Officially the season is fall, and while I may be dreaming of cool, crisp weather, cerulean blue skies, warm fuzzy sweaters, and crunchy leaves turning brilliant shades of orange, red, and gold, the reality here in San Diego this past week has been mist, fog, rain, rain, and more rain. Not that we don’t need the rain. We do. It’s just that I think MOST of us San Diegans relish our sun. And we haven’t see much sun in over a week. For those of you reading this who live in less moderate climates than San Diego, I’m OK if you tell me to quit my whining now. I have lived in Falls Church, Virginia, Dallas, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, so I have experienced my share of swelteringly hot and muggy days, hail the size golf balls, and snow-lots, and lots of snow! BUT, I am a native San Diegan. I need my sun.
OK..now that I’m done whining, let’s move on to apples…
If we don’t have the sun right now, at least we have apples…the quintessential fruit of fall. I love apples. My kids love apples. I haven’t met too many people who don’t enjoy a crisp, juicy apple every now and then. Mostly, my family eats them whole or sliced, without adornment, but sometimes we dip them in peanut butter, or other nut butters-yum!
One of my favorite easy ,healthy recipes is Apple and Rice Cereal. My kids and I love this. It’s great for breakfast, for lunch (send to school in a thermos), or even as an afternoon snack.
So, please, enjoy the recipe…
Apple and Brown Rice Cereal with Cinnamon, Nuts, and Raisins
Are you a rain person or a sun person? What’s your favorite comfort food?
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