(While I’m enjoying my new little one, I’m happy to share this guest post by Sherah-Leigh from Working Kitchen.)
A mutual friend introduced me to Rebekah’s blog, and I’ve really enjoyed following it. One of the loves Rebekah and I have in common is the crock pot. I’m excited to be able to share a few recipes with you! Here are three of my recent favorite dishes. (Note: you can search the label “crock pot” on my blog for all of my crock pot recipes).
First…a Beef Roast.
This is great because 1) It makes an inexpensive meat tender and delicious, and 2) It truly is a one dish meal– only one pot to clean up and no need to make additional side dishes.
I put a small beef roast in the crock pot (thawed), and season. I like to use a few tablespoons of dried vegetable soup dip/dressing mix. I added almost a whole bag of baby carrots, two onions peeled and cut into sixes and five potatoes chopped into chunks. Add about 2 c. water. I prepped all this at night and stuck it in the fridge, so I added enough water to cover the potatoes so they wouldn’t turn brown.
If you’re into chicken, this simple Cashew Chicken is delicious.
In the crock pot place about 1 pound of boneless chicken.
- 1 T. oil
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 2 T. ketchup
- 2 T. vinegar
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
Pour over chicken and cook on high for about 3 hours.
Shred chicken and stir in 1/2 c. cashews. Serve over rice.
Another great chicken recipe (with a different flavor) is this Honey Chicken…yum! (pictured above)
In the crock pot, place 3-4 chicken breasts.
In a small bowl, mix together:
- 1/2 c. soy sauce
- 1 c. honey
- 1/2 c. onion, chopped
- 1/4 c. ketchup
- 2 T. oil
Pour over chicken.
Cook on high for about 2 hours.
Mix together 4 tsp. cornstarch in 1/4 c. water.
Add to sauce and allow to thicken.
Shred chicken and add back to thickened sauce.
Serve over rice.
One of my own goals (1001 things in 101 days) was to start and maintain a blog. My little sister suggested I do a food blog since I had been posting lots of pictures of what I would make on facebook. And so, Working Kitchen was born.
I live in rural Ohio with my husband of nearly a decade and our sweet little baby who is almost one (she is a great helper in the kitchen!). I work half time planning events for Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA (a network of 77 Mennonite congregations). I love cooking (baking is my favorite), and I enjoyed reading when I had (read, before child) “free time.”