Sausage and Kale Soup

I am not going to lie I have NOT been looking forward to the coming of the cold weather. I was definitely enjoying the Indian Summer and the warm Fall days we have been having.  But here in Eastern Pennsylvania winter is starting to make her appearance! We woke up to temperatures in the 20’s this morning and everything covered in a beautiful, shimmering blanket of frost.

That makes things a little more difficult around the homestead. Getting up and out to feed and water the animals is always a little more painstaking in the cold. But it has to get done and everyone was happy to get their breakfast this morning!

Now I love me a good bowl of soup. I love soup in any kind of weather. In the dead of summer I can still enjoy a huge bowl of hearty soup! But I especially love curling up on the couch with a steaming mug of soup when it is freezing cold outside. It is such a comfort food for me and really feeds my soul. My husband on the other hand is not a huge fan of soup. There are really very few soups that I make that he really likes, but this awesome recipe is an exception. He will eat this for dinner and actually take leftovers for lunch the next day…. which says A LOT!

This recipe is perfect for a cold day! It reheats well, can easily be make Whole 30 compliant and is a family favorite in our house! This is a great way for me to get the kids to eat their leafy green veggies as well! So it really is a huge winner all around. Hopefully this will make it into your meal rotation and will warm you up on those cold winter days to come! Enjoy!

This post contains affiliate links to some of my favorite products to use in making this recipe. I do not endorse any product that I do not wholeheartedly believe in or personally use! Speaking of that Le Creuset is my absolute favorite brand of Cookware, but it is very pricey. Like one pot or pan as a Christmas gift each year pricey. Check out the link below for their awesome dutch over, which is perfect for this recipe.

For a little less pricey but still great quality brand check out the Lodge brand which is also awesome!!

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Sausage and Kale Soup
This is a hearty and delicious soup perfect for those cold winter days! Can be made Whole 30 with approved sausage and swapping Sriracha for approved hot sauce!
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Italian Sausage Look for brands with no added sugar or preservatives to make it Whole 30 approved!
  • 2-3 large Sweet or White Potatoes I enjoy it with both types of potatoes. You can use which ever you have on hand!
  • 1 16 oz package Frozen Kale Fresh works too, and Spinach is great as well! Really whatever you have on hand!
  • 1 can Coconut Milk Refrigerate the can and just use the cream from the top of the can and save the milk for another recipe
  • Sriracha To Taste Or Franks Red Hot if Whole 30
  • Salt To Taste
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Italian Sausage Look for brands with no added sugar or preservatives to make it Whole 30 approved!
  • 2-3 large Sweet or White Potatoes I enjoy it with both types of potatoes. You can use which ever you have on hand!
  • 1 16 oz package Frozen Kale Fresh works too, and Spinach is great as well! Really whatever you have on hand!
  • 1 can Coconut Milk Refrigerate the can and just use the cream from the top of the can and save the milk for another recipe
  • Sriracha To Taste Or Franks Red Hot if Whole 30
  • Salt To Taste
Instructions
  1. Brown Sausage in Dutch Oven
  2. While Sausage is browning peel and dice potatoes
  3. After sausage is browned add potatoes and chicken broth to dutch oven. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender
  4. Add Kale and simmer for 5 more minutes
  5. Add the cream from the top of your can of coconut milk. Stir and add in Sriracha or Hot sauce to taste. Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This is such an easy and delicious recipe! And you can really use what you have on hand. Sweet or white potatoes are both delicious, but if you aren't a fan of sweet and savory opt for the white potatoes! Kale or Spinach both work in this recipe as well. Very versatile!

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Happenings on the Homestead Vol. 2 and a Freedom Ranger Update

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day with My Girls!

As another week comes to a close, I am finally getting a chance to unwind and reflect. It’s been yet another busy week around here, filled with so many blessings. Hopefully you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! We spent the day enjoying delicious food, surrounded by all of those we love. It truly was a great day, made a little bit better by the fact that I got put on call from work Wednesday night! Night shift nurses know how few and far between on call shifts are, so I savored that one!

