Friday, December 20
I cannot believe that it is December 20th already! Where did the month go? For that matter, where did the year go?! I thought today we would do a Call for Recipes that could potentially be helpful for all of us during this crazy time of year!
I think we can all agree that food is very closely tied to the holidays. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, food plays a big role in the celebrations, traditions and memories from those holidays. Our little family is getting excited to order Chinese take-out on Christmas Eve and enjoy Swedish meatballs and bulle on Christmas Day. I can’t wait!
I think we can also agree that November and December are INSANELY BUSY. And as much as we might like spending time in the kitchen preparing various meals and goodies, sometimes we just don’t have the time. So, that’s the theme of today’s Call for Recipes! Please share your favorite quick and easy recipes that are perfect for the holidays! Whether it’s a main dish, side dish or holiday dessert, everything is fair game!
I’ll kick us off with a slow cooker idea. I had a chance to try out another one of Campbell’s Dinner Sauces again this week. I have to be honest with you all, I haven’t been cooking much since Thanksgiving. Work has been insane, we had two birthdays to celebrate, and gearing up for Christmas and all the associated activities is a full time job in and of itself! But I really am craving some home cooked meals right now – I’m sick of eating on the fly! Yesterday morning I stopped at the store real quick after dropping the kids at school and grabbed a chuck roast and Campbell’s Tavern Style Pot Roast Slow Cooker Sauce. It literally took me 2 minutes to get everything into the crockpot and I didn’t have to think about it the rest of the day. Once evening rolled around, I boiled a few potatoes and threw together a quick salad. The result was very little time and effort expended and a truly holiday-worthy dinner! The best part was the pot roast tasted amazing. Every last person in our family had seconds. This meal is definitely a great option if you want to spend more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen.
Your turn! Share your best recipes and tips for quick and delicious holiday foods! And, if you can share actual recipes in the comments or links to recipes, that would be even more amazing!
Here’s to surviving AND savoring the holidays!
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Wednesday, November 6
I don’t use my crock pot nearly enough. I don’t know why, I just sort of forget it’s there. But I should because it really is pretty awesome. The recipes usually only take a few minutes to prepare and normally involve simply dumping a few ingredients into the slow cooker. Then you walk away and forget about the food until dinner rolls around. Again, why don’t I do this more often?!
I recently had the chance to try one of Campbell’s new Dinner Sauces. I could choose between a skillet sauce or a slow cooker sauce. I decided to pull the crock post out of the cabinet above the fridge and let it do its job! We picked the Sweet Korean BBQ dinner sauce to try and had it for dinner last night.
We loved this sauce for a few reasons:
- Dinner prep was SO easy. The BBQ beef was simple to prepare, and when dinnertime rolled around, it only took me a few minutes to pull everything together.
- The kids loved the BBQ beef served over rice with a veggie on the side. They all had seconds, thirds, fourths – I’m not exaggerating!
- Nate and I went with the package’s serving suggestion of eating the BBQ beef as tacos. SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how happy I am there are leftovers for my lunch today!
I rarely buy pre-made sauces and dinners because, well, I usually don’t think they are that good. But this Sweet Korean BBQ was awesome and I’m really happy we tried it!Slow Cooker Sweet Korean BBQ Beef TacosAuthor: Jane MaynardRecipe type: Main Dish, BeefCuisine: KoreanIngredients
- 1 package Campbell’s Sweet Korean BBQ Dinner Sauce
- 3ish pound chuck roast (The back of the package calls for a 2-3 pound roast, but my roast was over three pounds and there was plenty of sauce for that amount of meat. I would recommend going with the bigger size roast.)
- Coleslaw mix (no dressing, just the cabbage mixture)
- Flour tortillas
- Sour cream
- Hot sauce
- Place chuck roast in crock pot and pour Sweet Korean BBQ sauce over the meat. Turn crock pot on low and cook for 7-8 hours.
- Remove meat from crock pot. Cut up or shred the meat. Return meat to slow cooker and mix with the sauce.
- Heat flour tortillas then top with beef, coleslaw, sour cream dollops and a bit of hot sauce if you want some heat. Wrap like a burrito if your tortilla is bigger or fold like a taco for smaller tortillas.
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