Thursday, February 5, 2009

Find a family you can share a meal with....Slow Cooker Thursday

Hello all! Sorry I missed the deals for yesterday. Been worried deeply for a friend of mine. She is 33 and has had two strokes in a week. In spite of the strokes, she is doing fairly well. She will have to relearn many things, but her speech is coming along well. If you could, please keep Carrie in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Needless to say, blogging wasn't top on my priority list. If I randomly disappear, that is why. I've been doubling up my dinners and taking her family meals as well as spending time with her in the hospital. Who likes to cook in a time like this? Speaking of cooking, the slow cooker meal is listed at the bottom, of course. :) I encourage you to cook a meal for someone who could use one.

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Cantonese Pork

I found this looks-too-good-to-be-true recipe from cdkitchen.com ...This seems too easy and sounds too good to be true. This will be my first time fixing this recipe.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 pound pork, cubed
1 green onion, sliced
4 ounces can mushrooms, drained
1 onion, sliced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon vinegar


DIRECTIONS
*Place all ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. (My crockpot will probably only take 5 hours.)
*Serve over rice.

Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!

Question of the Day
Have you ever made a meal for a family in need?


21 comments:

Mari said...

That recipe sounds delicious - and it's easy!
I'll pray for your friend Carrie. I have a friend who is a hospice nurse who had a stroke about that age. She is fully recovered! (Except for getting dizzy easily)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love slow cooker Tuesdays! I'm thinking of trying slow cooked chicken tacos this week....

KDLOST said...

hope your friend is doing better! prayers sent your way...
delish looking slow cooking there!

Michelle said...

Mel - I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I'll keep her in my prayers. thats so nice of you to double up on meals and take them to her family.

Anonymous said...

We tried the Cantonese Pork earlier this week - yummy!!!

Praying for Carrie!

Hugs,
Wen in OR

Michelle said...

Love the recipe today! It looks really yummy.

I can't say that I have made a meal for a family in need, but I have cooked for the families at the Ronald McDonald House. :)

Brooke said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

I have not taken dinner to a family in a while. I should probably to it soon. By the time I get home and get our dinner made, it is later than most normal people like to eat :)

Ann On and On... said...

That has to be very hard on you and your friend...I will keep her in my prayers. You are a good friend!

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"The Queen in Residence" said...

That is so scary, was she taking birth control? Stroke is one of the many side effects. Here is hoping that she will be better soon. So good of you to think of her family at this time.

I am the meal taker. When I hear of someone having a hard time I do not have words, but I sure can cook them a meal that hopefully says all that I cannot.

I think we all ought to pick someone that we know or even that we do not know real well that might be having a rough time and send them over some warm, delicious love. It sure makes both the giver and the recipients day!!!

Ms. Latina on a Mission said...

I am not a good cook so its a blessing that I haven't! But I have taken others out to eat or brought groceries- I was once there myself so I can definitely relate.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That is scary! I hope she'll be okay!

Meals for people, I've made a bunch usually it's for someone who's really sick or just had a baby or had someone die in the family...

Michele said...

Lots of prayers and warm, fuzzy vibes for your friend.

And, yes, in our local MOMS Club we bring meals to a mom after she delivers her baby.

Sandy Toes said...

yes, I have made a meal for a family in need:)!
-sandy toe

southerninspiration said...

Yes, I have made many a meal for someone in need. The ladies in our church are very good about that!
The Cantonese pork looks very good!

Suzanne

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

LOL Mine is for Sweet & Sour Pork so I love your recipe!! As for thee question of the day - absolutely. I believe in Pay it Forward.

mine, by magpie said...

hope your friend recovers well :)

Sandra said...

Yum great recipe.

Fifi Flowers said...

No I have not made a meal... but I have provided Christmas presents and currently I am giving a needy family a bedroom makeover!

Slow cooking... I need a slow cooker... I love the All-Clad model!

ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

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