|Before I got my cooking skills|
I never ever ever thought I'd be writing this post. Ever. Ever.
Before I started my weight loss journey in January I had LITERALLY used an oven a handful of times. Three times to make my kids' birthday cakes, twice for a frozen pizza and once for frozen taquitos for my housewarming party in 2004.
My New Years resolution was to cook three nights a week, and so far I've stuck to it. I credit cooking at home with a large part of my weight loss. Who knew eating Taco Bell twice a day could lead to "obesity", "diabetes" and "heart failure"?
When I write I tend to put quotes around things that may lead to death.
Granted, 99% of what "I cook" are super easy crock pot meals, but you've gotta start somewhere. And it works because I can start them around 2:30, when the kids are napping and less likely to crawl up my legs the minute they hear me bang a pot in the kitchen.
Pinterest (click. follow. love.) has been my endless well of awesome recipes, so I thought I'd share my favorites with you. You'll love them even if you're culinarily challenged, like me. I've made between 25-30 crock pot dinners since January, but these are the favorite of the favorite:
My favorite - chicken Parmesan
A close second - honey sesame chicken
Nick's favorite - Cajun shrimp (I use Zataran's red beans and rice)
Rikki's favorite (my niece/former helper) - French dip subs
Easiest - meatloaf
The kids' favorite - teriyaki chicken
The best for a dinner party - lasagna
Healthiest* - fish tacos (not a crock pot recipe)
My favorite non-crock pot recipe - chicken piccata - I mean, SERIOUSLY. Try this. It is the bomb diddy.
I know this isn't 'that' kind of blog, but I'd love if you'd share your favorites from the crock pot so I can branch out. Or if you try any of the above let me know what you think!
*I have no clue if this is actually the healthiest. But it has fish and veggies and stuff.