Monday, November 14, 2011

Love is a Crock Pot

Lately, I've been super into my Crock Pot. It's not flashy, not exciting, but it cooks at a low heat day in and day out and won’t fade.

We've also been watching a lot of Party Down.

If you've never seen Party Down, you should start tomorrow. Here's what you should do. Step one, wake up,  head to your kitchen, and quickly throw all of the following ingredients in your Crock Pot. Step two, go to work then come home. Step three, drop your bags, wash your hands, and toast some tortillas. Step four turn on your TV, start up your Netflix Watch Instantly, and find Party Down. Step five, top your tortillas, grab a fork, and get ready for a long night on the couch. Best grab yourself a beer or two also because you aren't going to want to get up and miss a moment of the hilarity about to ensue.

There is no rule that says you can't have fun on a Tuesday night.

Oh and thank you to Allie and Tyler for helping me fall in love with Adam Scott again and again.

Crock Pot Tostadas (adapted from A Cambridge Story)
Serves 4-6
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 16-oz can black beans
  • 1 16-oz can kidney beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed lean
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 ounces light cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 4 tortillas for serving


Combine onion, beans, tomatoes, corn, taco seasoning, and pork in a crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred pork using a fork and stir gently to combine.

Toast tortillas in a dry skillet until crispy and brown. Top with pork mixture, cilantro, shredded cheese, and sour cream.


  1. Mail this to me in FL please!!!!!! BEERS TOO!!

  2. Ha. You can make this yourself. It's so easy. Trust me. You need to invest in a Crock Pot. Oh, tomorrow you should come to DC. Chocolate Birthday Cake for Robert.

  3. That looks so good! How do you get your food pictures to turn out so great? I've been taking pics of mine for a few years and they don't turn out nearly as good as yours!

  4. I like that you added pork! (thanks for the shout out!)

  5. These sound awesome! I am always on the hunt for good slow cooker recipes!

  6. Oh this is super easy. Without any effort except to go to the market and buy a perfect pumpkin you would do that to buy a can too. But its surprisingly super duper easy