This is my dog…asleep and snuggled up with his favorite toy. He’ll only lay on his sleeping bag in a tight little ball at night now. Someone else doesn’t know what to do with this cold weather either. (Is that a grammatical disaster sentence?
This is a tree on our morning walk route. I think yesterday I noticed it just starting to turn orange at the top. And now…it makes me a little nervous for winter. But also appreciative…of today.
This is health food.
Shut your face…this is health food.
Ohio apples simmered in red wine, and topped with an oatmeal packed crumb, studded with dark chocolate. (For health. And good measure.)
These are signs of fall in my life.
Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Apple Crisp
3-4 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Peel, core and dice apples. Place in a small sauce pan with wine, and simmer over medium heat until apples are soft, stirring occasionally. (This will take about 15 minutes.) Meanwhile, combine oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender (or two table knives) cut in cold butter, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour apples and wine in the bottom of a greased, square baking dish. Top with crumb topping and bake in a preheatd 350° oven for 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.