After an amazing Thanksgiving day, we spend a good part of our Black Friday harvesting our Freedom Ranger Chickens (way more on that in a little)!! Then finally after two long night shifts of work for me, we were able to spend an amazing day today with an amazing photographer and friend. Little Miss turns the Big O.N.E. on Friday! So today we captured some amazing shots of her and got our Christmas cards pictures all done in one shot! Stay tuned for all the pictures and First Birthday Party details to come in the next few weeks!!

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Some of our big Roos a Few Days before Processing

That basically sums up another crazy week here on our homestead. We are very new to homesteading as I have said before. My husband still works full time outside of the home as do I, so we fit as much homesteading in that we can in the little times we have. We are branching out and getting back to the basics more and more, and I must say it feels great. We will slowly add more things to our little farm, which bring tons of learning opportunities! I am always open to any words of wisdom you veteran homesteaders can send our way!

Soooo I’m a little late with the Month 2 Freedom Ranger update, as I am with everything in my life lately! We actually ended up harvesting them a little earlier than expected, due to their freaking ridiculous growth rate. So I decided to combine all of that info into one post. These little suckers, well not so little anymore, grew like weeds! We harvested all 15 of them on Friday at close to 10 weeks old.

This was our first experience killing animals we have raised for food. I’m not going to lie I was very nervous. My husband is a hunter and has shot, gutted and butchered numerous kinds of animals. So I knew he would be just fine, but this was my very first experience killing anything. We have prepared over the past few days, watching numerous videos on the actual process. Butchering them in the most humane way possible was very important to us, so we wanted to make sure we did it right. The past few days have also been spent gathering all of the supplies needed and we were as ready as we could have been!

I’m proud to say that my husband and I alone butchered all 15 of our beautiful, organic chickens in a little over 3 hours. Not too shabby for our first time. The one huge regret we have is not buying a automatic chicken plucker. That was the longest and most painstaking part of the whole process, it was so freaking tedious. Not my favorite part for sure. We also made our own “kill cones”, which worked ok. But for the next time we may just purchase some. All in all things went pretty smooth!

Five Chickens into the Process!
Five Chickens into the Process!

For our first time we kept all of the birds whole. They are currently chilling in our spare fridge for the next few days and will be vacuumed sealed and stock the freezer soon. I plan on cooking one for dinner tomorrow, which will be the real test of all of our hard work! The taste will be the real decision maker if we decide to get more in the spring. We didn’t mind caring for them and the butchering was not nearly as bad as I expected. So as long as they taste awesome, this is something that will become a staple on our homestead. Next time we raise them I plan on doing a much better job of tracking their feed and growth rate so I will have much more information for you all! This time we just kind flew by the seat of our pants!

Our children were present during the whole process, for the most part. We had them stay in the house for the first one, because we weren’t really sure what to expect. But after that and we got the hang of things they were very interested in helping with everything. My four year old son helped my husband bring down the next bird and enjoyed learning what all the internal organs were. My five year old daughter helped pluck feathers and actually ate lunch with us in the garage while we worked. So they were pretty comfortable with everything.

Big Sister enjoying her lunch and overseeing the process!
Big Sister enjoying her lunch and overseeing the process!

I’m going to rant here for a just a second because we have gotten a lot of crap from a lot of people for letting the children be so involved in this process. The whole reason we decided to start homesteading is because we want to show our children a different way of life. They now know the farmers and the fields where our fruits and vegetables come from, and that the chicken they eat for dinner is so much more than a vacuumed seal package from the grocery store.

Our children value life so much more than most adults I know. We made sure to thank each bird for giving their lives to feed our family. We feel it is very important for our children to realize that the meat we consume was once a living, breathing, beautiful creature that had to lose it’s life in order for us to eat. There is nothing crazy or wrong with them learning the value of life. Ok rant over, I’m sure my fellow homesteaders have been in this situation before and any advice on how to handle this would be awesome!

Stocked!
Stocked!

