Monday, March 27, 2006

Crock Pot Time



Tonight I headed into the grocery store, not exactly thrilled to buy my usual groceries (I'm feeling very addicted and irritable today). So I came across this veggie root mixture and it inspired me to bring out the Crock Pot from the back of the pantry. I love different types of root vegetables but I really don't like peeling and cutting them so I was very excited when I found this bag were it's all done for you. You can even buy a bag of beets, stirfry, and even parisian potatoes (which are white potatoes made to look like golf balls).

So I making a beef barley stew dish, with beef stock, condensed tomato soup (which has more of a cream tomato taste), can of canned mushrooms (which I might regret tomorrow) and lots of oregano and bay leaves. I threw in some barley afterwards and I guess by tomorrow night we'll see how it all melds together. I like to look through cook books to get ideas for recipes but in the end I just blend whatever ingredients are in my kitchen and take a chance. I mean it's a stew how bad can it be.



Here's the fruits of my Crock Pot labor, not bad hey, and both my Mom and Quentin said it was really good. It's quite fun to take pictures of food before eating it. Maybe one day I'll put together a big full color picture recipe book but instead of the categories being like beef, chicken, fish, you could call it Emotional Eating, and have categories like Rainy Day Comfort Stews, or I feel like something spicy, or I need Chocolate as fast as possible. I don't think anyone has done that yet, and those are usually the phrases I think when decided what to eat.

p.s you have to eat this with bread and butter, and don't just have the bread you have to have the butter too.

13 comments:

TopCat said...

Hey Lisa

What's a crockpot?

Lisa said...

It's just another name for slow cooker, kind of the company that makes it named it. But if you want more pictures and stuff you could google it as Quetin always asks me if I've done after asking him a question. :)

FRQSTR=18806640x201683:1:4320|18806640|18806640|18806640|18806640 said...

slow cooked ribs are awesome.
want recipe?
t

Lisa said...

only if you start a blog and put the recipe on that!!! :):):)

Sharon said...

Slurp slurp slurp....

You got me hooked on making stews and big pots of soup. For some reason it always turns out great and all I do is throw a bunch of whatever I have in.

FRQSTR=18806640x201683:1:4320|18806640|18806640|18806640|18806640 said...

hamburger soup is gooooood.
yuuuuum
no blog yet.
im tempted lately though
figured it will get me out of the fridge.
t

Christiane said...

I like the idea with the cook book. I'd buy it!

Candice said...

havent posted for a while! whats going on?

Lisa said...

I know I've been busy and my usual blogging brain powers is being used else were. I should get back on blogging track soon enough. I just a night to sit and relax with no distractions.

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