Monday, January 15, 2007

Coming home to dinner

I didn't have time to take a picture of lunch today...but it'll be the same all week, so I'll get one eventually. Its perfect for this snowy weather we just got.
Dinner tonight was made thanks to my slow cooker and a recipe from The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker; Sloppy Josephines. Let me tell you, the smell in the apartment when we got home was amazing! These are really simple with ground round, ketchup, onions, bell peppers and some other stuff served over whole wheat kaiser rolls. I forgot to buy brown mustard and had to use dijon, but it worked out fine. Also, I couldn't find dark nonalcoholic beer so I improvised and used water with some tamari. These had such a great BBQ flavour. And Billy went crazy over them! He ate 3 and barely left me any leftovers for tomorrow! They weren't very sloppy though. The sauce thickened considerably, but I don't think that's a really bad thing.










I've also made the stuffed peppers from the book, which Billy also really enjoyed.

This weekend I had a craving for cheese biscuits, like the ones at work. But I didn't have any bisquick mix and all the recipes seemed to call for it, so I just made whole wheat biscuits from Table for Two, mixed in some Earth Island cheddar cheese and topped them with some garlic butter. They did the trick. The picture isn't all that great, but these were delicious.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Dontcha just love slow cookers? Throw a bunch of ordinary stuff in, and come home to wonderful smells, and even better meals.

Good for you improvising the biscuit recipe to make it suit; I do that all the time with recipes, and it usually works out. They look tasty.

springsandwells said...

Oooh, I'd like to check out that book. I just got a slow cooker, and I'm still not sure what to do with it - but this looks (and sounds) delcious!

Michelle said...

see, i have the Simple Little Vegan Slowcooker, but i don't think i've made anything out of it yet. time to crack it open, i think!

Melissa said...

You should definitely try it. The recipes are not too fancy, and there are minimal ingredients. But if you find it too bland, you can always improvise. And there's recipes for vegetable broth and marinara sauce, so its helpful in making things that you wouldn't normally make due to time constraints. I think the book is a great starter for some incredible ideas!

Caty said...

The Sloppy Josephines look really yummy, and so do the biscuits.

I really want a slow cooker now!

madeinalaska said...

Huh? I just got that book and have been debating sending it back... Maybe I will give it a try now.. that sloppy josephines does look good!

Kati said...

The Sloppy Josephines look great...but those biscuits are out of this world! They remind me of Red Lobster's cheddar bay biscuits, and I used to love those pre-veg.