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Hello Friends and Welcome to Slow Cooker Saturday!
The leaves are falling, there’s a crispness in the air; the daylight hours are shorter yet my commute remains long, which is why I love Crock Pot meals. If you are heading to the grocery store this weekend to stock up on milk, bread and eggs why not grab a few other ingredients and make this slow cooked meal ~ Teriyaki Ribs
3 lbs of Beef Short Ribs
1 Cup Carrots – Baby or full, peeled and diced
1 cup Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed
2 Bottles of Stir Fry Sauce
1 package of fresh mushrooms
Dice the carrots, Butternut Squash and make sure to wash the mushrooms thoroughly.
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier cleanup, or use a Slow Cooker Liner, put in short ribs then top with carrots, squash and mushrooms.
Add 1 cup of water
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on Crock Pot.
Serve over white or Jasmine Rice and you’ll have a complete, hearty meal for four with leftovers.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Hearty Beef Stew made with Crock Pot Seasonings
1 package Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning
2 lbs beef for stewing
5 cups of veggies – potatoes/onions/carrots
1 1/3 cup of water
Dice veggies and cube beef, however, I chose not to cut beef
Place beef and veggies into crock pot – spray with cooking oil or use liner for easy clean-up
Mix seasoning with 1 1/3 cup of water and pour over veggies and beef
If you cubed beef, stir all ingredients well
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, 4 hours if on high
Come home to a fully cooked meal with a wonderful aroma
Serve with biscuit to sop up the gravy!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is a recipe from
- 3-4 Chicken Breasts
- 1 can of stewed Tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup of carrots
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 4 small yellow potatoes
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp celery seeds
- fresh basil leaves
Dice chicken into bite size pieces, wash, peel and cube potatoes
Measure out dry spices and spray Crock Pot with cooking spray or use liner
Place chicken into Crock Pot
Cover chicken with diced potatoes
Add stewed tomatoes, carrots and chicken broth
Add dry seasonings, STIR, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
It was a crazy Monday morning and I forgot to stir all the ingredients so it didn’t look like the picture and it cooked for 10 hours instead of 8. However, this Indian influenced recipe was a good and satisfying meal.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores. I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up. It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV. I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.
McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites.
My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator. On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.
Although, she may not have bought us a lot of junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!
My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:
I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick! It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.
When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.
What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?
Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s dinner was an easy breezy crockpot meal – beef stew.
Beef (any cut); carrots; potatoes; onion; McCormick Slow Cooker seasoning, water, cooking spray
Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner; place in beef, you can cube cut it but it becomes so tender it falls apart
Cut carrots, potatoes and onions then place on top of beef
Mix seasoning into 1 1/3 cup of warm water and pour over veggies and beef
I set my crockpot to low, allowing 8 hours of cooking time, placed cover on crockpot and went to work
Returned home to a fully cooked meal and clean up was a breeze (my men did it)!
Have a fantabulous night – Smooches
I stopped at Save aLot to pick up a few items and was a bit disappointed that the lines were long and there weren’t any cashiers at the registers. It was overheard that they can’t afford to bring in cashiers so are using store managers to ring up purchases. Not sure if this is what they mean by “SAVE A LOT” – so sad!
- Gala Apples $1.69 /lb
- Bananas $ .49/lb
- Baking Soda $ .59/box
- Black Beans $ .65/can
- Frozen Broccoli $1.19/bag
- Frozen, Skinless Chicken Breasts $5.99
- Cucumbers $ .89/each
- Frsh Ground Turkey $2.49
- Punch mix packs $1.00/each
- Green Beans $ .55/can
- Honey Grahams $1.79/box
- Hvy Duty Foil $1.99/roll
- LF Vanilla Yogurt $1.99/32 oz
- Mini Carrots $1.00/pack
- Murray T-Bone Steaks $19.99
- Oatmeal $1.69
- Scallions $ .99/pack
- Banquet Meal $1.00/each
- Swt Condensed Milk $1.49
- Swt Peas $ .65/can
On Friday, my son and I went to Save A Lot, a grocery store that I pass everyday on the way home but have never stopped. They had some good bargains especially in the produce department. Tayair thought it was weird that we had to pay a quarter to get a shopping cart, but understood the concept when we returned the cart and got the quarter back. This is not a fancy store nor is it “ghetto” as some people posted on Foursquare but the price is right for certain items as shown below: