Apple Crisp, Fajitas and Football

12 Oct

I was in the mood for dessert tonight and wanted something seasonal and also light.  I decided to make an apple crisp recipe that I love.  It’s simple and easy and oh so tasty!

Apple Crisp

Ingredients: 

  • 5-6 apples
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 2 tablespoons diced butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • raw sugar to sprinkle- about 1 tablespoon
  • cinnamon to sprinkle- about 1 tablespoon
  • 1-2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

Directions:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Slice the apples and place them into a baking dish.  Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and sugar.  Mix the salt, oats, butter and brown sugar in a bowl.  Spread over apples and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream or pumpkin butter!

5-6 apples

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Slice

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Place the apples in a baking dish

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Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar

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Mix together, oatmeal, salt, brown sugar, flaxseeds and butter

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Spread over apples

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Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

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Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy

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I ate dessert first tonight.  I had a scoop of apple crisp with a scoop of pumpkin butter.  Heavenly.

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So, while the apple crisp was baking, I started prepping the vegetables for fajitas.

I used green bell peppers, mushrooms, jicama and yellow onion

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Chop

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Chop

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Chop- I used 1/2 of the whole jicama

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I like to chop the jicama into matchsticks

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Ready to sauté

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The mushrooms stay on the side

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Into the pan

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I added fresh ground black pepper, cumin, crushed red pepper and just a dash of sea salt

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While the vegetables were cooking, I made sour cream and shredded some pepper jack cheese

Homemade sour cream = Greek yogurt (plain) + 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice

3/4 – 1 cup Greek Yogurt

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+ 1/2 lemon juice (or more to taste)

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Mix together and you have yourself some sour cream

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I like to shred my own cheese, this is probably one of my favorite cheeses when we are having Mexican food

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Transfer to a glass container.

Perfect vegetables, I love how they caramelize

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Time to add the mushrooms

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Vegetables are ready

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Everything is ready to go!

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Tortilla

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Vegetables

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Flank Steak

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Cheese

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Avocado

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Sour Cream

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Top it all off with salsa

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They were delicious and way healthier than anything you can get at a restaurant.  Drinks tonight are cranberry juice mixed with water in a wine glass for fun!

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Cheers!  Time for Monday Night Football!  : )

Go Vikings!

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6 Responses to “Apple Crisp, Fajitas and Football”

  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 12, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    Those fajitas look YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!

  2. Sarah October 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    That meal looks so good. I have never heard of jicama in fajitas before but it looks good!!!!!!

    • Balanced Healthy Life October 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

      Jicama in fajitas is so good. They give the fajita a little bit of a crunch!

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