Since Ginger asked. wink This is not very “sauer,” but only slightly sweet.  Great over mashed potatoes.  icon_biggrin.gif

32 oz. bag of sauerkraut, drained but not rinsed

1 small apple, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 tsp. caraway seeds

1 TBS brown sugar

1/2 cup beer, wine, or broth (I use a slightly sweet brown ale)

Pork roast – your choice, seasoned as you like 

Place all ingredients, except the pork roast, in the crockpot and stir to mix.  Place seasoned pork roast on top of kraut and cook on low until the roast is done.  Remove roast to platter, stir kraut and either place around roast or serve in separate bowl.  Serve over mashed potatoes.

Enjoy! icon_biggrin.gif


Welcome to 2008! 

Today’s dinner will be the traditional pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes.  You haven’t celebrated the New Year in my neck of the woods without eating pork – in any form – and sauerkraut.  Our region is heavily influenced by German tradition.  There’s also a New Year’s pretzel (think large, pretzel shaped, sweet yeast bread), but I’ve never made one of those. 

When I was in high school, age 15 or 16, I spent New Year’s with my father in Richmond, VA.  Y’all in the South apparently don’t know the pork thing.   You eat black-eyed peas.   (<—– OK, in all fairness, most of you probably think sauerkraut would be a terrible way to start a new year. razz

Do you have a special food tradition at New Year’s?