Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cooking with a crockpot

Summer is here so either grill, or cook on the stove. The oven is off 'til October.

But wait, there is another tasty and cool option. No need to heat up the house to make a roast. I use a crockpot, and in the last week there has been a really tasty pulled pork, and a pot roast.

For the pork I simply roasted in the crock, pulled it apart --shred with a fork-- and added my favorite BBQ sauce.


For the beef, just seasoned it with garlic, added potatoes and carrut, let it go for 5 hours, made a salad then enjoyed a great meal.

You probably have a crock tucked away in the attic or basement and usually used it for hearty winter fare.

But it's great in the summer for keeping the kitchen cool.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My favorite ingredient

Would have to be balsamic vinegar. I use it to add a depth of flavor to sauces and stir fries. just a bit, not more than a tablespoon or so.

I suggest a good 8 year one like as sold at Trader Joes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's for dinner

Leftovers are tough to deal with. Boring. One of the keys for me is to repurpose them; a meatloaf becomes meat sauce, chicken leftover becomes a wrap.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Quickie recipe

This is fast, easy, inexpensive and delicious. What could be better?

Get a packege of crescent rolls unbaked. You can use Pillsbury.

Unroll them and spread with strawberry cream cheese.
Roll them back up and bake according to package directions. About 10-12 minutes or so.
enjoy warm

It makes 8 so it serves ummm...1


Surely other cheese fillings are possible and would be tasty

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New place--5 Guys

There's a new chain popping up areound here--5 guys burgers.

They have a real limited menu. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, and grilled cheese.
All I had was the burgers and fries, and they kicked ass. Truly like home made.