Monday, October 31, 2011

Sliced Caramel Apples and The Great Pumpkin

My favorite days are here...the cozy ones!

The transition of summer into winter is woven with
  sun burnt colors
made crisp by the new air's chill.  
Fall pauses here for only a brief time
as we gather together
to enjoy the new harvest 
brought on by the scattering of seeds.

Said so well below...
"We are in for a spell of perfect weather now, 
every day is luminous. "

We spent our autumn Sunday at my parent's home sweet home
making caramel dipped apples
and watching Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin.

Traditional Caramel Apples are forever adorable
BUT they're just SO big and hard to eat through 
the whole sticky thing at one time.   

we made sliced caramel apples
and served them with toothpicks
for smaller treats and easier bites. 

The boys took turns dipping their crisp green apples...

Little Titus has a broken collarbone 
from a mountain bike crash
and did well using only one hand. ;) 

Sticky Yums!

Every single little time I serve cored, sliced apples 
the boys use them for secret peek-a-boo views!

Served on toothpicks and ready to sample:
chewy caramel and crisp apple...

Hello cuties

We also made some apple n cheddar snacks using symbols of the season.

We used cookie cutters to stamp autumn shapes.

I think this was the boys' favorite part...

 We finished our day downstairs in my Dad's toy room
snuggled up for 
Charlie Brown...and...The Great Pumpkin.

EXTRA LINKS of no tricks just treats:

previous post on

You can click here to read my thoughts on Halloween, 
and also more autumn love here

Have a warm and thrilling end of OCTOBER!

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Jane said...

Apples and that's MY style!

Seeing the cozy scene at your parents makes me yearn for a couple of days (notice I said DAYS) of mountain/cool weather.

Anonymous said...

It IS the end of another month and what's scary is that it's almost the end of another year. What happens to time? I love the way you get your kids involved in what's going on at your house.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! My husband can get through a whole caramel apple, but I certainly can't!

b. said...

my mouth is watering ... carmel apples are one of my favorite things!!! and, even better in bite sizes.. now i gotta make some too!!! xo.

Heather said...

This is just making me hungry! :)

Country Gal said...

What a great idea to cut the apples - the caramel to apple ratio is much better that way! :)

Jenny said...

WHAT!!!! ????

You had all this fun and didn't invite me!

Love the idea of the caramel apple slices.

This was a warm and wonderfully cozy post!

Q @ JAQS said...

Such great snack ideas - keeping it fun :)

Love for you to link up at:
"Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at

Emily Thompson said...

yummy! Would love for you to come over and share this at my Tasty Tuesday Party going on now!

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This Country Mama said...

I am drooling over the carmel apple slices!
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Looks like you're enjoying this wonderful, cozy time of year. I hope Titus recovers quickly, poor little guy.

Jenn Erickson said...

It sounds like an absolutely perfect Sunday afternoon! Mmmm...those apple slices look wonderful -- with both the cheese and the caramel!


P.S. I WANT those socks!

sstone said...

I think caramel apple slices are possibly one of the cleverest fall inventions ever. The whole apple is tough for me. I end up with a bit of caramel and no apple.:)

Gameday Stylist said...

Love the idea of sliced caramel apples.
- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I could really get in trouble with a plate full of those caramel covered apples. LOVE the leaf shaped cheese slices too. Great idea!


Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Yum sliced apples and caramel! Looks so yummy! I love fall comfort food ;)

Unknown said...

Neat ideas! JoAnn

Lorie said...

Oh! I love both of those ideas!! I will be featuring them tomorrow!!

Stephanie said...

What perfect fall snacks! I love putting apples and cheddar cheese together!


Anonymous said...

The sliced caramel apples look absolutely delicious!


So many fun ideas (and delicious).

I am a wee bit late to the party but glad to link up.