Weekly Ramble – October 17, 2015

I’ve signed up for a 31 day  writing challenge.  Everyday in October, I am posting a new slow cooker recipe, a link to a previous posted slow cooker recipe, or a link to a recipe from another blog.

This week I’ve shared many recipes.  Click on the pictures of the recipes to go to the recipe.

potato soup

Potato Soup

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Crockpot Ravioli

Crockpot Ravioli

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Slow Cooker Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

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Easy Pulled Pork

Easy Pulled Pork and an Easy Trick to shred the pork

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Balsamic Roast

Balsamic Roast

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Last Sunday, we went to an Apple Butter Festival for our lunch.  We didn’t eat any apple butter because the line was SUPER long.  The boys got to help stir the apple butter while it was cooking though.  They really enjoyed doing that.

apple fest

On Wednesday, I went with my school down to Cincinnati to the Freedom Center.  For some reason, the class I was chaperoning and another class went to the third floor.  The rest of the classes went to the second floor.  Since I was on the third floor, I had a great view of the Ohio River.  While the other chaperones were watching the restrooms, I watched the students who were not in the bathroom.  I took that opportunity to quickly take a picture of the view.

Later in the day, Google pictures stylized the picture.  I love the look of the picture because it looks like a postcard.  (Click on the picture to find out more information about the Freedom Center.  It’s an interesting place.)

View of the Ohio River from the Freedom Center

When I did my research for slow cooking recipes, I noticed a few of the recipes used a casserole Crockpot.  I was interested in the casserole Crockpot and decided I was going to treat myself to one for completing the 31 day writing challenge.  One reason I want it is so that I can use it on Thanksgiving.  I’m going to be cooking the side dishes and desserts for Thanksgiving while my mother-in-law cooks the turkey.

On Thursday I was at Target and quickly looked at the crock pot aisle.  I found the casserole Crockpot on sale for $29.  So I took it as a sign that I needed that crockpot then.  This morning I made Hubby and Wee One French toast and bacon and then put it in the casserole Crockpot to keep warm until they were ready to eat breakfast.

French toast and baconSo very convenient!

I'm Hungry

Today’s slow cooker meal is not a real meal but a kitchen tip.  Did you know you can make freezer kits for slow cooking meals?  It makes life so much easier.  Make a batch ahead of time.  Then place the meals into freezer bags.  The night before you are going to cook the dinner, pull the meal out of the freezer into the fridge to allow it defrost.  Then on the morning you are going to cook the meal, you just put the food in the slow cooker.  (Sometimes I don’t even defrost the meal.)

I saw a great idea where you make the bags and place inside a bread pan.  Then you freeze the bag inside the bread pan.  The freezer bag would be a perfect size for the freezer and the food inside would fit into the crockpot.

Here is the blog post about freezer kits with some links of blogs that have great slow cooking recipes that could be frozen.


If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,

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