Monday, September 27, 2010

Sauteed Apple Recipe

Dear Friend,

It’s officially fall! You know that I love this season and all that it brings with it! I love the colors and the smells. The festivals and pumpkin patches. I love the decorations and the crispness to the air and the food! Oh, how I love the food. One of the things that really reminds me of fall is sautéed apples. I love making them and I especially love eating them! I wanted to share the recipe with you so that you and your family could enjoy some together.

• ¼ cup butter
• 4 large tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
• 1 teaspoon cornstarch
• ½ cup cold water
• ½ cup brown sugar
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large skillet, melt your butter over medium heat and then add your apples. Cook, stirring constantly, until the apples are almost tender, which takes about 6 to 7 minutes. Then, dissolve the cornstarch in water and add it to your skillet. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. The, remove from the heat and serve warm.

These are great over pancakes or ice cream but also delicious as a side dish at dinner – especially when you’re having pork. I hope that you and your family enjoy them as much as we do!

Happy Eating!

-The Working Wife

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's been a Long Time!

Dear Friend,

It's been such a long time since I've written. I apologize for that - I haven't been a very good friend in the last year. Things have been more than a little hectic and as a mother of a toddler, I know that you understand that. Please know that I have missed you and our letters and I hope that we can pick this back up again soon!

More soon (I promise)!

-A Working Wife