It’s that time, time to visit your local apple orchard! Once there the chances of you going a little overboard with the picking are pretty strong. While looking at your backseat on the way home I would advise not to get overwhelmed, instead turn that doubt into ideas.
Gazing at the multiple bags of apples on your kitchen counter numerous ideas could be running through your mind. One, you could decide to toss them, why do that? Seems like a waste right? Two, call up your friends and let them know that you are having a fire sale on apples starting today!
Really…That’s no fun and honestly you can do better than that. A third option can be a lot of fun. Let your creative juices flow and instead of calling your girlfriends to get rid of those apples, call your girlfriends and tell them to forget those diets for a couple of hours because you all are about to have an afternoon of good gossip and good food!
Take out your pen and pad and let’s begin. You could start by impressing them with a few Apple Cinnamon Scones accompanied with a nice cup of coffee or tea. So that you don’t feel too guilty about the disregard of your diets, try softening the blow with a Fennel, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad.
Unfortunately, after a couple of hours of laughter and excellent delights the afternoon tea has to end. In the meantime whip up a treat that will have them calling you for the recipe. Decorate a few mason jars and give your friends a taste of your Homemade Apple Butter for the road.
Ok, great look at your list. Sounds good doesn’t it? Your friends are going to want to make this a weekly thing, but we all know that’s not going to happen! The regret from the orchard should be over. Try these treats and more; come on girls any excuse right? Good Eats!
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3. Hope, L.T. (2013, October) Make Your Own…Food Network Magazine, 72.