Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When a Grandmother gives you apples...

...You Make a Fall Favorite!

Although it is still 85+ degrees outside here, I am determined to make this household feel like fall! 

Scarecrows placed throughout the bushes in the front yard, pumpkins scattered around the house, faux leaves, pumpkin spice candles, and one of our favorite fall recipes! 

John's family is from Georgetown, MA. He moved down here seven years ago. Although his immediate family still lives in MA, all of his extended family has relocated here as well-most being within a thirty minute drive from us! J's "grammie" goes up to MA for five-six months out of the year and when she returns, she always brings us goodies! 

We received a new scarecrow, several halloween and fall decorations, mini casserole pans, and apples on apples on apples! 


Tonight, I broke out all of the spices and made our favorite version of apple crisp. 

But First.. "Let me take a" share a favorite dinner recipe! 

Sweet and Tangy Pork Chops with Roasted Veggies
What you will need: 
Pork Cutlets or Pork Chops-personal preference 
3 Macour or Similar Apples (cooking apples)
1 Sweet Onion
1TBS Garlic
Spice Mix (we use Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Blend)
8 Red Potatoes
1 Yellow Squash
1 Broccoli Crown
10 White Mushrooms
Paprika
1/2 Stick of Butter
[Feel free to add or subtract any veggies to your personal tastes]

What you will do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350* spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and wash all veggies. 
  2. Cut veggies and 1/2 the onion into bite sized pieces and place on the baking sheet. (I separate them because J is a picky eater and doesn't like mushrooms to touch his food-if this isn't an issue, just throw 'em on there) drizzle 1tsp of olive oil over the veggies. Sprinkle 1 tsp of Garlic on the top as well as paprika to taste. Place in the oven at 350* for 40 minutes.

     
  3. While the veggies are cooking, start on the Pork Chops. Cut the rest of the onion into skinny slices. Do the same for the apples. 
  4. On a new cutting board, open the package of pork and rinse with water. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel. 
  5. Grab your seasoning blend and cover each side of the cutlet/chop generously with the blend. 
  6. When the veggies are down to 20 minutes, place the Onions, Apples and rest of the Garlic in a heated pan. Keep these moving with a spoon or spatula. When they start to stick to the pan, pour a Tablespoon of water in with the mix.
  7. Once the apples and onions begin to soften and caramelize, add the seasoned cutlets/chops. 
  8. Cook until the internal temperature is 165*
  9. Remove the veggies from the oven and the chops from the pan. 
  10. Enjoy! 



Grammies Apple Crisp
What you will need:
9x13 pan
8-10 apples sliced thinly
1 TBS white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 beaten egg
pinch of salt


What you will do:
  1. Preheat over to 350* and grease the 9x13 pan. 
  2. Layer the apple slices all over the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1TBS of sugar. 
  3. Mix butter, sugars, flour, egg and salt into a batter. Pour over apple and spices. Spread to cover.
  4. Bake at 350* for 40 minutes
  5. Enjoy with Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! 


What is a Fall favorite in your home?
Thanks for stopping by! 


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2 comments :

  1. Oh yum! Both of those recipes look and sound delicious! A couple years ago I was able to buy a huge crate of apples and I am thinking about doing that again so that I can make tons of apple desserts :D

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  2. Oh my gosh, this looks AMAZING!!!!! Both of these recipes look on point! Can't wait to try!

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