Cooking With Micheal: Hash & Apple Crumble

The weekend is upon us and it’s time to relax from the busy week. Yeah that’s a pipe dream with three little girls in the house. One of the main dilemmas is food. Lunch and dinner are typically not a problem, but how do I to satisfy the entire family at breakfast with leftovers? How about hash! A little background first on hash. We’re not talking about Hashish here. The term “hash” is from old French, meaning to chop. The dish is based on meat and potatoes with other vegetables you have on hand. It’s prefect for leftovers! You look in the fridge find the meat and potatoes from the night before and then go crazy. Have a bell pepper? Throw it in. Have cheese and eggs? Slice the cheese thin, or grate it, and lay a fried egg on top!

My Recipe:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 pre-baked potatoes (diced)
  • 1 lb. meatballs (any meat you have on hand will do)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped 
  • 1lb. mushrooms 
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 drop Thyme Vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop Basil Vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop Oregano Vitality essential oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Fried egg (one per serving)

In a skillet heat olive oil, add onions and bell peppers. When tender, add the potatoes and meat. 

Sauté mushrooms in a separate skillet with 2 Tbsp of butter. And then fry an egg for each person, which I fry ‘over medium’. 

Put individual servings of the hash into bowls and add the mushrooms (we keep this separate as one of our twins has an issue with mushrooms), cheese (to melt over the hash), and one fried egg. Enjoy!

After the meal, what is the most asked question by kids? You guessed it … What’s for dessert?!!!! I love chocolate lava cake but I rarely have the time or ingredients to make it.. However, I bet you have the ingredients for a popular dessert in your kitchen that is a crowd pleaser and whips up in about 30 minutes (plus baking time.) Apple crumble. Yum!

  • 6 large apples peeled and sliced 
  • 5 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats 
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil 
  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality essential oil
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  1. Mix together the sliced apple with flour, then add the essential oils and mix well.
  2. Mix the crumble together in a separate bowl. Make sure the butter combines well – it should be a pea size consistency.
  3. Line a grease 9X13 pan with the apple mixture. Drizzle the honey over the apples.
  4. Spread crumble over the apples – completely cover them.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Well that’s it for now, but every day in the kitchen brings a new adventure. Stay tuned.

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