Monday, November 1, 2010

Harvest Apple Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

                     Sweet, crispy, juicy apples
in all their glory.

Here's a wonderful and unique treat to enjoy while
apples are at their peak.
We have lots of apples this year and we need
lots of recipes for them.

Some of you may have read a trick I read on-line
to keep the birds from eating all of your apples.
You hang CDs in the tree and the constant
moving and reflection will scare the birds
Well, it worked and in almost 20 years, this
is the first year we have had an abundance
of apples! 

Hannah is one of the Young Women in our church and
for our activity one night she had us over to our home
and taught the girls 16-18 years of age how to make a
Sunday Dinner.  Hannah decided on this activity by
herself and decided on the menu she wanted to teach.

Hannah started by chopping apples for the salsa.

Apple Salsa Recipe

2 apples, preferably 1 red and 1 green,
cored, sliced and roughly chopped
(She used 1 Granny Smith and 1 Fuji)

Mix in a bowl:
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 C craisins
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. caramel ice cream topping

Toss the sauce with the apples and serve
with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips.

Then she showed us how to make homemade cinnamon
tortilla chips to have with the salsa.  We even did a taste
test on commercially made cinnamon tortilla chips.
They didn't stack up to the homemade.

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Flour Tortillas
Cinnamon Sugar

Butter your tortillas, then sprinkle generously
with cinnamon sugar.  Cut into 8 wedges.  Place
on a cookie sheet.  Bake in 350 degree oven for
7-9 minutes until lightly browned.  Let cool.

(She says she has found the commercial ones
at Target if you want to use those.)

These were seriously amazing.  Your family
will love this and it is so unusual!

Hannah continued with the rest of the meal, showing
us how quick it was to put together.

She included steamed rice pilaf with steamed vegetables,
crock pot roast beef with gravy and finished with
a German Chocolate Cake.

The cake by itself would have been a great activity.

But that wasn't all, she also set the table beautifully in a color
to match the apples.

Love the green and yellow polka dots.
What a cute napkin fold too.

These young girls have so much talent and are so
fun to be with. 

What an amazing instruction and meal.  Everyone loved it.
Thanks Hannah.  You can teach us anytime!!!
(Her mom said she did it all by herself
 except the gravy because of time constraints!)

I will be posting this with


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  1. That is such a great idea! I think it is so important to teach young people to do things for themselves!

  2. Wowwwww......that looks great and yammie....and she is so young !!...she did a great job !!......what else with such mom as you??? ....lovely day Ria....

  3. So nice to see the girls all learning how to take care of themselves and others! Looks like a nice night!
    PS-an idea for excess apples, apple butter is great and very easy to make if you have a crock pot. Added bonus, it can be canned and used for Thanksgiving favors or Christmas gifts:@)

  4. Hi Jacqueline ~ Wow ... they look like a fabulous group of young ladies! This applie salsa recipe is a MUST try! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What an amazing and fun activity. That was a great idea on her part and a yummy one too. I didn't know you were Mormon. So am I. How nice.

  6. What an inspiration for other young girls. Beautiful table and lovely meal. It's fun to see young girls interested in presenting beautiful meals. ~ Sarah

  7. It looks like you all had a great time cooking. Everything looks like it turned out tasty.

  8. Growing up I wish a support like that. I think we, as women need to feel supported and loved. Being together, learning together makes us stronger. It's really sad to see so many girls these days enjoying the wrong "crowd" just because they don't feel understood or loved.
    I applaud you for doing what you do. I just became a bigger fan of yours.

    Luciane at

    PS: I will have to try the tortillas... yum!

  9. Lovely post! I have a recipe for the fruit salsa and chips similar to this. Always a pleaser!

    Thanks again for sharing!

  10. Hannah -- you go girl! I could have NEVER, EVER done that as a young woman! Love the salsa and chips and the napkin fold. Could I please have some German chocolate cake. It is one of my favorite and yours presents itself so well. Joni

  11. what a darling table.. and how wonderful to see young women learning how to cook.

  12. Visiting with FMBT, great blog! Love the apple salsa with cinnamon chips (I'd make w/ margarine since I can't eat dairy)! I will definitely try! ~Jamie

  13. Yummy! Love it all ! You have talents as a host that's for sure...Following you back :)

  14. Wow, that is so cool! What an awesome time! Sounds and looks amazing! I am your newest follower from the FMBT! Hope you will visit us back at Just Married with Coupons


  15. Love the apple salsa! I agree, homemade chips ARE the best! This looks great! Thanks!

  16. Such a sweet idea having a teen come in and give a class like this. The apple salsa sounds so good! My kids will love this!


  17. I definitely think you are rubbing off on your young women! :) Great job by Hannah!

    We used to make those cinnamon/sugar tortilla chips in college, but we called it(them) "Tortilla Surprise." Hannah's are much healthier. We fried the whole tortilla, then buttered them, and added cinnamon and sugar. The salsa sounds delicious!

  18. Apple salsa looks yummy!! The table setting is so pretty!! The napkin fold is gorgeous !!!

  19. Hi Jacqueline! I am now following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)Love your little blog here and can't wait to read some more!
    Have a great day and feel free to check out our new easy tutorial going on today! Happy Wednesday!

  20. This looks wonderful! I love apple salsa, though I've never made one myself, this looks phenomenal with the cinnamon tortillas!

  21. Great job! I loe the idea of cinnamon tortillas. Yum!


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