I was inspired to write today's post by my blogger friend Sandcastle Momma who has a HI-larious post about her cooking skills.
Unexpectedly, I found out I was gonna have some extra mouths to feed for dinner last night. I shouldn't say it is unexpected since I often don't know how many kids I'll have around my table each night until sometime earlier that same day. Makes dinner planning akin to nailing jello to a wall.
So since my oldest stepson would be gracing us with his presence last night on a surprise pop-by visit from college (uh-oh, a Monday night visit, must mean he's out of money), I broke out "Momma's Little Helper." That's right, my gigantic Crock Pot.
I've become a crock pot culinary genius. It's simple really. Just toss in some sort of meat (any meat will do). Sprinkle with some seasoning. Add some vegis (frozen or fresh chopped work better than canned) and pour something over the whole mess - a can of soup, a jar of preserves or a jar of salsa. Cook for 6-8 hours. Serve over pasta or rice and you're done! Simple.
I think even Sandcastle Momma could make an edible non-burnt dinner using the should-be-patented Native Mom Crockpot system. However, I have to admit, when it comes to cooking bread, I burn it every time as well. I think the Pillsbury Dough Boy is out to get me.