First things first. The answer to yesterday’s trivia question is….HONEY! Honey is the ONLY food that doesn’t spoil. And many of you answered the question correctly – kudos!
I almost forgot where I stashed my crock pot after our recent move. But, alas, I found it…right below Jose Cuervo I’ve enjoyed my crock pot in the past, but I want to make serious strides towards simple, delicious one-pot meals this fall and winter. You hear that, crock? Mmmkay??
Starting with…crock pot applesauce!
Crock Pot Applesauce from A Year of Slow Cooking
4 large apples, skinned ,cored, and cut in quarters
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Plop the pieces into your crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Pour in the vanilla, and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. Serves 4.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 87 calories; 0 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 0 mg. sodium; 18.2 g. carbohydrate; 2.8 g. fiber; 0.5 g. protein
Result: …probably never buying applesauce again! This was hands down the best applesauce I’ve ever had…probably because it was the only homemade applesauce I’ve ever had. And it couldn’t be any easier to make!
I totally bowed out of working out last night…no regrets! I took Miss Lily to the dog park and chatted it up with lots of doggy mommies. I came home to leftover chili and my DVR, and I’m not going to lie, it was great being lazy, catching up with TV & blogs. Having Mr. Prevention away on business has its perks…including hogging the bed and sleeping in a few minutes later than usual But, I miss him…don’t let me fool you!!
Since yesterday’s trivia was so much fun (smart cookies!)…
Today’s Food Trivia Question: Are black-eyed peas BEANS or PEAS?
Happy Hump Day! It’s my long one…catch y’all tomorrow!