person so she brings like some flowers, Mandy Moore, our choreographer also a normal person, she brought another bottle of wine and then Ryan Gosling shows up with a 25 pound apple pie. We thought we were all just kinda so nice and polite bringing such great little gifts for the dinner party and then he showed us all up. But there’s a place in LA that specializes in making these 25 pound apple pies. So, once we discovered that… Ryan discovered it then we decided that had to be in the movie somewhere.” - Damien Chazelle

“That Idiot”

Pairing: Levi X Reader

Genre: Fluff; Angst

Words: 1374

PART II

Originally posted by anime-angel-lover


           “Levi! It’s them – survey corps!” Farlan announced the moment he spotted the wings of freedom crest on the soldiers’ uniforms.

           “You know what that means.” Levi answered, focused in front of him.

           “It’s the job.” It was Isabel this time.

           Levi didn’t bother to say anything else, they did plan this over and over, anyway. Still, hesitation is creeping up on him. Doing this job meant going to the surface. And going up there meant leaving the underground behind – which is good, except for the fact he’ll be leaving you as well.

           “Tsk, that idiot.” Levi muttered before the three of them separated and began their plan.


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  • Bitty: to make sure we don't rush into anything we will have to keep this relationship quiet. keep it on the down low
  • also bitty: Oh my god have you guys seen Jack? he is so good!!! why i'm going away for the weekend? ....hum a cousin? yeah i have a cousin whatever, LOOK AT THIS FUNNY VIDEO OF JA--tater!! i am so proud of my boy(s) y'all have grown so much jack is doing so well!!! i am so proud of him!!... yes Holster i am proud of you too - that's what i said i am proud of my boys! i'm gonna bake 30 maple sugar apple pies!!!! yes i did have a nice time this weekend. i just have a thing for dark haired men in suits and blue eyes and tall and cheek bones and i think my future boyfriend have to like sports but preferable hockey... I am an ass kind of man, i think. oh hey jack!!!