Spouse Out of Town? Break out of your Routine!
The Chief Blonde Remarks: My husband has been gone to Japan for two weeks. Luckily, he returns any moment. But while he has been gone, I have been trying to get oodles of blogging done. So the very last last thing I want to do is shop, chop, cook and clean-up. Right?
So when Crock-Pot® Cuisine offered to send me along some of their new frozen Crock-Pot® Cuisine meal ingredient kits, on the day he left, I jumped at the chance! I love my Crock-Pot® and use it for tailgating and family dinners (Walt has 92 first cousins) With Walt gone, I knew how much I would enjoy taking a break from the regular meal day grind. Especially, because each kit comes fully stocked with everything you need to easily create a high-quality slow-cooked meal right at home with little effort. Gahhh! Can you even imagine bypassing the cooking routine for two whole weeks?
A meal for 4 runs $25, when you order 4. That’s $6.25 a meal. The Crock-Pot® Cuisine are truly throw in the pot and go about your day. You can choose between cooking the meal on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. I cooked all my meals on high for 4 hours. All were extremely moist and cooked through after the allotted cooking time.
How I bypassed the Cooking Routine, with Crock-Pot® Cuisine
Here’s what I whipped up with Crock-Pot® Cuisine:
Sage Garlic Chicken: Juicy pieces of all white meat chicken, marinated in a creamy garlic sauce, sage, combined with spinach and white beans. This was the most usual dish, but I liked it very much. The spinach and white beans really appealed to me.
Lemon Herb Chicken: chunks of tender all white meat chicken blended with crisp green beans and fragrant wild rice in a tangy lemon sauce. This was my favorite dish. The beans were very fresh tasting and the dish gave me about 6 servings.
Layered Beef Lasagna: al dente semolina pasta alternated with seasoned ground beef, creamy ricotta, shredded mozzarella and tangy parmesan cheeses, blanketed in a zesty tomato, garlic and basil marinara. The tomato topping on this was divine.
Roasted Chicken with Mini Herbed Dumplings: Juicy pieces of all white meat chicken and tender, herb-studded dumplings in a rich, creamy sauce along with a colorful blend of fresh peas, carrots and onions. The dumplings were comforting. You kept going back for “Just One More”. The recipe reminded me of a pot pie.
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