Guinness Pulled Pork Sliders

Night Before

Slice white onion and lay on the bottom of crock pot. Mix together paprika, salt, red pepper, garlic powder. Rub on the pork loin and place on top of the onion.

Mix together coleslaw and dressing and let sit.

Day of:

Add a beer to the crock pot and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours, or until pork is done and pulls apart. Serve on mini Hawaiian rolls with coleslaw.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

Prep:

Chop broccoli, place in container and drizzle with olive oil, red pepper flake, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Mix beef with ketchup,

Prep can only be 1 -2 days prior to cooking.

Day of:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread broccoli on a cookie sheet and roast for 10 – 15 minutes.

Place beef in microwave for 8 minutes. While beef is in microwave, clean and pierce potatoes and put broccoli in oven.

Heat half and half on stove in a pot.

Place pierced potatoes in microwave for 7 minutes. Mix glaze and pour over beef. When the potatoes are done put the beef back in the microwave for 3 – 5 minutes and scoop out the potatoes into the half and half.

http://www.food.com/recipe/oven-roasted-broccoli-206184

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/fast-mashed-potatoes-for-desperate-times.html

Spagetti Squash and Meat Sauce

Prep:

Cut spaghetti squash in half, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on tinfoil covered baking sheet, face down. Roast at x degrees for x minutes. Scoop out cooled squash and store.

Brown meat with 1/2 onion and garlic. Slice mushrooms and add. Add tomato sauce and Italian seasonings. Store.

Day of:

Reheat and serve with meat sauce on top of spaghetti squash.

Criss-cross Applesauce

I have heard that home-made applesauce pretty much is the best thing ever.  After my first try I couldn’t agree more!  After polling some friends on FB and tweaking a recipe I found on Pinterest, I am happy to say this one is a keeper…

Recipe:

12 medium Macintosh apples

1 can cranberry sauce

3 Tbsp brown sugar

Dash of cinnamon

To Do:

Peel, core, and slice apples.  (My apple-peeler-corer slicer made me one happy lady!)  Pop the apples, cranberry sauce, sugar, and cinnamon in a crock pot on low for 5 to six hours.  It was a little thin, so I left the lid off the crock for the last 30 minutes or so.  And that’s IT!  I ran the applesauce through the blender but that is just our preference.

Hope you have a chance to enjoy something that tastes like fall!

~A