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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.
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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 foil....do 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.