It’s been so cold and busy lately that a slow cooker meal was just what we needed.  I recently found another blog to read.  (I know if I have so much time to read blogs, why do I complain about no time for cleaning?  Because we need to eat???)  Anyway, A Busy Mom’s Crock Pot Cooking Adventures was a great find.  I wanted more crock pot recipes and she delivers.

This was so yummy!  Even G ate everything on his plate.  He did need some convincing, but after we explained that there were apples in there he gave it a try.  We served it up with some Whole Grain Penne Pasta and it was so yummy.  I already said that didn’t I?

Golden Mushroom Pork and Apples

2 cans Campbell’s Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. crushed dried thyme leaves
4 large Granny Smith Apples (peeled and sliced – about 4 cups)
2 large Onions (sliced-about 2 cups)
8 boneless pork chops (about 2 lbs)

In the slow cooker, mix soup, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire and thyme.  Add apples, onions and pork. Toss together.  Cook on low 8-9 hours or until tender.

Modifications:
Since this was the first time I tried this recipe, I didn’t change a thing.  You don’t really need to because the recipe is great as is.  Next time, I might play with it a little bit and add a couple of cloves of minced garlic (because I love garlic).  The hubs thought that adding a wee bit of cinnamon and/or nutmeg might also be tasty.  He didn’t say “wee bit” though, that was me.

Anyway, this was a hit at our house.  The  next time you’re looking for a crock pot (slow cooker) recipe, give this one a try.  OR, head over to A Busy Mom’s Crock Pot Cooking Adventures to find something else awesome.

Manda