Posts Tagged‘slow cooker’

Freezer Meals for a Mom’s Weekend

Early this morning I jumped on a flight to Chicago to attend BlogHer 13.  If you’re not familiar with this conference, it’s the largest in the United States for female bloggers (and some men too!)  I’m anticipating 4 whirlwind days of learning, connecting, and enjoying myself. That being said, I am leaving MarocBaba to fend for himself while our boys went to spend a long weekend with grandma and grandpa.  Normally, I would leave my husband to figure out the food situation, which I’m sure would consist of a lot of take-out.  However, with it being Ramadan right now and…

Polish Hunter Stew

Polish Hunter’s Stew {Bigos} for #SundaySupper

One of the best things that happened last year in my blogging world was finding and becoming a part of #SundaySupper. I’ve long felt that family meals are of terrible importance and the mission of #SundaySupper is just that – bringing families together.  This week is the one year anniversary of this movement beginning.  In honor of this achievement contributors were encouraged to select a recipe that was blogged by another contributor in the last year.  It was a really hard choice but the recipe I chose seemed to fit perfectly. When I first became a contributor I was assigned…

Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

Slow Cooker Chicken Shwarma

I’ve been using my slow cooker a lot lately.  So much so that MarocBaba finally said to me at the end of last week, “Ok enough with that machine now!”  It makes my life so much easier, and I am rarely disapointed.  Not to mention the kids have not rejected a single meal.  When I have combed the internet for new freezer and slow cooker meal ideas I found a few things that were troubling; There’s a lot of slow cooker soup recipes.  If I served soup as a meal I’d get a lot of sad faces. Lots of freezer…

crockpot lamb

Crockpot Lamb and Lentils

There is one Moroccan dish that is an absolute favorite of mine.  It’s called Rafisa and is usually made after a babies birth.  It uses a spice called fenugreek seeds which I’ve heard help with milk production in new mothers.  My guess is this is where the connection is.  I love love love chicken rafisa but my husband won’t touch it.  So I’ve never really learned how to make it.   I came up with this twist on rafisa a few weekends ago when we were snowed in.  I am not sure where the ingredient ideas came from other than…

Greek Slow Cooker Chicken

 I find myself using my slow cooker and more and more these days.  This recipe was a twist on a simple recipe I found in a slow cooker cookbook.  I made it last week when we were going out of town for the day and expecting dinner that evening.  It turned out great and made that evening super fast and easy!Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs of chicken (I use bone in)1 lemon sliced thinly2 tbsp vegetable oil1 tsp each salt and pepper2 tsp crushed garlic1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock3/4 cup olives (kalamata – you can use more or less depending on your preference)Directions:Wash…

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

Slow Cooker Tajine with White Beans

Our schedule has been getting consistently busier as my boys are getting older so I’ve had to start playing with the slow cooker a bit.  A few weeks ago I tried another recipe without telling the family that I made it in the slow cooker (they tend to be slow cooker-phobic).  They really liked it so I plan to use it a lot more.  Last night was swimming class and around 3pm I threw this in.     Slow Cooker Tajine with Beef and White Beans Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil handful of italian parsley finely chopped 1 tsp chopped…