Weekly Menu & Crock Pot ?s

Right now, I'm shooting to make about 4 or 5 meals at home. Since we moved, we haven't had a totally "normal" week, but both Joel and I always feel so much better when we're cooking at home more frequently than not.

 We try to keep the carbs low for dinners at home, and last week we had a few really great dinners.

Monday: Natalie's Thai Meatballs with a pre-bagged Asain salad  - These will be a staple for us. So easy and so good! Next time I will double the recipe to make sure we have leftovers for lunch.


Wednesday: Yellow Curry (typically made in the CrockPot, butttt...see below...so I made it in my Le Creuset and it worked just fine.) 

I also picked up this awesome wine from Costco last week. I think it's about $20-ish dollars but its a really, really nice bottle that tastes double the price.

Also....last week....my CrockPot died. I need to order a new one this week, I use mine at least 1/2x a week, and wanted to see if you guys had any recommendations? I really liked my Calphalon, 6qt, but I'd like to find an even bigger one if possible.

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  1. I have a "Crockpot" brand crockpot that is huge and it works really well! I tried to find a link to it, but could not find one. It cooks "fast" if that makes sense--whenever I see a crockpot recipe I know to cut the time down because it'll end up being done about an hour or two sooner than it says.

  2. I need allllll your crockpot recipes!

    And I'm no help on a rec. I goofed and bought the manual timer one last year! Ugh. The worst.

  3. I can't wait to try your crockpot recipes! I registered for this one from Macy's but they have it on Amazon too.


    Can't go wrong with All Clad!

  4. I will have to make those Thai meatballs. They sound delicious and something my husband would enjoy! Hope you find a good crock pot!

  5. We have the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker from WS. Looks like it's on major sale now: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/cuisinart-multicooker/?pkey=e%7Ccrockpot%7C24%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C21&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH

    I love that you can saute, steam, etc. all in the same pot and then cook in it.

    1. +1 - I love that I don't have to use multiple pans, all in one is so nice!

  6. id encourage you to look into the instant pot. It has crock pot feature but also 5-6 others depending on the model you get including pressure cooker which is AWESOME! So fast!

  7. We have the multi cooker as linked above from WS and love it.

  8. These dinners look so good! I am pinning those meatballs for sure! I have a crockpot brand crockpot and use it at least once a week! Works great!