7/6/15 Strawberry Cream Cheese mini cakes & more
Today’s cooking was a little experimental. We made chuck roast in the crock pot BBQ style for dinner. Very similar to the way that I make pulled pork. However, today we used some RoundMans Smokehouse BBQ rub as well as the addition of BBQ sauce. Normally we go with just BBQ sauce. It turned out really yummy with both a rub too.
To make pulled meat in the crock pot, simply put your seasoned meat into the crock pot on high for 5-6 hrs or low for 7-8. Results are awesome! You can do anything in the crock pot pulled. You can make pulled beef like we did tonight, and pulled chicken and of course pulled pork. We have now tried all three. Although BBQ pulled pork has been a house favorite this version of it, with beef is just as tasty.
Here is my sandwich for dinner. I added some fresh salad to mine.
Also today I fixed a mistake of mine. The other day I whipped up some cream cheese and strawberry jam with some powdered sugar trying to make a nice strawberry danish icing for some sweet tasting yeast bread. I ended up putting way too much jam and not enough cream cheese, I had a juicy jammy mess. For 2 days I have been trying to figure out what to make out of my cream cheese jam mess. I put it in the freezer for ice cream makings. Then I remembered I am running out of milk and eggs, so no ice cream making this week.
I finally figured it out this morning. The other day I heard of a baker on the cooking channel making strawberry cookies with cream cheese instead of butter. So I figured that if I added some flour, sugar, baking soda and maybe an egg that I could come up with a great cookie batter. I probably could have still made cookies with it, but I ended up making a mess of it in a large 9 x 13 pyrex pan, trying to spread it out for small bars. It didn’t spread so good, I think I added too much flour. I also added some flax meal, just cause I try and add chia and or flax to everything. Anyways, I cooked it till it was done and ended up with a small odd shaped cake.
So I took a cookie cutter and cut out some beautiful mini circles out of my cake. I knew I wouldn’t get squares out of the odd shaped cake, like I wanted for bars, but circles will do fine. Ends up the cake is very springy from the egg and baking powder and super moist from the cream cheese. But the strawberry taste got a little lost. My husband tried one and said they were not sweet enough, nor could he barely taste the strawberry. So I whipped up the last of the cream cheese with some powdered sugar, made an epic mess,… added some half and half and made a frosting for the cake. Cleaned up my mess, and frosted each circle. I topped the frosting with a pip of strawberry jam, we are low anyway, and viola, now they are sweeter.
Here are how they turned out.
There are some pictures of the experimental cooking that took place in my kitchen today. What did your family make for dinner? Did you use a recipe? Did you have fun? I would love to hear about your day in the comments too!