Sunday, October 16, 2011

Loving the Slow Cooker

I am loving making dessert in the morning, letting it cook in my classroom, then passing out treats to the staff.  I've made two recipes which turned out awesome...

Chocolate Cobbler in the Crockpot

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker :  Only problem with this was I stink at peeling.  I can peel, as long as I don't mind about 1/3 of the apple/potato going out with the peel.  I used a peeler, so this helped a lot.

I made HH a "Some Mummy Loves You" candy bar from The Happy Home Fairy.  I also went ahead and made a few extras for the ladies at church to give to their husbands.  I might do this for the kids at school, but I have several other food related Halloween goodies for them coming up.  HH loved his candy bars!

Saturday was game night, and it was my turn to host.  We had two new pharmacists in town come.  They were an awesome addition.  She made an awesome Alton Brown dessert, and we completely bonded on foodie things.  Score!

I made Kielbasa with Pasta, Asparagus, and Shitake Mushrooms

I also made Taco-Seasoned Chex Mix.  This went over well too, but when I make it again, I would certainly double up the seasoning.  I think it just needed more.

I made my first attempt at fudge tonight.  I waited until I my candy thermometer came in from Amazon.  I got the recipe for Pumpkin Fudge from Brown Eyed Baker.  I am glad I had the candy thermometer.  I would not have let the stuff to boil as high as it did without checking the thermometer.  Here is what my stove looked like:

If it doesn't turn out, HH says that is no problem he will eat it with a spoon.
Friday night a special was aired on 20/20 by Diane Sawyer.  It was called "Children of the Plains."  I highly encourage you guys to check this special out.  This is VERY close to where we live.  This is a very accurate description of life where we are.

1 comment:

Britney said...

Look tastey good.. yum yum