Hello! Today we went trekking through the bush for our annual Christmas tree hunt. Pine is our favorite kind. We found a great looking one that I think might only need a little creative hole filling 🙂 Afterwards I was able to pop into Wal*mart to pick up something I’ve had my eye on for awhile because it finally went on sale! I don’t know how many of you noticed but I haven’t been using my slow cooker nearly as much as I use too. That’s because the one we had was just getting a little too small for this family of five. Today I was able to pick up a 7 quart Crockpot for $30.00 plus it came with a little dipper crockpot as well which will be really handy for keeping things like dips and chocolate warm. Yippee!!!
I don’t need any of that fancy schmancy programmable stuff. I’m just a simple gal….low, high and warm work just fine for me. Check out the difference in size:
So of course this week I’m looking forward to giving it a go and hopefully I won’t have any problems. I’m sure it will take a little while to get the temperature times down pat again but I’m okay with that.
My girlfriend sent me this link with plenty of slow cooker recipes to choose from and of course Sandra’s got a whole slew of them here on Delicious from the Slow Cooking Thursday carnival she runs each week. Also Stephanie from A Year of Crockpotting has close to a years worth of recipes up on her site now.
So let’s get to it shall we? Have a great week everyone!!
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Salsa Roast Beef (just doesn’t get any easier than that!)
Thursday: Smarter Fettuccini Alfredo using leftover chicken
Friday: Asian Peanut Beef & Noodles using leftover roast
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections here.