Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cooking and a crockpot

I am not going to pretend that I am a good cook because I am not. I need a cookbook to cook just about everything or at least directions on a box, but I try.  About a month ago I purchased a new crockpot. Believe me, it was due to need. The previous one I was using was pretty old and finally gave out. 
I have been trying to clean out our freezer in preparation for purchasing some beef. We have family members that raise beef.  So, (and I have done this before so this is not new) I had several sirlion steaks and thawed them out, threw them in the crockpot, added water enough to cover and two packages of Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk powdered seasoning. I let them cook for about 4-6 hours and it was delicious. Now, I know I have read that recipe somewhere I am sure, so don't get me wrong it is not an original idea.
There was plenty left over for several meals.

The point here is I really like my new crockpot. It is awesome. So easy to clean, compared to the older version.  This one the pot sits in a metal heater so all I have to do is lift the pot out of the heater to wash.

I am in search for new crockpot recipes.

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"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

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Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

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Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

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