Archive for October 18, 2009

Ah, The Smell of Cinnamon in the Air

stuffed baked apples 003  Okay.  So I’ve moaned about getting our first snow a month before usual.  I’ve also griped about missing out on the beautiful spectrum of autumn colors that usually precedes that first snow fall.  And the morning of this writing, I look out my study window to see a low, heavy blanket of gray clouds which seems to be threatening me personally,  “You’d better quit whining or we’ll really let loose with something for you to complain about.”  

So, I’m turning over that proverbial new leaf – as in flipping pages in a book, not as in making a bad pun about those poor, tired green bits of foliage still hanging limply from every tree limb in sight:  I decide to stop whining and instead search my larder for ways to bring a little snap and color to the dinner table.  With a rather ordinary main dish such as Glazed Baked Ham, I opt for a lively mix of  Stir Fried Pea Pods with Yellow Peppers and Jicama, some Roasted Russets and Sweet Potatoes, a  pan of warm Cheddar Spoon Bread, and a serendipitous version of Over-Stuffed Baked Apples for dessert.  Fall colors may be fickle, but fall flavors have never been more reliable. (more…)

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