Thursday, October 28, 2010

An easy one!

Julie and I have both made this recipe and think it's worth sharing!  It's made with a pot roast and shreds just like pulled pork when it's done.  An easy recipe for a busy day.

Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches

3 # chuck roast
4 cloves garlic, sliced
16 oz. pepperoncini and juice
2 beef boullion
1/2 cup water
1 t. oregano

Place all in crock pot and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.  Serve on crusty french bread.

I fried sweet green peppers to add to the sandwiches.  You can leave the pepperoncini whole and remove them after cooking or slice them to put on sandwiches too. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Carolyn's Squash

Hi All: Bruce sent this my way to post on the blog. Now Carolyn, we just need the recipe. It looks very delicious and great for the fall!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Missy loves to smell this soup cooking all day while I am at work. It's so good!

1 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz can enchilada sauce
1 med onion, chopped
1 4 oz can chopped green chiles (by Mexican foods)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
1 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1 t. salt
dash cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy, optional)
1/4 t. black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 10 oz package frozen corn
2-3 T chopped cilantro
1 pkg corn tortillas
limes, sour cream grated jack cheese for garnish
Place all ingredients in slow cooker except for cilantro and garnishes. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks, and stir in cilantro before serving. Garnish with lime wedges, grated cheese, tortilla strips and sour cream when serving.

Brush tortillas with oil, both sides. Cut into strips. Spread on baking sheet. Bake at 400 until crisp, about 10-15 min. Sprinkle over soup. Mmmmmmm!!!!!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! I freeze portions in small containers and take to work. Black bean soup and enchilada recipes to follow.

and another memory of our dining experiences...

 Lamb kabobs at Carolyn & Bruce's house.  A special dinner with special family to add to our vacation memories.  Look at how pretty they are!

 And just as delicious!  Yum!

With all the fixins'.  What a great time we had!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Birth of this Blog

The idea for this ripe blog was conceived during a fall craft fair in Maryland between Julie, April, Diana, Carolyn, and Janis. Because we live far apart, we want to have this blog help us stay close. Leading busy lives, any occasional posts +invites from family members to post too are welcome. The "loose" theme is sharing delicious cooking recipes, but anything goes.

So here is the first post...... the Mexican dinner that Julie and April dreamed up for mom's birthday in Oct. Very hot and delicious! Our sombreros "go off" to you!

Please add more stuff to help it grow!