Ok, so I promised I would do better in the cooking department this week.
When deciding on our weekly menu I realized I was so tired of the same ole stuff I have had on rotation for awhile, and decided to look to two blogs (that don't disappoint) for some guidance.
Monday was lettuce wraps from Momfessionals. I altered the recipe a bit, so I'll share it later. It was so good, and healthy!
And Tuesday, I knew I needed a more than quick and easy... I needed to be able to buy the groceries and someone else cook it for me. (HELLO, CROCKPOT!)
So when I came across a recipe for Red Beans and Rice in the Crockpot, I had to give it a go!
And OH.MY.GOODNESS.... it's so much better than the stovetop version! It's so much more flavorful!
So here is the exact recipe from Mix and Match Momma! She has really good pictures and directions, but seriously, it's SO easy... and trust me on the pictures... they don't do it justice!
(I had three servings ^^^)
1 pound of sausage (I used turkey but you can use pork), sliced into round pieces or chopped
2 (15 oz) cans of red kidney beans, drained
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
Hot pepper sauce to taste (you can add more after it’s done cooking…start small and build up)
Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper flake to taste (again, add a little bit at a time)
Two cups of cooked rice, I used brown rice
Place the first 4 ingredients in your slow cooker. Add in a few dashes of hot pepper sauce and a pinch of your spices (you can always add more at the end if you need more flavor). Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.
When you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and ladle your mixture on top of your cooked rice.
I left the hot sauce and spices out and it was perfect as is!
Wednesday, Burke is fed at church, so we just nibble here at home. Thursday is leftovers, and Friday is pizza/gamenight!
And because my trunk show is now in full swing... THESE pictures from today while I was setting up!
The girls both gravitated to the pink tulle. I don't blame them! :) They are currently in our shopping cart online.
And MG just looked stunning in this maxi!
We didn't get the trunk set up until late tonight... can we just say it was a crazy busy day with auxiliary practice after school and then baseball till 9pm.... with LOTS of other obligations in between!
I can't wait to play more dress up tomorrow!
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