There’s nothin’ like the smell of a delicious meal when you return home from work! Problem is-that never happens unless I put the food in the Crockpot before I leave at 6:30 in the morning. This mom has a day job (teacher), night job (writer), and in-between job (head chef and supply clerk)! This might sound VERY familiar to the women.

So once a week, I try to make a crockpot meal—I know—I know—so suburban—but hey, I’m assured a tasty nutritious, calorie conscious (always) meal.

Here’s the recipe for the meal I made the other day. Pork & Purple Cabbage. Warning—I come  from a long line of eastern European peasant woman who do NOT believe in precise measurement, instead practicing the art of culinary vagueness!


  • Pork loin (sorry future daughter-in-law)
  • Small head purple cabbage cut in about 1 inch strips ( no need for preciseness-just cut it up & trash the hard white core)
  • 2 large yellow onions chopped
  • 3 apples peeled and chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Splash of  ( good ) red wine vinegar
  • tsp fennel ( optional)
  • brown sugar (1/2 cup)

Place pork loin in bottom on crockpot on high and dump everything else on top. Cook on MEDIUM

Serve with: pasta, rice, or potatoes and some crusty bread.

I’m presently doing the no wheat thing (we’ll see how long that lasts), so I’ll fool my husband with gluten-free pasta (he’ll never know).

Hope you like it!

Time to eat!




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