Monday, August 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

Before I start, let me remind you about a little giveaway that I'm hosting here. Go, enter. Tell your friends. It's super yummy, I promise.


So it's Tuesday again. And again I cooked something yummy this week. And again I have no pictures. This time, I have a good(?) excuse.

We went on vacation last week. While on vacation, I took some photos. After the third picture, I saw the nasty little low battery light flashing. I conserve the battery until I got back to the hotel. Where I realized I didn't have the battery charger that I swear I packed. I used the camera sparingly, but it eventually ran out of batteries. We're home now. And I'm still searching for the charger. It's probably hanging out with my keys.

Anyway, back to the recipes. Even though summer really only just arrived in Chicago, I'm trying to get used to the idea that summer is almost over and school is starting. I made a side dish that is really great for fall and the great fruits that are going to start to become more readily available.

Spiced Cranberries and Apples

2 1/4 c sugar
3 c water
2 c cranberries
2 4" cinnamon sticks
8 apples, peeled and sliced

Combine 1 c sugar and 1 c water in a saucepan and boil for five minutes to create a simple syrup. Add cranberries and boil until skins just pop.

In a second pan, combine the remaining 1 1/4 c sugar, 2 c water, and cinnamon sticks. Boil for 10 minutes. Add apples and simmer until tender.

In a 2 quart glass casserole, place a layer of apples, a layer of cranberries, a layer of apples, etc until complete. Pour syrups from berries and apples over the fruit until covered.

Let stand in the fridge for at least one day before serving.


Find more tasty treats at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed By Grace!


Ave August 18, 2009 at 4:31 AM  

Sounds delicious!

WeaselMomma August 18, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

That sounds like it would make a good side dish for dinner.

Angela August 18, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

Sounds great! I hope you guys had a nice trip!

I, too cannot believe that school is already back in (here, it has been for a week now) and there are only a couple weeks left in August. CRAZY. This summer has gone by faster than ever, it seems. But I can't wait to get back into football season and all-day cooking Saturdays!

septembermom August 18, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

Hope you had fun on your vacation! I always seem to have low batteries for my camera. The recipe sounds great. Two of my favorite flavors, apples and cranberries.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace August 18, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

Really sounds good.

S3XinthePantry August 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

Oh! Sorry about your charger! It always takes me forever to find mine! Hope you had a fun trip!

Pat August 18, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

I hate it when that happens (forgetting the battery charger when on vacation)!

This dish sounds delish!

Steph August 18, 2009 at 8:22 PM  

Yum once I am able to stand for more than 10 min at a time without my back hurting I will have to make this. Baby will be here next friday if not sooner! Yeah

Michelle August 18, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

Ave - Thanks! When the wee ones etat it, I know it's good!

WeaselMomma - Or breakfast, or lunch or....

Angela - Oh the trip was great! Football starts September 5 for me. vs Towson!

Kelly - You know I was going for something I knew you'd like, right?

Lisa - Ohhhh but it is!

S3XinthePantry - I'm still looking for mine. It has to be here SOMEwhere though, right?

Pat - At least I know I'm not the only one, right? And my mom did take a lot of pics, too....

Steph - Wow, that's coming fast! Maybe you can get your hubby to make it? This is NOT a hard dish... and really hard to ruin. I bet baby would love it!

Emily August 19, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

That sounds really good and easy to make too. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

Mrs. P. August 20, 2009 at 2:50 PM season is coming! Thanks for posting!!

Michelle August 20, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

Emily - Absolutely! I love sharing my favorites.

Mrs. P - That's what I was thinking about... I know I'll be making this several times once we (I hope!) go apple picking again.

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