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More Freezer Meals (Day 27)

Welcome to Day 27 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

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Here are other recipes that can be made into freezer kits.  Please check out my previous blog post for other recipes that can be made into freezer kits.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

Pork and Sauerkraut

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Crock pot Chicken fajita

Easy BBQ Chicken

Spanish Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Bramble Beans

Skyline Chili

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Beenie Weenies

“Oniony” Pork Chops

Balsamic Pot Roast

Taco Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Posted in freezer, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Freezer Meals (Day 26)

I am behind with the 31 Days of Slow Cooking.  Last week was crazy busy with parent teacher conferences on Monday and Wednesday nights.  I did not get home from work until almost 8:30 on those nights.  Then I had activities with the boys on Tuesday and Thursday evenings so I was gone on those nights.  Then my Hubby and I went on a weekend trip to Louisville, Kentucky so I was busy during the weekend.

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Posted in Dessert, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Peach Cobbler (Day 25)

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Welcome to Day 25 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

We are almost to the end of this series.

Since Halloween is next Monday, I’m going to play This or That – Halloween version.

Chocolate Candy or Fruity?

I have always said since I was born near Hershey Park, I must have chocolate in my blood.

Witches or Vampires?

Witches, hands down – Especially if they are good witches.

Trick or Treat?

Treat – Yum!

Halloween Party or Scary Movie?

I dislike scary movies, so Halloween party would be preferred.

Skeletons or Zombies?

Skeletons

Trick or Treat or Hand out candy?

When the boys were younger, I would go trick or treating.  Now that they are older and go out on their own, I hand out glow sticks not candy.

Hay Ride or Corn Maze?

I seem to get so lost in corn mazes so I prefer hay rides.

Scary Costume or Funny Costume?

I like funny costumes.

Pumpkin Seeds or Pumpkin Pie?

I prefer pumpkin seeds.  The Imaginative One loves pumpkin pie more than pumpkin seeds.

Bottle Feed a Baby Zombie or Walk Alone Through a Dark Forest?

I wouldn’t want to do either of those two choices.  However, I would prefer to walk alone.

Bats or Black Cats?

Bats

Pumpkin Spice or Hot Chocolate?

I love pumpkin spice.

Celebrate in your neighborhood or at the mall?

We celebrate in my neighborhood.

Peach Cobbler

Stars of the Recipe:

  • 4 c. fresh or frozen peaches, sliced
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. Bisquick or another baking mix
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 c. milk

Steps:

  1. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Place peaches in a slow cooker.
  3. Top with ¼ c. sugar.  Toss to coat.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the Bisquick, sugar, and milk.
  5. Pour over peaches.
  6. Cook on low or until cobbler is set.
  7. Enjoy with ice cream or  Whipped cream.

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Posted in Chicken, chicken 1, dinner, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Cashew Chicken (Day 22)y

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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 lightening lit up the sky.

No one’s home but the dog.  He needs comfort from the scary storm outside.  So what he 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 lightening 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 that their dog is at her house.

This is one of our dog’s least likable trait.  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 have to 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 the 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 come and pay attention to him.

Then there is the mess all around the stand.  He thinks there are imaginary birds sitting on the ground.  So he throws food to 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 either start squawking or talking up a storm until someone pays attention to him.

 

What is your pet(s)’s least likable traits?

 

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Cranberry Chicken (Day 20)

Welcome to Day 20 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

I decided to Google a writing prompt for today because I was coming up blank on what I should write.  I found a website called Massive Sway that had writing prompts for each day in October.  So I’m using today’s writing prompt.

What do you like to do on a dark and stormy day?

Last night as soon as the Wee One had soon left for his acrobatic lesson with his grandma, the dog decided he was going to jump on me.  He was breathing on me and shaking like crazy.  Why was he doing that?  It was getting ready to storm.

I was working on progress reports at that time so I finished working on them.  Then I took a bath and just relaxed.

The rest of the night was stormy.  It made for good sleeping weather.  However I kept getting interrupted by the dog walking into my room, jumping onto my bed (something he’s not suppose to do), walking around my head, and then jumping off the bed.  He did that a few times before finally settling down for the night.

It continued raining throughout today while the temperature was dropping.  I wish I wasn’t at work because it would be a good day to just relax, read a book, and cook some cookies or brownies.  On a rainy day, it’s nice to make soup in the slow cooker.

In fact, I had made taco soup last night.  We had more of the soup for dinner tonight.

What do you like to do on a dark and stormy day?

Cranberry Chicken

Stars of the Recipe:

  • 2 lbs. Chicken breasts
  • 1 sm. Onion, diced
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of cranberry whole berry sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cranberry sauce, garlic, honey, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and pepper.
  3. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Printable Recipe

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Posted in beef, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Chinese Pot Roast (Day 19)

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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

Steps:

  1. Place pot roast in the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle ground ginger over the pot roast.
  3. Pour water and soy sauce over the pot roast.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Printable Recipe

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Posted in Pork, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Balsamic Pork Roast (Day 18)

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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

Steps:

  1. Season pork roast with salt and garlic powder.
  2. Place in slow cooker.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together broth, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and honey.
  4. Pour the mixture over the pork roast.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 4 to 6 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

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