As some of you know, I CANNOT cook. I don’t know why, it just does not click with me. When I dine out, I care much more about the ambiance of the restaurant than the food. When my mother and I dine together – it is a whole ordeal. We’ll have a veryyy prolonged cocktail hour and finally come around to ordering some type of salad and fish (though neither one of us really care). The meal is usually interrupted by great conversation – it drives Courtney mad to dine out with us! All of that to say, experience usually means more to me than the actual food.
With a lack of interest in food comes a lack of interest in cooking. However, I am trying to dial-up my skills and putting myself to the test! Last weekend, I challenged myself to use my crockpot that has been sitting in my kitchen gathering cobwebs. I asked you all about your favorite recipes and you guys sent me some amazing ideas! I started out googling “easy crockpot recipes” and these are the ones that I flagged!
Chicken and Rice – This is the recipe I tried on Sunday. It is all of my favorite foods wrapped into one, chicken, veggies, cheese…yum!! I cooked it for an hour too long so it came out a little dry but if that happens, just add some extra chicken broth! I have since turned mine into a soup-like dish and it is delicious!
Slow Cooked Salmon – This is next on my list to cook!! I Absolutely love salmon but always find a way to mess it up. One of my biggest issues is getting distracted while cooking, so being able to place it in the slow cooker for 2 hours and then it being ready to go is right up my alley!
Quinoa Tex Mex – I used to make a version of this on the stove top but it would take me forever! Plus this is a healthier meal you won’t feel bad about eating during the week!
Butternut Squash Stew – This one looks a bit more difficult but I’ve got some time to kill over Christmas break. And who doesn’t love a butternut squash anything during Fall/Winter season?!
Stuffed Peppers – My boyfriend makes a KILLER stuffed pepper but honestly the kitchen is a mess afterwards with all of the pots and pans. The cool thing about this recipe is you can substitute the rice for anything like cauliflower rice or quinoa!
IG Story Ideas
Mississippi Pot Roast – @Nicoleleigh22
Chicken + Salsa (Chicken breast, 1 jar of salsa, 1 cup of water, cook on high for 6 hours) – @Mackenziermartin
Buffalo Chicken Chili – @Adriannapitrelli
Would love to hear if any of you guys use the recipes! Dying to know what you think!