Are you one of those cooks that have learned tender meat is beyond your realm of understanding? Can't seem to get perfect gravy? Do you find yourself turning green with envy when you savor meals
at the homes of others while yours seem to lay like lumps on the serving platter? Then perhaps it's time to welcome a slow cooker into your home.
The Terra Bella winter CSA is only weeks focaccia bread instead of the usual for summer/fall so interested first-timers can join and find out if the program works for them before making a longer-term committment. The costs is $22.00 per week, for a total of $220 (due in advance) for the full term.
Entering the Rustic Kitchen, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who asked us where we preferred to be seated. There are several dining areas in the establishment including an area in the back that boasts an exposed pasta station. However we wanted to watch the gambling crowd so chose to sit at a high table near slow cooker focaccia the front bar entrance.
If you are watching the carbs, get any one of the sandwiches Unwich style. The Unwich is when they take your favorite combination of meats cheese and veggies then wrap it up in lettuce.
Pasta - make simple pasta (multiple shapes and types) and combine with makeover meats and vegetables for pasta salads, or add a sauce for a hot pasta.
Choose fresh mozzarella cheese. Most mozzarella available at the grocery store is American part-skim, primarily intended for pizza or lasagna. A much more tasty variety is mozzarella fresca, which is a whole-milk cheese, or mozzarella di bufala (buffalo mozzarella). Use these types of mozzarella sliced in salad, or as a simple snack with roma tomatoes and basil leaves on toasted herb focaccia bread bread.
Shopping Tips- If you are unsure of where you can find fresh rosemary, there is a small section of fresh herbs in the Kroger store on Oxford State Road. You find the herbs in the produce area next to the bagged salads and prepared fruits.
Dairy products and substitutes provide simple options. Try creating a parfait in an elegant dessert cup or even a tall mason jar. Build layers by alternating plain yogurt with liquid honey, muesli, granola, fresh, canned or dried fruit. At the end of a hard week, treat yourself with a few pure dark chocolate chips on the top.
Slow Cooker Cooking- Lora Brody. This book is based on the concept that there is more to crock pot cooking than pot roast, chili and canned soups. Brody starts her book off with basic recipes for chicken and vegetable stock and works her way from there. Indeed, Brody's focaccia bread goes with are as good as they get- from Asian short ribs to Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms, your family's in for a treat with these awesome slow cooker recipes.