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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crock Apple Sauce

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APPLES-it's a family affair around here!

We LOVE apples. Every year we go to the local orchard and pick apples and I love trying all different types of apple recipes. I have a lot of memories from when I was a kid of my Nanny and her applesauce. She used to make it every year and I loved it so I took a shot at it this year. Huge VICTORY.

Chunky Crock Pot Applesauce
10-15 apples peeled and cored and sliced
1 cup apple cider
3 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup Cinnamon sugar mix
aprox. 10 red hots (yes, I am serious...the little spicy candies)

put all in the crock and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3. Mash apples...they will just fall apart. Will keep in fridge for one week.

Meatloaf in the crock!

Captain LOVED this and the kids thought it was hamburger and ate it accordingly. I really enjoyed the seasoning and texture. I love all the sides because we all know you can't serve meatloaf without Mashed potatoes and carrots. Yum! Enjoy!

2-3lbs ground beef (I used 1.5 lbs ground beef and .5 pounds Italian sausage)
1 yellow onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup of milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs ( I used panko crumbs)
1 envelope Lipton Onion soup mix

Line crock pot with not forget to do this or you will have a grease loaf
Mix together eggs, milk, crumbs and soup mix. Add in meat, onions and pepper. Mix it all thoroughly. Shape into a loaf (this is the fun part) place in crock cook on low for 6-8 hours. 2 hours before finished put ketchup on the top if you would like and allow to cook for the remaining two hours.

Crock Pot Girls...tweeked.