Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Apples, apples and more apples

I came home from this weekend's trip with a trunkload of apples. So now that I have all of these apples, what am I to do. Certainly we can't eat all of these apples before they go bad. Here's where my Martha gene kicks in. I decide I am going to make some applesauce and maybe some apple bread and whatever else I come across that is apple and sounds delicious.

Armed with my handy crockpot, I whip out an applesauce recipe from A Year of Crockpotting. I tripled her original recipe because I wanted to have extra to freeze. After 5 hours, I had a pot full of applesauce. The verdict: I am a little disappointed because it's brown (compliments of the cinnamon) but thankfully it tastes yummy. I had enough to freeze and enough to make tonight's dinner Applesauce Chicken (also from A Year of Crockpotting). The applesauce chicken was pretty good although the chicken was a bit dry. I think it was a little overcooked. I started cooking it this morning when in fact, putting it on after lunch would have been sufficient.

I also whipped up some Apple Bread for us and to share with our neighbor who babysat our dog so we could go this weekend. This bread was moist inside with a crunchy crust. And too die for!

Tomorrow I am vowing no apples in any recipes. I'll just wait until Thursday then maybe we'll have Apple Oatmeal Crumble or Caramel-Apple Muffins or Cinnamon Rice with Apples or Apple Cole Slaw.......


KTluv said...

Yummmmmy!!! All that sounds so good! Thought I would stop by and say hello. Missed being at Patti's with everyone the other week. Going to a huge crop this weekend. Made me think of you. lol I will be doing cards, of course. lol