Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crockpot Love!

Just a quick post to share my love for my crockpot. It is one of the most useful tools in the kitchen. If you don't have one, you should.

It took me 10 minutes to prepare dinner at 9am. I cut my onions into rings, made a simple dry rub for my pork bottom roast, and pressed COOK for 6 hours!!! It was that easy.

My dry rub consisted of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Just enough to lightly coat all sides of the meat.

I sprayed the the inside of the crockpot with olive oil so that nothing sticks to the bottom.

I then added the onions and the pork bottom roast and set the cook time for 6 hours. While I'm at work, dinner is already underway. I love multi-tasking!!

Here are the before and after pics.


The Accidental Chef

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Build Your Own Burger Night!!

On Saturday, we had a Build-Your-Own-Burger Night... (BYOB)... It was great!!  Everyone got to make their own version of their ideal burger... From the traditional cheeseburger to a salad burger.

Franco had the Traditional Cheeseburger.

 Romy made a Burger Salad with Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms and Blue Cheese with Mixed Greens.

 Sammy made the Ultimate Tripple Decker... Beef, a Fried Egg, and Crumbled Goat Cheese.

I opted for a Greek Burger.  Sauteed Spinach and Crumbled Feta Cheese.  It was delicious!!!

No Burger night is complete without some fries... I pulled a Sweet Potato Wedges recipe out of my new cook book Make it Paleo ... This was definitely a side dish that everyone can enjoy regardless of their eating preferences. 

Our dinner table set-up...

 I highly recommend BYOB Night as an alternative to ordering out... Everyone was in the kitchen and we made a rainy night into a burger night!

Post pictures of your favorite "gourmet" burgers on my FB page!!!

The Accidental Chef,