Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Little Helper {slow cooker meals}

Don't you love a night off from cooking? I'm all for a dinner out but with a family of five it adds up quickly. What is the next best thing? In my opinion, it's the slow cooker. This week my crockpot has been working overtime. With the exception of Wednesday night, we have used the slow cooker every night. I have found some amazing recipes and want to share with all of you. Because I figure, if you are like me, then you are always looking for a good crockpot recipe.


Yum...spicy...goodness. Click the link for the recipe. Add black beans or diced tomatoes for a chunkier soup. I had the neighborhood gals over because all our husbands are away training for deployment. I made this white wine sangria as a special treat.


Let me just say, if you do not follow the Chef In Training blog, please stop. go to the website. bookmark it. or pin it. or RSS Feed it. This girl is all about home-cookin'. Love that! And her pictures are awesome. My husband came home (from training) Tuesday night so I wanted a filling meaty meal. It was soooo goood. If you only make one meal from this post, then let it be this one! 

This was the side:


Italian Beef Recipe (adapted from the Crockin' Girls Cookbook)

1 sirloin tip roast (size depends on the amount of people you serve)
1 package of Italian dressing seasoning
1 (12 ounce) can beer
1 jar pepperocinis

Place roast in the slow-cooker. Pour beer over roast and sprinkle with Italian dressing seasoning. Pour in pepperocini juice and add peppers as desired. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. Remove beef from slow-cooker and let rest for 15 minutes. Shred beef and put back in liquid. Serve alone or on french bread with provolone cheese. I made panini style sandwiches which were a hit.

Who thought a slow-cooker could make such delicious meals? You can find all these recipes pinned on my Pinterest name is semperfifamily. I love followers. It makes me feel like I have purpose when surfing through a million blogs.

At Home Take 2
Have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone!


  1. Yum. Thank you for sharing these. I love finding crock pop meal ideas.

  2. I love using the crock pot! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments Whispering Writer and Misssrobin. I hope you are able to try out a new recipe soon!

  4. I love slow cooker recipes!! My favorite is a baked potato soup...I've been meaning to share the recipe, I think I'll get on that soon! It's so tasty & definitely a cheap meal!!


  5. Those look delicious! I love the slow cooker! I'm a new follower from the Weekend Blog Walk, and I'd love a follow back at at when you get the chance! :)

  6. Those dishes look yummy! All about my crockpot now and have been using once since I first married ~ definitely going to check out that corn casserole!