Good evening! My, what a day its been! Just wanted to pop in tonight and share with you ( a few days late) some of my favorite recipes that I found and made…with success…in October. These recipes are super yummy, hubby approved, and most don’t take too long to make. (Sorry for the lack of pictures, I will work more on that in the future!)
This meatloaf recipe from the Recipes That Crock blog is truly wonderful. The ingredients are simple and it only took maybe 10 minutes to prepare and throw in the crock pot. The meatloaf was full of flavor and quite moist. Hubby is working a bit more these days and for the late nights a crock pot meal like this is perfect!
Never in a million years would I have mixed ketchup, honey, and soy sauce and imagined it would be good, which is why I am so glad women like Chungah over at the Damn Delicious blog think much more outside the box than I do! This is another easy crock pot meal that Hubby and I have both enjoyed adding into our meal rotation. We did use chicken breasts (cut into fairly large chunks) instead of the chicken thighs that are called for and ended up skipping the green beans and only adding the potatoes and carrots. I also skipped and substituted several of the ingredients. I don’t keep fresh parsley or garlic around the house so I substituted and added parsley flakes and garlic powder and still thought the sauce had a wonderful flavor. I skipped the red pepper flakes all together, it sounded good to me but Hubby is not a fan of spicy food so I simply omitted the red pepper. This meal was super easy to throw together quick, and is definitely a keeper!
The last recipe I’ll leave here is a new favorite for myself, Hubby, my family, the ladies at church. This recipe comes from Ashton over at Something Swanky.
Yes, I know, there are those of you out there who don’t think pumpkin and chocolate don’t belong together. Please listen when I tell you though to try it before you write it off. These cupcakes are AMAZING!!! They are a decent amount of work but after I made two double batches of them in the same week I found that you eventually find a rhythm and they aren’t that hard at all. This recipe I followed pretty close. I did make the chocolate ganache both ways the recipe described (it all depended on what I had on hand), but found that you may need to reduce the microwave time depending on the age/power of your microwave. I also got lazy with my second batch (and I forgot to buy marshmallow cream) and skipped the marshmallow under the ganache. In my experience they tasted great either way! This recipe does require some work but is totally worth it in the long run.
This is the recipe I did get a picture of! Don’t they look YUMMY!!!
Well, that’s all for tonight. Hope you have a great weekend!