I hope everyone had a great weekend filled with family and friends. I know I have enjoyed myself, maybe a little too much. I still have days (sometimes weeks) where I struggle to find that balance of eating well and not beating myself up over the little things. I'm a work in progress :) This year I hosted Thanksgiving (as I do most years) I had big plans to go all vegan-ish, maybe even try the tofurky..... I chickened (ha chicken) out. I had family members scared to eat at my house because of the weird food I might be serving!! It's still funny to me that eating actual REAL food is some how scary, but opening a box of whatever with ingredients you cannot pronounce seems safer? How did our nation get so mixed up? Anyhow back to my weekend, I made a very tiny turkey, 4lb to be exact. It was great for the guests. I went with traditional sides adding a few extra green side dishes for myself. No one noticed that I didn't eat the turkey and all was well. Then the dessert.. pies pies pies and more pies with ice cream and of course whipped topping right .... wrong!! I made the BEST dessert, it was satisfying and no one complained! Hooray!
8-10 Large apples (any type, a variety is best)
1/4 cup or less sugar
1-2 TBSP cinnamon
optional: our RAW granola or any granola of your choice
Wash, core and chop the apples. Place them in a crockpot. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Cover and cook: 4 hour high or 8 hours on low. Serve warm.
Sprinkle with granola and fresh chopped apples. Serve warm with rice or soy vanilla ice cream!
It was a hit at my house, I think some people topped it with caramel as well.
Happy Holidays! I'd love you to send my any holiday recipe ideas.