Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like fall...

Ok, so, the weather is not fall-ish yet. It was actually about 70 today. But, the activities certainly are. The Packers are back in action, and that means a whole lot of unproductive Sundays.

I've found the best way to avoid being completely useless during football is by pealing something. Apples, potatoes, whatever I can come up with for cooking once the game is done. This week it was apples.

Yesterday, Deanne and I stopped at The Apple Store. I got a big bag of Paula Red 2nds. I like Paula Reds. These were so nice and ripe some were even a little hard to peal. I pealed, and pealed, and pealed... and the Packers lost. But, at least I still had my apples.


My first cooking adventure was a recipe from Pioneer Woman's site. I will not be providing a link to the recipe, because then you will see just how badly I messed it up. :o) I didn't let the butter brown in the skillet with the apples enough before pouring in the batter. Oops.

I attempted to put it in a pan and cook it a little more to brown it. I don't know if I made it better or worse.

This creation contains a total of nearly 3 sticks of butter.

I don't think I'll make that one again, but it was worth trying.

The next attempt was caramel apple bread pudding. I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen.
The original recipe appears to be an attempt at keeping it as healthy as possible by using low fat milk and egg replacer.
Forget that noise!! I used whole milk, real eggs, and every other delicious alternative I could. Cuz that's the kinda girl I am. It's basically a bread pudding base with diced apples, and caramel poured over the top. I'll make some whipped cream for the top, and sprinkle with pecans, when I eat it. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

I'll pause for a moment so you can take it all in.


Done? Are you sure? You can scroll back up and look again. I won't judge you.
To be honest, I haven't even tasted this yet. I'm just enjoying looking at it so far... and dreaming about it.

Finally, with the left-over apples, I made applesauce.


Mmmm... just look how beautiful and buttery yellow it is. Delicious!

Now, excuse me, while I go gorge myself on apple-y delights.

Love ya,

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