So, I have been posting my thoughts on this blog for close to a year now, and it has been interesting to find my love of all things culinary come full circle. Turns out, a lot of my friends and family are also cooking fanatics and part-time foodies. I have received quite the outpouring of delicious ideas and tried and true recipes, some from my family that I never knew existed. So fun to see those interests all intersect.
Recently, my Dad, budding home chef and avid follower of my blog (naturally as a proud parent…he would rave about my musings even if I were posting pictures of myself eating dog food out of a bowl on the floor), occasionally sends me some recipes that he has cooked up in his very own kitchen through good old trial and error.
There is nothing my Dad loves more than to discover or create a really great crock pot recipe for a few reasons. They are easy to make, they make the house smell good, and they provide an easy route to a hearty, home cooked meal. I will surely be sharing more with you, as he has become quite the experimental chef in his retirement years.
However, this recipe is one that he passed on that requires a little oven cooking, but is simple and satisfying. So here I bring you the very first of the man approved meals that my Dad recommends to all the dudes out there who like to bypass the frilly foods for the comfort cuisines. Be sure to leave a comment below if you try it out to shower my Dad with affection and praise for contributing to the blog. Well, in honesty, just tell him how it turned out and if you made any fun modifications that he can try for himself. Happy eating!
A note from my Dad:
Listen up: This is a guy cookin’ so I’ll give you the flavors, but the measurements are up to your taste. Our family has a long (genetic?) history of eschewing formal measurements, so you are on your own if you are looking for precision. Just wing it and bear it…and revel in your own masterpiece.