Ok back to the chickens… I was not good at documenting the butchering process this time. I was more concerned about getting the job done right our first time. Next time I plan sharing each step in our process with you all! This time we basically had a little assembly line going where the chickens went from kill cone, to hot water, to our plucking then evisceration station. Hubby did the killing and gutting, I did the scalding, plucking and packaging. I didn’t even gets weights on them after packaging, next time!! It was a pretty good little process. So for those of you looking into meat chickens as a possibility for your family I highly suggest it! We found it to be a great learning experience and a great way to stock our freezer!

So thanks to all of you who actually read this whole post… I told you it was going to be long! After this awesome week full on things to be thankful for tonight I am most thankful for my tiny family. I am so thankful I have an amazing husband by my side to guide our three monsters through this crazy life. Things are not easy at all, but together we will get through and be able to live the life we imagine! Hope you all had a great week and are motivated to start your Monday! This post does contain affiliate links. But I do not endorse any product that I do not wholeheartedly believe in or use myself.

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My Whole 30 Review

Soooo I have been meaning to write this post for awhile now. Ohhh ya know I completed my third round of the Whole 30 Program at the end of September and all! As you all know life is busy! There is just so much I want to say in this post! I haven’t had a good chunk of time to sit down and sift through all of the stuff in my head regarding this topic! Ahhhh…ok here is my attempt to put all of this into words.This post does contain affiliate links. But I do not endorse any product that I do not wholeheartedly believe in or use myself.

The Whole 30 program is life changing, seriously… I don’t mean to sound cliche, it really is. The Whole 30 program claims it will change you life. And before starting my first round I really didn’t expect much. I have done several diet plans over the years, but nothing really changed the way I thought about food or how my body felt. But after those 30 days every opinion I had about the way I eat has been transformed. My thoughts on food, my tastes, my eating habits and probably most importantly my emotional connection with food has changed into something positive.

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My first time reading it Starts with Food! Ahh look how little my babies were!

Now I haven’t always had the best relationship with food, or the best self image for that matter.  I could never be thin or fit enough and eating has always had a huge emotional connection for me. I have always been athletic and have never really been overweight, but I have always had to work very hard to stay “in shape.” After three babies I find that to be especially true. So for as long as I can remember I have always struggled with the eating and exercise balance.

In connection with my eating I have always been plagued with stomach issues. Nothing too terrible or serious that I needed to seek medical attention. But enough to be a pain in the butt. Bloating, constipation, and just overall stomach discomfort was something I just though was normal for me. Something I had to deal with. I never really thought there was a connection between the way I was feeling physically and mentally and the food I was eating.

I somewhat had a revelation when my second child was just starting to eat solid food. It was then that I really started to pay attention to what we were putting into our bodies.  After doing lots of research I stumbled upon the paleo diet and the Whole 30 program.  I read the book, It Starts with Food, and realized there could be a connection between how I feel and what I eat. And if I could change the foods my body craves I could possibly change my emotional connections with food.

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Whole 30 approved work snacks!!

We eased into the Paleo diet before we did our first Whole 30. We eliminated processed foods, dairy and grains and immediately noticed a huge difference in the way we felt.  Then after our first Whole 30 my husband and I lost weight and felt amazing! Little did we know that the bloating, mood swings, and chronic headaches that plaques both of us were caused by the foods we were eating. Two weeks into our first round and all these issues were eliminated.  Our skin even looked better. And we felt better than ever!

After our third and most recent round of the Whole 30 and the results were the same as the first time. Within the first two weeks all the bloating, upset stomach and headaches, that are normal for me, disappear. The first week is rough, as your body is detoxing from all the sugar, preservatives and other yuckiness in the Standard American Diet. But as you get into the swing of things it gets easier.  You fall into a pattern and cruise through the next few weeks feeling pretty great.

There is a lot of prep needed so check out my post on our Third Round of the Whole 30 Program here!!! I always dread the end of the program because I find it easier to eat well when I have the regiment and strictness of the program. It is easier to slip up and fall back into eating junk when you have no guidelines. Or excuses for that matter. I use the “Sorry I’m on a Whole 30” as a way to avoid crappy food decision all the time!

