Wow just think! You could make every “365 Slow Cooker Supper” recipes in this book from beginning to end and not have to come up with one dinner idea for the next year or more! I know this is obvious but if you have a really big family to cook for everyday this is perfect. Ok, just think about taking a night off and not going out to an expensive restaurant. Think about the deliciousness of letting your food meld overnight and waking up the next day knowing you have leftovers. Dinner can be as easy as re-heating. Mmm…How fun is that?!
I have turned every page of this cookbook and I can tell you that this is a fun cookbook to help you make the dinner decision that much easier. It is a great starting place to get ideas. Who knew you could make more than just soup and stew? You can make more, 21 ingredient chili or simplify with 3 bean chili, chicken coconut curry, pork adobo, bacon risotto or chicken parmigiana meatloaf!
Well, let me tell you it was hard to make just one recipe. When I got to Barbacoa Beef it was the one! The one that stopped me and said …YES Make ME! Luckily, I went to Costco and bought a chuck roast at a great price!
It was absolutely delicious and easy. I made it on a very foggy, grey, Fall day and the house smelled amazing. Mac, my Yorkie, kept hanging around in the kitchen sniffing the air wondering when it was going to be ready. Stephanie O’Dea gives a slow-fast time and a slow-slow time for most recipes. I did the slow-fast time. I could not wait to serve it on football Sunday!
I served it with Pumpkin Corn Chips and Guacamole! I had some other fix-ins in the kitchen ready for people if they wanted to do more. I had some shredded cheese, chopped purple onion, lime wedges, tomatoes and lettuce. I enjoyed mine with just a few simple ingredients. The meat was so tender and easy to shred. I must confess, I am not a fan of cumin so I used much less than what was in the recipe. I also added a variety of chili peppers and some roasted garlic. I love the broth and have been enjoying it all week – one night with my Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas, another night as a stew with some roasted potatoes and broccoli. I just never thought about making Barbacoa Beef in my slow cooker and I am so glad I did! Thanks Stephanie!
365 Slow Cooker Suppers makes a great gift for a newlywed couple or someone getting their first home. Every recipe is so easy with just a few ingredients and a crockpot, you are good to get your slow cooking on!
Stephanie O’Dea has written two additional books that started from her blog – crockpot365.blogspot.com. Stephanie is also Gluten-Free and includes tips to make the recipes GF. You can buy 365 Slow Cooker Suppers on Amazon.com in paperback or kindle. I received a complimentary copy of this cookbook to review. The opinions stated are mine and not influenced by the gift.