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Mom, What’s For Dinner (10/16) and Beef and Noodles (Day 17)

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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.

Please click here for our menu for the week.

Please click here for the recipe for beef and noodles.

Chicken, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Cafe’ Rio Chicken (Day 16)

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Welcome to Day 16 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Ohio.  I had a hair appointment.  Afterwards we went to the Air Force Museum.  Then we went shopping at Fresh Thyme and Barnes and Nobles.  Later we had a family birthday party.

All in all, it was a great day.

Click here for the recipe for Cafe’ Rio Chicken.

dinner, Pork, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Honey and Apple Pork Roast (Day 15)

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Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.  We are at the halfway point of the 31 days of slow cooking.

The Imaginative One is working towards his cooking merit badge.  He’s done the camping portion of the merit badge.  Now it’s time for him to create a menu and then cook it for us.  We are having baked pancakes made with pancake mix rather than from scratch.  He’s putting together sandwiches for our lunch.  For supper, we are having chicken nuggets and French fries.  They didn’t say it had to be healthy.

I’m still helping him with the cooking because there are some basics he doesn’t know.

It’s interesting having him cook in the kitchen.

Please  click here for the recipe for honey and apple pork roast.

dinner, Ham, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Coca Cola Ham (Day 14)

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Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

Ham is one of those meals that I can make that all the family members will run, skip, or hop to the table when I make it for dinner.

When the Imaginative One turned 13, we had this for his belated birthday dinner.  The Coca Cola helps make a delicious glaze that is unbelievable.  It’s good by itself or as a sandwich.

Coca Cola Ham

Stars of the recipe:

 

  • 4 to 5 lb. sliced ham, fully cooked
  • 1 c. (8 oz.) can of coca cola or Coke
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard or yellow mustard

Steps:

  1. Place ham in the crockpot.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and mustard.
  3. Spread the brown sugar mixture on the ham.
  4. Pour the cola around the ham.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

Today I discussed Cast Member’s Name Tags on my 31 Days of Disney.

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dinner, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Dear Tanya (10/13) and Slow Cooker Meatloaf (Day 13)

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Welcome to Day 13 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

I’ve updated my recipe for Young’s Dairy Pumpkin bread/ muffins.

Dearest Tanya,

It’s been a month and a half since your death and since mom has lived with me.  She has found an apartment 3 minutes from my house that she’s going to move in within the next few days.  Her old car broke down so we are selling her car to someone who enjoys fixing up cars for a hobby.  She is going to get a new used car also.  So things are moving forward.

The other day when I was on dismissal duty I saw a perfect Monarch butterfly.  It flew by me and then flew up into the sky.  Was that you saying hi to me?

Do you remember when this song came out in the early 90’s?  I told you this song was about them finding true love in the elevator.  I think you believed me.  If you didn’t believe me, you at least pretended to believe me.

I always will come up with silly things to say.

Oh, a Hurricane came through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  He’s name was Matthew.  Any who, they actually closed down Walt Disney World last Friday because the prediction was that it was going to be category 4 hurricane that could have done a lot of damage.  Fortunately it was downgraded to a category 3.  Still bad but not as bad as they thought.  My students thought the name of the Hurricane was Jesus, Tacos, Earthquake, or Michael Jackson.  Obviously they don’t pay attention to the news.

I miss you dearly!

Love your annoying sister,
Traci

Please continue onto the next page for the Crockpot Meatloaf.

Pork, Recipes, Write 31 2016

Barbecue Pork Chops (Day 12)

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Welcome to Day 12 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

So I’ve discovered a cool trick for adding photos to my blog posts.  I’ve always been afraid of using up the limit of storage I’m allowed to have on the blog so I was very sparingly putting photos on the blog.

I can now put them on my Google Photos, right click on the photo and choose the copy the image on the menu, and then paste it into my blog post.

I did that for a few blog posts but then was tired of how I couldn’t resize the photo.  This weekend I realized I could resize the photo manually.  Sweet!  Now I can share more photos without worrying about the amount of storage I’m using.

Here is a photo of Hubby and I when we went to the Goo Goo Dolls back in early August.

Please continue to the next page for the recipe for barbecue pork chops.

dinner, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Chicken Pot Pie (Day 11)

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Welcome to Day 11 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

Today we are going to finish off the photographs from the Donut Trail.  We ended up at a farm called Burwinkel Farms.  The Imaginative One and I had fun walking around the farm for a little while.

 

These are some photographs from our drive home.  Hamilton, Ohio

 

Rest Stop on I-75

Continue onto page 2 for the recipe of Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits.

menu plan monday, Menu planning, Recipes, slow cooker, soup, Soups, Write 31 2016

Mom, What’s For Dinner (Week of 10/9/16) and Veggie Beef Soup (Day 9)

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Welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

Today I’ll continue with the photographs from the Donut Trail.

We ended up at a cute little park with several statues.  Here are some photographs of those statues.

I won’t be sharing photographs from the Donut Trail tomorrow because it will be time for my Secret Recipe reveal.  On Tuesday, I’ll end the trail with a visit to a farm.  The farm was located next to the last donut shop we stopped at before realizing we needed to complete the trail on another Saturday.

Continue to the next page for our menu for the week.

Continue to page 3 for the recipe for Veggie Beef Soup.

Chicken, chicken 1, Recipes, slow cooker, soup, Soups, Write 31 2016

Chicken Corn Soup (Day 8)

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Welcome to Day 8 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking!

Today we decided to make it a family day.  Unfortunately the Wee One refused to wake up so he stayed home with grandma instead of having fun with us.

We did half of the Donut Trail in a county to the south of us.  While we were on the Donut Trail, we did some other things.

Today I’m going to share some of the photographs that I took while we on the donut trail.

We went to see Stan the Donut Man.  Hubby gave me this expression when his photo was taken.

Yummy donuts at Jupiter’s Donuts – The lady working was so nice.

The Imaginative One posing with the sign in Jupiter’s Donuts – I don’t know what he decided to make that face.

Cool flowers at Jupiter’s Donut Shop

We then went to Jungle Jim’s because we couldn’t travel that far without a Jungle Jim‘s run.

The next photos are from Jungle Jim’s.

Tomorrow I’ll share a few more photos from the Donut Trail.

Please continue onto the next page for the recipe for the Chicken Corn Soup.

Beliefs, Chicken, chicken 1, Recipes, slow cooker, Write 31 2016

Chicken Ranch Tacos (Day 7)

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Welcome to Day 7 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.  I’m featuring ranch chicken tacos today.

As you know I’ve been talking about whatever pops into my brain these last few days.  Today is a plea to God.

Dear God,

I know Hurricane Matthew is a given to hit the United States.  I’m just anxious about my friends and family that might be affected by this historic storm.  I’m anxious about the devastation to the area.  Orlando is my “home” and it might be hit.  Charleston, SC is another “home” of mine and it is supposed to be hit.  Please protect those cities and all of the other cities.  Please place your healing hand over the southeast coast.  Please protect over the residents.

In Jesus name,
Traci

Please continue onto the next page for the recipe of ranch chicken tacos.