Recipe: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Last week was our first taste of autumn here in the desert. Once the high temp doesn’t get above 80, it’s time to break out those winter coats. Okay, maybe not for the rest of the country, but here we celebrate the cool breeze and the ability to not sweat off ten pounds just by putting on a jacket.

Of course, something I love all year ’round are soups and slow cookers. And when the two combine, oi vey! Look out tastebuds!

Today’s recipe brings the tangy yet sweet flavors of pumpkin and cream … read the rest. . .

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What’s on My Plate? You decide!

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Hey, peeps! I’m gonna try something a little fun and participatory.

The Unemployment Cookbook: What's on your plate?

The Unemployment Cookbook: What’s on your plate?

So, I’ve decided part of my new meal plan should include recipes from The Unemployment Cookbook so I can also do a foodie blog. I know, I know . . . DUH. But I guess I’ve been so focused on writing NOLA and keeping a clean house (insert sarcastic laughter here) that I didn’t give much thought to it.

And then it hit me. It hit me like a sweet tea on a humid day. Like … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Recipe: Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Five simple ingredients. Three hours. Can’t-get-enough-of-it taste.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Basic Slow Cooker Meatloaf Recipe

So, last month I promised y’all a new meatloaf recipe every month in 2017. But here it is, February, and you’re thinking (I can tell), “Where’s my meatloaf?! Where’s my recipe?!” Am I right?

Well, first. Thanks for not, you know, yelling through the blogosphere. Much appreciated. Second, aren’t you lucky. You’re gonna have two ~ yup, count ’em ~ two meatloaf recipes this month. Before the end of February, and … read the rest. . .

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RECIPE: Slow Cooker Pork & ‘Kraut

This is one of Dot’s favorite recipes. I remember the first time I put this together. That was the moment I first thought of putting together my recipes for The Unemployment Cookbook. So you know this is very special to me.

Slow Cooker Pork & Kraut

Slow Cooker Pork & ‘Kraut

Living in a tiny apartment, working a part-time substitute job at the school district, I knew after a full day of work, school, and errands for the both of us, Dot and I would be hungry the moment we walked back in the door.

I quickly layered Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup (undiluted), … read the rest. . .

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January Meal Plan Recap and Setbacks: Weeks 3 &4

I write this with a downcast keyboard.

I have failed my January Meal Plan. I cheated. I strayed. And I failed.

But not completely. And, looking at making lemonade out of these lemons… now I have that much more in my freezer to get us through the month of February. So, you know… there’s that.

Fresh!

Fresh!

In a nutshell, my Meal Plan was waylaid by a broken furnace, leftovers at Mom’s, and a funeral. With all of these happenings I had little need to keep up with my Meal Plan.

Twice more I found myself at a local drive-thru, but … read the rest. . .

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