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A Hot Monday Menu

July 18th, 2011 at 02:39 pm

Another steamy day in Central Illinois! In fact the whole week is supposed to be miserable, with heat warnings from last night until Friday night.

Being the Crockpot Queen (I have 5 in 5 different sizes), I thought this might be a good time to put them to use.

Today it is pork roast cooked with rosemary and thyme. My husband has the herbs growing in our yard so I went out this morning and picked some and pulled an onion to go with it. I picked lettuce this morning and washed it and put it in the fridge. That and the cherry tomatoes and slicing the other tomatoes, it should be a good supper on a hot Monday. I'm going to fix potatoes in another Crockpot. I was looking for different recipes. Here's the one I'm going to use, I think:

Crockpot Sage Potatoes

Cooking spray
6 medium brown potatoes (such as Idaho or Russet), peeled and sliced 1/ 4 inch thick
yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
4 T (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 cups heavy cream or half and half
1 t Kosher salt
t black pepper
1 t dried sage
1 c shredded Greyere cheese
1 c walnut halves

In a 4 quart slow cooker, spray the inside with cooking spray. Put the sliced potatoes and onion in the slow cooker. In a mixing bowl whisk the flour into the melted butter. Add the cream and salt, pepper, and sage to the bowl, mixing well. Pour the cream mixture into the slow cooker and toss with the potatoes and ion. Sprinkle the cheese and walnuts on the top. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

I don't have any walnuts so that will be ommitted and I'm going to use a different cheese because I don't have any Greyere and I'm not running to the store to get these. And, I'm using fresh sage because we have that in my husband's garden. I'm a firm believer in using what you have.

I am perusing recipes for other slow cooker meals. I did find one for squirrel. Not being a hunter, I don't think I'll try it, but if you are interested, it is on the site. I realize I try to use what I have on hand, but I'm not sitting in the yard with a ball bat waiting for the squirrel...

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