February was a busy month for me and while it held some fun times, like Little Miss's first birthday, I am glad to show February the door. There was just too much going on in only four short weeks and I hope that March brings some calmer times.
One thing I really appreciate when the daily routine becomes so hectic it's almost unbearable is my crock pot. I really, really love that thing! How awesome is it that I can throw ingredients in the pot in the morning, leave it alone for 8-10 hours, and at the end of the day a meal is completely ready? Amazing!
As handy-dandy as it is, I do need to use my crock pot even more. Martha has a great list of slow cooker recipes, including this delicious pot roast.
This winter I started using the crock pot for BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches. My method is to just throw frozen meat in there, cover it with BBQ sauce and add a little water, but Martha has a slightly more complicated recipe here. Check it out:
I get the most mileage out of my crock pot with chilis and soups. Here's Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili:
For all the pot roasts, soups, stews, chili and BBQ I make in my crock pot, I have yet to tackle making a dessert in there. But that is about to change...take a look at these amazing slow-cooker triple chocolate brownies:
Yum! I'll be trying these soon.
What do you make in your crock pot?