Showing posts with label granny smith apples. Show all posts
Showing posts with label granny smith apples. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crisp Green Chicken Salad with Apple & Brie

This salad is a plate full of great tastes. The crisp, tart, green apple. The creamy, rich cubes of brie. The crunchy, slightly salty chicken fingers. When you put it all together, you have a great salad made of all the things you love!
Romaine Lettuce
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Wedge of Brie
Chicken Fingers 
Ranch Dressing

The chicken fingers recipe and the ranch dressing recipe have been
made on this blog in the past. Just click on them for the recipes!
Chop the romaine lettuce.
Chop 3 pieces of chicken fingers.

Cut bite size pieces of brie.

Cut the apple in half, then cut small cubes of apple.
Assemble the salad. Top with dressing.

Thanks for joining me today!

Please stop by tomorrow when we will be making 
Chicken and Dumplings!!!

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Welcome Fall, Caramel Apples!

This weeks dessert is a classic favorite~Caramel Apples. I used this opportunity to welcome fall, my favorite season, although it has yet to come to the desert. I hope it gets here soon~We are ready for cooler weather!!
Welcome Fall, Caramel Apples!
(adapted from taste of
1 cup Butter
2 cups packed Brown Sugar
14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup Light Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup chopped Cashews
8 sticks for Apples
8 Granny Smith Apples
I used long skewers as the sticks for the apples. 
I wanted them rather long. I measured the first one,
then used  it as a guide to cut the others.
Wash and dry the apples, insert the sticks and then 
refrigerate the apples until you are ready to dip.
In a heavy pan combine butter,
brown sugar,
and corn syrup.
Bring the mix to a boil over medium high heat. 
Cook and stir constantly until mix reaches 248 degrees. 
This will take about 30-40 minutes.
248 degrees is the firm ball stage.
Please remember to keep a close eye on your temperature.
Allowing the mix to get too hot can ruin it.
Dip each apple in the hot caramel.
Allow the caramel to drip off slightly.
Place the chopped cashews on a plate.
Cover bottom and a little bit up the side with cashews.
You may have to help the cashews on to the apple
by patting them on with your hands.
Set the apple on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Let cool.
Decorate the apples however you would like!

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Please join The Freshman Cook Sunday for 
next weeks menu and grocery list!

See you then!!