Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun Presentation!

I just got back from Sun Valley, ID where I made a presentation on meal planning and creating a prepared pantry for the spouse lifestyles program at the annual conference of the Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association (IMS AWWA). 

I had a great time meeting with these women (and Joe) and discussing how to add variety to their Master Menu lists, teaching them shopping strategies and ideas of how to create and add to their Prepared Pantry.  By the time class was over everyone had exchanged some of their favorite recipes with the rest of the group. I was thrilled that I left with some GREAT new recipes myself! I look forward to sharing some of them with you over the next few days.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Crock Pot Cooking

I really enjoy using my crock pot and so does my friend & business partner Donna.  This is what she posted on Facebook a few weeks ago:

I love my crockpot!!! I had a crazy day today and got home late.  But no worries, dinner had been cooking all day and all I had to do was serve it.  I did a huge pot roast (6 pounds) that I shredded for 3 different meals.  Tonight was Philly cheese steaks, then I'll do shredded beef tacos in a few days and french dip sandwiches a few days after that.

Donna's friend NiCole shared: I used my crockpot this week for bbq chicken drumsticks.  Put frosty drums in the pot with bbq sauce and chicken broth.   I cooked on high for 6 hours and they were good.  We also like sloppy joe mix and spaghetti sauce (with turkey sausage) that simmer all day and are ready at mealtime.

I would LOVE to hear more from those who use crock pots on a regular basis.  I found a recipe for crock pot Ziti that I am going to try this week when I am gone all day for PTA.  I'll share it with you once I know it actually turns out ok.  Lisa