Our Sunday lunches are always simple, so we can just relax. We pop up a big pot of homemade popcorn, and serve it alongside some cheese and seasonal fruit/veggies. In the fall, we like a quick, warm pan of Cheesy Apple Rings.
Years ago, before we were married, a favorite Sunday lunch was stopping by a local restaurant chain for “healthy” nachos. But this option is even faster, healthier, and more frugal than a cheesy fast food meal!
This is also a nice choice for gluten/grain-free lunches, instead of buying expensive packaged breads to make “grilled cheese sandwiches.”
Cheesy Apple Rings
Apples (Choose a crisp variety, such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Fuji.)
Cheese (Sharp Cheddar is good)
(I don’t have exact measurements; just plan on 1/2-1 apple per person, and then 1 slice of cheese per slice of apple. The number of apple rings you get depends on the size of your apples.)
Preheat the broiler in your oven. Core the apples, and then slice them horizontally into rings. (Don’t peel the apples.) Lay out the apple rings on a baking sheet, and top each ring with a slice of cheese. (This is a great recipe for little ones to help. They can place the apple rings on the pan, and top them with the cheese!) Then pop the pan into the oven for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted to your liking. Serve warm, alongside some popcorn!
Variation: If you do want more “nacho” flavor, you can sprinkle them with some Mexican Seasoning and/or Oregano.
A simple warm snack full of fall flavor is definitely a finer thing, don’t you think?
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