The other day, I had to pick up a few things at BJ’s. I was drawn to the book section where I found a book called Slow Cooker Revolution. I looked at the photos and suddenly felt hungry, but put the book back, thinking I really don’t need a cookbook. I finished my shopping and headed toward the checkout.
As I walked past the book section once again, I just grabbed the book off the table, placed it in my cart, and went to the checkout!
Yesterday, I made Honey Mustard Drumsticks. The recipe began with a rub for the chicken, then a blend of honey and mustard was put on the drumsticks as they cooked in the crockpot. When they were done, they were brushed with the honey/mustard mix and placed in the oven for several minutes. Wow. The family went ballistic!
Today, Mark took Michelle up to Rochester for her classes, while Ben and I stayed home. I looked through the book and found a recipe for Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings. The recipe was a little involved, but as the aroma permeated the house this afternoon, it was almost magical. Before the meal was done, Ben took a snitch of chicken. It was then he named me the Queen of Chicken. hahaha
I was on a roll…..I got my little GE pot and made up a Chocolate Pudding Cake. YIKES!
Let’s just say I am well loved by the family tonight! If you like cooking with a slow cooker, but would like some “gourmet” style recipes, this is THE book! As I said, the recipes call for some more prep than just tossing ingredients into a crock, but, these recipes are fantastic! Mark commented that this evening’s dinner reminded him of a Thanksgiving meal! (and it was nowhere “that” complex!)
It is rare that I would take a cookbook to bed at night to think about my next recipe, but…..hehehe