Tag Archives: bbq

Labor of Love

5 Sep

This Labor Day weekend we were invited to my 2nd cousin’s house for a family BBQ. There was so much food! There was even more food after we left..a whole tray of bbq chicken legs! I hadn’t seen my cousin since I got married so it was great seeing him and the family. It was also a pleasant surprise when he came by to say hello and let me know he prepared the shortribs in Tamari wheat-free soy sauce. Mantou and I ate a lot of ribs that day, plus grilled shrimp… Yum!

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Zesty But Dry

3 Sep

My husband and I are trying to find good recipes to cook up in the crock pot. I found a cool Crock Pot recipe book on clearance at Marshall’s the other day and was very eager to find some dinner entrees in there. Unfortunately I didn’t look at the book thoroughly and discovered that the whole section on entrees was missing! So I had to go and return it since there was no other copy to replace it. I will continue looking for recipes online. I just found out about a community page on Facebook called “Crock Pot Girls”. I might get some pointers there. Plus, my mother-in-law is sending us some of her recipes so I can’t wait.

In the meanwhile we tried to dress up our chicken breast recipes and found one from AllRecipes.com called “Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken“. Can’t say it was awesome though. The chicken came out too dry. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to flip the chicken mid-way through the cooking or maybe shred the chicken after a few hours in the crock pot. I thought you’re just suppose to let the crock pot do it’s own thing until dinner time. I guess the search for a repeatable crock pot recipe continues.