Thursday, September 4, 2008
Disclaimer: I can't be held responsible for any diets crashed, pounds gained, etc. I maintain that the apples in these make them healthy.
When we moved to Florida from Ohio, I thought that winter would be the hardest. While seeing Santa in shorts, and noticing that the Christmas tree tents had fans that misted cool water on the trees to keep them alive was odd, I actually didn't miss the snow all that much. We went back to Ohio for Christmas, had a little bit of snow, and I was satisfied. Besides, what is more fun that calling your friends from a patio as you eat lunch watching the boats float by in ocean while they are out shoveling for the second time in one day.
No, Fall was hard for me. Sad really. I LOVE fall. I LOVE football, and something about football makes me think Fall. I want to throw on a pot of chili, put on my Browns sweatshirt, and enjoy the weekends. I could take Fall weather all year. I love seeing leaves change colors and wearing sweaters and jeans. I love the smell of fireplaces going, and seeing piles of leaves in yards. Cut to Florida. There is hot and there is hot and humid. I really enjoy being here, but I wish I could have Fall down here. And people....68 degrees one day of the year IS.NOT.FALL. When it "drops" to 55 in the middle of the night, again that IS.NOT.FALL. The point of all of this is that if were still up North, I would have saved this recipe for a Saturday morning. I would get up, get the paper, run some errands, make apple fritters, but some comfort food in the crock pot and settle in to watch the Buckeyes! Instead, I am in Florida and I threw caution to the wind (the Florida wind that never blows around orange and green and golden leaves) and whipped them up this weekend.
These things were delish. I had one for breakfast, ok one and a half. I may have even had one for a snack in the afternoon on Sunday. Its all a little fuzzy now.
I haven't quite mastered the frying in oil thing (my thighs are pumped about that by the way), so I think I got it too hot. The outsides got pretty dark, but I had no choice or the insides would not have cooked up.
The dough/cakey part reminded me of funnel cakes my mom use to make as a special treat.
Apple Fritters (otherwise know as diet killers)
5 apples (your choice, I used red delicious) peeled, cored, and chopped
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 C milk
Beat all ingredients except apples together. Fold in apples.
Pour 1/4 C into heated oil and cook till golden brown. Again, my were REALLY golden, but the oil was a little to hot.
Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy with a loved one and then hide the leftovers and enjoy in secret.