Crockpot recipes certainly aren't for last minute unplanned dinners—but using the crockpot for prepping a quick dinner is something that I rely upon about once a week, especially if I'm going to be out-and-about all day and want to arrive home to a hot dinner (and a house that smells divine.) I've had quite a few requests over the last several months for crockpot recipes, and I've talked to many
The first time I made this easy vegetarian recipe, I used it as a protein boost for a tossed salad. I had picked up several packages of tempeh with grand aspirations of making a garlic-onion marinade (ha!), or a vegetarian shepherd's pie (double ha!).
Change is underway here at QQM! We're undergoing some improvements and tweaks over the next week, so please bear with me as we revamp a bit. I'll be sharing more about the changes in the upcoming weeks -- stay tuned. It's been busy, busy around here: I'm also traveling to a biz conference in North Carolina until Sunday (going to meet Denise Wakeman in person -- how cool is that?!)
Several weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to try making some UnMeatballs, to turn a package of frozen tortellini into a satisfying meal. Well, I tweaked that handwritten recipe that I found in my file, which had been in there for many years, originally from the book Whole Foods for the Whole Family by LaLeche League.
It's Monday. Oh, where did the weekend go? Mondays are those back-to-the-grindstone days that can feel endless. To-do lists here. Phone calls there. Mealtime again.
I don't know about you, but I sure could use some inspiration on Mondays. Here are 5 quick and easy recipes that will help me get through this week:
Several weeks ago I found an awesome sale on ground pork (remember my excitement in this ham loaf on sale post?). Well, I finally had a chance to make the ham loaf recipe again (to make sure it's A-OK to share with you). It just so happened that earlier this week we had a dreary, rather chilly day and I wanted something quick and easy (what's new there?!) that would bake while I was helping the kids with some homework assignments.
Here's a quick meal trivia question for you: What protein is consumed in the highest amount per capita per year? Chicken ... beef ... pork ... beans ... eggs ... ?
It all started one afternoon when I picked up a book called Tofu Quilt at the library by Ching Yeung Russell. A compelling tale written in free-verse, it was the story of a young girl inspired to become a writer so that she could eat more of her favorite dessert custard, dan lai. It was also a book that ended all-too-soon.
Check out Ron’s fridge pic. Ron writes about design, technology and all things geek at the Blog Salad (cool stuff -- he's running a 'blog design poll' the whole month of May).