Monday, March 19, 2012

Pinteractive: Crockpot & cookies

This week I was inspired to break out our crockpot. A warm, cozy no-fuss meal was exactly what I needed, and this pin to a round-up of crockpot meals was just perfect. And this beef dip sandwich in particular sounded divine.

It took just minutes to throw it all together. We opted to slice the roast instead of shred it for our sandwiches, and it was great. We threw it on some french rolls and dipped it in the roast's juice for our au jus. We had plenty for leftovers the next night. Later in the week I sliced off a big hunk for lunch and spread a wedge of Laughing Cow's garlic herb cheese over it, just 'cuz, which turned out AMAZING.

Of course, I forgot to snap pictures to share with you, but you get the idea from the blogger's pic above.

Yesterday I decided to do try these cake mix cookies that my friend Meghan had pinned recently. Reading the comments on her post, I was amazed that this was the first time I'd heard of this uber simple recipe. You take a cake mix -- ANY cake mix -- add an egg, some oil and water, and BAM! Bake 'em up, easy peasy.

I used a carrot cake mix, and added cream cheese frosting to a few of them. My in-laws were in town for the weekend, and our group was split half and half about whether the frosting was necessary because they were delicious on their own.

I did manage to snap a pic of these bad boys.
cake mix cookies 
They reminded me of the persimmon cookies my dad used to make, rather than carrot cake, but no complaints here. I'm stoked to try this with other mixes!

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1 comment:

  1. i'd love to pinteract, but there's NEVER ANY TIIIME!!!