June 17, 2013

National Apple Strudel Day

"It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man." - Henry David Thoreau

It's National Apple Strudel Day!

Strudel. Not only is it a word I can't spell (apparently, my go-to spelling is "streudal"...thank you, spell check for catching that over and over again and preventing me from looking like an amateur), but it's a delicious multi-layered pastry with a filling. Apple strudel ("apfelstrudel"), more specifically, comes from Austria and the oldest known recipe for it comes from 1696.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies!

I don't care how unauthentic, lazy, or unhealthy this is: I celebrated today with Pillsbury® Apple Toaster Strudel® Pastries. I can honestly admit that I haven't had one of these in... I don't know, seventeen or twenty years (that didn't seem right, but I did some research: Toaster Strudels® came out initially in the mid-1980's, so yes: my timing was accurate. That being said: #whoaimolderthanithought.). My mom used to buy a package for my sister and I every now and again for breakfasts on cold mornings. She'd let us decorate our Toaster Strudels® with the icing anyway we wanted. It was fun, messy, and delicious. For me, eating one of these now is a total trip down memory lane. I almost felt like my sister was gonna spontaneously show up and try and swipe one of my pastries like she did in our youth!

Happy National Apple Strudel Day!