Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Wonderful "Horse"

Here she is, folks! That wonderful beast I like to call a dog (and sometimes a horse)

She's so intelligent :)

You can tell by the dirty wall that that's the favorite napping place

Look! Paws!

Believe it or not, she actually had a growth-spurt after these pictures were taken

The more petite, not-nearly-as-awesome sister. And no, of course I'm not bias! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sweet Potato-Sausage Casserole

This dish is easy-peasy to prepare and delicious for the whole family. The only complaints I got when I made it for the first time where "Why didn't you make more?" and "Are you sure we have to leave some for Mom?" So, if you are feeding more than five people, and if the majority are men, double  the recipe...or triple it.

                        -- Sweet Potato-Sausage Casserole--

1 lb. Sausage, browned.

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

3 Medium Apples

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Peel and slice sweet potatoes. You'll want to slice them relatively thin. Spread in the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish. Peel and chop apples. Spread on top of sweet potatoes. Top with sausage.

Mix together-

1/2 c. Water

2 Tbsp. Sugar

1 Tbsp. Flour (I use gluten free)

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon 

1/4 tsp. Salt.

Pour over casserole and bake covered for 50 minutes. Serve over rice.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce- who doesn't love it? And, it is super easy to make! Seriously. It is also naturally gluten, corn, and egg free.

                                  --Plain Applesauce--

     (I'm not even going to bother giving amounts, it's so easy. Did I mention it's easy?)

You will need-

A crock-pot - Size depends on how much applesauce you want
Apples- enough to fill your crock-pot

Peel, core, and slice all your apples. Put in crock-pot and and turn on low. Cook until everything turns to mush, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

(See? I told you it was easy!)

Note- apples will cook down to about half of what you originally had.

Can you say yum?