What tastes do I think about when fall arrives? There are so many different ones, I definitely have some favorites. Like roasted marshmallows, cooked nice and slow over the campfire. I wish I had a picture of toasting marshmallows, but I don't, so you'll just have to use your imagination, and work with me here....
Yes, I like my marshmallows roasted, not burned. My brother always liked to stick his marshmallows directly in the flames and roast it just long enough to catch fire, then blow the flaming marshmallow out, and shove the entire black encrusted thing in his mouth. Ick. What's the point in that? It's not even warm in the center!
See, roasting marshmallows is one of the few things that I am patient with. First I find the perfect place in the campfire. One that's just hot enough to roast it, but far enough away from the flames so that it won't catch fire. Then, I slowly turn it from side to side to get it nice and toasty brown. And when it starts to slide off the stick because it's warm all the way through, I pop it in my mouth and mmmmmmmm........ yummy! Can you picture it?!
And then there are apples. Oh the things you can do with apples! My favorite is, of course, the caramel apple.
But there is something terribly wrong with this caramel apple. It has nuts on it. And for some reason, I don't like nuts on my caramel apples, so this is the way I usually have mine.....
That was my dessert last night. Yum! My husband is a choc-o-holic, but I think I may be a caramel-o-holic. Given the choice, I'll have caramel over chocolate any day. But I'm getting off the topic of apples here.
As a kid, I remember bobbing for apples. I also remember how much I hated it because I didn't want to stick my head or hand into that cold water. So as an adult, when we had Halloween parties, this is how we did bobbing for apples.....
Yep, those are apples hanging from the ceiling. And believe me, it can be just as hard to get an apple this way as it is in an ice cold tub of water, but this is so much more fun to try.
There are so many more things you can do with apples in the fall. There's apple cider, apple butter, and apple pie, and because I'm writing about apples, I'll share my favorite apple recipe. I'm not a big fan of pie, but this one is really moist and gooey with a sauce that tastes a little like caramel. Mmmm Mmmm Good!
You can download a pdf file of the recipe here.
(Hopefully I have corrected the link for the recipe, so if you tried earlier and didn't get it, please try again!)
OK, now you need to go check out what Roseann has come up with. And see what everyone else has to say about TASTES today. I hope you're having fun getting to know all of us a little better! Just in case you need a refresher, here is a list of all the designers and their respective project days. Don't forget to leave a comment for everyone at least once during the blog hop, so you can have a chance to win those fabulous prizes at the end!
Day 1: COLOR - Gudren of G.E. Designs (gudrun.typepad.com)
Day 2: SCENTS - Sandy Gervais of Pieces From My Heart (piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot.com)
Day 3: TASTE - Roseann of Rosebud's Cottage (rosebudscottage.typepad.com)
Day 4: TEXTURE - Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches (newleafstitches.com)
Day 5: CLOTHES - Terry Atkinson Designs (terryatkinson.typepad.com)
Day 6: DECORATIONS - Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures (ankastreasures.wordpress.com)
Day 7: GATHERINGS - Me
Day 8: TRADITIONS - Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. (lavieenrosie.typepad.com)
Day 9: HAUNTS - Linda Lum DeBono Designs (lindalumdebono.blogspot.com)
Day 10: QUILTS - Pat Sloan's Designs (patsloan.typepad.com)