Although I’m one to think that crockpots are great any time of year, there may be a couple reasons they are especially good in the summer:
- They don’t heat up your kitchen
- You can usually just put the meal together in the crockpot, and then not think about it for the rest of the day
So whether you’re busy working, taking your kids to summer volleyball practice, or hanging out at the pool, crockpot recipes are a life-saver.
Last week, when I was visiting my parents, my younger sister made this recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta in the crockpot, and I was inspired to try it. While I have several favorite recipes, I tend to get stuck on the same ones, so I was ready to try something new. Continue reading
I have to carry lunch to work several days a week right now…so let’s just say I’m getting really creative at packing lunches. Although these recipes have made it on the blog before, I figured since I still use them as my go-to recipes, they were worth sharing a second time: Continue reading
Confession: I did not pick out the correct meat for this recipe.
I have almost zero knowledge when it comes to picking out red meats. I know…In all the blogs, books, and websites, it says that you should plan your menu before you go to the grocery store. And, in most cases, I do. But during my last grocery trip, when I saw meat was on sale, I decided to try broadening my horizons.
That’s when it hit me. Continue reading
This is my happy place…
Plus, I like pretty food. 🙂
Indian and Thai recipes are my “comfort” food. And the great thing about this meal is that I pre-cut all of the veggies when I went to the grocery store last week and put them in the freezer.
So even though tonight I felt too tired to cook after a long week, this was a fairly simple meal, because I just had to pull half of the ingredients out of the freezer. Even the kale was chopped and frozen in little baggies (one HUGE head of kale has lasted several meals!). I wasn’t sure what I would think about the kale, but in this recipe, I like it. 🙂
Click here for the link. Serve over rice (and maybe a splash of srirachi chili sauce)…Enjoy!
My heart is so full of gratitude.
This week, I have been given fresh peaches (by two different people!), fresh green beans from some dear, precious friends, and fresh zucchini and yellow squash from a co-worker…and I am loving every bit of it. 🙂 Continue reading
I think all of us–including me, sometimes–feel inadequate when it comes to having people in our home. Continue reading
I recently returned from a trip to China with Show Hope, an agency that gives adoption grants to eligible families waiting to adopt (see more in this previous post). Show Hope also funds several special care centers in China. While there, I stayed in Luoyang, at Maria’s Big House of Hope.