From the program I learned that I don’t need to turn to food to make me feel good. There are better ways to deal with my stress and anxiety. I also learned other ways to reward myself. Before the Whole 30 any achievement was celebrated with food. Now I can turn to something else and be satisfied with that. I look as food as a way to nourish my body not as a reward.  But on the same note if am really craving a cupcake I will eat the freaking cupcake, enjoy every morsel and not feel bad about it. What I eat or do not eat should no affect how I feel about myself and my body. I have learned how to separate my emotions from my eating. Which is a huge deal for me and has made me a much saner and happier individual.

Now after a few weeks off of a Whole 30 I tend to slip up. I turn to easy and not so healthy food choices and start to feel crappy again. Life gets the best of me and I choose convince over health.  But the Whole 3o has given me the tools I need get back on track. I am now able to choose foods that I enjoy eating and that make me more healthy. I am a work in progress and am still trying to figure out a plan that works for my daily life. But now I have the knowledge and tools I need to feel my best. I am also able to instill good eating habits and a good relationship with food into my children from the beginning. I can be a good role model for my children because of this program.

I wish I took pictures of myself or body measurements to show you all my progress from my Whole 30’s. But to me this was so much more than losing weight. Yes I did lose weight and inches. But I also learned so much more about myself and my body. Seriously, I sound crazy! But if you are looking to lose a few pounds, help cure your chronic tummy troubles or headaches naturally, or fix you poor relationship with food start by reading It Starts with Food. Get your copy below and start your journey.

OK this post doesn’t do justice to the monumental changes this has made in my life. But I hope it has inspired some of you to make positive changes in your life. We are all a work in progress and I am all about sharing things that have helped me become better with all of you! I would love to hear all of your experiences! Share your Whole 30 journey with me in the comments! Good Luck everyone and hopefully this gives you a little inspiration for your Saturday!!

 

 

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School Lunches Vol. 2

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I just got home from a 12 hour nightshift and am hanging with Little Miss, while the big kiddos are at school. Hoping to get a nap in soon but I wanted to share Big sister’s lunches from last week first!

Here is our round-up from last week. And I am proud to say I got her to eat a few raw carrots!! If you read my post from last week, find it here,  you know I was struggling to find some kind of veggie to pack her. She kept sending them back home so that’s huge  step in the right direction for us! I am also grocery shopping Wednesday so expect to see some new things in the round-up next week! Only four lunches this week we had a half day last Monday.

 

School Lunch
Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Carrot Sticks and Spinach Dip, Carrots, Boom Chicka Pop, Grapes, a Clementine and a Baby Lara Bar for snack

 

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Grass Fed Uncured Hot Dog, Cheese, Grapes, Pineapple, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, Pretzels and Dark Chocolate Chips

 

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Leftover BBQ Meatballs, Cheese, Apples with Almond Butter, Grapes, Clementines, Animal Crackers and Yogurt Raisins

 

Big Sister got to share a wonderful Veteran’s Day breakfast at school with Daddy so lunch was snack today. Boom Chicka Pop, Apple with Almond Butter, Pineapples, Animal Crackers and Yogurt Raisins

 

So there you have it, hopefully next week I will have some more creative lunches to share! Hope this gives you some inspiration! I am still looking for veggie ideas and would love to hear what your kiddos love! Leave me some comments with you favorite things to pack!

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Happenings on the Homestead Volume 1

Man this week has been long! What’s the saying.. When it rains, it pours? Well isn’t that the truth?! And I am not referring to the Election results what so ever. When we made the decision that homesteading was something we wanted to try we realized it would be a lot of work.  And we knew there would be trials and tribulations along the way. Homesteading is a lifestyle choice for us. Although some days and weeks are harder than others, it is still a choice we are happy we made.

