Friday, January 20, 2012

Feed my family FRIDAY!

Okay girls I'm starting a new thing.  Y'all know I don't like to cook, BUT one of my New Year's goals was to feed my family better.  So I'm working on it.  You'll be happy to know since the first of the year I've cooked ALOT.  Like 2-3 times a week...and then we eat leftovers and go out, but that's beside the point. 

Every week I will share a recipe and you can link up too.  It has to be healthy and quick...not a lot of fancy ingredients.  My recipes will be geared toward the Diabetes diet that I'm on and will probably be slow cooker 'cause that's just how I roll.

My recipe this week is my super yummy cuban sandwiches I made the other night.  I got the idea from my slow cooker recipe book, but then changed it up like my favorite restaurant, so it's almost my creation...ha;)   I do not photograph food well so bear with me.  If you want to see a gorgeous foodie blog with amazing gluten free recipes visit my friend Lissa at Keep it Simple, Keep it Fresh.  Photographing food really is an art form.  I just don't have the patience to stage it perfectly.  When my food is ready I don't want to whip out my camera...I want to EAT it! 

Add one 2-3 pound pork sirloin roast to slow cooker.  Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and one cup water.  Turn on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6.  The last 15 minutes throw in some sliced red, yellow or orange sweet many as you want.

Toast some sliced buns in the oven (350 degrees) for 5-7 minutes...add some swiss cheese and broil until melted.  I used steak rolls...ciabatta rolls would be really good too.

Add shredded pork to toasted bun, 2 slices of canadian bacon, spicy mustard and a sandwich sliced dill pickle!  ENJOY!!!

feed my family friday

Okay grab my button, link up to your recipe post URL, NOT your blog url (it can be an old post) and let's feed our families.  It should be a helpful resource for those of us who struggle with meal plannning.

Hope you join in.
Have a blessed day.

382.  it's friday!!
383.  sharing secrets
384.  talking about the Lord with a new friend
385.  caffeinated coffee this morning
386.  learning lightroom with a friend today

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  1. Mmmm, that looks really good! I love slow cookers, they're awesome. I have a whole chicken in mine this morning. Going to shred it up and use it for enchiladas tonight, and then freeze some for another meal at a later time! Have a great week.

  2. That sandwich looks beyond tasty, Becky...thanks for the recipe! My family would love it!

  3. I LOVE cuban sandwiches. The best cuban I ever had came from the laundromat across the street from my hotel in Key West. THE BEST cuban bread. Good luck with your food blogging. It's a tough gig. :)

  4. YUM! Love this link up idea! I've been in a food rut lately, so I look forward to trying your recipes and hopefully link up next week! Have a delightful weekend!

  5. I'm with you on the food photography thing. I usually remember to grab the camera after I've already had a few bites. Ha! Your sandwich looks divine! Truly.

  6. i suppose my carmelitas would not be allowed in this linky. ; ) love this idea! your button looks good! : )

  7. This is a great thing you are doing! Thanks for the mention sweet friend! How do you get your margin pics so big?? I've tried and tried... If it's only sliding your margin thingy then I can't make mine work. boo...
    have a great weekend.

  8. This looks DIVINE! I am going to remember this and start participating next week!! Thank you!

  9. Fun! This recipe may just end up in our rotation next month :-) I post a new recipe most Fridays, so I'll link up when I remember to!

  10. Yummmmmy! I love simple and easy AND common ingredients! Perfect for a college student on a budget, too! :) I'll look forward to Fridays with you!

  11. Great idea! That sandwich looks so yummy- can't wait to give it a try. I will try to come up with something great for dinner tonight, photograph and link up!

  12. These look so yummy ~ I will have to add them to my ones to try out. By the time I get home and make supper it is dark so not great for pictures but I will see what I can come up with and link up one of these days!

  13. Yum. Sitting in
    the school pickup
    line, wishing I had
    the ingredients in
    my fridge for this.
    Happy Weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  14. These would be great for the football game this Sunday, Go SF 49ers!

  15. sounds yummy!
    I cook 5-6 times per week, so I can always use a new recipe!
    Are your girls picky eaters at all?

  16. I LOVE this idea sooo much...and yet my kids are having cereal for dinner. I'm not even joking. They asked for it and I thought, "Well, that's easy."

    and I said yes and poured the milk.

    you want the recipe? lol :)

    BUT...other Fridays...I am so there!!! Promise.

  17. You don't know how bad I need this. I just laid down to go to bed. I know! I'm exhausted. I have no time to cook right now. Hoping here will be some vegetarian stuff too. Trying to not eat much meat. Slow cooker is a Godsend right now:). That recipe looks so good!
    Also not many OR fancy ingredients are good too.
    Great and useful idea for all us momma's
    Happy Friday

  18. Hooray about your closure! And hooray for the cookin

  19. Love it! Such a great idea and great time to get back in the blog game...those sandwiches look SO yummy!!! Time to catch up on more of the posts I've missed! xoxoxo

  20. That sandwich looks so yummy! It's now in my "to make," file. I just found your blog, so I'm new around here, so I just wanted to say hello. : )
    the little things

  21. i just love your plates! Where on earth did you get them!?!?

  22. joining a little late...great idea (and cute button!).


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