Wednesday, November 13, 2013

roasted apples with sea salt caramel talenti

So, I've fallen down the rabbit hole of elementary school fund raising.

First, I inadvertently became co-chair to the Halloween Party. Be careful what you say,' Okay,' to.

This became a whirlwind affair of my running to the Party Store during work and hauling back home a ton of paper products, then standing in a Costco aisle, guessing how many 2 liter soda bottles and brownie bites 200 people can consume in 2 hours. Now there's a math problem for you. Later, I was up all night assembling 150 goodie bags, while my husband (bless his heart) was cutting out 10 garbage bag spider webs for decorations. And the next day, just before the party, I had my husband (yes, he deserves a medal) take another run to Costco for extra items we forgot to buy the night before. Luckily, the party was a success, netting over $2000 for the school.

Was it exhausting? Yes. Was it worth it? Very much, yes. As crazy and sleep-depriving as it was, I had a lot of fun meeting the other parents and making a difference. I don't know what to say, that just makes me happy.

And now I have this simple dessert to reward me for a job well done. I discovered Talenti Gelato a while ago. It is hand down the very best you can buy in NYC, but it is probably the very most expensive you can buy as well. This is why my family buys it - it reduces our consumption since we don't buy it all the time and when we do we eat the very best and are rewarded for our abstinence.

Just the other day, on a whim, I bought their Sea Salt Caramel. And WOW!!!! If you like caramel (and I know you do) you must run to the store and buy this flavor. Take a break and serve it over roasted apples. It is amazing and you will definitely thank me.


  1. I wish I wouldn't have seen this on a empty belly, it looks perfect!

  2. Oh my. After all that fundraising, running around and math-doing you definitely deserve a big bowl of this! Talenti's caramel is my favorite.