If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you know that I love a good meal that I can make in my slow cooker. In fact, Fall is my favorite time of year to put one to good use. Days are shorter, kids are busier, and the convenience of having dinner ready to go when we walk in the door after all of our running around makes life just a little bit easier. So, when Hamilton Beach contacted me and asked if I’d like to try their new Programmable Stay or Go 6 Quart Slow Cooker, of course I said yes!
I know it’s just under the wire, but I wanted to sneak this post in before the month, and the contest, were up! If you’ve been following my Facebook feed, you may have noticed a contest I spoke about called Cook For Health September. It’s the brainchild of Alex and Sonja Overhiser, over at the amazing A Couple Cooks. They’ve partnered up with Green BEAN Delivery, my favorite organic produce delivery group, to help promote healthy eating and meals made with healthy, seasonal, unprocessed foods…especially in their home state, and my home state, of Indiana.
You know, before this storm hit, I thought I’d stocked up on the right foods to get us through. But, now that I’m looking at pictures of the breakfast we had on Christmas morning again, I’m thinking I should have made one of these up and celebrated being shut in with some of our neighbors. Neighbors, I owe you a breakfast!
It’s actually chilly here today in Georgia! It won’t be later on today, but right now, as the morning is just getting started, there is actually frost on my front lawn! I know this may not sound exciting to you, but I’ve had an awfully tough time getting in the Christmas spirit in the warm weather this time around. I’m not asking for a blizzard, just a chill in the air, and today, I have it.
This recipe is perfect for a chilly day, and even better, it’s super simple.
I’m sitting in my parents’ kitchen right now, and my dad just saw the recipe I’m posting today. His response?
“I will never eat that.”
My dad swears that he hates Brussels sprouts. He hasn’t tried them in years, and has certainly never had them like this. I know that he’d really like them, if he gave them a chance. I plan on sneak attacking him at some point. Mwa ha ha! How often do children have to force feed their parents a vegetable? It’s going to happen though. Just you wait.