Weekend Cooking: Quick Fall Foods

Happy weekend… or err…. whats left of it.  I meant to post this earlier but yesterdays read a thon and todays… whatevers have prevented me from doing so until now.  😀

Last weekend I was crafting at our cabin with three good friends.  When we go to the cabin we usually all contribute to the food bringing.  This time my friend Cindy was in charge of one of the main dishes, and my friend Sara came up with a breakfast dish.  (*Note that one of the mornings I made the french toast muffins that were featured on Weekend cooking a couple of weekends ago and they were “num”.  😀

Cindy came up with a chili recipe that impressed all of us…. no spices.  No hauling of seasoning packs at all and it was delicious!  Sara came up with a delicious twist on cinnamon rolls by adding apple that was also a great cold morning treat!

Cindy’s Dump Chili

You need:

2 pounds lean hamburger

1 onion

1 green pepper (optional but I added!)

2 cans chili beans

2 cans kidney beans

1 large jar of salsa

1 can Hunts Zesty spaghetti sauce or another spicy spaghetti sauce

salt and pepper to taste


Brown your hamburger in a fry pan adding the onion and optional green pepper (chopped up) to the hamburger while it is cooking.

In crock pot put in your chili beans, drained kidney beans, the salsa and spaghetti sauce.  When hamburger is browned, drain and rinse and add to the crock pot.  Cover and cook on low all day or high for 2 to 4 hours.

This was delicious and easy to do!



Sara’s Apple Surprise Cinnamon Rolls

You will need:

one twist tube of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

1/2 stick of butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

one large apple (we used Honey Crisp) peeled and chopped into small chunks

Use non stick spray in a regular size muffin tin.  in the bottom of each tin place a few of the chunks of apple.  Sprinkle a little brown sugar over the apple chunks and then place a small dab of butter over the brown sugar and apple.

Now place one of the cinnamon rolls from the tube over all the apple cinnamon stuff in the tin and bake according to directions on the tube.  When done, pop out of the tin and drizzle a little of the cream cheese frosting over each.  Delicious for fall with a great cup of coffee and a few friends.  😀


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22 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Quick Fall Foods

  1. Ummmm, can I came next time? Does making lace count as crafting?

    The chili sounds perfect for a cabin meal. I’m going to keep that in mind for our next trip to Maine; love the idea of not having to pack half my spice cupboard!

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