I am always a little sad to feel the change of air in October. It's great to be past the 'sweltering' summer climate but is anyone looking forward to the cold weather coming. I do, however, enjoy heading to my local apple orchard, Anderson Orchard, for a day of family apple picking.
This recipe is a perfect way to use your apples that are in season right now. I combined some of my favorite flavors from a spinach salad that I make frequently in the fall: Gorgonzola cheese, cranberries and Granny Smith apples. I add a bit of dried or fresh sage to complete the dish and VIOLÀ -- Dinner is served!
While I was sticking to the apple dinner theme, I marinated a pork loin (sliced) in fresh apple cider for two hours then grilled the chops. The glaze is one cup of reduced apple cider that I drizzled over cooked chops. So good!