I am surrounded by stacks of books, apple cider, cider donuts, hard cider, and lots of tasty new apples. What a weekend!
Did I mention how much we love apples…..
The apple conference was a lot of fun. We got to meet a lot of apple growers from all over the north east, taste their apples, learned about different techniques, learned about varieties of apples I have never heard of, and learned how to make hard apple cider! It was a blast.
We even got to camp out at Bear Swamp Orchard which was a real highlight.
The weekend was great. Thank you to all of the farmers who showed us around and took us into their homes. The farming community is such a great community to be a part of and it really does feel like one giant family!
Now onto some more exciting news. I have a recipe I have been wanting to share with you all. It is easy, delicious, and perfect for this time of year.
Gnocchi with Butternut Squash Sauce
I don’t know about you all, but I love the texture of gnocchi. I have made it from scratch before, but sometimes you just need the store-bought little dumplings ready to go when you have a homemade sauce ready to rock. .
This sauce is SO easy you wont believe it. Enjoy.
Butternut squash sauce with bacon and parm: (you can top this over pasta as well!)
1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled, cubed and steamed, then pureed with a little olive oil salt and pepper
4 strips bacon, fried then torn into bite sized pieces.
1/4 cup parmesan cheese for topping
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnish
Pour your pureed squash into a bowl. Mix with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over gnocchi (or pasta) mix well. Add bacon, cheese, and parsley to the top. Serve hot!