Fall is here! At least it seemed that way with the Poppy Seed Pork with Apples and Rice we had for dinner tonight. It was all around a success. I think I make this once a year during the fall and it’s just so hearty and warm and delicious.
The slow cooker recipe does say to put the apples in late and says to cook it for less than 10 hours <insert mood-setting doom music here>, but this recipe still works leaving it on warm for longer than it suggests. The apples turn to complete mush, but it’s a good thing, combining with the juices and dressing to create a delicious sauce for the pork and rice.
When we got home, it was of course, very hot. Since time was limited on swim class night, I wanted to cool Boog’s down so she could eat it and used the colorful ice cube trick to do so.
While I was stirring the orangey-red ice cube into her bowl, she told me, very emphatically:
That’s my bowl. Don’t eat it. Don’t eat my stuff, Mommy.
I guess she knew she was going to like it and want to eat it, and she did 🙂