When my girl Jolene Facebooked on Tuesday about her soon-to-be-eaten dinner - “lamb with roasted veggies and potatoes in the crockpot” – I knew exactly what to do with the pack of ribs that I purchased that day. Their destination: my slow cooker.
Lately when my slow cooker makes an appearance, a certain equation is proven true:
two pounds of your choice of meat
+ one can of diced tomatoes
+ one heaping spoonful of minced garlic
+ appropriate cultural spices
= one heck of a meal
Case in point: my Italian style ribs from Wednesday night:
country style ribs + tomatoes + garlic + Giada’s Tuscan Herb Blend
My portion served with eggplant. Hans’ portion served with baked potato.
…and round two of my Nishkama Yoga North Olmsted Grand Opening taco bar this past Sunday night:
chicken breasts + tomatoes + garlic + array of Mexican spices + jalapeño juice
served with taco bar fixings: tortilla shells, rice, black beans, cheese, and so on.
While I’ve always associated my slow cooker with the colder months of the year, Sarah from Cooker Girl made an excellent point on Twitter why it’s such a great appliance to use in the summer:
So now that it’s out of my pantry, it’s just the season to keep using it! What’s your favorite slow cooker meal? Links to recipes are always appreciated!