Although some of this really has nothing to do with homesteading, it’s what has been going on in our lives! This week has been a particularly rough one for me!  With the kids in school they are pretty much huge germ collectors, bringing all that junk home. Both our girls had Pink Eye last week and despite my excessive disinfecting and hand washing I got infected as well! Then Monday afternoon I did something to my left foot and have barely been able to bear weight on it since. Sooooo despite my huge To Do List I attempted to take it easy. Cleaning and the countless projects I have on my plate have taken a back seat as I attempted to get back on my feet, literally. I am feeling much better today thankfully!

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Big sister with her girl

To top off my awesome week a rotten hawk ended up killing our favorite chicken. This is the second chicken we lost in the past week. Although we have about 30 laying hens, this one was special. My oldest daughter had a particularly hard time losing her girl. She got her frustration out by screaming “I really don’t like you Hawk!” into the sky. But, we used it as another important life lesson. She understands  that the hawk didn’t know any better and was just getting his dinner. We know losses are a part of homesteading, but it’s still tough.

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Shorty!! With a braid courtesy of    Big Sister!

On a happy note we welcomed a new animal to our tiny farm. Meet Shorty! He is a 9 year old miniature horse, with some special needs. We adopted him from friends of ours that were looking to rehome him. They took in turkeys from us last year, so they asked if we would be interested in giving him a loving home. My children have met him before and when we discussed the possibility with them we really didn’t have much of a choice! He is acclimating to his new home and     family very well!

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Family Photo!!

The goats are adjusting to their new friend well and everyone is happy. In other happenings around the farm our meat chickens are getting HUGE. Check back next week for a post on our second Month with them! Also egg production from our laying hens has slowed drastically over the last few weeks. I’m pretty sure it’s a combination of the days getting shorter, the cooler weather, and the fact that most of them are molting now. We don’t do artificial light in our coop during the winter, I think it’s better for the girls to get a little break and do what’s natural for them.

So that is pretty much a round up of our happenings this week. We have soooo much going on in the next few months and I can’t wait to share it with you all. I am in the midst of planning a first birthday party and a big family trip to Disney. So I will have tons of tips and tricks to share coming soon! I have also started planning things out for Spring happenings on our tiny homestead. So lots of excitement coming up and lots to share! I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Talk to you soon!

 

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School Lunches Vol. 1

Hi Everyone! Soo it’s Monday again… already?!? These weeks are just cruising by! I am starting to prepare for a big First Birthday for Little Miss!!! And… Christmas is just right around the corner, so I guess I need to start planning for that?!  With a few months of school under our belts I feel like we are finally on some sort of a schedule. Our days are still super busy, but they are a little easier to navigate when everyone knows what’s going on. Most days I also feel like I am getting a hang of this whole packing launch thing.

Some days I am super prepared and pack her a wholesome and healthy lunch the night before. But let’s be realistic here!  Packing a school lunch is another chore added to the huge list of things we have to do daily.  I am totally guilty of throwing a bunch of random things in her box at 7:20 AM as she is rushing out the door. On the days that I do have it together I try to pack her something that is not full of tons of crap, that will keep her full, and that she will like. See my post for tips for packing a great school lunch here!

My biggest lunch box challenge recently is trying to figure out a vegetable to pack. Big sister isn’t very picky, but uncooked veggies aren’t her fave. Up until a few weeks ago she loved cherry tomatoes. Buuut mom of the year here must have included a bad one and now she refuses to eat another tomato ever again! Five year olds are so dramatic! I have tried carrot sticks, cucumbers, and sweet peppers, but they keep coming back home. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! We have done cooked veggies from time to time, maybe I will keep doing that?

Most of the time we eat gluten free.  So I try to stick to gluten free breads, corn tortillas, and gluten free crackers as part of her meal.  But there are times that I include non gluten free foods and some treats. This past week I have been packing a small treat from our Halloween goodies. I know it is my job to pack her a healthy meal, but it is also my job to also make her day. So I usually include a little note as well to make her smile.

