Fresh Meal Planning (12/18-12/24)

Weekly Meal Plan

Life would be boring without a bit of variety and we think dinner would be too! Luckily, we have a great variety in store for you this week meal planners! Continue reading “Fresh Meal Planning (12/18-12/24)”

Slow Cooker Quinoa

Slow Cooker Quinoa -

A Natural Approach with Cheryl -

I’ve thought a lot about this blog. Slow Cooker Quinoa has kind of had me stumped.

Quinoa was the subject of my first blog over two years ago. I didn’t want to go down that same research based path again. I’ve already told you about its origins and stellar nutritious powers. Also, I don’t do a whole lot of crock pot cooking anymore. Crock pots and slow cookers are a great appliance when preparing food for families and pot lucks. Cooking for one and crock pots don’t really go together.

I have a small 1.5 quart crock pot that is a pretty, bright yellow, so I pulled it out and set it on my kitchen counter hoping its cheery look would inspire me. It didn’t. So I left. It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday in October with temperatures hitting the low seventies, not a day to be inside making up recipes. Also it was a perfect day to work on my biggest project.

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches

Weekly Ad Recipe Slow Cooker Beef Sandwich

Wow! This is a great sandwich! The meat is so tender and the flavor is awesome!! Best of all it’s easy to make and ready for you right out of the crock pot. Enjoy… I did! Continue reading “Weekly Ad Recipe – Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches”

Weekly Ad Recipe – New England Pot Roast

Weekly Ad Recipe New England Pot Roast

Here is a great winter roast that will surely make your taste buds tingle! Great flavor and the meat is so tender. Enjoy… I did!

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Italian Style Beef Roast

Weekly Ad Recipe Italian Style Beef Roast

If you like an Italian blend of spices like myself, this is the roast for you! The tomato mixture combined with fresh garlic and tomatoes was fantastic! This was such an easy recipe to throw together before I left for work in the morning. Plus, it was awesome to come home and have dinner already done. Enjoy….I did!

Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Italian Style Beef Roast
Serves: 8
  • ½ Cup Onion, chopped
  • 14.5 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 Lbs. Boneless Beef Rump Roast
  • 2 Slices Bacon, chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 3 T. Cornstarch
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 8 Oz. Whole Fresh Mushrooms
  1. In 5 quart slow cooker, mix onion and tomatoes.
  2. Place beef in slow cooker.
  3. In small bowl, mix bacon, garlic and Italian seasoning; rub over beef.
  4. Cover; cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  5. Remove beef from cooker.
  6. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water; stir into tomato mixture.
  7. Return beef to cooker.
  8. Cut large mushrooms in half and arrange around beef.
  9. Increase heat setting to high.
  10. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes until tomato mixture has thickened and beef has reached an internal temperature of 135 degrees.
Suggested Wine Pairing Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon