Kickoff to #Plant18 has been a pretty staggered start. I was talking to my Mom the other day and she asked how seeding was going. I told her that it was too dry so we had to wait for some rain or for the county to turn the water on. She said ’First it was too wet and now it’s too dry. What the heck?’ My response was welcome to farming! 😂
I prepared meals that went out to the field and some went into the freezer for another time. Either way, here’s what I cooked:
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili– Here’s a little twist on chili if you’re looking to switch things up! I added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to this recipe as well. It was delicious! Served over rice with garlic bread and cucumbers on the side. (Of course in my handy-dandy takeout containers!!)
Slow Cooker Chicken with potatoes & carrots – I quickly seasoned then browned a whole chicken in a frying pan and tossed it in the slow cooker with some baby potatoes and carrots. How easy is that?! Here’s the spices I used on the chicken:
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1/2 tbs paprika
1/2 tbs oragino
sprinkle of rosemary
salt and pepper
Wash and pat dry your chicken. Heat a frying pan with 1tbs olive oil. Rub spices over your chicken. Place chicken in frying pan to brown the skin on all sides. Place chicken in your crock pot, surround with potatoes and carrots (I used the left over spices from the chicken to season them), add 1-2 cups of chicken broth. Set slow cooker on high for 4 hours (or low for 6-7). I used the juices in the bottom of my slow cooker to make gravy as well.
Slow Cooker BBQ beef with baked beans – I used my go to recipes that I mention in my previous blog post, Favourite Field Meals. The spice package I used typically for pork tastes just as good on beef!
A couple of other field meals I have made so far include the classic spaghetti & meat sauce, and Panago Pizza 😉
There you have it! Nothing too fancy but keeps everyone fed. I hope everyone is having a happy and safe seeding season so far.