nfl matchup: cowboys vs. giants. poached pears with vanilla yogurt

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Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Matchup

During the NFL regular season the weekly MATCHUP  feature allows me to exhibit my “die hard” Dallas Cowboys spirit–and win or lose great sportsmanship–by showcasing something tasty from our weekly opponents homefield.  Fashion, Football, and Food.  Now that’s my kinda matchup!


FASHION MATCHUP:

Reebok Dallas Cowboys Ladies White Hoodie Sweatshirt
Walter Baker Barry Faux Fur Vest
Leopard Spot Belt
Asos Ariel Suede Lace Ankle Boot
Leopard Faded Blue Stretch Denim Jeans
Poached Apples image: courtesy Bonappetit.com
Quarterbacks image: courtesy Dallascowboys.com

FOOTBALL MATCHUP WEEK 14:  Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants

FOOD MATCHUP:  Poached Apples with Vanilla Yogurt | Bon Appetit| November 2011

The “Big Apple” as New York is affectionately called is one of my favorite metropolitan cities.   The attitude, the food offerings,  the shopping, the glitz, the glam, the hustle.  Oh and let me not forge the adventurous cab rides.  I love it all.  The energy in the city of  Manhattan is like no other!

All week I’ve  been in a New York State of Mind anticipating my Cowboys’ big must win game tonight against the Giants and contemplating what I would showcase for the food matchup.  Pizza, bagels, a manhattan cocktail or cupcakes?   I chose neither and decided instead to take a bite out of a big poached apple.  The recipe took a more than expected BIG bite out of my time as I had to make the recipe twice due to an incorrect published simmering time.  I normally always read reviews but silly me forgot that llittle exercise today.  It cost me a wasted glass of vino and few extra hours of  time, but let me tell you–based on presentation alone–it was worth it.  The apples are deliciously glam!

I love “The Big Apple ” to it’s core but I sincerely hope my Cowboys don’t make me regret mixing up a nice strong Manhattan Cocktail instead :)

DESIGNER’S NOTES:  I initially thought I’d done something wrong since the poaching liquid didn’t thicken in the recipe stated 10-15 minutes.  The second time around I used one cup of water instead of two.  It took my liquid approximately 1 1/2 hours to reach a syrupy thick consistency.  Yep 1 1/2 hours but again it’s definitely worth it.  Enjoy!

 

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