Maybe it's just me, but I think one of the most perfect dates is apple picking. It combines a few of my favorite things: being outside, doing something active (OK, maybe I'm not burning as many calories as I would on the elliptical machine, but still better than watching Sex & the City reruns) and immersing myself in food.
The first fall Dan and I dated, we went apple picking. I plan to continue that tradition this year. We're trying to eat more local food, so we're going to pick loads of apples and I'm going to cook up some delicious apple recipes.
I'll be sure to make a large batch of Apple Confit and freeze it for snacks. It takes little time to put together, then becomes meltingly tender in the slow cooker. Top with low-fat vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts for dessert. Serve with low-fat yogurt and granola or muesli for breakfast.
Active time: 15 minutes | Total: 2 1/4-4 3/4 hours
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