Apple and squash season–my favorite time of year! Mostly because it brings back happy memories of when I started working at Pahl’s. I know you’ll find many ways to use your Sweet Tango apples in this week’s share, but in case you’re looking for new ideas, I have a couple to share with you.
The Apple Oven Pancake in the Recipe Section is very simple and goes together quickly. The fragrance of the apples and cinnamon baking will the get the kids up for school and give them a great send-off. I found several similar recipes under different names (German Apple Pancakes, Dutch Apple Pancakes, for example). I’ve made this one often and it’s always devoured.
In contrast, Andrew Zimmern’s recipe for Fried Sweet Tango Apple Hand Pies is a little more labor intensive, but so worth it. Since he suggests that the dough be refrigerated overnight, this could be made over a couple of days.
The Irish recipe for Colcannon in the Recipe Section offers a different way to use the Savoy cabbage some of us received. Pair it with brats, pork chops or sausage, an ear or two of sweet corn, and you have a complete and colorful meal.
For those of you who received spaghetti squash in your share box, it’s delicious on its own. Some of you may be new to this type of squash. It’s very sweet and tender, and the long strands are a perfect accompaniment to homemade or prepared spaghetti sauce. Or try the Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash recipe posted in the Recipe Section. For those of us who love peppers, it’s another great way to use a variety of them.
Wishing all of you a great week ahead, and for all of our football fans, enjoy the game!