We went to an apple festival in Ellijay, GA this weekend in search of some tasty apples. I came home with a peck of apples which I figured out is supposed to be about 10.5 pounds for only $8. That means it was only about $0.76 per pound. Great deal. And they are tasty, local pink lady apples.
I also tried fried green tomatoes for the first time this weekend–I am from the North, so give me a break. I know this is not health food. I am not stupid. There were also a few fried green beans that we tried which were not as good.
I liked the flavor and texture of the fried green tomatoes, but you can’t eat very many because they are so heavy. If you fry one whole green tomato (sliced), it is about 500 calories for the whole thing. This was still a better choice than the fried onion everyone else was walking around with which was closer to 2000 calories.
The weather was in the 80’s (in October!) this weekend, so I got an ice cream cone to cool off before selecting my apples.
Then, we went on a nice long hike to work off our more unhealthy choices, and spotted the 2nd largest tree in Georgia.
Anyway, here are my ideas so far for the ten pounds of apples I have:
- Eat them.
- Make apple butter. This seems like a pain, and a lot of the nutrients would be removed. But, I found a crock pot recipe which seems like a better idea here.
- Make an apple pie or apple tart. Too time consuming right now.
- Make baked apples like I have in the past.
- Healthy apple coffee cake. Mmmm. Sounds delightful just thinking about it.
- Apple Muffins.
- Waldorf Salad
- Brussels Sprouts with apples from Back to Her Roots
- Apple Chips
- Caramel Apple Jello Shots. Can not believe this.