Easy Delicious Crockpot Roast (Comfort Food)

Super Easy Crockpot Roast – Youtube

This recipe was super easy and delicious. Instead of the pepperoncini used, I swapped for mushrooms (and loved it). Great recipe for electric camping (or rv), or college dorm when you’re craving a home-cooked meal. Perfect for fall comfort food. Only 5 ingredients!

RECIPE
2 lb. beef roast
1 packet ranch seasoning mix
1 packet au jus gravy mix
2 T. butter

Crockpot on HIGH 3 hours, or LOW 6.

Crockpot roast with vegetables and bread.

Eat Your Pantry! Cheap Easy Meal – Salmon Patty

Salmon Patties

I’m working on eating down the pantry, and this was today’s meal. Here’s what I did.

SALMON PATTIES – Serves 8

1 can salmon, flaked
2 eggs, scrambled
1/4 cup bread crumbs*
1/2 cup diced onion
Old Bay Seasoning
Salt or pepper to taste

Mix everything in bowl and fry in skillet until browned on both sides. Place in 350 oven for 10 minutes to keep warm and finish cooking.

I served with lemon mayo.

Stockpile/Clean Your Pantry Ham Soup

I made a delicious batch of soup from leftover ham during my January “eat your pantry down” semi-experiment. It was a happy experiment; perfect for leftovers from the holiday or a cheap supermarket deal on a ham.

Clean Your Pantry Ham Bean Soup
Let this be a forgiving recipe.
The goal is to use up ham and make cheap, tasty food.

Sauté In Pot (about 5 min.):
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 T. oil or butter

Add 1 T. (or more) of chopped garlic and sauté for about a minute.

Add:
32 oz. chicken stock
2 cans chopped tomatoes (undrained)
2 cans of chick peas (drained)
3 cans other beans (black, kidney, white… drained)
1/3 cup salsa verde (or other salsa, chopped jalapeños, etc. or omit)
1 can corn (I used frozen)
1 T. cumin

Simmer about an hour.

Same Day No Knead Bread

For those of you that don’t want to wait, here’s a no knead bread that takes about 90 minutes from bowl to bake. I’m usually busy doing other stuff and just let it sit longer than an hour, but if you’re in a pinch, you can rush it along.

(Recipe Below)

Same Day No Knead Bread

INGREDIENTS

6 c. flour
1 T. salt
1 T. yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
3 c. warm water (about 130 degrees)

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Add water. Mix, scraping down the sides; cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a non-drafty place for an hour (or 6+ hours if you’re doing other things).

Place dutch oven in your oven and preheat to 450.

While it’s pre-heating, stir your dough again, scraping down the sides, then transfer to a piece of parchment, then put parchment and dough back in your bowl (this helps for easy transfer in a minute). Cover it with a towel while you wait for oven to pre-heat OR about 20 minutes.

Once oven is at temp, dust the top of the dough and make a few cuts in it (or not), and then transfer dough to HOT pot. Cover an bake @ 450 for 30 min. with lid on, then remove lid and bake 10 more minutes to brown (I move to a baking sheet for all-over “brownness” – but you can leave in the DO if you’d like.

Enjoy the heck out of that bread!

Scrumptious Sauce For Ramen Noodles




SCRUMPTIOUS SAUCE FOR RAMEN
1 T Sesame Sauce
1/2 T Red Pepper (or more to taste)
1 T Minced Garlic (or more to taste)
(Heat in pan until fragrant)
ADD 1/4 Soy Sauce
1 T Brown Sugar
1 T Sriracha (more or less to taste)
Cook & drain ramen – add to sauce.
Mangia!
 
**You can add lime, sesame seeds, cheese, etc. This is a yummy base to start