Most meals include a main dish, which is usually meat, cheese and crackers, a corn tortilla stuffed with something or a sandwich. I also send leftovers of whatever we had for dinner the night before from time to time. Like I said before most of our breads and crackers are gluten free and we use corn tortillas. I try to buy organic cheeses and grass fed, organic or preservative free meats when the budget allows. A fruit or two and something snacky like popcorn or animal crackers is usually part of her lunch as well.

I feel it’s important to include something that she looks forward to.  So everyday she gets a little treat, usually yogurt covered raisins or dark chocolate chips, but lately it’s something small from their halloween baskets. Then I also throw an extra snack in her lunch box for snack time, this usually is an apple sauce, Lara bar, or yogurt. I also send her a drink in an insulated water bottle. She is allowed to keep this on her desk and refill it at school as she needs.

I am planning on doing this post every Monday to give you a little weekly lunch box inspiration. This is just works in our house, so just use it as a guide!

 

Monday-

School Lunch
Almond Butter and Apple Butter Sandwitch, Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn, Animal Crackers, a Clementine and Yogurt Raisins

 

Tuesday-

Packed Lunch
Ham and Cheese Quesadilla, Annie’s Cheese Bunny Crackers, Apple Slices with Apple Butter for Dipping, Boom Chicka Pop and dark chocolate chips

Wednesday-

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Ham, Cheese, Pickles, Apples and Apple Butter, Boom Chicka Pop, and Organic Goldfish

Thursday- 

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Leftover Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, Boom Chicka Pop, Grapes, a Tangerine, and Reeses Pieces

Friday-

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Grilled Ham and Cheese, grapes, a clementine, Boom Chicka Pop, M & M’s and a Lara Bar

 

So hopefully this gives you all some ideas! I would love to hear some of your favorite things to pack for your little monsters! Happy Monday and Hope you all have a great week! Stay tuned next week for another lunch box update!

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So many apples!

Ohh Sunday’s are my favorite! I worked last night, boo but I prepped some crockpot snacks before I took a nap this morning!  Score for delicious food ready for when I woke up… And since I woke up I have been hanging with the family and watching Netflix on the couch! Freaking amazing, because I never get to do this! In other exciting news the hubby has been busy prepping our little farm for a new addition arriving today… More details to come, stay tuned!halloween

On another unrelated note… how is it November already? Seriously.  This year has completely flown by! I hope you all had an awesome Halloween, a little late I know, but we have been busy! These past two weeks have really been packed full of activities for us. And yesterday I was just updating our November family calendar and realized this month is going to be just as busy! We have managed to cram in apple picking, Halloween parades, Trick or Treating and more before Halloween.

Last Sunday we went to Boo at the Zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo for the first time. We had a blast, and the kids had a pretty good time as well! We had a beautiful Ariel, red hair and all, Batman and Tinkerbell in our entourage! The weather was just beautiful in the morning, but later in the day the rain came and we only got about an hour into Trick or Treat. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the extra candy laying around isn’t good for figure!apples3

I may be a little late hopping on the apple bandwagon, since apple season is pretty much over.  But I wanted to share my recipe for Crock Pot Apple Butter anyway because it is soooo easy! Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities! We picked about 50 lbs this year and I used a good amount of them for this recipe.  I actually made two batches because we love it so much! We planted two apple trees on our property when we first moved here and cannot wait till they start bearing fruit! There are so many things to make with apples! This recipe is probably the tastiest thing you can make with the least amount of work! The hardest thing is peeling the apples, and if you have one of those fancy apple peeling contraptions then these recipes are REALLY easy!!

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Crock Pot Apple Butter
Easy, tasty and all natural!
Course Snacks
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Hours
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Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare your apples. Peel, core and dice. I do not have one of those fancy apple peeler but this worked just fine!
  2. Pile all your apples and all other ingredients into your slow cooker
  3. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours. I usually throw everything in before bed and let it cook over night
  4. Aftern ten hours transfer everything to your blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  5. Transfer back to the slow cooker and cook on low uncovered for about another hour. Stirring every 15 minutes or so. This helps it to thicken up
  6. Transfer to containers for storage. I use mason jars and keep them in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for several months
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