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Friday, October 13, 2006

Crockpot Applesauce & Bread & Potatoes

We still have lots of apples from our day of apple picking -- combine that with the fact that I still hadn't christened my Crockpot, and this is what you get. Homemade apple sauce. We sprinkled some dried cranberries on top for some added zing. My kindergarten students loved discovering the star inside apples -- just cut them horizontally. These make pretty prints & are perfect for little hands to hold and stamp. Use some paints and make some homemade cards, wrapping paper, T-shirts, or whatever. I'm hoping to get to some of these activities soon!

Olivia wasn't feeling well, and this was just what the Doctor ordered. It was pleasant to have the aroma of apples all day, and it did wonders to coax ill taste buds.

CROCKPOT APPLE SAUCE
5 Apples - peeled & chopped
1/2 C. Sugar
1 C. Water

Combine all ingredients. Cook on High 4 Hours.



More comfort food! I'm including these spuds because I'm a total potato fiend.

VICKI'S ROASTED POTATOES
Yukon Golds - medium=quartered; small=halves
Whole Garlic Cloves
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 400*F. Toss everything in a bowl and transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes.


This is a loaf of 'Maple Banana Loaf' from The Everyday Vegan, pg. 167. This was delicious. I used all whole wheat pasty flour because that's all I had (all out of white + spelt, & kamut!) The recipe calls for 1 cup very ripe banana, and that meant 2 bananas for me -- which was exactly what I had on hand. I used vanilla soy milk, and threw in 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Very yummy!





18 Comments:

Anonymous G said...

this is such a great time of year for cooking, isn't it? I think Ill make another batch of Curried Apple Soup this weekend.

Huggs, Happy Friday, G

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the crockpot applesauce idea- I still have apples sitting around, and I don't use the crockpot nearly often enough to justify its existence! I hope Olivia feels better. Have a great weekend!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous tara said...

I really must come by here more often. Such yummy looking food (and adorable kids). Love the apples, the bread, the muffins, it all just looks so tasty. :) It's been a loooong time since I've had homemade baked apples...

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man. those potatoes looks so crispy and good!

megan the vegan

11:29 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

MMMmmmmmMMMMMM, the smells alone will help Olivia get well!!! I can just imagine the smell in your house Vickster! What a way to make the home even cozier!! Is it cold there, it's Brrrrrrrrr here!!! xo's to the little gals and YOU, and Art and don't forget Jolie!!!

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that applesauce cooking in the slowcooker looks SO great! I can imagine how your kitchen smelled. Yum! I hope all this helepd Olivia feel better!!

I am addicted to potaotes too!! Lol! I love them too much. Britty will love this recipe too, since they are one of her all time favorite foods!!

The maple banana bread looks really good! I may have to get that recipe book now! :)

I was sick and missed your last post, but had to say that your dragon-girl is TOO adorable!!

I love the idea of freezing the muffins, then storing them. I love baking them, but don't like having so many around for just the two of us. I will definitely be freezing lots of cupcakes that way when I pick up a copy of my VCTOTW book! I hope yours came!!!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never really cared for applesauce until I made my own. It's just too easy in the crockpot! I've also made apple butter in the crockpot. They both make the house smell so good.

I'm going to make the roasted potatoes for a work potluck brunch on Monday. Getting up even earlier is just not an option. Do you think they'll be okay if I roast them the night before and reheat in a microwave?

I made the Millet Spinach Soup from Nava's new book today. It's really thick and tasty and made a huge pot.

5:57 PM  
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12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Good for you! Love the loaf too, I've been meaning to make it myself. I actually bought some spelt and kamut so I could try it. Glad to hear it was good.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beautifull applesauce! and thw rest looks great too!.
wishing your girl feel better soon!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Harmonia said...

I have to learn not to be afraid of crockpots and slow cookers. ek! Looks great!!!

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Emmy said...

Yum! I've never made crockpot applesauce before but it looks great. I love Maple Banana Bread and probably make it once a month. It freezes nicely too.

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freaky! I made crockpot applesauce last night! Only difference was that I don't use sugar-I use a little apple juice instead. I also used some packets of mulling spices that came with the last bottle of Mead my boyfriend bought. It was so good! :)

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Applesauce! It's that time of year. Yours sounds great! And I would love a few wedges of those potatoes, right now...

7:05 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

the potatoes look great. I always have problems slicing them up. any suggestions??

teddy

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

taters . . . holy yum.

Vicki, I made your pumpkin muffin recipe into two small loaves over the weekend, with a few minor adjustments of my own, of course! May I have your permission to bastardize your recipe for my cookbook? I'm thinking about adjusting the recipe into a quick bread mix with three different adaptations . . . whaddya think? Want to test it out once I get it just right?

9:22 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

hi catherine! awesome! yes, of course you have my permission to bastardize! lol! -- are you kidding?! i'd love it if you put the recipe in your cookbook. & i'd like to test it out -- i have some extra pumpkin in the freezer ready to go!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, had never thought of using a crockpot for anything other than veggies 'n' beans. Great proverbial food for thought there... and it all looks SUPERB! Hope Miss Olivia is all better by now...

8:58 PM  

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