Friday, July 5, 2013

Chicken Sausage Cacciatore

Adapted From: Emeals

This was super yummy and the perfect weeknight meal. I love coming home at lunch and throwing something in the Crockpot. I also loved the idea of combining chicken and sausage, it gave the meal and wonderful flavor! We used green bell peppers but next time I am going to splurge for multi-colored. I had to take a picture of the left overs as the Mr. was eating because we ate dinner so fast!

The Fixin's
.75 -1 lb Chicken
1 Package Italian Sausage Links
3 Bell Peppers
1 Package Sliced Mushrooms
2 Cups Tomato Sauce
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Parsley
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

Let's Cook Dinner
Grease Crockpot
Place chicken and sausage on the bottom
Top with mushrooms and sliced bell peppers
In a bowl combine sauce and seasonings
Pour into crockpot
Cook on high for 4 hours
Remove meat and slice
Put back in Crockpot and stir

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Asian Beef & Asparagus Salad

Adapted From: Emeals

I love Asian style food but it's hard to cook at home since we try to avoid rice and sugar! I splurged a little on this recipe because it has brown sugar but not too much. You could even use less or probably use honey instead. Instead of using rice as a filler, this meal had tons of veggies and I didn't feel bad going back for seconds! Of course I forgot to take a picture so you are just gonna have to trust me!

The Fixin's
1 lb Ground Beef
2-3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
Spinach Leaves
One Bunch Asparagus

Let's Cook Dinner
Heat a large skillet over medium heat with oil
Preheat oven to 400F
Add ground beef and minced garlic
Brown ground beef in skillet and drain most of the excess fat, leaving a small amount
In mixing bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt, pepper and red pepper until well mixed*
Pour over beef
Stir and Simmer for five minutes
While the beef is cooking, place asparagus on a baking sheet
Drizzle with oil and salt
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Place spinach on a plate
Top with beef and asparagus