Thursday, April 7, 2016

Crock pot beef and peppers

A twist on the classic crock pot beef, this recipe adds peppers and tomato juice for a different flavor. You get a ton of bang for your buck with a simple crock pot recipe like this. It tastes way more complex than it is.

gluten free crock pot beef peppers

Crock pot beef and peppers

Toss into a crock pot (with a liner!):
  • A hunk of beef, whatever is on sale, usually labeled "roast"
  • a few yellow and red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 T. worchestershire sauce
  • enough tomato juice + red wine (about half of each) to almost cover the top of the meat

Cook on low heat until you come home from work when DAMN your house is going to smell good. The meat will shred with a fork.

Serve with quinoa and broccoli. I originally was going to add shelled edamame to this, but I forgot. It was still good.

P.S. Leftovers served on top of a baked potato with cheese are the bomb.

Monday, April 4, 2016

This week's menu

I had a really good menu last week. It had variety and imagination and I forgot to do my thing here with it. My bad. It had lettuce wraps and fantastic salads and [something else that I forgot] then we went out to eat steaks on Thursday and crawfish on Friday. It was a good week.

THIS week. We have food on the menu. And yet another big bag of kale to use up before it gets funky. Story of my life.

Monday- Veggie chicken alfredo (re: stick as many veggies as you can into the alfredo sauce. Kale, broccoli, peas) 
Tuesday- Crock pot beef with peppers and quinoa with edamame*
Wednesday- BIG salads because KALE needs to be eaten. Also some romaine.
Thursday- Beefy baked potatoes*
Friday- Buffalo chicken waffle bites

*Ideas I came up with in my head and I'm not sure a recipe exists yet. Logically, I should post them if they're good. Realistically, I set myself up for a shepherd's pie recipe a few weeks back and I made it and I ate it, but completely spaced out on posting it. So there's that.

Gotta work this weekend so there will likely be another menu for the next chunk of work days starting Thursday. Peace out.