After much deliberation, Matt and I have decided to try to sell our condo. As part of the process to get it ready to show, our realtor contracted the service of a home stager to give us tips on how we could make our home look most attractive to potential buyers. Her suggestions included the regular things — you know, move around some furniture, wipe down the light plates, declutter and add more cute accessories.
Now did you catch the irony in that last sentence? We need to remove all the “clutter” – which is stuff like the dog food container, our slow cooker, the pile of keys that we actually use in our every day lives – and replace with “cute things” – like candles, flowers and vases, which I don’t even own because they don’t serve any purpose. I think the stager was annoyed with my attitude by the time she left.
One of the other suggestions she made is that I don’t cook any food with strong scents while our place is on the market. Considering that my main activity most weekends is cooking foods with onions and garlic – or putting delicious combinations of ingredients in the crockpot so the scent fills our home and wafts into the hallway – I’m wondering how I will accomplish that.
But while we are still in the process of decluttering and adding cute things, and no one is walking through and assessing any lingering scents, I have been fully embracing the crock pot. I’ve made this recipe three times in the past three weeks since my mom gave me the idea. I like it because it’s easy, nutritious, inexpensive and a little different than most veggie dishes I make. It keeps well and I enjoy it both hot and cold. I usually add chicken or pork to round it out for a wonderful work lunch or perfect 4pm snack.
Sweet Crockpot Cabbage
Red cabbage, 1 head
Red onion, 1
Gaia apple (or other sweet pink apple), 1
Raisins, ½ cup
Bay leaves, 2
Chicken broth, 1 cup
Salt and pepper
- Remove core from cabbage and then chop cabbage into pieces. It really doesn’t matter what size. I chopped each half into quarters and that seemed to work well.
- Chop onion and apple into bite-sized chunks.
- Add all ingredients (cabbage, onion, apple, raisins, bay leaves, chicken broth, salt and pepper) to crock pot and stir together a bit.
- Let cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Cabbage may brown a bit but will be find once you mix it up.