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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Wow, what a whirlwind week…why is it that in the winter months time drags and moves slowly but when it’s summer it speeds by like a freight train on steroids?

In 2 days we’ll be celebrating 23 years of marriage, and yes, that too seems like it flew by.  There were times when we experienced “winter months” and time lagged, but with the grace of God, we are now in our “summer” months – like a freight train on steroids – lol!

If you are like me, you are still grilling outdoors and this may be an early start for an indoor Crockpot meal, but I wanted to try the Campbell’sSlow Cooker Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce – Sweet Korean BBQ w Roasted Ginger & Sesame
  • Jasmine Rice – Dellarice.com
  • Beef – 2-3 lbs
  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

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The beef was placed in the Crock Pot, did not use cooking spray nor add any water

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Covered beef with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

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7 hours on low

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Shredded beef with 2 forks

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Cooked rice as package directions and covered with shredded beef

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My sons love tacos and burritos so I made these for them.

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There are 3 other Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces that I’ll try, and this Korean BBQ was just the right blend.  It wasn’t too salty which would have been a turn off for me.

Do you use the Slow Cooker in the summer?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

I had an online weekend…reading and commenting on Blogs…updating status’…tweeting….Instagraming…Sverving…and…creating a Facebook Campaign, “Bloggers4JCPenney“. There were several bloggers who liked the concept and submitted their posts, I hope you’ll check it out and do the same.

Saturday, I received my first Influenster VOXBOX, and will be posting a review later this week. Sunday, I went to church, wore green and cooked CornBeef, Cabbage and Potatoes for St. Patty’s Day. Tomorrow #1 son has an interview at Bank of America, he and I will be meeting his DVR job coach at 1:00.  The job market is tough made even more so when you have a disability so please say a little prayer for him.

We were all hoping for another warm weekend but it seems like ‘ole Man Winter is back for one last hurrah! Wednesday is officially the first day of Spring so I’m mixing in a little bright colors with today’s all black outfit.

Are you planning a special “1st Day of Spring” outfit or will you wait until it gets warmer?

Purse from Rugged Wearhouse

Getting ready for the warmer and brighter days of Spring!

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Polka Dot Purse – Rugged Wearhouse // Neon Orange Belt – Avon

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Bright vest was thrifted from a GW Boutique (Goodwill)

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Shoes from Ross

Come on Spring…push “ole man winter away!

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Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy and Megnificantlife  – join in to meet a few new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

I love to cook dinner for my men but because I have such a long commute from Pennsylvania I am always on the lookout for easy, breezy dinner ideas.  Crock pot cooking is definitely my all time favorite but I don’t mind firing up the grill or even the oven during the summer.  Last night’s meal was definitely easy, breezy using chicken breasts and Kraft Fresh Take mix.  In our house, no meal is complete without a starch and a veggie, I chose Zatarains rice, steamed broccoli and Marie Callenders Cheddar biscuits.

Last night’s dinner was an easy crock pot meal made with ingredients I had on hand.

Chicken Breasts, Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce and Paste, Mushrooms, and McCormick Slow Cooker Seasoning Package for Italian Herb Chicken

I used a crock pot liner instead of spraying with cooking spray. Chicken in first, topped with the mushrooms. The Italian Herb dry seasonings was mixed with the cans of tomatoes and poured on top.

Covered and cooked on low for 8 hours.

Shredded the chicken with a fork

Wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla

Mine with a jalapeno pepper.

In my house crock pot cooking isn’t  just for fall and winter months, it’s actually more convenient and a real time saver in the warmer months.  After work the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stove especially when it’s hot like it was yesterday.  I would prefer to walk into the house to a fully prepared meal smelling good!  Using the crock pot gives me more time to sit on the “back 40” or take a walk around the neighborhood.

These were the ingredients for Monday night’s dinner.

1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 jar of mushrooms
Pam Cooking Spray

You can use any cream soups

Spray Crock Pot with Pam or any cooking spray
Put in frozen veggies
Top with chicken breasts or thighs
I cut up an onion and added the mushrooms

You can use dried onions if you don’t have fresh

Sprinkled a dash of seasoning and dried thyme
Covered chicken & mushrooms with soups
Cooked on low for 7 hours
If desired, add a cup of uncooked white/brown rice when you get home

Poured in a cup of long grain rice

Turned off crock pot, stirred in rice, recovered and let sit for 30 mins while I changed my clothes

Dinner is served - I sprinkled mine with cayenne pepper


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