Calling all my bloggy friends

I have really reached my limit (I think).

I have just tried another crock pot and the same thing has happened to my roast. I really need some help. Here is what the lastest casualty looked like.

Husband thinks that I just do this to be spiteful because he just cannot believe that someone cannot cook. He says that "it isn't rocket science" and "it is so easy". NOT FOR ME!!!

If you've been keeping up with me you will recall this post where I have stated how I do not like to cook. I can bake desserts and the finest pastries but do not ask me to make you dinner. I've even called out for help with the Bambi post so that I could cook up all the deer meat Husband brought home and was left to dangle in the wind. (BTW that meat is still in my freezer, never cooked.)

So I'm calling out to you my bloggy friends to please help me. Give me some fool proof recipes for all types of meat (not just beef roasts) either for the crock pot or not that I can butcher attempt and not let this hideous trait pass onto Diva.

7 comments:

Mistress of the Post said...

An easy thing for the crock pot is to put some boneless skinless chicken breasts in with a bottle of barbecue sauce. Then you have barbecued chicken and it is really good. I can't cook either and always have trouble with roasts. So we cook on the grill a lot. Good luck.

Mistress of the Post said...

An easy thing for the crock pot is to put some boneless skinless chicken breasts in with a bottle of barbecue sauce. Then you have barbecued chicken and it is really good. I can't cook either and always have trouble with roasts. So we cook on the grill a lot. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

You probably won't like my advice but since you asked... you need to stop saying you hate cooking and are bad at it. I believe you have to enjoy it to make anything really good, like that book like water for chocolate (or something like that) I suggest you read that book and a cook book. Find a cookbook that really interests you and read it before just speedily trying to follow a recipe.

Beth Nixon said...

I don't like to cook. Don't want to cook.

I can cook. But find it a tedious chore.

It took me about 40 years, but I've come to terms with that part of my personality.

Not everyone likes the same things but saying you don't like to cook is like saying you like to look for busloads of nuns to run off the road.

I like to eat.

Someone else can doing the cooking. I'll do the appreciating and the cleaning up.

Although, I will second that chicken breast/bbq sauce recipe. That is quite yummy!

Best of luck with your cooking. Just remember . . . it's ok to NOT like it!

Cheryl said...

I really, really want to say "Get take out"...haha...there, I said it. I love to cook but the Crockpot is not my specialty. Everything looks and tastes the same.
A freshly cooked rotisserie chicken from the deli at your supermarket makes you look like a hero (throw the container far into the trash).
I have some simple recipes on one of my blogs http://cookingupmemories.blogspot.com

Other than that...I agree with the comment above...grill, grill, grill....can't go wrong.
:)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

See now, that's why I'm a vegetarian. Can't cook meat, and don't have to!

Anonymous said...

it's not you, it's the meat you buy. Look for roasts that have the netting around them or get some butcher string to wrap around so that they don't come apart in the slow cooker.

My secret is to cook the roast from frozen, put in enough water to just come to the top edge of the roast but not cover it, sprinkle an entire packet of Lipton Onion soup mix (or the generic kind) making a heavy coating on the top of the roast. Set the crock pot on medium and let cook for between 6 and 8 hours. If you are in a hurry, it can be done on high for between 4 and 6 hours but it will be tougher.

The other thing my crock pot has taught me..buy cheap fatty roasts. The more fat, the better the end result. Lean roasts always turn out dry and tough when slow cooked.

(PS - the soup mix works for beef, pork and chicken! If you really want to get adventurous about 3-4 hours before the roast is done through in some potatos. The bigger the potato, the longer it takes to cook, peeling is optional, washing is not LOL. Tinned potatoes though should not go in until about an hour before you are ready to serve the meat. For a one dish dinner solution, throw in a few handfuls of mixed frozen vegetables an hour before it's done as well!)

I hate cooking as well but I can do it. However I usually opt for one dish dinners that I can toss in the oven and pull out a couple hours later. So while hubby can't complain that it doesn't taste ok or isn't healthy, when he gets tired of eating my dinners he cooks. And man can he cook (the 20lbs I have put on since he moved in are all his fault and have nothing to do with having had a baby LOL)