The poor soul of an astronaut who was stranded on Mars for hundreds of days in the current hit movie The Martian would’ve been so much happier if he had himself a slow cooker and one of Campbell’s Sauces.
Yeah, I finally got to see The Martian this weekend. I absolutely loved the book and have been waiting patiently (i.e. foaming at the mouth) for the film to hit theaters so I could take Allie and the kids. It’s funny, though, when you’re stuck on Mars all by your lonesome, you have a lot of time to yourself. Like, a LOT of time.
Yet Watney would heat up his food in a jiffy with a microwave. He most definitely had time to spend cooking and prepping if he wanted to.
Me, on the other hand, I’m normally slammed for time. Yet thanks to Campbell’s sauces and my trusty Crock-Pot, time is no longer the enemy for me. In fact, I’ve pretty much mastered time at this point.
You may recall I used a Crock-Pot for the first time recently when I made some scrumptious Apple Bourbon Chicken. There’s actually six different Campbell’s Sauces available these days: Tavern Style Pot Roast, Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork, Beef Stew, Southern BBQ, Sweet Korean BBQ, and Hawaiian Pork.
Saturday was a pretty busy day around the house with me catching up on a lot of writing, the kids doing lots of homework and Allie doing a ton of studying for her classes. I somehow blinked and it was already 2 pm. We were busy all day Sunday so I knew I had a very short window to go see The Martian. And that’s where my Crock-Pot came to the rescue!
I figured I’d take a whole five minutes to prep dinner and then we could head out to the theater for some space travel. And that’s exactly what we did!
First I got myself a good hunk of meat! That’s roughly 2.5 lbs. of boneless chuck roast.
I put the meat in the Crock-Pot and then poured on the Campbell’s Sweet Korean BBQ Slow-Cooker Sauce.
I put the lid on and set the knob to HIGH. That’s it!
We did a bit more work and then it was off to the movies. (Spoiler Alert: The Martian is an awesome film!!!). By the time we came home, the house smelled amazing!
It also looked amazing too! I couldn’t wait to dive in! So I didn’t.
Since Allie and I are cutting down on carbs, we didn’t make ourselves any rice or potatoes, but they would’ve gone perfectly. Instead, we cut up some red and green peppers, and also added a broccoli slaw salad. It all went perfectly.
Look how tender and flaky the meat gets! I think even my own mom would be proud! As for the taste, I really love the sweet BBQ style. There’s a tiny Asian twang to it, mixed with a sweet BBQ flavor. Definitely a big thumbs up from me.
I’m really becoming a big fan of these Campbell’s Sauces. They’re just so easy to use, whether I’m running out to the movies or having the guys over for a Game Day get-together.
I’m also getting a lot more comfortable with my slow cooker. Now, if I ever get a phone call from NASA, well, the first thing I’m packing is my Crock-Pot for sure!
Campbell’s – Made for Real, Real Life