Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19: Shrimp Creole

I am not making this recipe because I am on vacation. I'm so excited! Yay! No cooking!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18: Apple and Granola Breakfast Cobbler

I made this recipe on Monday to take to a cookout at our friend's house. It made a really great summer dessert! Here are the ingredients:

I peeled and sliced some Granny Smith apples and put them in the Crock Pot:

Then I sprinkled 1/2 c. brown sugar, a tsp. cinnamon, and a tbsp. lemon juice over the apples:

I stirred in 2 tbsp. cut up butter and 2 cups granola. Then I cooked it on high for 2 or 3 hours. I forgot to take pictures of it done, and I didn't take the camera to our friend's house. But she had vanilla ice cream, and it was really good with it. I would make this one again. On a side note, I thought it was interesting how the granola turned into an oatmeal texture. I should have expected that, but I didn't. It was still really good.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 17: Chicken in Honey Sauce

We made this chicken for dinner tonight. It was pretty easy. I gathered up these ingredients at about 2pm:

I put some chicken breasts in the Crock Pot and seasoned them with salt and pepper:

In a bowl, I mixed up some honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil, and garlic:

I poured that over the chicken and cooked it on high for about 3 hours:

I served it with rice and sesame seeds:

This recipe called for 2 cups of honey. I didn't use even 1 cup, and it made an enormous amount of sauce. I really liked how it turned out though. The kids liked the sweet sauce. It tasted really good soaked up into the rice.

June 16: Braised Fruited Lamb

This is one of those recipes that I'm glad I don't have to make. Lamb is very expensive, that is if you can find it. We went to a cookout at a friend's house, so I chose not to cook this recipe. Not sure if I ever will, but you never know.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 15: Mexican Chili Chicken

Today was Father's Day. We went out to Hardee's for breakfast, and we had a potluck at church for lunch, so I made this recipe for dinner. It was about 2:00 when I gathered up these ingredients:

I sliced up an onion and a couple green peppers and put them in the bottom of the Crock Pot:

Then I put 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks on top and sprinkled a tbsp. chili powder and 2 tsp. oregano on the chicken:

I put a jar of salsa over that and cooked it on high for 3 hours:

I removed the chicken, stirred 1/2 c. ketchup, 2 tsp. cumin, and 1/2 tsp. salt into the sauce:

Then I put the chicken back in the sauce and cooked it for another 15 minutes or so:

I was supposed to serve it with noodles, but I didn't make them:

I really love this. I would have called it Mexican Cacciatore. I really loved how the sauce just soaked into the chicken while you were eating it. Everyone ate it except Reuben. I think he might be getting sick or something.

June 14: Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Here is the sweet potato recipe that I made to go along with last night's dinner:

I peeled and chopped 2 pounds of sweet potatoes, and put them in the Crock Pot with 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp. salt:

I cooked it on high for 4 hours, then added 2 tbsp. butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla:

I served it with our grilled hamburgers and hot dogs:

These sweet potatoes were pretty good. I may have cooked them a little too long because they were mushy. The kids thought they tasted like candy!