Crock-pot/ Slow Cooker December: Crock-pot Pot Roast

If you read my previous post. You will know it’s Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December, where I share with you my favorite and delicious recipes that are for as you guessed the Crock-Pot.

I am a busy lady these days. Lots of community programs and things I will be involved in the next few weeks. My parents are also flying in next weekend, so I have to make sure my house is very tidy. This is where the  Crock-pot comes in handy. Little to no time to prep? Crock-pot. Don’t want so slave over a hot stove? Crock-pot. Have company coming and don’t want to mess up the kitchen? Crock-pot.  As I said a lot of these reasons are reasons I typically use my Crock-pot. If you do not have a Crock-pot, you can do most of the recipes in a Slow cooker over the stove or in the oven.

Crock-pot Pot Roast: Mmmm, let the fork hit meat!

Pot Roast Recipe

 

Before I start with my spiel, I will say invest in this before starting nay recipe in your crockpot:

unnamedYup. They make slow cooker liners. Which makes everyone’s lives much easier. All you do when it’s all gone, is pick up the bag and dispose of it. Super Easy! Then you have little to no dishes to clean up. Hate Scrubbing the crockpot that has major gunk on the bottom?  Slow Cooker Liners!

No I am not getting paid to endorse that, but it’s awesome. (Maybe they should)

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Prep Your Vegetables. Sear your roast. Place the roast in the Crock-pot.  Use the fat you seared the meat in to saute the vegetables. Add wine and reduce to Au Sec (means nearly dry), Add in broth and Spices.

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Pour into Crock-Pot. Put Crock-Pot on low for 8 hours. Halfway through add chopped Potatoes.

Serve over rice.

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Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December

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Howdy followers and readers. Or should I say Merry Christmas. It’s that time of year again! Lights, music, Mall Santa‘s, of course awesome recipes. I decided this month, since I have a lot on my plate to preview some of my favorite crock-pot/slow cooker recipes. If you are like me, you have relatives arriving in a week, with several other Christmas events in the community you must also be prepared for. So let’s commence Operation Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December. With some other recipes thrown in there for kicks.

 

A lot can be had with that pot you plug into the wall. And with little to zero prep. If you don’t have a crock-pot, these recipes can be adapted to be slow cooked on the stove or in the oven. Don’t you worry your pretty little head. You will truly love these recipes. You will believe the kitchen Elves came in while you weren’t looking and made a gourmet meal.

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Just a hint: but that bag is the best thing ever. Requires little to no cleanup for you. Hence why Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker Recipes are so awesome.

 

Prepared to be awed. Check out my next post: Crock-pot Pot Roast!

I will be making a category solely for Crock-pot/Slow Cooker Recipes just for your ease and comfort.

If you have any requests in mind, please email me or comment here.

bbalthaser23@gmail.com (I welcome the Spam lol)

 

 

 

Make Ahead 4 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

This is a recipe I love. It is super easy and doesn’t require much. 4 Ingredient, 1 pot.

I am making this now, so this will be one thing less I have to do right before Thanksgiving Day. I like to have all my ducks in a row when it comes to being prepared. I have had things go wrong in the past that could have been prevented. Nonetheless I will be preparing things ahead and hoping everything works fine.

Cranberry Recipe

 

Remember I said 4 Ingredients: I used Fresh Cranberries. Always go for fresh if you can, frozen will work too. I used pineapple juice, but any citrus juice can be switched. Orange Juice a good substitute too. Zest of an Orange. If you have a fancy zester like mine use it. If you don’t http://www.wikihow.com/Zest-an-Orange there are three other ways.  Molasses or you can use real maple syrup.

Multi of Ingredients

Cranb zest molasses mixed together

Boiling

notice the pop

Look Closely the berries are splitting (you’ll hear popping noises)

Simmer until thickened

Simmer until thickened

See

See

vibrant colorNote the Vibrant color. This will go nicely with the Turkey. It also goes great with a pork loin.

Allow it to completely cool before transferring to a container/ziploc bag to freeze. Unthaw the day of event, rewarm and serve.

 

Pumpkin Delight (Just Think Chocolate Delight Sans Chocolate)

I have had Pumpkin Spice Jello Pudding in my pantry for awhile. My mom sent it to me. She sends me things she thinks I would find interesting. Hence the Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, and Peppermint Pudding mixes I have in my pantry.

I have been wracking my mind trying to find something to use them with.

When I was visiting my husbands family I did not get my Chocolate Delight, which is usually made at least once while I am there for various functions going on.

My thought was why  can’t I just switch the chocolate pudding for one of the puddings above. This is when my Recipe for Pumpkin Delight was born.

I used a Nilla Wafer Crust, You can probably use just about any flavor combination you like.

This was a huge hit at Halloween Bowling and was gone in about 15 minutes, once people noticed there was dessert.

What makes this good

 

This is truly a great recipe, you can switch out jellos and play with it a bit. Still trying to figure out something to go with the peppermint.

Pumpkin Delight Recipe Card

 

I’m not going to spend anytime explaining this recipe. It’s the basics of all basics. If you have ever made instant pudding, you have this in the bag.

Pumpkin Delight

 

Make it Festive and Enjoy!