Day 83: “The Potluck Club Cookbook”
March 24, 2011
Making your own BBQ sauce is always a good idea as it allows you to control the sugar that goes into it. While my kids have their favorite BBQ sauce, I thought I would check out the ingredient list on said sauce. Number two on the list was sugar. No surprise here! So I then looked at the ketchup bottle to see what the sugar content in that was. Well what do I find but high Fructose Corn Syrup. So when looking to make your own BBQ it is a good idea to check out that label before you buy. I think tomato sauce would work in place of the ketchup. Possibly honey or agave to sweeten the sauce instead of the brown sugar? I think I need to experiment on this one a little more. If anyone has a good BBQ sauce recipe without sugar or high fructose corn syrup, be sure to pass it on to us. I wonder if there is a no sugar added ketchup that also does not have artificial sweetener in it?
“The Potluck Club Cookbook” describes potlucks as eating in as the new eating out. I describe this as want to be cool, gather your friends together and have a potluck. I say, I have been doing this for years….who knew I was so cool! But what if you are looking for those tried and true recipes to share with a group, this is your one stop cookbook. Need an appetizer….how about Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms? Need a casserole…..how about Taco Casserole? Every food category is covered in this cookbook!
The Ruling: Everyone ate it….even the picky youngest one! The chicken was tender and juicy and full of flavor. Best part was I put everything in the slow cooker at 10:00am and didn’t think about it until we were just about to eat. I decided to throw some biscuits in the oven and we had our chicken on a biscuit, very yummy! I cooked ours on low instead of high so I could forget about it all day.
Texas Barbecued Chicken in a Crock-Pot, page 52
- 3-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups tomato ketchup
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. pepper, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in the Crock-Pot. Next add chicken, coating all sides with the sauce. Cover and cook chicken on high for 3-4 hours. When chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from pot and cut in bite-sized chunks or shred. Put chicken back into pot and stir into sauce. Keep Crock-Pot on low until ready to serve. This is good over rolls or cooked rice.
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