Monday, August 9, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


Last week's cookbook was the Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook* and while it had some interesting recipes, none of them were anything so spectacular that I would make them again.  I guess the charro beans came the closest but even they weren't brilliant.  So in an unprecedented move, I am going to give it another shot though and make another week's worth of crock pot meals. 

There are several reasons for this:

It is a huge cookbook so maybe we just managed to cook the five items that weren't amazing.

After yesterday's timely Crock Pot Cooking Class that I was privileged to take part in, I am pumped up about using this little kitchen gem.

This is the week before Diva goes back to school and I am loving the idea of perfecting breakfast from the crock pot and having leftover meals frozen for busy nights.    

Monday - Italian Lentil Soup
Tuesday - Creamy Penne with Mushroom & Tuna Sauce
Wednesday - Parmesan Risotto w/Peas
Thursday - Salsa Chili w/Cilantro Cream
Friday - Rigatoni and Sausage

I did try making oatmeal (I used 1/2 oatmeal & 1/2 quinoa flakes) in the crock pot so it would ready in the morning and it worked fine.  Engineer liked having a hot breakfast in the morning.  This week I am hoping to try out granola in the crock pot if I get the chance.

As always, this is part of Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.
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