Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Abundance of Apples

A few weeks ago Steve and I made a nice little trip out to Abbott Farm. It was a pretty gloomy day, but I think that worked to our advantage as we had the whole orchard to ourselves. We wandered through the rows of apple trees sampling each kind and ended up walking away with 25lbs of apples! We also had some yummy hot apple cider and apple donuts. Needless to say we were very appled out at the end of our day.

There is no way to eat 25lbs of apples plain so we came up with lots of different things to do with them. This is just a showcase of the few of the things we did.

We haven't done a lot of cooking lately ( and if we have it hasn't been anything very exciting :( ) but we hope to get back into things and hopefully we'll make some yummy stuff this week. I do have a rather exciting menu planned for next weekend if I can convince someone to lend me their camera so stay tuned.

Without further ado......

Apple Pie

Tarte Tatin

Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts
my phone lost some of the pictures of this, and all the pictures of the finished product, but I wanted to post it because it was sooooo goood. The apple breasts were stuffed with apples, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. They were then cooked in apple cider and chicken broth. The liquid was then cooked down into a sauce with some Dijon mustard. Reallllly good.

I made some other stuff too such as a very tasty apple bundt cake but it fell apart as I was trying to unmold it :( so although it tastes delicious I have no pictures of it.

I also attempted to make apple butter, but in the end I think all I did was make applesauce. However, it does taste good and I successfully jarred it, so that was exciting.



LinnyMay said...

Lotsa apples. I'm making soup in a jar for x-mas presents.