|Crock pot-created vegetable curry mixed with tart yogurt and farro|
|Lasagna with crock pot-made meat sauce|
The next crock-pot edition was a delicious meat sauce: 2 pounds of ground beef—browned in a skillet with onions before addition to the crock-pot—from our friend Joe Vivio’s vineyard raised steer, carrots, celery, tomato sauce, red wine, oregano, rosemary. This classic meat sauce was rich and umami delicious, and contributed to an incredible number and variety of meals, most of them enjoyed ravenously post-climbing. We ate it with spaghetti, over farro, mixed in with Annie’s Mac and Cheese, and finally, I used the final two cups to make my first lasagna ever! I used this recipe, and I was pleased both with the flavorful result and the dish’s ability to span several meals.