Are you crazy about your slow cooker or crock pot but frustrated about being in a recipe rut? Low N' Slow Box to the rescue.
Low N' Slow Box is a new subscription-based service for slow cooking meals and it just launched. You know I love to cook, but don't have oodles of time to pour over complicated recipes. The slow cooker revolution appealed to me--I can use fresh ingredients to create a tasty, nutritious meal. And I do. Trouble is, I ran out of recipes and inspiration.
Low N' Slow delivers easy-to-make recipes each month. In your box, you'll get a couple recipe cards, ingredients (minus the meat and perishables) and tips on how to prepare some great slow cooked meals. I'm already sold on subscription boxes and I love my how my slow cooker delivers flavorful meals with minimal effort. Heck yes, I wanted to try this.
My first box arrived. There's nothing fancy or cute about the packaging (I'm sure they're working on that. And the recipes were on paper, not cards (the paper got trashed in my kitchen, thicker card stock would be great).
I started with a slow cooker chicken recipe--the Sweet Apple BBQ Chicken. True to the promise, most everything was included except for the chicken, apples carrots and celery--they even tossed onions into the box. I didn't have to shop for much. And I loved the pre-measured spices in tiny ziploc bags.
The recipe was simple to follow with plenty of flair. I appreciated that they also sourced unique products like the finishing touch Kosmo's BBQ sauce. The clever chefs also give you ideas for other ways to use up the ingredients. I simply did a bit of chopping and prepping in Sunday morning and popped my bird into the slow cooker. Here's how it looked.
The Killer Bee spice was great--we'll definitely use that again! After the slow cooker did it's magic. I put the fully cooked chicken into the fridge for a day.
Looks like boiled chicken. Fine. But not too exciting. The exciting part was the final step--adding the BBQ sauce and broiling the bird until the skin got crisp.
Now that's better! The chicken came out moist and quite flavorful. All I had to do on Monday night after work was pop it under the broiler. We're going to try the other recipe (pork loin) this weekend. It's an easy way to keep things fresh in the kitchen and I'm excited to see what next month brings.
This makes a great last-minute gift for any of your busy friends that want to make more home-cooked meals. Order your subscription here www.lownslowbox.com
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