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Monday, June 13, 2011

Yum! And Simple/Easy Too!

I know if I show a picture of a to die for EASY TO MAKE dinner, I better share the recipe. Since I am all kinds of wonderful, I will.


Wake up and have a craving for something barbecued. (Okay, flavored.... I don't know how to use the grill.)  Go to your freezer and find a big chunk of meat. Throw it in a crockpot. Go and find a recipe and realize you don't have any of the ingredients. Go to Cost-Co and buy red potatoes and carrots. Call your friend on the way home asking if you can have some Dr. Pepper because you don't drink any and don't want to buy a whole six pack of the stuff. You just want one can! Since one of your Native's is at her house playing, ask her to send that Native home and dump in the Dr. Pepper in the crockpot on top of the meat.

Come home and start to mix the barbecue sauce ingredients. Realize that you should have bought more ketchup. Coax what little ketchup you can out of your almost empty container. Jump up and down trying to shake out the last little itty bitty drop. Grab some Worcestershire sauce and realize you've made the same mistake. Add extra bottled barbecue sauce to compensate.

Throw the wet ingredients  and veggies on top of the meat in crockpot only to have it fill to over flowing and not fit because every recipe has to be doubled/tripled with all of the Native's that  you feed. Go and grab a roaster pan and dump all contents in the crockpot plus the extra sauce in said roaster pan and pop it all into the oven where it sits and cooks for several hours.

See? Very simple!

I just love simple recipes. Makes my life so much easier......... pant pant..........

The real recipe:
6 small red potatoes, cut into quarters
6 med. carrots,cut into 1-inch pieces
4-5 lbs. meat (Doesn't matter what kind. I used pork.)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bottle (28 oz.) barbecue sauce
1 Cup ketchup
1 Cup cola
2 TBL. Worcestershire sauce

Throw it all in a crock pot, cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours. Serves 8




  2. Rachel, I love it. You are my kind of cook. Looks delicioso.

  3. I should've sent ketchup and Worcestershire sauce with the Native too, eh? I have plenty, you should have asked!

    PS- Thanks for making me fall off the wagon....again. I thoroughly enjoyed my fall. ;) Don't worry it's not the 1st time and certainly won't be the last.

  4. Move over, Pioneer Woman!

    Rachel, you could do TV and write a cookbook . . . and it would be the most interesting cookbook ever!

  5. Kristen, Pretend they are mushrooms. :D

    BC, I swear half the time I never have a lot of the ingredients I need. Makes for some interesting dinners.

    Nat, I'm glad that I could (ahem) help. :) I do know that buying shoes helps with the bumps and bruises when one falls off of wagons.

    Anaise, Years ago when I was first married, I'd watch this cooking show. I don't remember the name but it was this guy and I just loved him! He was a grandpa who was a great cook but terrible in the kitchen! He kept burning stuff, dropping it, etc. Best show ever. A show I could relate to. :)

  6. Now THIS is the kind of cooking that I understand. Adapt as you go. Creative get-it-done cooking. Recipes are just a guideline. Looks delicious!

  7. Wabi, It is the way my mom taught me. :D

  8. Dr. Pepper? Really???

    Well, I guess I better try it. Sounds novel and really quite exotic.

    I can imagine how all those Native DIVE IN and vacuum it right up!

  9. Ginger, Yup! Dr. Pepper. There is a recipe for Dr. Pepper baked beans on the internet that is to die for!!! My dad makes them and oh my goodness..... they are yummy.


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