So, on my latest trip to the grocery store, I looked for fall staples and was pleased to find that my local No Frills carried my favorite organic apples (Granny Smith – and for a very good price!), cabbage and more, which helped me plan out a wholesome, hearty meal to share with you – recipes and all!
When I was a kid, my Mom used to make Cabbage Casserole. It is a super simple meal that consists of a few basic items, many of which you probably already have. Here’s the recipe…
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon oil (canola, grapeseed or any mild flavoured cooking oil)
1 onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt (I usually use half this amount; season to your desired taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
6 tablespoons raw, long grain rice
1 (10 oz.) can tomato soup
1 can of water (use soup tin)
3 cups shredded green cabbage
Start by shredding up cabbage and placing it in a greased 9″ x 13″ casserole dish. Then, in a large frying pan, cook ground beef in oil for several minutes, breaking it up as you go. Then add diced onion, salt, pepper and rice.
Next, add soup and water; mix well. Then, pour meat mixture evenly over the raw cabbage (do not stir/mix together). Bake covered 1.5 hours at 325 degrees F.
And, for dessert – Apple Crisp! The perfect way to use up all those gorgeous fall apples! I’ve been making this recipe since I was young. My family makes sure this doesn’t stick around for too long!
4 cups peeled & sliced apples
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
sprinkle of cinnamon
Place apples in a greased 8″ square pan. Blend topping until crumbly and spread over apples. Bake in the oven at 350 degree F until apples are soft (approx. 30 minutes). For an added treat, top with vanilla ice cream.
Tip: I double this recipe and use a 9″ x 13″ pan, that way there’s some left over to enjoy later!
Don’t forget to bring your PC Plus card when you shop at your local No Frills – your points will add up quickly and soon you’ll be getting all of the groceries needed for these recipes for FREE! (And, if you don’t have one, what are you waiting for? Join now! 😉