I'm finding the beauty in the chaos today. There are boxes and cabinets, ladders, saws and tools - everywhere. The garage, the kitchen and the living room are all littered with pieces and parts of the new kitchen, just waiting for their turn to be installed in the new space. It looks like Christmas morning without the wrapping paper. 😂 🎄 My emotions today are fluctuating between nervous excitement and eager anticipation. 😬
By the time I post my next blog - we will surely have some pictures of our new cabinets ... installed. Eeeek! While I "patiently" wait for the installers to finish their job, I won't have access to my oven or the microwave. My plan was to cook dinner on the grill tonight but ... it's been pouring down rain for the last 3 days and I don't feel like standing in a downpour while I wait for our salmon to cook. ⛈
It looks like it's take out for us, for the next couple of days. We actually haven't eaten out nearly as much as I thought that we would during our kitchen remodel so it's not really a big deal. I don't mind ordering our dinners out - what I miss most are the fun desserts that we would make to celebrate all of the ordinary and extraordinary events in our lives.
A couple of weeks ago - I made this Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board to kick off the start of the Fall season. (Like I said - we celebrate it all in our house. 😅) I LOVE caramel apples but it's a struggle for me to eat a giant apple in one sitting. And let's face it - there's no good way to wrap and store a half eaten caramel apple. Not to mention the fact that my entire face ends up sticky, no matter how carefully I try and eat it. The solution to my caramel apple conundrum - caramel apple charcuterie.
There's no specific recipe for this dessert charcuterie board. I think the pictures speak for themselves though. I simply sliced apples, dipped them in sprite to keep them from browning and then put a skewer in each one. Next was the fun part - the bowls of toppings. We went with:
Mini chocolate chips
Health Bar bits
My thought was that I would eat LESS of these since I wasn't committed to eating a whole apple but the truth is that I ate so many apple skewers that I think I are more than just one apple. 😬 Ooops. I just wanted to try every combination of toppings. 😂 The caramel, the chocolate and the marshmallow made great "glue" for the rest of the goodies. Maybe it's a good thing that I can't make this again right now because apparently - I can't limit myself when it comes to caramel apple skewers. 😂
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