A Couple of Dinner Ideas

This winter I have been using my Crock Pot at least a couple of times a week. A new crock pot is definitely in my future! I picked this one up at a yard sale a couple of years ago. It was brand new and was only .50 cents and has worked great. The one thing I don’t like is that you can’t put the container part in the dishwasher. Anyways…

Here are a few recipes I have made this week.

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooked Pork

This is my favorite BBQ recipe. My sister-in-law has some great slow cooker recipes and this is one she shared with me. It is so easy and delicious!


1 Pork Butt

1 red onion sliced

1/2 cup pickled jalapenos

1/2 cup Apricot Preserves

Put all ingredients in Crock Pot and cook on low all day or on high for about 4 hours. When ready, it is so tender that it will just fall apart.

Cranberry Broccoli Cole Slaw

If you haven’t noticed, I am not very good at exact measurements on recipes. If any of them are not clear, just ask 🙂


1 bag of Rainbow or Broccoli Slaw

1/2 to 1/4 of Red Onion (finely chopped)


White Vinegar

a few pinches of sugar

In a large bowl mix slaw, onion and mayo until you get the consistency you want. (I don’t like much mayo so just enough to cover the slaw) . Add in a splash of white vinegar and a pinch of sugar.

We usually eat the BBQ and slaw on tortillas. Yum!

Italian- Ranch Chicken


3 chicken brests

1/2 pack of dry ranch dressing

1/2 cup Zesty Italian dressing

1 red onion


Chili Powder

Cook all day on low or for 4 hours on high. Serve on tortillas with feta cheese, red onions and romaine lettuce.

We had these tonight with the cranberry slaw and Zucchini as a side.  Quick, easy and tasty.

Over dinner tonight, Zach and I were talking about this time last year! A couple of days after Valentine’s we got Lucy and her 6 puppies. It was one of the most fun experiences of my life. We really did become dog people over night.

Lucy and the pups~ Feb. 16, 2011

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Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am looking forward to having an extra day off.


Sara Beth


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