Apples Abound Part 2

So, I am sad to say this apple season got away from me a bit. I did get to go apple picking with my darling and my peanut-but I didn’t get to make as much apple food as I had hoped, and obviously haven’t been doing as much as I had hoped with blogging. But oh well. Moving on, here is a new recipe I tried with our bounty of apples. I do reccomend making sure you have a full cup of BBQ sauce, I was low so I mixed in a little water and the whole thing came out VERY thin…we had it over rice and followed it up with apple crisp..and it was yummy!

Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken
• 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 1 cup BBQ sauce
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/8 cup lemon juice fresh or from a bottle
• 5 small apples peeled and chopped
• 8 slices bacon (I had chicken breasts that were rather large so I used 3 pieces per breast)
1. In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and peeled/chopped apples.
2. Wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon and place in a greased slow cooker.
Pour BBQ-apple mixture over chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is done.



Who am I?

So, for those of you who don’t know me, here is a post to help catch you up.

I am Emily.  I am 23 years old.  I have an assocaites degree in Culinary Arts, and an assocaites degree in Liberal Arts that was focused in Psychology.  I work as a hostess in a local restaurant, and have been working in restaurants off and on since I was about 16.  I love the feel of working in a restaurant-they energy and the insanity.  I also have a family.  A wonderful boyfriend, and a beautiful baby girl.  Andrew and Alice are the focus of my life.  I only work weekends and spend most of my time at home with Alice.  Andrew works, and goes to school.  He also loves to eat.  We are a match made in heaven.  I focus a lot of time into menu planning and seeing what to make for dinner.  We try to keep a schedule. Sunday is beef night, Monday we have Chicken, Tuesday is Pork, Wednesday we eat Fish, Thursday is Left Overs (if any have survived the lunch roulette) Friday is Crock pot night (since I work, I use the crock pot to make dinner so he has good food to eat even when I am not home) and Saturday is the one day he fends for himself.

Though I often stick to standard meals-steak on the grill, a roasted chicken, baked pork chops etc.  It is fast and easy, but I also like to try to be creative and branch out-take something standard and make it new and different.  I will share those recipes here.

I will also share some of the fun creative ideas I use around my house to have fun and be creative.

Hope everyone enjoys.