I am so ready for spring! We have had a few little teasers but after a lot of rain yesterday, today is cloudy and chilly. (I would even say cold!) So thought it was a perfect day to do some cooking. I got onions through the food co-op a couple weeks ago and they are huge! Have not even put a dent in them so thought I would make some Onion Soup.
When I first moved out on my own, I would sometimes treat myself by going to the Famous & Barr at the mall where they had a little restaurant that served the best French Onion Soup. It would be served with toasted French bread on top and bubbly cheese dripping over the edges of the bowl.
I was also wanting to do something in the oven and had apples left from the produce basket. We will get another basket tomorrow with more apples so at first throught I would make an apple crisp - but the idea of slicing and mixing and all the mess did not interest me. So I thought of Baked Apples - got out the Betty Crocker cookbook and found a recipe.
Instead of coring the apple and leaving it intact, I cut them in half and then used a melon baller to scoop out the center. Trimmed up the ends a little with a knife.
The hot oven and the warm dessert made for a much pleasanter afternoon. I like them with the cranberries - sort of tart and sweet at the same time.
And since I got some non-dairy topping out of the freezer when I was thinking about making the apple crisp - and forgot to put it back in the freezer - we had our baked apples with topping. It was really good, just not something I would have done normally. I think I will have another one as my snack later - after I do my workout.
And speaking of working out - Wellness Wins is almost over. Two weeks from tomorrow is our final weigh-in. According to the scales this morning I am down. 19 lbs, well over the 16 to complete the Wellness Wins challenge. And that gives me a BMI below 25 - so I have done well. Now just have to keep it. I won't be doing aerobics 6 or 7 days a week but need to force myself to exercise 3 times a week and watch those vices (bacon, potato chips, fried anything).