Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apples to Apples

First things first…The Tapas Crawl was a great success! Once I get my act together, I will post about our experiences. Can’t wait for the next one! In the interim, let’s chat….

If you live in New England and you’ve never gone apple picking, you must have your head examined. It is the quintessential fall experience. I put it first, in FRONT of leaf peeping. Am I crazy? Yes, crazy for apples.

Today we took a little jaunt over to Roger’s Orchards in Southington. An annual pilgrimage for our family, Roger’s offers apple picking in one of the most bucolic settings in the area. After picking a large bag of Ida Reds and Empires; we headed over to the store for some treats. Try the apple fritter doughnuts and a jug of cider. The doughnuts are hearty, with just right amount of spice and chopped apple. Don’t be a hero and wait until you get home, they are meant to be consumed seconds after purchase. I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate a perfect autumn day.

On the menu for dinner tonight:

Chicken Cutlets with Arugula Polenta
Apple Crisp, perhaps?

Talk to you soon!