Sunday, September 19, 2010

North Conway, NH Weekend

I spent the weekend in beautiful North Conway, New Hampshire.  My mom rented a house and invited the fam.  It was a lonnnnng drive but when we finally arrived around 10pm on Friday night, it was well worth it.  The house was so nice! We hung out for awhile and then headed to bed.  In the morning, we headed to Peaches for Breakfast.
And sat outside because it was beautiful out!
I ordered the California Omlette.  And it was fabulous.  Eggs, Avocado, Tomato, Bacon and Havarti Cheese.
I love this combination!
Next up, the group broke up and Dave and I went Apple Picking at Hatch Apples.
It was about a 20 min drive from where we were staying. And the apples were only .75cents a pound!!! We got about 10 pounds of apples for $7.50.  Can't beat that!
After apple picking, we headed to the top of Cathedral Ledge at Echo Lake. 
The views were gorgeous!
Once we got back to the house, we took a walk down the path in the back yard.  And look what we found!
My mom made a delicious dinner but the photos don't do it justice.  After dinner, Dave started a fire so we could keep warm and make end-of-the-summer S'mores.
After s'mores we watched Date Night.  I thought it was hysterical!  This morning my family headed out for a hike and I passed because my achilles was acting up and I wanted to rest it for my long run tomorrow.  Around 2:30, we made the long trek home. As soon as I walked in the door, I got cooking.
First up, I got to work on those apples we picked and made the worlds easiest Apple Crisp.






Macintosh Apple Crisp
Ingredients:
3 cups (3 apples) sliced McIntosh apples
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
Heat Oven to 375° F.
Arrange apples in a greased 8"square pan.  Mix remaining ingredients, sprinkle over apples.  Bake until topping is golden brown and apples are tender, about 30 minutes.  Serve warm.
But no, I didn't eat dessert for dinner.  For dinner, I made Buffalo Chicken Squares!  I love this recipe- simple and perfect for watching Sunday Football.
Buffalo Chicken Squares
Ingredients:
1 can (8oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
3/4 cup shredded poached chopped chicken, cooked
1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup cheddar
1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375.  Spray cookie sheet. Unroll dough and separate into 4 rectangles, and firmly press to seal.
In a small bowl, mix chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese and celery.  Spread 1/4 of cream cheese over each rectangle to about 1/4 inch of the edge.  
Sprinkle evenly with the chicken mixture. 
 Roll up the edges to enclose package.
Cook at 375 for 10-15 minutes until crust is lightly browned.
This was so easy to make it was really tasty!  I'm definitely going to make these again (smaller versions) for future football parties. Hope everyone had great weekends!

14 comments:

  1. I love that you went apple picking. I am dying to go! The apple crisp looks delicious, and that's what I often make with apples. (I prefer it to pie). Looks like you had such a fun weekend!

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  2. Oh my gosh! Omelets, apple picking, apple crisp and buffalo chicken. So much good food in one post!

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  3. I discovered Echo lake one ski weekend a few years ago!! It's just beautiful! I am also dying to go Apple Picking. The whole weekend looks like so much fun.

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  4. Wow, buffalo chicken squares are the best idea ever!! They look fabulous. And the apple crisp looks awesome too! :)

    Sues

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  5. Apples are the best thing about fall. Everyone goes nuts over pumpkin, but I'm all about the apple! Peaches is the cutest little place!

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  6. Looks like a beautiful weekend! I hope you're bringing me apple crisp this morning :)

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  7. Girl, I didn't know you were going to N. Conway? I love it up there! Looks like you had a blast :)

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  8. Gorgeous photos and I love the two recipes! I need to get my camping photos downloaded from over the weekend!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I love the Northeast this time of year, and apple picking! I tried to go in Boston but it's crazy-expensive around here.

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  10. What a fantastic weekend. Your pictures and that apple crisp are both wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog. I've spent some time browsing your earlier posts and love the food you feature here. I'll be back often. I hope your run went well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Omg that place looks gorgeous! I miss New England.

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  12. OMG I need to make those Buffalo Chicken Squares for a future football party!!! :)

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  13. OMG, LOVE the Buffalo Chicken Squares! I need to make those for a future football party--great post!!

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