Tuesday, September 14, 2010

apples to apples

Ally, here.

We are approaching the most wonderful season of fall here in the great state of Kentucky. And as far as food goes, this means apples. Lots and lots of wonderful, ripe-for-the-picking apples.

The husband and I ventured out this weekend to Evans Orchard for the apple festival. This is essentially a giant day of excitement. Booths selling everything from kettle corn to purses, a petting zoo, a corn maze, and, of course, rows and rows of apple trees.

So we picked ourselves up a bag and wandered through the apple aisles, picking the prettiest fruits of them all. We ended up filling a bag with 20-something red and green delights.

And then for the best part of the day, caramel apples. There are few things in life better than caramel apples. We ate and enjoyed. And spent the rest of the day picking peanuts out of our teeth.

So the next few posts from me will be apple-related dishes. I've already made a few breakfast (or shameless snack) items. Apple scones, using a previously-blogged recipe, substituting 1/2 cup chopped apples for the craisins, and apple oatmeal muffins.

So get out there and visit a local orchard. Pick your own apples. And check back here for some (hopefully) wonderful apple recipes!

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