Drowning in Apples

So its Thursday, and I still am posting about last weekend. What can I say… I crammed a lot into a few days and I want to share it all! In case you missed anything:

Friday Airport Adventures

Back to Reality

24 Hours of Fall Fun

WIAW: Fall Food Edition

For this edition of Thankful Thursday, I wanted to highlight all of the food I brought back with me from home.

1. Apples

20111006-070654.jpgThis picture doesn’t do my apples justice. I brought back 18 lbs of apples with me from Pennsylvania. Plus a few pounds of honey crisps:) I am pretty much drowning in apples… and loving it. And yes I brought home an extra-large suitcase just to fit them.

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So far I have just been eating them plain or with nut butter. But this weekend I plan on doing some apple baking. I also picked up some of my other favorite apple products.

20111006-070627.jpgHomemade apple butter from the orchard and Chadds Ford Spiced Apple Wine. This apple wine is amazing! The first time I had it was tailgating in college. Some of my friends brought a crock pot filled with what I thought was hot apple cider. Turns out it was this spiced apple wine. It has all of the delicious mulling spices you associate with cider… in wine. There is literally nothing better on a cold fall day. Yes these items were also in my suitcase. I really hope my bag got searched… I would have loved to see the look on the inspector’s face:)

2. Great Harvest Bread

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My loaf of Dakota survived in my backpack without getting too smushed. I have been enjoying it for sandwiches and with some apple butter. I am so sad it is almost gone. I may be driving an hour this weekend to visit the Great Harvest “near” me. I seriously forgot how addicting and delicious this bread was.

3. Food Gifts

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Maple syrup is expensive. Unless you go with Aunt Jemima. And she just doesn’t cut it for me. When I have pancakes I don’t want sticky brown corn syrup. I want the real deal… straight from Vermont. My dad generously gave me an extra bottle he had. Perfect timing because I was almost out!

20111006-070640.jpgMy uncle reads my blog. My uncle read my endless references to pumpkin coffee. My uncle bought pumpkin coffee. My uncle hated the pumpkin coffee. My uncle now questions my taste buds. Now I have more pumpkin coffee:) Sorry for the false lead Uncle Chod!

4. Trader Joe’s Goodies

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I had to restrain myself since I didn’t have much room in my suitcase. Thank goodness a Trader Joe’s is finally coming to Houston! I settled on dark chocolate covered espresso beans, multi-grain cereal, and Guayaki Yerba Mate Tea. The TJs chocolate covered espresso beans are so addictive and so cheap! Less than 5 dollars for the whole container.

5. Ryan’s Lunch

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Since I started my blog, Ryan has been taking pictures of his food too. I got texted the above picture yesterday. It was so cute. I love how he is getting into picture-taking too. By the way, it is a Chic Fil-e chicken salad:)

Thankful on Thursday

National Ice Cream Day and Super Easy Salmon Packets

Thanks for A Capella and Garlic Presses

Question: What is your favorite apple recipe? I need some suggestions to use up my stash. I am going to start with applesauce and apple crisp.

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18 responses to “Drowning in Apples”

  1. Tara says :

    I love the trader joes multigrain oats!! It’s good to hear that they’re coming to the Houston area because I’m applying to a college there and need a trader joes somewhere nearby!

  2. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says :

    My friend does this raisin, sweet potato, and apple dish in the slow cooker that I love! I plan on asking her if I can share it on the blog…so be on the lookout. 😉

    that’s a great haul of goods you got! A lot of my favorites!

  3. survivingcandyland says :

    Ummm can I steal all your food? Spiced apple wine. I need some of that in my life pronto. I had no idea they even made things like that. Also, so jealous of that entire bag of apples. I wish I could go apple picking. Damn Texas.

  4. Sandi says :

    – Think your apple picture looks inviting!
    – I like adding apples to my oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and salads
    – Aren’t those boys cute when they try to help out! Like apples, hang on to the good ones 😉

  5. Tessa @ Amazing Asset says :

    Apple are certainly my favorite fruit! And tis the season for them 🙂

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