Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn Sausage & Veggie Melody

-5-6 chicken or turkey sausage links. (I used garlic and mozz flavored chicken sausages)
-1/2 package of mushrooms
-potatoes 1-2 medium brown ones or equivalent.
-few stalks of celery
-some baby carrots
-some brocolli
-some cauliflower
(the amount of veggies really doesn't matter, use what you have in the house.)
-2 cups chicken broth

The Directions:
Cut all veggies into 2 inch pieces. Layer in crockpot from denser to less dense veggies. Top with cut up sausage and pour broth over. Cook on low 8 hours, high on 4.

No spices needed, the spice from the sausage flavors the dish. So use your favorite spiced sausage.

ETA- DBF didn't like this, I loved it. The cooked cauliflower overtakes this, which DBF does not like. Next time I'll try different veggies.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Azorean Spiced Beef Stew

-1 lb beef chuck stew meat
-5-6 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
-2 potatoes, chopped in 1 inch chunks (I used one regular potato and one sweet)
-3 green onions, chopped
-3 cups beef stock
-1 cup baby tomatoes, cut in quarters, or 2 large chopped tomatoes
-1 cup baby carrots
-2 T kosher salt
-1/2 T red pepper flakes
-1 tsp all spice
-1 bay leaf
-1 tsp cumin
-2 cinnamon sticks

Put the meat into your crockpot. Add the broth then vegetables. Stir in the salt, red pepper, all spice and cumin. Float the bay leaf on top and add 2 cinnamon sticks.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for about 6.

Monday, October 5, 2009

McCain's Ribs

Made these yesterday in the crockpot. I was told late last night/early this morning when DBF got home.... these are the best ribs ever. Spicy.

4 lbs ribs
2 TBSP garlic powder
2 TBSP kosher salt
2 TBSP pepper
3 lemons for juice (I just used the bottled lemon juice)

Mix spices together in bowl, rub on ribs and place them in the crockpot. Squirt lemon juice all over them. Cook on low 7-10 hours, high 4-6 hours.

ETA 10/18, DBF's dad dropped off a big pack of ribs and told me to make these again. LOL

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yoga Checkin

I forgot to weigh in yesterday. I'm sure I'm up, I hate too much carp all weekend long.

I had my first Yoga class last night. I was hoping for a fun stretching/toning type class. Well we did do some... but it's more about relaxation and zen then I was hoping for. And I'm the youngest one there. A bunch of old folks... and me. I'll finish out this class, but not sure I will sign up for another session.