January 1, 2011
Just the title of this cookbook got my attention, “Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Comfort Foods” . I love recipes that are made in the slow cooker as that means I can walk in my house after a busy day and supper is ready and the house smells great. How great is 3 ingredients, I can do that, who can’t make something with 3 ingredients? Then to top it off, comfort food….sign me up! What I have discovered through the pages of the cookbook are when you only have 3 ingredients, the meals are simple and light on taste. I need more flavor in my food and I get my flavor with fresh herbs and seasonings. This cookbook only adds salt and pepper as a free ingredient. Give me tabasco sauce and fresh rosemary! But for those that are looking for simple easy meals, this would be a great cookbook to use. While the cook book authors kept themselves to 3 ingredients, the good news is that you don’t have to….so season away!
The Ruling: I made two recipes out of the cookbook, a desert and a main course. The dessert in my husbands words was “nothing memorable” and my middle son thought it tasted like a muffin. The main course was kind of blah but the middle son said “now this is something I would eat”, and eat it he did. What I loved about both recipes was they took me less than 5 minutes to make, which is a hit in my estimation. Pass the Tabasco family and let’s make some more out of this cookbook!
- 2 pints of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 package yellow cake mix, divided
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Put the blueberries into the slow cooker. Add 3/4 cup of the cake mix and stir. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining 3 1/4 cups cake mix, the egg, and oil and 1 cup of water (oops…I think I forgot to add the water, that must be why it tasted dense like a muffin). Stir to make a smooth batter and pour it over the blueberries. Cook for 2 hours on high or 4 to 5 hours on low, until the cake is cooked through and the blueberries are bubbling.
Easy Maple Barbecue Pulled Pork
- 1 pork shoulder roast, about 5 pounds
- 2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (please use the real stuff, not the fake stuff full of corn syrup)
Put the pork, 1 cup of the barbecue sauce, and the maple syrup into the slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low. Remove the pork from the cooker and allow to cool enough to handle. Shred the meat, discarding the bones. Degrease the liquid from the slow cooker. Add the shredded meat and the liquid back into the slow cooker along with the remaining barbecue sauce. Cook for another 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
To Joyful, Simplified Living,
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