In the midst of moving, attempting to plan out meals for the day can be a bit tricky. Case in point, we had cereal for lunch this afternoon simply because it was the only thing we could find. Living out of boxes while we slowly unpack and get back to our normal, everyday lives is not fun. Recently, I was reminded of an old favorite of mine – our Crock-Pot! As one of the most genius cooking tools ever invented, it has become a life saver during this whole moving process. Throw all of the ingredients in the Crock-Pot in the morning, leave it sit while you go about your business (painting, cleaning, and unpacking in our case), and have a delicious worry-free meal ready for dinner time. Could it get any better?
Apparently, the answer to that question is “yes!” Now, we normally use our Crock-Pot from time to time for numerous different recipes. However, since most of our own Crock-Pot meals are made from scratch, I was not aware of the even more genius Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes’ existence. Typically, our seasoning concoctions were made up of whatever we had in the pantry but the ease of having all the necessary spices conveniently in one little package is a great help.
With a slew of flavors to choose from, the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes are a wonderful option for, well, everyone. Some of the available flavors include:
- Beef Stroganoff
- Original Chili
- Savory Herb Chicken
- Hearty Beef Stew
- Savory Pot Roast
- BBQ Pulled Pork
Each of the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes packets includes a full recipe on the rear. With the entire recipe for a delicious meal right at your disposal, there is never an excuse to not have a healthy meal. And, bonus! When you need to send your husband to the grocery store, this is one meal that they cannot mess up! Simply picking up any of the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes packets can provide you with the full, mini shopping list for a delicious meal! It’s a win-win for everyone!
Now, speaking of recipes, Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes is holding its yearly recipe contest for the chance to win a year’s worth of free groceries! The 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest kicks off tomorrow and, with a prize valued at $8,500, this is certainly an event that you do NOT want to miss out on.
We have a slew of homemade recipes on hand including decadent dips, amazing sandwich fillers, and savory dinners but, considering the recent move and the whole “living out of boxes” bit, we kept it simple for this evening’s meal. I compiled the six Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes on the counter and let the kids choose between them. Savory Herb Chicken it is.
One of my favorite things about Crock-Pot and, now, the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes is their simplicity. I gathered all of the ingredients while the kids finished their breakfast this morning. Before we left to take them to school, they helped me toss everything in the Crock-Pot and even snuck out a few carrots for snacking purposes. We topped it off with the new Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, turned it on, and headed out the door.
Nine times out of ten, all of our Crock-Pot recipes are quite healthy and with giving children the chance to help cook, it entices them to eat the included veggies. This, of course, is just a little trick that I picked up on through our days of Crock-Pot cooking. Speaking of cookin,’ back to that big, little contest I mentioned…
The 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest opened yesterday on the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes’ Facebook page. Entrants will be allowed to submit their own recipe creations through October 21st. Once the entry period comes to a close, 10 semi-finalists will be announced within the following week. Following this announcement, the public voting period will begin and run through November 18th. With the entire contest being run through the Facebook social media platform, if you’re lucky enough to make the semi-finalist cut, having your friends and family vote for your entry will be a breeze! Finally, on November 25th, the 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest Grand Prize Winner will be announced!
The Grand Prize Winner will not only receive acknowledgement via Facebook for their amazing, award winning recipe, but they will also get one heck of a prize! The Grand Prize winner will win a year’s worth of free groceries worth $8,500 including a full year’s supply of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes. As if that weren’t enough to get you going, the Grand Prize Winner will also be featured in upcoming product and brand marketing efforts for Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes!
Now, I know that all of you can get quite crafty so I’m making it my mission to challenge you to a little friendly competition. With a prize pack as amazingly enticing as this one, you can certainly bet on me submitting one of my own recipes. So, who is up for it? Will you do the same? I dare you! And, of course, I wish you all the best of luck. I was thrilled to learn of the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes and this nifty, little contest of theirs puts the icing on the cake… or the steam on the stew? Ha!
Regardless, I have always been a huge fan of the Crock-Pot brand but, with the new addition of the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, the 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest, and the simple fact that my new house smells amazing (even the cable installer mentioned it!) thanks to the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Savory Herb Chicken meal brewing on my counter top, I’m quite certain that they’ve hooked this momma for good.
Be sure to head over to the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes’ Facebook page to get up to date information on the 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest and the latest news on new products, sales, giveaways and more. You can also follow them on their Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram pages for more great finds!
*Randi received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of the reviewer only.