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Apple Pie, Baseball, and… Mexico?

08 Sep

Last Friday evening, we decided to travel to Mexico – which meant we had Mexican food for dinner and watched a Mexican-themed movie (more on that later).  For our Mexican-themed dinner, we ate taco salad.

For dessert, Isabella decided to make an apple pie from a recipe she found in her Nature Friend magazine.  This recipe included mixing sour cream with the sliced apples and a crumb topping.

The crust is ready.  Now time to slice the apples.

The crust is ready. Now time to slice the apples.

Slicing the apples.

Slicing the apples.

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The apples are sliced.  We are getting closer to baking time!

The apples are sliced. We are getting closer to baking time!

Now time to make the topping.

Now time to make the topping.

The finished product, ready to slice and eat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Yum!

The finished product, ready to slice and eat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

The apple pie tasted very good, especially with a side scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream.  Look out Aunt Ann, you have some competition. 🙂

Obviously, apple pie is an American staple.  So how does this fit into our Mexican theme for the evening?  Well, we decided to tie the two together by watching a movie about a Little League® Mexican baseball team, thus making it a “Mex-American” themed evening.

The Perfect Game is a movie based on the true story of the 1957 Monterrey, Mexico Little League® baseball team.  The team was composed of a group of boys who believed, with child-like faith, that God wanted them to play baseball.  One of the boys recruited the coaching services of a down-and-out former clubhouse attendant for the St. Louis Cardinals.  The team overcame several obstacles, with some apparently Divine help, to become the first team from outside the United States to win the Little League® World Series in Williamsport, PA.

3_800x600This inspirational movie portrays the classic underdog story.  It deals with the themes of racial and sexual discrimination in a way suitable for young children to view.  The movie also touches upon the difficulties of dealing with the death of a child, as portrayed by an angry and alcoholic father (a few intense scenes) and a broken-hearted mother and brother.  We recommend this family friendly movie for inspiration, enjoyment, and a real-life example of child-like faith.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (Luk 18:16-17)

 
3 Comments

Posted by on September 8, 2013 in Family Updates

 

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3 responses to “Apple Pie, Baseball, and… Mexico?

  1. Rob Barkman

    September 9, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    Boy, the pie certainly looks good! I appreciate your concern to teach your children in all practical areas of life (cooking etc.). It seems as if, in many cases, those who are just entering adulthood are lacking skills that will be necessary for them to care for themselves and live productive lives. May the Lord bless you in your ministries of home schooling and blogging.

     
    • Ephesians 5:16

      September 9, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      Thank you Brother Rob. We appreciate the blessing and encouragement.

       
  2. Betty Martin

    September 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    What a wonderful creative idea. And Isabella you are doing a great job of helping mom and becoming a great little homemaker at a young age. I was your age when I did a lot of house keeping and cooking. Have a wonderful day, and keep up the great work.

     

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