GREY CUP WEEKEND 2013!

In Canada, this is Grey Cup Weekend.

Whether or not you are a football fan, there will be many celebrations and gatherings to watch the big game or divert one’s energy elsewhere.

Seems like a perfect fit for the slow cooker, one way or another.

Check out a recipe for chili, perhaps. Veggie versions are available as well as those using meat.

Add a bit of homemade bread to the menu, and you are set! In photo below, I cooked this bread in a cast-iron flying pan in the oven.

If you gather the ingredients together, you can turn on the slow cooker in the morning. Chili will be ready by half-time, my favourite part of the game! πŸ™‚

Enjoy!

SLOW COOKER!
Homemade bread!

SLOW COOKER FOR ALL SEASONS!
SLOW COOKER FOR ALL SEASONS!

CINNAMON CRISP DAYS OF FALL!

This week has been a smooth start for our traditionally chilly autumn.

With evening temperatures close to the daytime level, Β it has been so pleasant for walking in the neighbourhood after supper.

2013 PINK CLOUDS!
2013 PINK CLOUDS!

The sky has been alternating between light white clouds, blue background and even a bit of pink!

Apples are everywhere!

This is a great time to buy local and to enjoy a healthy snack, grown close to home.

Time to mix a bit of cinnamon with a few of the local varieties. Apple crisp in the slow cooker is a treat for dessert.

Check out this recipe for apple cranberry coconut crisp by Judith Finlayson. I have made this several times, with a few alterations. Not so much of a cranberry fan so I add blueberries. Whatever you choose, the result is delicious, fills the house with a wonderful aroma and is ready to serve in a relatively short time. Keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

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2013 LOCAL ONTARIO APPLES!

Have a great weekend, All ! Maybe check out a local market or apple festival, or two! πŸ™‚

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