Over the weekend, I had asked my FB fans what they thought of a teacher blog that wasn't just "teacher-y" We are so much more than just teachers. We have our school lives and our home lives which sometimes blur together. I'm more than a teacher. Yes, at school we are moms, dads, nurses, councilors, the list could go on. Then at home, we are parents, spouses, significant others, caregivers to our parents/grandparents. Then what if we have pets? Again, the list could go on. I wanted to let ya in on the "other side of me'.....so I'm bringing you:
My intent of these Wednesdays, if they should continue, is to not only let you in on "my world", but also hope that you find something yummy to use in the process. If you already follow me on Pinterest, you know that I pin me some food! :)
Allow me to introduce one of my best cooking buddies!
(Forgive the blurred image, but it links to Amazon if you want to check it out)
There's something about a slow cooker that makes me happy. Not sure if it's throwing it all in and letting it go, the smells that fill the house, the time that it saves, or what---but I love them. When I got my triple server, I was in heaven. It's so nice to have a whole meal ready. Main course, side dish, dessert, or a bread, meat, fruit for breakfast.
Here's our latest menu for Bella:
1) Breakfast Casserole
2) Cooked Apples
3) Monkey Bread
*Probably not the "lightest" of meals, but hey! :)
Here is the before image of the Breakfast Casserole.
I tweaked it a bit to fit in smaller crockpots, and for my family's liking.
Here is the final product.
Next up, the Chunky Applesauce.
I don't really have a recipe for this. I make it off the top of my head, but it generally turns out the same. It is without a doubt one of my absolute FAVORITE crock pot recipes. Here is what I *think* I put in it ;) Sometimes I have added vanilla too.
And the final product....
Finally, Monkey Bread.
My kids love helping make monkey bread, and when I came across this crock pot recipe, I knew we had to make it. Here's the original recipe.
Again, I tweaked it just a hair. Believe it or not, I didn't think it needed all that sweet stuff on it, so we opted not to do the icing. Here's how we made ours.
And the final product:
Now, I'm too short to get a great overhead view of all this cooking together, so it's in parts. :)
Put all three recipes together and you have a simple breakfast/supper. We made it together as a family, and everyone had their part. Making meals together are some of our best times as a family.
I hope you can find something yummy to share with your family too.
***So what do you think of "What's Cooking Wednesdays"...is this something I should continue?