So, I decided to attempt to use my crock pot every day for the next 30 days. We'll see how long that lasts. I do, however, have the ingredients to use it for the next 7 so let's start there shall we?
I love my crock pot. Love. But the truth is I have gotten in a rut and cook the same things over and over and over. If I decide to use it for 30 days then I will have to put some effort into it and find something worth cooking (and blogging about) so that no one gets bored. Right? Right?!?!
So JT and I got on the trusty ole interweb and found some recipes here and there. I thought it would be good handwriting practice for the kid so I had him make the list for the store and off we went.
On a side note, when we were leaving the store there was a table for Veteran Appreciation with men in uniform. JT stopped in front of the table, recognizing who they were, and saluted them. And then he said thank you. And then I may have teared up and dang near lost it right there. He wrote a short note of appreciation to the soldiers who serve our great country and I was one proud momma.
So, for the day one recipe. I decided on Beef Fajitas because I really love Mexican food and, well, that's the only reason I suppose:) You will need the following:
beef stew meat - I used one pound
1/2 cup of water
1 package fajita seasoning
1 small onion sliced
2 bell peppers - I used a green one and an orange one (pretty huh?)
Mix it all together in the ole crocker and let cook on low for around 7 or 8 hours.
I thought they tasted fantastic. We had ours on flour tortillas with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, fresh squeezed lime over the meat and avacados. Oh, and salsa. Can't forget that little gem. Everyone ate until they were full and no one asked for a snack after dinner so I'm calling it a success. And I didn't have any leftovers... good and bad I suppose!
And I definitely used the cancer-ridden plastic crock pot bags because I can't cook in the old girl for 30 days and have to scrub her every night now can I?
Whatcha think? Any suggestions?