Keep yourself and your kitchen cool while you cook dinner in your crock pot!
Hearty beef brisket is covered in a simple spice rub
and then smothered in a flavorful balsamic sauce infused with
I am recovering from a crazy week. A crazy week where no matter what I did or where I was going, I was 10 minutes late. I hate being late. I feel it’s somewhat of a character flaw. I get that from my mother. I remember her telling me over and over again as a child, that it’s one thing for you to wait on someone, but it’s completely unacceptable to have someone wait on you. This has become a motto that I live by. Or I did, up until last week. But in all fairness to me, by the time my mom taught me that life lesson, she was only shuffling around one kid-me. I have 3 kids. And it’s summer. We move slower in the summertime.
Getting 3 kids to swim team practice/ swim lessons in the morning is no easy task, which is why I found myself 10 minutes late. Afterwards we would rush home, change, shovel lunch, and trek across town to art camp, where we’d arrive 10 minutes late. I would rush back home to catch up on things before heading back across town to pick up my three pint sized Picasso’s. Thankfully, dinner would be waiting for us in the crock pot (a BIG shout out to KitchenAid for sending me this gorgeous, practical and totally indispensable slow cooker to review) because by the time we got home there’d be little time to spare before our evening sporting events would begin-where, you guessed it, we’d arrive 10 minutes late!
I personally love brisket. It’s probably one of the few types of red meat I could eat several times a week. I typically eat it smoked, but alas, I do not own a smoker. And now, I have no use for one. This KitchenAid crock pot was the perfect solution! I mixed a few spices together and rubbed this over the brisket. Next I whisked my sauce in a bowl to pour over the whole thing. The crock pot did the rest! The brisket cooked slow and low all day. Aside from saving me time, the best part about using the slow cooker is NOT having to turn on the oven! I think we all hide our crock pots during the summer months and then dust them off when the weather turns cool and we start craving chili and soup! I love having a way to cook dinner for the family that keeps me and my kitchen cool and requires a minimal amount of effort! I used my crock pot all week! More posts to come!
Crock pot…I love you. Brisket… I love you too. And sauce, well, I am smitten with you! Plump blackberries and tangy balsamic vinegar make one incredible topping for brisket. Time to dig out the crock pot my friends, dinner is waiting!