Friday, November 4, 2011

Culinary Smackdown - Supplemental

While I was preparing my Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup entry for the October Culinary Smackdown,  I multi-tasked a couple of other things.  Around Halloween, the Mrs likes to have candied apples.  Not caramel apples, not chocolate covered apples, but basic, red candied apples - with no nuts. 

These are getting harder and harder to find in stores.  So while I was roasting the squash, I had time to make candied apples.  I bought one of those kits where you add a shitload of sugar and water, bring it to a boil...

...then dip.

What a runny mess these turned in to.  Over the next couple of days, the candy slowly slid off.  I'm not even sure if the Mrs ate one, but she did thank me (which is a rarity).

After I took the squash out of the oven, and in an effort to be energy efficient, I made some Pillsbury Pumpkin Sugar Cookies.   The Pudge and I were all over those.