On our Sunday drives home from the cabin on the Key Peninsula, we like to talk about what we want to eat for the week ahead and do a little menu planning for Sunday afternoon shopping. Whether subliminal or blatant, the weather on the drive plays a part in our food moods. We decided to make this lunch while driving home in grey rain showers. The bright colors, warmly layered flavors, and lightly sweet and middle eastern tasting tones bring sunshine even on a dreary day. We made a big crockpot full, some whole wheat cous cous to go on the side, and brought this for the week’s lunches.
We first had this super simple apple butter three years ago, courtesy of Ms. Guizzo. We bought 25 pounds of apples and made apple butter with them, and while that might sound a bit like apple butter zealotry to you, you’ll be a convert soon enough. This year we’re using a smaller batch of cameo apples from Washington.
At lunchtime, why spend money buying food that makes you plump? This crockpot chili is easy to make on a Sunday afternoon. Then, just add it to tupperware Sunday night, and you have healthy, delicious lunches for the week.