Maintaining the tastes of the season, Ellen chose "apples" as our November BITE theme. Apples and autumn go hand-in-hand for me. The apple pictures featured here are ones that I took a couple of years ago - apples growing in the wild, going nowhere but to the ground, and just beautiful!
Let me apologize for the quality of my food photos - something was amiss - probably the photographer!
When Chris sent me the recipe for her appetizer selection, I actually said "Yum!" as I read the ingredients. Walnuts and gorgonzola and apples - in a turnover no-less!
My contribution of stuffing seemed a perfect fit to me when I knew that Ellen was preparing chicken. I am a late-comer to stuffing. I'm not sure why except that possibly I would never fill up on something else when the were mashed potatoes and gravy to eat! Bruce is a big stuffing fan, and this recipe is pretty darn close to how he likes it best. I think that I have grown to love it because I now make it! The only thing that I did differently than the recipe as it is written is that I added fennel seed. Fennel seeds seem a stuffing must to me.
Chicken is such a versatile food! I like it in just about any form, and Ellen's preparation was just fantastic!
|Savory Herb and Sausage Stuffing with Tangy Granny Smith Apples|
Apple Cider Chicken
To cap off our apple theme, Tierney's dessert was perfect. Apple Clafouti, from Saveur. A custardy pancake filled apples sauteed in butter and sugar - Delish!
As we head into December, I have chosen "Holiday Brunch" for our next theme. I love brunch foods - a little bit of everything - but especially breakfast foods. This gives us an opportunity to ditch our traditional dinner fare and try our hand at something a bit different. See you then!