SOLSC Day 9
I admit it…I like to eat. Not only do I like to eat, but I enjoy cooking as well. Since I’ve retired I am always on the lookout for something new to try. If the meal turns out good the recipe is kept. If not, then the recipe is filed in the circular file.
One thing I have had for years but never really used is our slow cooker (crock pot). I had made a meal in it years ago but didn’t like the taste so I put it away on a shelf. There it sat…and sat…and sat.
Because things have gotten a bit hectic around here with both Kathy and me doing things the day flies by and dinnertime seems to get here quickly with neither one of us having any idea as to what we want nor the energy to start something from scratch. That’s when I decided maybe it is time to revisit the crock pot.
I figured if I started something before we got busy doing things dinner would be ready when we were. I found some recipes on line that sounded promising and thought I would give it a go.
I had found a recipe that called for a two pound pork roast, dry onion soup mix, soy sauce, and minced garlic. Our store had a good sale on a pork roast. .. 10 pounds for a good price. We cut it into five 2 pound portions keeping one out to use and four to freeze. I gave the recipe a try.
It made the house smell good while it was cooking. An hour before it was done I decided to get some potatoes and veggies together and roast them. Made a delicious meal. The au jus made a tasty gravy. Definitely a keeper recipe.
The next meal I tried was a Tuscan chicken. This recipe called for sun dried tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, and a few other ingredients. This was served over fettuccine. Another good meal and a keeper.
I guess that first meal I made years ago just wasn’t a good one to start with. Now I look for recipes that sound good and I am willing to give them a try. After all, it is nice having dinner ready when we are ready to eat. The decision had been made earlier and the cooking is done. Serve it up and eat!