So, I have settled on a menu for November! I’m so proud of myself, and I’m excited about it!
I came across this blog while looking for recipes for slow-cooked lentils. The blogger had this project of using her slow-cooker everyday for a year. And a few days ago, it hit me. Use the crock-pot in November! Why did I not think of this before? As opposed to making stuff next month and then freezing it, I can let various dishes simmer in the Crock-Pot all day. Either way, I’m going to have to cook stuff, and right now, I’m all in favor of the crock-pot.
As much as I love the Crock-Pot, it’s something I don’t use as often as I’d like. In fact, it’s something I barely use- like a few times year. I’m determined to use it more, and hopefully, I’ll actually use it a lot more over the coming months. It doesn’t get too cold here in San Diego, but every once in a while, it does, and it would be nice to have some soup simmering in the crock-pot on the rare rainy day we get.
So far, I just have a couple soup recipes and several tofu recipes bookmarked. And a couple recipes for lentils. This should be plenty of food for November but I’ll definitely need to figure out what I need to bake for November. Maybe I’ll go with cinnamon rolls! Or scones or muffins…or I could go with cookies and brownies. Something that’s easy to eat while I’m writing. Something non-greasy and something I can eat with one hand. I should pick up some Halloween candy too, and some other snacks. Pretzels maybe? Or popcorn? I don’t know, I’ll have to take some time to figure this out.
I did find some recipes for some drinks that can be made in the slow-cooker, so maybe I’ll give those a try too. At the rate I’m going, maybe another slow-cooker would be a good investment…one for entrees, and another for side dishes or drinks or something. Maybe getting several more would be a good idea, but there is problem of finding places to store them. And I barely use the one I have, what am I going to do with 2 or 3?
I have my menu set, I just need to figure out snacks and dessert. It shouldn’t be that hard, I’ll just have to go looking around for some ideas.