Sunday, November 15, 2009

(CLOSED) MSM ~ Make It Fast, Cook it Slow Book Giveaway

First off I'm so jealous of you, because you have the chance to win this cookbook that is a dream. Yup you heard me you get the one copy that was sent to me. Now I did have to open it to try a recipe but I promise I kept it clean, no food, blood or tears made it's way on it :).

Make it fast cook it slow is a wonderful book to help anyone either on the run or that doesn't like spending a ton of time in the kitchen. As many of you know I love my crockpot and tend to use it several times a week especially since I found those crockpot liners (if you don't have them get them!). Stephanie O'Dea did a wonderful job of creating a book that makes your mouth water, along with a healthy and Gluten Free way of eating!

Stephanie O'Dea created the blog A Year of Slow Cooking. A blog that started out as way to showcase a year of slow cooking recipes turned into a book that is now available to all to buy. All recipes have been tried out in her kitchen and by other home cooks. What I loved the best was she would end a lot of the recipes with "Verdict" giving helpful hints and how it really was accepted by her family. Her family is a Gluten Free and the book is wrote that way. As you all know (and my fluffy figure shows this) we are not, but it's easy to adapt and make the meal. Ok I must say it you know I'm a lazier cook (oh shut your mouth you know it's true) so when I saw Stephanie is just like me she doesn't brown the meat and even (like me) will throw it in frozen. Oh come on most days I'm running around grab the crock pot and then look for the meat (yup it's still in the freezer) oh well set it on high and there we go :).

So before we get to the giveaway I'm going to share with you the recipe I made. I also plan on making is her CrockPot Apple Dumpling Recipe that don't you worry I'm going to post before this giveaway is over. One thing you may notice is there are no pictures in the book, now don't get your panties all up tight you don't need a picture (if you do go to the blog and look up the recipe). Hello you rather have the cost of the book lower then fancy glossy picture, right? I knew you would get it!

I picked Java roast that was super yummy, like there was any doubt when I saw Java. Yup used the brew from the morning. I only had a pork roast on hand and it worked out perfect. The boys loved it! I of course made a few changes since we're not gluten free and I didn't have a red pepper on hand. You know my moto use what you have on hand!

The Ingredients
--3 lb chuck roast, trimmed of fat
--3/4 cup brewed coffee
--1 yellow onion, chopped
--1 red bell pepper, chopped
--8 oz sliced mushrooms
--1 t garlic powder, or 4-5 chopped cloves
--1/2 tsp salt
--1/4 black pepper
--1 T
Worcestershire sauce
--3 T red wine vinegar
--4 oz cream cheese (to add at the end)

The Directions.

Use a 4 quart or larger crockpot.

I opted to not brown the meat and onions, and instead plopped everything in to the crockpot. I put the vegetables on the bottom, and then the meat.

Add the coffee,
Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, and spices.

Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high for 4-5. I cooked our meat on low for exactly 8 hours, and then it was on warm for another 3.

Carefully remove the meat from the pot, and stir in the cream cheese. I'd cut the cream cheese in slices and add it one at a time, if you can, to help it from separating in little white dots the way mine did. I got impatient. If you do get a bunch of little white dots, they will taste fine, but annoy you.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Make it fast, cook it slow

by
Stephanie O'Dea

Thank you to HYPERION & VOICE for teasing me with this book, it's on my Christmas wish list now!

BUY IT: Make it fast cook it slow
is $19.99 or on sale at Amazon for $11.69 or on Kindle for $9.99

WIN IT: To enter head over to A Year of Slow Cooking and tell me what is a recipe you like. Heck even sign up for her emails. I always love opening up my email and finding a new recipe to try out!

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(I had to take the facebook entries off due to new regulation they have posted that will fine bloggers for using them to post giveaways!)

Giveaway ends 11/30/09 Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win. No Post Office Boxes.

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106 comments:

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  2. Now this book is awesome especially for the busy college student.
    It all looks so yummy and I would love to try the Cream of Asparagus Soup.

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  3. i loooooove to slow cook meals... it so easy, and the food is always AWESOME!!!

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  4. Hey Lady! I just wanted to say I think I'm gonna have to go and buy this book! Looks great...oh I guess you can call this an entry since I am a follower :)

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  6. I've been a fan of Stephanies site for over a year now. I would LOVE this cookbook!! One I haven't tried but want to is the brown sugar chicken

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  7. I would love to try the Cowboy Stew..looks yummy :)

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  8. Hi Alexis,

    Thank you for writing this up, and for your support! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book, and I'm thrilled that you liked the recipes without any blood, sweat, or tears. :-)

    I had such a ball with this project, and am so happy to be able to help busy families in any way I can.

    oxoxox stpeh

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  9. Oooh, that brown sugar chicken is going on my menu this week!
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  19. I like the yummy lobster bisque. Which I royally messed up the last time I made it. I will have to use this recipe next time.

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  24. I skipped right to the desserts and would make the Pumpkin Cheesecake!

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  25. I'm always so late to the party and I never win the food stuff but I gotta try, right? I mean, I HEART my slow cooker!

    I would love to try Red Wine and Cranberries Glazed Pot Roast

    Yumm

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  38. Oooooohhhh. horseradish scalloped potatoes grabbed my attention!

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  40. Entered Connected book giveaway!

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  45. The Lemon and Herb Chicken recipe looks sooo yummy!

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