Wow. I'm stunned that so many of you want the bread cookbook I offered Sunday. When one person wanted it, I was relieved that it would finally be used. When three people wanted it, I thought I'd let Thor choose the lucky recipient. I'll figure out how to decide, and let you know later this week who got it. Anyway...
Sunday night I made a turkey breast. Since that's standard Sunday night fare, it's no big deal. I did pour 1/4 cup rose over it before I cooked it, and it tasted great, as, I'm told, did the gravy (which I don't eat). The rice had chicken bouillon cubes, butter and chopped green onions in it (yawn), but my favorite side for this meal was the baked apples.
I first learned about baked apples from the Southern Skillet in Maryville along about 1987. It's gone now, having been replaced by a Bel Aire grill, and probably by something else now, but I did love baked apples. I think apples and applesauce are perfect with turkey and pork; both go well with somewhat sweet side dishes. For my version, I like to use those little Macintosh apples, available all the time, and plan on 1-1/2 apples per person. Each segment is 2 bites, and it couldn't be easier. This is a recipe to serve 4 people.
6 small apples
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tbsp confectioners sugar
Quarter and core the apples (I leave the skin on). Arrange them in a baking dish, and pour the butter over them. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon, and sift the sugar over them. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 15 minutes.
Tomorrow I expect to have something better to offer!