Vegetables Can Easily be Cooked in the Slow Cooker
Meat and veggies can be cooked at the same time in a slow cooker. But how do you cook vegetables in the slow cooker without them being mushy?
If you like mango, try this quick and easy bread pudding dessert in a slow cooker. Enjoy the richness of a southern sweetness without all the loaded calories and carbs. It’s a creamy delight and only takes two hours to cook.
People who are careful about eating healthy food but who like dessert might hesitate at making a bread pudding dessert because bread:
Some people on a strict diet refuse to eat any bread. Of course, too much of any food can cause weight gain. Eating moderately is the key. In case you are an individual who is looking for a light dessert and trying to be careful about the carbs, you might want to try this mango dessert out. Here’s why:
Years ago, a friend of mine, Kelly, worked for an elderly couple. The older lady would make her special bread pudding recipe for Kelly nearly every time she went over to the couple’s house. I had a taste of it and fell in love with the incredible flavor. It was different than the kind I was used to with raisins. It was made with peaches.
I never did get that recipe. The story is quite a sad one because my sweet friend passed away several years ago at a young age. However, I have wonderful memories of fun times we had. We both liked to cook and bake and would bring our favorite recipes to share on fun outings with our children. Of course, one of the best desserts was the peach bread pudding that she had learned to make.
Often, I’ve wanted to make that peach bread pudding dessert. Recently, however, I have gone crazy over the way mangoes taste. So juicy and tasty. I wondered how it would be to make that dessert but with mangoes instead. I tried it. It is amazing. Wait ’til you find out the secret to that southern sweetness I mentioned earlier.
Make this super easy and amazing mango bread pudding in the slow cooker.
Butter the bottom and sides of the slow cooker.
Slice each muffin into four slices, then cut the slices into bite-size chunks.
Peel the mango and slice.
Place the muffin pieces into the bottom of the slow cooker.
Place the mango slices on top of the muffin pieces.
Beat together the eggs, orange juice, evaporated milk, Splenda and cinnamon.
Pour the egg and milk mixture on top of the muffins and mangoes.
Cook for two hours on high.
Now, here's the secret: place the bread pudding into serving dishes and drizzle French Vanilla creamer on top. YUM GOOD!
Consider making the following substitutions to the recipe:
Try the recipe just like I did, make it with the substitutions above, or choose your own version by adding a different ingredient. Whichever way you decide to make it, will you do me a favor? Come back and comment about how you liked it. I’d love to hear from you.
Easy Steak & Potato Meal for Two
Inviting a friend over? Prepare a simple steak and potato slow cooker dinner.
One steak is all you need unless you and your friend are big eaters. My friend invited me over for a write-in.
We’re both writing books and working hard to meet deadlines. When I arrived, she surprised me with the announcement that she was cooking our dinner in the slow cooker.
I couldn’t resist peeking to see what was cooking. Four potatoes and a steak.
The nice thing about cooking four potatoes is that my friend has leftovers. We only ate one potato each. She saved half of her steak half (yep, that means I ate ALL of my half😉).
Steak leftovers can be made into sandwiches, chili, burritos – or just steak.
My friend seasoned the steak perfectly, and she has a great way to cook the potatoes. She cuts the end off and hits them hard three times with a sharp knife to break the skin. That way, the potatoes don’t explode. Pretty cool, huh?
Chuck steak and baked potatoes in the Slow Cooker
Seasonings used were:
Dinner was superb! My friend Barbara and I accomplished a good bit of work.
The day had started out for me with frustration due to Internet technicalities – not fun for a blogger.
In addition, I took photos with my phone camera. The pictures are sideways. That also adds more setbacks to a food blogger.
In spite of the technical Internet and phone problems, any stress was outweighed by the delicious steak dinner and team writing.
Want an easy dinner ready to serve when you come home from work? Cook pork sirloin chops in the slow cooker. You can also cook the sirloins on high and have them ready for lunch on the weekend.
Looking for an easy kind of meat to cook in the slow cooker? Try pork chops. Just thaw them out the night before, and put them in the slow cooker the next morning to cook on low all day.
Pork chops occasionally go on sale for 99 cents per pound at this one grocery store I shop at. I’ll buy a few packages and freeze them. They are good pan fried, grilled, baked, broiled, and cooked in the slow cooker.
One of the pork chop recipes I’ve tried in my Rival Crock-Pot is a quick way to cook in the slow cooker. I first brown the chops then put them into the Crock-Pot. However, when you’re working an eight-hour day, you need an all-day recipe.
A basic recipe for a pork chop meal, such as the one below, in the slow cooker requires no browning beforehand. [Read more…]