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What’s Cooking This Week: 10/30/2022

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders - photo

Back to normal this week after Halloween and the huge sugar crash!  Sunday I am utilizing my slow cooker to come home to a family favorite after a chilly afternoon on the soccer field – slow cooker short rib sliders.  The rest of the week is healthy meals that can all be made ahead or made in slow cooker for busy weeknight activities.

Have a great week❤️

Day 1: Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders & Salads or Simple Roasted Carrots

Day 2: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Orzo

Note this is not my recipe but I have made it numerous times and it is great!  I am adding 3/4 of a cup of orzo to the pot for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Note 11/4: Adding orzo to the pot works!  If you want to cook on low you need 6 hours.

Day 3: Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls or Lettuce Cups

Notes: This is not my recipe either but a favorite.  I do not take the time to boil the sauce first and this still turns out well.  I may try this in my slow cooker.  And I am going to swap the carrots for zucchini or cauliflower.

Day 4:  Meatless Meal:Quinoa Black Bean Bake 

Note: This is a new meatless meal we are trying.  I may adjust a little.

Update 11/4:  I made some minor adjustments email me if you would like them.  The verdict was they liked the flavors but not the texture of the quinoa this way.  I was asked to try with rice instead – which I am going to since it is a good one pan meatless dish.  I served with avocado and some sour cream.

Baking 1: Nut Free Chunky Cinnamon Granola 

Note: Going to replace the apple sauce with pumpkin and add some extra spices for a fall twist)

Baking 2: Healthy Apple Cauliflower Scones

Healthy Apple Scones - photo

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