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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pinterest Project UPDATE: 8 Slow Cooker Meals in 1 Hour

We ate 2 of the 8 meals this week for dinner and here are the results...

Introduction Post about Prep Process
Recipes and Shopping List from

BBQ Spareribs - Success!

We will definitely make this meal again.  The meat was so tender and flavorful, albeit not very appetizing according to the picture above.  Just take my word for it.  Jason did add hot sauce, but he does that to just about everything so I don't take offense anymore. 

It was suggested to be served with a cheesy hashbrown casserole, but one glance at the recipe and I got overwhelmed so instead I served it with a side of mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls.  Yes they were instant and canned...working mom here, don't judge. {even if I didn't work, let's be honest, they would still be instant and canned}

The recipe made so much that we ate the leftovers the following night as a BBQ Sandwich served with chips and fruit.  I may or may not be lying about the fruit. 

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo - Just Okay

I will make this one again, but with some changes in the way I prepare it.  The recipe said to cook on low for 4-6 hours.  I forgot to let it thaw for 24 hours so it was still pretty frozen when I placed it in the slow cooker. I let it cook on low for 8 hours.  Not sure if this was where I went wrong or this is just how it is, but my broccoli turned to mush making the alfredo sauce a yucky green color and thicker than it should be.  The chicken was perfect though. 

All in all, it tasted okay, but not our fave.  Next time I will just slow cook the meat and sauce.  Adding the broccoli and other veggies at the end when I make the pasta.

I served it as suggested with fettuccine and a salad...again, I may or may not be lying about the salad.  Bad wife.  Life isn't always perfect is it!


Two meals down and six to go!  I plan on making a few more next week and will report back!

I look forward to catching you tomorrow for Five on Friday!

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