Saturday, 4 of July of 2015

Spring-Time Multi-Tasking Fun

Spring-Time Multi-Tasking Fun

It took its sweet time getting here but it’s finally spring. The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and probably just about everybody is getting ready to do their spring cleaning. However, it’s still not quite warm enough to break out the grill and the picnic tables so cooking without getting the kitchen messed up seems impossible, right?

Not necessarily. As I found out from eavesdropping on my coworkers, apparently a couple of them have stumbled onto a way to cook without creating a mess while they clean the computer room. They break out the slow cooker. This turned out to be a really great idea so I got a couple of recipes off them to share with the rest of you who are probably getting ready to have a meltdown over the annual spring cleaning.

Pot Roast:
3 – 4 potatoes
2 – 3 carrots
Roast Beef

Peel potatoes and carrots. Cut potatoes into wedges as if for french fries. Cut carrots into small, thin circular segments. Place in slow cooker. Heat oil in a skillet. Salt and pepper the roast and cover with flour. Brown roast on all sides in the skillet and then place in the slow cooker. Add salt and pepper and garlic as desired to the top of the roast. Cut butter thin and cover top of the roast. Fill slow cooker with water until roast is half-way submerged. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.

Steak Dinner:
3/4 inch thick steak
1/2 cup of steak sauce
Frozen corn cobs
Baking potatoes
Salt, pepper (as desired)
Tin foil

Salt and pepper the steak as desired. Pour the steak sauce over the steak and cover it with a layer of tin foil and place in the slow cooker. Add foil-wrapped potatoes and foil-wrapped frozen corn cobs. Cook on low for 6 hours.

This recipe can also be used with thick pork chops or chicken breasts and barbeque sauce.

We’d love to hear some of your recipes. Share them with us in the comments below!

— da Bird