According to our local news, area farmers are going to have a record breaking harvest this year. This is due to a cooler and wetter growing season than we have had in many years. Everything is so lush and green. Should be a beautiful display of autumn color as well. I love four distinct seasons and its hard for me to make up my mind which one I love most--but I'm leaning towards Autumn.
We recently bought a new slow cooker. Its one of the programmable types that have a sealed lid and temperature probe. Its awesome. Congratulations to Hamilton Beach for finally inventing an intelligent slow cooker!Crock Pot Baked Apples
5 to 6 med. apples, cored & peeled about 1 inch down
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup water
Mix sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Stuff apples with sugar mixture and dot them with butter. Pour water into cooker. Add apples. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours. Yields 5 to 6 servings.