As with most people, I have a few guilty pleasure TV shows. For some, it's reality TV. For me, it's (don't laugh!) the occasional ABC Family show thrown into my usual mix of Doctor Who and Frasier reruns . For a couple of my friends, it's Grey's Anatomy. I enjoy it too, but they REALLY love it. They invited me over to watch the season premier with them the other night and asked me to bring my favorite snack.
|lol Like the note? My husband knows how to put a smile on my face...|
|Apples ready to be dipped in caramel|
I used this recipe from the Brach's website to make my caramel sauce. The consistency was perfect (and the caramels were tasty!). I dipped each apple piece in the caramel sauce, then dipped it in a topping. I had coarsely chopped dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and peanuts before I began. After dipping in a topping I set them on wax paper and allowed them to harden.
|Dark chocolate, peanuts, and white chocolate|
They were delicious, and they were pretty...for a second. The caramel sort of melted away from the wetness of the apple. I'm thinking that if I had patted the apples dry with a paper towel before dipping them I could have avoided this problem. That being said, after I saw that my caramel was dripping off of the apples and onto the wax paper, I switched things up. Actually, I abandoned my apple project entirely :-)
|Delicious and easy pretzel bites!|
Another type of food that always reminds me of Fall is pork chops. To really tie this all together I probably should have cooked them with apples, but this next recipe was plenty Fall-like on it's own: Boneless Pork Chops with Shallot Mustard Sauce. They were awesome! We really enjoyed them a lot and I'm sure I'll be making them again. My husband is a huge fan of thick-cut pork chops, and the mustard sauce really put them over the top! I did add a little parmesan and garlic to the sauce, but for the most part I stuck with the recipe other than that. What foods say "Fall" to you?