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23 November 2014

Double Cranberry-Apple Sauce



Our last stop in Spain, after Merida, was Madrid. We first visited the Royal Palace. Unfortunately, photography and videography were not allowed inside the palace. But take my word for it, it was absolutely breathtaking. There were many rooms, each decorated with a different theme.


The next day the hubby and I took a day trip to Toledo. It is known as the City of Three Cultures: Muslim, Arab and Jewish communities co-exited historically in Toledo and its architecture is influenced by all 3.


It was from a small bakery in Toledo that the hubby got his favorite dessert of the whole trip. It was called Rosquillas de Alcala. I also found a dessert that I loved. I have to take a step back first. Have you ever had Keebler Magic Middle Cookies? You have to be a 90s child to get it but they are by far the BEST. COOKIE. EVERRRRR. Although I did not find that in Spain, we did stumble upon this cute, traditional cookie shop which sold cookies stuffed with chocolate...just like Magic Middles. I bought a pound of cookies to bring back to Texas :)


On our last day in Madrid we went to the Museo del Prado -- which is an art museum. I HATE museums. The hubby LOVES museums. Whomp whomp. Usually he just goes by himself, because he says I bug him. Well since we were in a foreign country, there was no way I was okay with the hubby going by himself. So I went...and waited patiently...for 8 HOURS! Yes, 8 hours! I sat on a bench while the hubby spent -- did I say 8 hours -- on just ONE FLOOR out of 3 total!?! Cray..


Thankfully I was rewarded with yumminess. I had a chocolate truffle from La Mallorquina and then some chocolate con churros from San Gines. Which is like dipping awesomeness in more awesome? It's possible. And then I had even more awesome -- a lemonade icee with lychee bolba... you read right! If you love lychee or bolba, you will appreciate what I just described :)



And so the hubby and I ended our trip in Spain and headed back, but not before I stocked up on a lot of chocolate. I mean A LOT of chocolate...GIANT bars of chocolate to be exact. Milkas and Kinders to make my heat whole and warm. To make the brunt of going back to school much better. Except for the fact that I was a chubster and took down my entire chocolate stash in a week :/ #dontjudgeme


For the 4th day in our Thanksgiving countdown, I wanted to share a twist on the classic cranberry sauce. I never was fond of cranberry sauce. But I do love apple sauce. So when I stumbled upon a recipe for cranberry apple sauce, my reaction may have been Whaaa?!? And by may, it definitely was...but in a freakishly excited way. It is simple yes, but you need this on your Thanksgiving table....do it.... it is peer pressure...I think all the cool kids are doing it. Though I can't really tell you because I was a big fat nerd...hahaha





DOUBLE CRANBERRY-APPLE SAUCE
Adapted slightly from MyRecipe

INGREDIENTS 

6 large Fuji apples, peeled and diced
12 oz. package of french cranberries
2 tbp. lemon juice
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. water
3/4 c. sweetened dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS

In a large saucepan over medium-heat, combine apples, cranberries, lemon juice, sugar and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Continue stirring until cranberries pop and sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in dried cranberries. Allow to cool before serving.

Enjoy,

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