CPAs #5 / July 4th!

We actually did this last weekend, but had to share…

3 lb chuck roast from Salmon Creek Ranch
2 white onions chopped
4 carrots chopped
1 head of celery chopped
lemon pepper and herbs
1 cup red wine

Rub the roast.  In a pan, sauté onions then brown roast on all sides.  Throw everything into the crock pot 8-10 hours on low.

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So good…!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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#costcocake (not gluten free)


CPAs #4–Sweet Potato Basil Soup

Today’s adventure—Sweet Potato Basil Soup!  With coconut milk!
(recipe source)

Super easy to make. 
Chop 2 sweet potatoes, 1/2 onion and 2 cloves garlic.
Add coconut milk, broth, basil, salt, pepper.

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I accidentally bought the wrong kind of sweet potatoes, so the soup turned out white.  But still tasted so good!

Next time I’ll probably add carrots and leeks to see how that affects the flavor.  <3


CPAs #3—Vegetarian Chili

Today’s adventure—Vegetarian Chili!  (recipe source)
I halfed the recipe:  $5 to feed 3+ people!

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Instead of a big ziplock bag, I actually froze this in a 48-oz GladWare container, which was 6-6.75” in diameter—PERFECT for our 7” diameter crockpot.

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We added some corn and okra at the end, since we had some left over.  That technically would add $2 to the overall cost of the recipe.
Worth it!

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Note:  we added 2x the cocoa in the recipe—it was a good decision in my opinion.


CPAs #2—Jambalaya!

Today’s adventure—Jambalaya! (used this recipe)
We did the calcs, and the half-recipe cost $14 to feed 4+ people.
Not bad considering it has chicken, shrimp, and sausage!

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I actually forgot to document until after everyone had eaten most of the jambalaya (over rice).

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After 4 full servings were consumed, we decided to throw rice into the the remaining jambalaya (cooked 2 hours on high).
It was SO GOOD as a later night snack.

We were so busy eating again, forgot to take a photo until everything was gone…

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