Vlog: Holiday Plan, CrockPot Meal, Rae Dunn Haul!

Today I am sharing probably the best CROCK POT recipe I have ever share, I have a RAE DUNN and GROCERY HAUL and we will begin our planning for the HOLIDAYS!  There is always so much to do to prepare for the holidays that making lists and creating a plan can ease a lot of the anxiety associated with the holiday season.  I use my planner to create list and a game plan to not feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done and to help get my home ready to be decorated for Christmas!  

Every year on November 1st I begin a list of all those things I want to get done before the holidays set in.  I take out my planner and start a wish list all of the home projects and housekeeping chores that I need to get done before I can decorate for Christmas and before I can welcome in my first guest.  By creating this list, it helps calm all those little anxieties that begin to build this time of year.  Getting it all out of my head and down on paper is the first step to plan for completion (or attempted completion!)  I have the same hope every year; hit the ground running on November 1st and get a huge jump on the holidays!  Some years I have better luck then others but the joy is in the attempt!

I keep this list in my PLANNER and work diligently to get as much done as I can.  This year we have painting the kitchen and family room on the list along with making curtains and reupholstering dining room chairs.  A pretty ambitious list!  We will see how much I actually accomplish!  Whatever is completed will leave me in a better place than I started!
Find my Holiday List HERE.

I am also sharing an awesome crock pot recipe that is good enough to serve for a holiday meal!  Crock Pot Apple Butter Pork is probably the best Crock Pot meal that I have ever shared on my channel!  If you are looking for something simple and delicious this is the recipe for you!  

Crock Pot Apple Butter Pork Roast

3lb pork loin
20oz jar apple butter
half cup of apple sauce
one chopped onion
3-4 minced garlic
1 cup water
garlic powder
Mrs Dash
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
Season pork roast well with salt pepper, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash.  Brown in a pan with  butter and olive oil, 3-4 minutes on each side.  Place in the bottom of your crock pot and cover with chopped onions and garlic.  Combine apple butter, apple sauce and  water and pour over top.  Cover and cook on high for 2 hours on high and then reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 2 hours.  Check with a meat thermometer before serving.

Roasted Potatoes
Chop 3-4 sweet potatoes and 3-4 red potatoes and place in a 9x13 dish.  add one small chopped onion 3-4 cloves of garlic crushed, fresh rosemary salt and pepper.  Cover with olive oil and toss until all the potatoes are coated.  Cover with foil and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes at 425.

Starting the stock the pantry with staples for the winter and upcoming holiday season!

New Rae Dunn pieces for the collection!  For all the details watch the video below!  


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