If it’s Thursday, it’s time for Crock Pot Buddies with me and my cooking-partner-in-crime Cristina over at centraljerseyworkingmoms.com! Have you tried any of our Crock Pot recipes yet? How did it turn out? Please make sure to comment below to let me know how it went, or if you have any tips/suggestions for the recipe. This week Cristina’s serving up a tasty Mexican meal, Good Ole Chicken Soup and me, well, as you’ll see it was a work in progress!
After a long and chilly, but fortunately un-snowy season, Spring officially sprung this past Tuesday. Right on cue, the weather started cooperating here in the Northeast (NJ to be specific) and it’s been sunny and unseasonably warm, with temperatures more like summer than spring. And I’ve been totally taken over by the Spring Cleaning Fairy! In the past few days I’ve already packed up my sweaters, put away the family’s wool coats and even swapped out all the kidlets long-sleeved tops for short-sleeved fare. Now that the closets were in shape for Spring, next up was tackling the freezer to use up and clean out what’s been hibernating up there for nearly half a year. So this week’s recipe is called the MacGyver Meal because I took what I found in my freezer and along with some staple ingredients and turned it into not one, but two meals.
In the depths of my freezer I found some sweet Italian turkey sausage and some breasts of chicken. I always have cans of tomatoes on hand in the pantry and looking inside the fridge; I discovered I had the holy trinity of root vegetables – onions, carrots and celery. I immediately started thinking I could turn this into a sort of Primavera. The best part would be that I would cook once and eat twice out of this crock-pottery, with two different meal options.
Sausage & chicken browning in my crock-pot Continue reading