I’m going to try to post a new recipe every Tuesday. At least that is my goal. Let’s hope I can reach the target. It all depends on what happens in my life. As you know life happens.
Shortcut Cinnamon Buns
I’ve got this recipe in an email a few years ago. I made them that Christmas. We loved them then so I decided to make them again this year.
Microwave Peanut Brittle
I attempted this recipe twice before I was successful. It’s a simple yummy recipe which is one of my favorite types of recipes.
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – Christmas Making and Baking 2016
During the Christmas season, I enjoy finding new recipes to try. So when I saw the recipe for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, I knew I needed to try them.
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Three Bean Salad – Secret Recipe Club
#Secret Recipe Club
Every month, I’m assigned another blog to check out. After checking out their blog, I’m to find a recipe to make, photograph, and then post. This month there are five Mondays. On the fifth Monday, we have a special themed Secret Recipe Club. This month’s theme is fall or even Thanksgiving dinner recipes.
This month I’ve been assigned to Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking. After exploring her blog, I decided on the Three Bean Salad.
As a child, I remember having three bean salad for different potlucks or holiday meals. So I thought this would be a good salad for the Thanksgiving table.
It’s a frugal side dish because I found the cans of kidney beans and green beans at Aldi’s and the wax beans at Meijers. Funny story when I was in Meijers, a college student stopped me so she could ask me what ingredients were needed for green bean casserole.
You could switch up the beans to your liking. This recipe is a very forgiving recipe.
This is also great for Thanksgiving because you can make it the day before so one less thing to get done on Thanksgiving Day.
Sid’s recipe was originally made for 80 people so I adapted the amount of the dressing for a smaller amount.
Three Bean Salad
Stars of the Recipe:
- 1 c. white wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. celery seed
- 1 Tbsp. ground mustard
- 1 (15 oz) can of wax beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 oz) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 oz) can of green beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 green pepper, diced (optional)
- 1/2 red onion, diced (optional)
- Combine the salad ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium microwavable bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.
- Microwave the dressing ingredients in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Carefully remove from the microwave.
- Stir the dressing.
- Pour over the salad ingredients.
- Stir until combined.
- Allow to marinade for 2 hours to overnight.
Other Recipes from Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking that interested me:
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Cashew Chicken (Day 22)y
Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.
Your pets least likable character trait.
It’s thundering outside. The rain is pouring. Suddenly lightning lit up the sky.
No one’s home but the dog. He needs comfort from the scary storm outside. So what does he do?
Does he run and hide in the bedrooms of the family members?
No, he decides to run through the doggy door into the backyard where it’s wet, loud, and dark and then bright when lightning lights up the sky.
He goes to his secret hole in the fence that no one can find.to patch up.
Then he runs to grandma’s house.
Either he finds a little hole in the fence and runs into her backyard to her doggy dog. He escapes the bad storm.
Or he stands at the side door whimpering until someone lets him.
Meanwhile, his owners get a call from grandma telling them their dog is at her house.
This is one of our dog’s least likable traits. We can’t believe that he doesn’t run and hide during thunderstorms. Instead, he will run over to my mother-in-law’s house.
When we leave for the day, we must check the weather before leaving. If the weather calls for rain, the doggy door will be shut, so he doesn’t run to grandma’s house.
It’s early in the morning. People are trying to sleep. All of a sudden you start to hear squawking coming from the living room. Or you hear “Nich-o-las,” “”Get off the Computer,” and “Beak Bump.”
You can not sleep because the bird is insistent someone comes and pays attention to him.
Then there is the mess all around the stand. He thinks imaginary birds are sitting on the ground. So he throws food at those imaginary birds.
This is my son’s bird’s least likable trait. He likes people to pay attention to him. If they don’t, he will start squawking or talking up a storm until someone notices him.
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Apple Pie Pork Chops (Day 21)
Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.
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Share a childhood memory that makes you smile.
Chinese Pot Roast (Day 19)
Welcome to Day 19 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!
I’m a day behind with the Write 31. Life has gotten a little crazy around here. I ended up having to write an Individualized Educational Plan for one of my students. Then I had to get ready for a meeting with my principal. Finally I had to write detailed progress reports for each of my students. That’s only on the work end of my life.
My mom ended up moving out on Monday. She is within three minutes driving time from my house. That is if the weather is nice. I can walk there in 15 minutes. Having her close is so much better than the previous situation. She used to live 40 minutes from me.
So I helped her out with moving out on Monday. Actually I used the Imaginative One’s strength to help get the tv, microwave, and other boxes out to her car. He and I ended up walking to her apartment so he could help get some of the stuff out of the car.
Last night I took her shopping so that we could get a tv. The one she took to her house ended up not working. It was manufactured in 1996 so maybe it was time for a new one. LOL! So my life has been CRAZY for the last few days.
With the crazy came a writer’s block. I couldn’t figure out what to write and I didn’t want to write. Now it feels better to have some of my inspiration back.
I’m going to attempt to have the next recipe up later tonight.
How’s your last few days been?
Today’s recipe is for Chinese Pot Roast. I have two other recipes for pot roast on I’m Hungry. One is for my favorite pot roast and the other is for balsamic pot roast. Both are delicious.
The soy sauce in this recipe gives the pot roast a different flavor. Serve it with my honey ginger carrots and plain rice.
I think the beef hash would be good with this pot roast. Maybe instead of using potatoes use the rice.
Chinese Pot Roast
Stars of the Recipe:
- 3 lb. pot roast
- 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
- ¼ c. soy sauce
- ¼ c. water
- Place pot roast in the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle ground ginger over the pot roast.
- Pour water and soy sauce over the pot roast.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
Balsamic Pork Roast (Day 18)
Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.
This a bittersweet dinner recipe for me. I cooked it for the second time on the day my sister passed away. I got the call from my mom when I was about to sit down with my family to enjoy the dinner I prepared.
I attempted to eat some of the meal but was so worked up that I could not enjoy it what so ever.
The rest of my family enjoyed the flavor of the pork. The balsamic vinegar lends a bit of sweetness to the pork but is not overpowering.
Balsamic Pork Roast
Stars of the Recipe:
- 2 lb. pork roast
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- ⅓ c. chicken or vegetable broth
- ⅓ c. balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Season pork roast with salt and garlic powder.
- Place in slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, mix together broth, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and honey.
- Pour the mixture over the pork roast.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 4 to 6 hours.
Mom, What’s For Dinner (10/16) and Beef and Noodles (Day 17)
Welcome to Day 17 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.
Nineteen years ago, I went on my last first date. I was in my second year at Wright State and had met him the previous month in our teaching art class. Our teacher had a sick family member so she cancelled classes three times. We ended up in my dorm room just talking about this and that.
Fast forward to October 14, 1997, Hubby asked me out on a date. We planned for our first date for that Friday.
After my observation at a local elementary school, we met up in downtown Dayton and ate at Spaghetti Warehouse.
Then we went over to his parents’ house before he dropped me off at my dorm room.
A year and a half later, we walked down the aisle.
Week of October 16
Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin, Mac and cheese, Veggies, Peanut butter blossoms
Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, carrots and celery
Slow cooker beans and rice, Veggies
Are you looking for a yummy comfort food?
Beef and Noodles
Stars of the recipe:
- 2 lbs. Stew meat
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans beef broth
- 2 c. water
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- ½ tsp. Onion powder
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Pepper
- 16 oz. package of egg noodles
- Place stew meat in the slow cooker
- Cover with the beef broth and water.
- Add the Italian seasoning, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
- During the last 30 to 45 minutes of cooking, add in the egg noodles.