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Monday Morning Mirth January 18, 2010

  Monday Morning Mirth  


I’ve been a very busy B this winter so far – one of the best presents from the holidays was a Crock Pot!
On any given Sunday, you’ll find my house filled with fine aromas and my tums with delectable delights.
My good friend happybean recently sent me a recipe for chili. It had an ingredient that was surprising until I remembered what the lovely Ms. Bean was known for.
Can you guess the Secret Ingredient? (Hint: it’s not the beer…)

15 responses to “Monday Morning Mirth January 18, 2010”

  1. Norma says:

    Mmmmm, coffee!

  2. Carol says:


  3. Love, love, love my slow cooker. I try and use it, at least, once a week. My favorites are stuffed peppers (not my favorite meal, but hubby’s, and the crock makes it easy peasy), greek chicken (olives and artichoke hearts…ummmm), and turkey thighs. I also have a pork marango to die for.

  4. ExecutiveKnitter says:

    Root Beer?

  5. ~S says:

    I know, I know…Its the chocolate. :)

  6. Ann says:

    Fun! My favorite cookbook for this is The Gourmet Slow Cooker– Its basic premise is that a few initial steps–browning meat, getting fresh ingredients–will result in something much tastier than what you get when you dump n drop raw meat and frozen veggies. Everything I’ve made from this cookbook has been quite tasty. I’ll be over on Friday night for your Boeuf Bourgignon . . . ; )

  7. Susan says:

    Made some pressure cooker chili last night, and added coffee, but dark beer? Whoa, never thought of that! I see more chili in my immediate future. Thanks for the link!

  8. Pam Huang says:

    Coffee and beer-interesting combo!

  9. Cindycindy says:

    Ale? Technically, it isn’t beer;-P

  10. meg says:

    I hope it was fabulously delicious!

  11. Melissa in El Cajon says:

    I saw coffee.

  12. Melissa in El Cajon says:

    Oops. I mean I SAY coffee!

  13. Maureen says:

    I’d have guessed chocolate!

  14. Lisa says:

    Oooh the slow cooker!

    I got obsessed awhile ago due to the cookbook “Make if Fast – Cook it Slow” – based on a lady who cooked something in her crock pot for one whole year. Brownies, chai latte, playdough?? – you name it – all the recipes can also be found at her site –

    I have made 10 – 12 of her recipes, and only one was directly sent to the garbage. User error suspected!

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