I wrote out this whole thing, including the recipe for the apple cake, but then had to force-restart my computer, and lost it all. But the apple cake recipe isn't just right yet; good crumb, yet just not quite moist enough. Anyway. I'll make another one next week and let you know. I might add some pumpkin to the batter.
Also, I roasted a chicken instead of making chicken stock. Wegmans had roasters for .79/lb, so it seemed the thing to do. I added artichoke hearts and crimini mushrooms to the pan. Maybe I'll make stock with the leftovers, but I still have another chicken for boiling in the refrigerator. :-)