I’m back! Yea I’ve been a little MIA but I needed some time to just do absolutely nothing. Have you ever done that? That’s exactly what Matt and I did for the last 2 weeks. We decided that instead of going on vacation we would just enjoy time together at home, binge-watching The Walking Dead and just savoring every moment of nothingness. And a few trips to Momofuku Milk Bar for some Cereal Milk Icecream (don’t knock it till you try it- it’s heaven).
Of course, this gave me an opportunity to really start experimenting with some new fall recipes, plan our wedding without stress and gear up for the fun of the upcoming season. I just want to decorate the house with pumpkins. I kid you not we have about 10 baby pumpkins and you can count on me to add even more to the house.
There is something refreshing about the fall. Even though the summer is great and all of that, I just feel like the fall is a great time to start over. To get back on track and get ready to get shit done. And for the last month of summer I’ve felt lazy. I just wanted to sleep, I just didn’t even want to think about the to-do lists or working out every day. I just really wanted to enjoy the fruits of summer. And you know what? That’s totally okay. Summer is meant to be a vacation (and it really should be- we all work hard!) and the fall is back to the grind. I am so ready for it.
So in honor of the fall and the beginning of apple season I decided I need to try to make apples in every way possible- aside from pie or crisp. I hope you expect apple and pumpkin flavored recipes up the wazoo. Sorry in advance, but I had to 😉
Oven Baked Apple Chips (THEY ARE SO GOOD I PROMISE)
Serves 2 (or 1 hungry person)
Total Time: 2 hours
What You Need:
- 3 large apples (I used honeycrisp and ginger gold-my new favorites)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
How You Make It:
- Preheat your oven to 220 degrees F.
- Slice your apples really thin (you can use a mandolin if you like) and layer them on a cookie sheet. Be sure to remove the seeds.
- Sprinkle spice combination over the top of your apples.
- Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check at the half way point to rotate the cookie sheet.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely before serving.
- Enjoy with a mug of warm cider or just nosh throughout the day for a healthy seasonal snack.
What are you most looking forward to this fall?
Peace, love and NO BEEF!