Cooking Thoughts and goals


Along with my list of goals that I posted last week is my desire to rework some older recipes so that they fit into my current health issues as well as an ease of preparation. I would also like to broaden my horizons. I'm a creature of habit no matter how much I experiment. I tend to gravitate back to the same ingredients time after time. So instead of changing those ingredients, I'd like to expand that list of ingredients!

I have been doing Slow Cooking Thursday, hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for quite some time now, but missed a few last year for lack of ideas. So on my list of goals is to rework some of my older recipes into Slow Cooker recipes and not miss any Thursdays this year. I'm spending a bit of time each week reworking a few recipes each week and then hubby has agreed to be my taste tester a few nights a week during the following month to decide if they taste okay slow cooked instead of the traditional methods of cooking that particular recipe. I think we'll find that they are easier, have less fat and are even more flavorful with the extended cooking time.

Coming soon from the recipes I have already reworked will be an array of beef, pork and chicken recipes like Hungarian Goulash, Linguine & Chicken, Chicken in Italian Cream, Cherry Pork Chops & Potatoes, Sweet & Sour Beef, Hawaiian Roast Beef, Beer Braised Beef Stew, Ranch Chicken in Cream Gravy and Baked Potato Soup.
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5 comments:

Joyce said...

Wow! I can't wait, Tamy! Sounds like some delicious goals.

I'm especially interested in your version of Hungarian Goulash. :)

We really enjoy our slow cooker over here, too, though it doesn't work for everything.

Sometimes I use the oven as a slow cooker of sorts. Rice pudding can work that way.

Have a great day. :)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I am intrigued to see what you do. I need to find healthier recipes, and rework some of our favorites myself.

jenjen said...

Tamy -
I am going to have to check out that slow-cooking Thursday link. I love my slow cooker.

Your food goals sound delicious! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Jen

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Bravo on your food goals! Happy 2009!

Sandra said...

Tamy I can't wait to see the slow cooker version recipes...I'm so excited :)