Apple strudel
Image credit: By Tom Page [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Well, so are chocolate and bacon. Indeed, the list is rather long. But today, June 17, is National Apple Strudel Day, so we’re going to say that’s my favorite thing today. Strudel is a pastry from Austria, with numerous paper-thin layers of dough wrapped around ingredients like fruit, nuts, cheese, or vegetables, and then baked until crisp. (If it isn’t crisp, or if you can put it in a toaster, sorry—it isn’t really strudel.) If apple strudel isn’t one of your favorite things, you’re allowed to have cherry strudel today. I won’t tell.