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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Win some, Loose some - Autumn Sausage Casserole in Crockpot

Let just start with saying - this smelled heavenly, Autumn Sausage Casserole!  In a crockpot you combine, browned sausage (I used good ole Jimmy Dean's Sage), cooked rice (Jasmine leftover from the freezer), chopped onion, chopped carrots, some raisin, chopped apple, cinnamon, allspice, a dash of brown sugar, pepper and a splash of water or broth.  I had huge hopes for it.  It was so fantastically simple.  Cooked a tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.  Dished up the casserole into bowls.  Took a bite.  And it was kind of like being on a date that wasn't truly terrible - the guy/girl could make conversation - but you knew within 5 seconds, they weren't the one and were not even going to be a cool bud or friend.  A bite of spice from the sausage was good.  But the creamy rice and sweet smells and taste of the cinnamon and raisins made me want Rice Pudding, not an entree with meat in it.  It was different - not terrible but not a wow either.  As Teen put it, edible but she wouldn't be asking for it on the menu again.  So, maybe it was me (isn't that how we feel sometimes in relationships that don't work) but I hope this appeals to you and it knocks your socks off!
And don't feel bad - no one starved in this house with Crescent Rolls cooked!

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