Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Apple Theme (Recipe + Melts)

The theme for today's Fall Fun Series is apples! I decided I would do an apple recipe for this theme. This will be my first time doing a recipe on my blog. If you follow me on Instagram you know I'm a pretty big foodie. I love making food and most of all eating it!

Today, I have a recipe for an apple salad with walnuts, blue cheese, and craisins with an apple cider vinaigrette dressing. This is a fairly common recipe with many varieties. I just picked my favorite elements from other recipes to make my own custom favorite.  This makes around 4 servings.


You'll need....
Spring Mix
1 or 2 Granny Smith Apples
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Walnuts (chopped or pieces)
Craisins
Dijon Mustard
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Maple Syrup
Cruet or Mason jar (to mix dressing)
**Not pictured water, salt, and pepper)

To make the Apple Cider Vinaigrette you'll need...I personally eyeball this now, so I'm estimating measurements! 
Mix in cruet or mason jar-
1/4c. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
1/4c. of Sugar Free Syrup (If you're using real maple syrup I would do this to taste is you may need less)
3 tablespoons of Water
1/4 c. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Viola!

To make the salad.....
Spring Mix
Thinly sliced Granny Smith Apple (you can use 1 or 2)
1/2c. of Blue Cheese Crumbles
1/2c. of Craisins
1/2c. of Walnut pieces
Mix in bowl and add dressing.

and again...viola!
Yum yum! I really like this salad and it's a perfect addition to a meal or if you want to eat alone I add some grilled chicken for protein. It's really a nice blend of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors from all the different elements.

Melts

For the next part of the apple theme, I have my apple melts. I really don't have many! Apple is a scent I really need to be in the mood for so I don't melt it often. I do love apple scent it's just not my favorite. If I've already reviewed them they will be linked with their names below. If they're not linked that means I will be reviewing them sometimes in the future on my Sunday Weekly Wax Wrap Up posts!
Better Homes & Gardens Autumn Afternoon Stroll
Better Homes & Gardens Farm Apple Pumpkin
Better Homes & Gardens Simmering Apple Cider
Lake Providence Lodge The Cabin
Yankee Candle Apple Cider
Lake Providence Lodge Apple Barn

Please check out my friends apple themed posts below! 
Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Hayley at Polished at Heart
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life

Happy Monday! 

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