we all went out for dinner. I had a slice of pizza & grilled chicken salad with incredible homemade greek dressing.Monday:
I marrinated chicken in the rest of the dressing (brought abt half the salad home & asked for an extra side of dressing lol tasty stuff!! ) from Sunday cooked that in a skellet with some green & yellow string beans. had concord grape home made jello for dessert.Today:
is my crock pot day. Making stewed tomatoes (from http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/search/label/vegetarian
Tomtoes were incredible, I used less butter than called for, I greased crock with butter then used 2 pats butter in crock. . I could have eaten MUCH more than I did, I doubled the recipe. SO GOOD!! I also added basil, & a bit of minced garlic. I used juice fofrm tomatoe cans to cook long grain rice. Had the tomatoes, & the oninions from stew over rice... a BIG bowl.
In other half of my divided crock pot making beef stew, very basic: stew meat, a bottle of beer, a couple whole onions, (don't like to freeze them, weird texture, leave whole so I can fish out) lots of baby carrots. I will take lid off to thicken gravy towards the end. I'll freeze up in smaller contaners. then as I eat it I'll more veggies in each serving. UPDATE:[/
b] The rgravy (er...beer) wasn;t thickening at all....I should say I did drege meat in flour, salt & pepper & quickly brown in skillet before adding to crock pot. I scooped out abt 4 oz of the juices, gravy & shook that with pepper, & 2 table spoonsflour. then slowly stirred it back into crock pot. That did the trick to thicken it up a bit. I used one bottle of Sarnac Wheat Beer. Made for tasty gravy!!
In my smaller crock pot I have 11 granny smith apples chopped, a couple pats of butter, lots of cinnamon, a handfull of dried cherries & a handfull of peacans. I will keep that in fridge to heat up & eat for breakfast or eat cold as a snack. I find just 2 or 3 pats of butter (it's a 6 qt crock) is enough to give it what it needs... with ot adding a ton of fat. this is my first tiem making with out brown sugar.... we will see how that goes, I usually add just a couple tablespoons, but teyinh with out it this time. UPDATE:
Way to full to try apples, will have some tomorrow for breakfast.
So dinner tonight will be stewed tomatoes over steamed rice & chicken from mon.