Hey there! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and commented on my first Octoberquest post! It’s so great to have you with me this month! Seriously great.

Okay, so this weekend I started things off with one of my favorite things: food.

I plan to make the awesome and easy cake recipe that Lindsey posted in the comments, but I’ve been meaning to try an Apple Crisp recipe a friend gave me, so that’s what I did. I think apple crisps are the perfect fall treat and this one did not disappoint! It was yummy. Here’s the recipe:

2 large apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter

1) Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2) Spread apple slices in ungreased 8 inch square pan.

apples3) Mix remaining ingredients and put over apples. (I used my fingers to spread the crumble evenly. The melted butter made it a bit wet and thick, so it didn’t pour, more like globbed.)

IMG_11324) Bake uncovered until the topping is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Enjoy!

Here’s the finished product…

IMG_1134It was really delicious and paired with a little ice cream, even yummier. :)

My hubby and I also went out to grab a quick dinner this past weekend and were in the mood for burgers so we went to a place called Smash Burger. In the spirt of Octoberquest, I ordered a totally new kind of burger, and holy hamburger, was it good! I can’t remember the name of the burger, but it included a fried egg, crispy wonton, cucumbers, tomato, and cilantro. (It reminded me of the burger that’s in Keeping Mr. Right Now and that’s why I chose it. Yes, I’ve still got Zane on the brain.) Here’s a picture…

IMG_1135So I’m feeling like I’m off to a good start with my quest this month. I also laid the groundwork for something I’ve been wanting to do forever and am super excited – and nervous! – about, but more on that later.  How was your weekend?

Posted October 6, 2014 by Robin Bielman in Food/Recipes, Life Lately / 13 Comments

13 responses to “Octoberquest: The Food Edition

  1. Sue G.

    We have a restaurant here that specializes in burgers. They have a special burger each month that is only offered in that month. For October it is the October-Feast: Cheddar Cheese, Sour cream, Grilled Onions, and a Pierogie. This might sound horrible but it was awesome. I had it last October. We already have plans to go back this October!

    • Robin

      Hi Sue! I’m starting to think there’s no such thing as a bad burger. LOL Enjoy your October-Feast burger this month!

  2. Anne

    Smashburger is just coming to our area, so I haven’t been yet. I did get a $3 off a $10 purchase at Red Robin (another burger joint) that I’m considering using. They have all sorts of burgers including chicken “burgers” which are made with whole chicken breasts, not ground. I’m thinking of getting a chicken with pesto and asiago cheese. It’s kind of different. RR is famous for it’s unlimited steak fries (can substitute other sides as well).

    • Robin

      Hi Anne! Oh, a pesto and asiago cheese chicken burger sounds awesome!! You have my vote for trying it! We have Red Robin here, too, but I haven’t been in a long time. I did have fries with my burger. Sweet potato fries. Love those!

  3. Marcy Shuler

    We don’t have Smash Burger here. Darn. LOL But for the past several Fridays hubby brings home the Pretzel Crust pizza from Little Caesars since I think it’s a limited time item. Great pretzel-like crust, cheddar cheese sauce, pepperoni and a sprinkling of a four-cheese blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar. Yum!

    Is your exciting new project a cookbook?

    • Robin

      Oh, pretzel crust pizza sounds soooo good! I think I could live on pizza. :)

      And nope, no cookbook. The something is something adventurous. And the few friends I’ve told have all said, “Are you crazy?” Stay tuned…

  4. elena k

    yummy! great start robin! I made an apple pie too last week and it was delicious! I cannot wait to know about your new project you ‘re starting. :inlove:

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