Yeah, so almost needless to say, I wasn't doing any cooking. It helps to be able to stand for more than 10 minutes at a time when you're cooking...
Today, I'm starting to feel a little more like myself. Tired, for sure, but also starting to get sick of crackers and chicken soup. So, tonight I decided to make myself a little pick-me-up treat. My accomplishments of the past few days (or lack thereof) have not included going to the store, so I had to come up with something using what I had on hand. And guess what that was? Yup - APPLES! (Sorry - I swear, we're almost finished with the apples - but this recipe really is a good one to share!)
Mr. ValleyWriter said he wasn't interested in sweets (what?? maybe he's watching his figure to fit into his Halloween costume...), so I was making dessert for 1. And when it comes to dessert for 1, nothing's easier than a baked apple.
It's sweet, yet light, and oh so easy.
Baked Apple for OneIngredients:
1 medium apple
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. dried cranberries
1 tsp. crushed mixed nuts
1/2 c. water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut out the center of the apple, including the seeds, leaving the base intact.
Mix brown sugar, cranberries and nuts and spoon mixture into the center of the apple.
Place apple in pie pan and pour water into the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes until apple is tender.
When you break open the apple, the juices and center ooze out onto your spoon. Yum!