Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Ideas

With not being home to prepare dinners 4 nights a week now, I need some ideas to help hubby out for making dinners.  And why, oh why, has it taken me so long to think about bringing out the slow cooker?

But now I need some place to go with great slow cooker recipes for me and my family, and this page is it (I will keep adding as I explore and find new delights!)

Because this is a brain storming post, none of these photos are mine.  Please click the link to get to the artist and recipe creator.

First and foremost... I must make this dish

1) Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup w/Curry Roasted Acorn Squash| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
And then the rest that look interesting...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Paddington Bear Orange Marmalade Chicken

My kids love the movie Paddington bear.  I've never heard them giggle so much at one movie.


Paddington's favorite food, of course, is Orange Marmalade.  You can imagine the children's delight when tonight's menu was Orange Marmalade Chicken!



This meal was categorized as "superfast" which is what I'm in desperate need of currently. Due to deciding to take on full time work, I'm literally losing sleep at night trying to determine how 40 hours a week of employment is going to work with the family.  Most importantly, I'm sweating bullets about how I'm going to have fresh, easy dinners that are healthy for this little brood of mine.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dairy-free berry pancakes

I was dubious, but we needed some pancakes without diary for my little dude, and here is what we created.  I also wanted to avoid any milk substitutes (like almond or coconut milk), and was happy to use margarine (but I used Smart Balance, and it worked fine!)  So, this was the recipe for our little family.


If you were really having a good morning in the kitchen, you could whip up some honey butter to go with these bad boys, for even more of a delight!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cam's Churry

Have you ever come home from a day of work and your husband has cooked you a meal?


This is what happened to me on Tuesday night.  Arrived home to find vegetable and chicken delight awaiting, all mixed together into a sea of chili, tomato, black bean, chipotle flavor...


Attempting to please the entire family my hubby included shrimp for Alex, black olives for Molly, and loads of vegetables for me...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Honey Butter

3 ingredients... butter, honey, powdered sugar... How can you go wrong??? You simply can't. 


 

Add the honey butter with the light cornbread straight out of the oven



 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Light Cornbread Muffins with Honey Butter


Mmmmm, can you say honey butter.  



Yes, the cornbread muffins are "light" and absolutely must be eaten any time there is chili in the house, but forget about that...  




gimme more of that honey butter
 (oh, and can I please announce to the world that my 8 year old son, Alex, took the above picture... I know, amazing!).  


Clearly, my daughter was reaching for more of those muffins, too, but little does she know the secret is in the honey butter. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Black Bean and Olive Balls with a Dash of Basil

I have a balls story.


Not the delicious, black bean and olive ball sort of story that you may expect from a food blog, but more the sort of balls-that-boys-have story. And just so we're not too distracted with olive ball pictues while I'm recanting boy balls stories, here are some black bean and olive patties, too, that are equally delicious as their ball counterparts.



Angie's Balls Story
On occasion, I work in acute care as a physical therapist.  This past weekend, one of my patients, who was quite sick, managed to get out of bed, walk to the door, and sit back in the bedside chair.  Yay for him... so many health benefits.  At the end of our treatment session, however, he calmly says to me "Can you grab my testicles?"


Excuse me?