Sam Adam Jr., the verbose attorney who has represented several high-profile individuals, including former Governor Rod Blagojevich and R & B star R. Kelly, was considering running for the U. S. congressional seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr., but decided to take a pass for the time being.
He says he won’t run for public office right now--whether as a congressman or U.S. Senator--which he says would be his "dream job," because he doesn’t want to be beholden to anyone else.
“Unless I can do it independently and fund my own campaigns, I won’t run,” he says. “If someone gives you $10,000, what are going to do? I don’t want Nancy Pelosi or anyone else to tell me how to vote.”
How did Sugar Buzz Judy find this out?
Adam Jr. told me during an interview about baking, Blagojevich and more, which you'll soon see on Sugar Buzz Chicago.
As I discovered, Adam's Jr. knows not only knows his way around the courtroom, the kitchen is his domain too. And in honor of his skills, here's a recipe we think he would approve of.
Apple Crumble Pie
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 2 pounds)
1 pre-made 9-inch pie crust (defrosted if frozen)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, slightly softened
Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar, the two tablespoons of flour and the lemon peel. in bowl. In separate bowl, place apples slices and add sugar mixture. Toss to coat. Fill the pie crust with apple mixture. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour and the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter and mix till crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the apples. Cover edge of pie with foil. Bake in a 375 oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 30 more minutes or till topping is golden brown. Serve warm--with vanilla ice cream if desired. Makes 8 servings.
Tip: To avoid messy spills, set the pie on a baking sheet before placing it in the oven.
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