Activities are starting to heat up around the Schmautzhaus, even though the weather has been a little chilly, because my only daughter is getting married this summer and we have lots of planning to do. What better way to conquer the cold and plan a wedding at the same time than making something in the Crock Pot? Yes!Chef! has never been a fan of the Crock Pot. He won’t tell my why…he just shrugs his shoulders. But, I think it’s because it doesn’t feel like cooking and, more importantly, you can’t lift the lid and stir it around while it’s cooking. Now, he says he is really enjoying the slow cooker and so he made some spicy Posole in the crock to prove it.
I don’t think I mentioned that Yes!Chef! got called to the East Coast to help out some of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Not with his cooking skill, but doing his day job as an insurance adjuster. He was gone three weeks and we were sad to miss him on Thanksgiving…especially his cooking.
Luckily, he was still at home for his birthday, so the kids and I decided to make him dinner. (It is so sad that it took at least 5 of us to do what he does with just one of him.) Oldest son’s girlfriend made a lovely German Chocolate cake, which is Yes!Chef!’s favorite.