Ninja Cooking System Review | Thriftanista in the City

10.31.2012

Ninja Cooking System Review

A few weeks ago, I attended a blogger preview for the Ninja Cooking System. We wined and dined at the Wooden Spoon. New York Times bestselling author and slow cooking expert goddess Stephanie O'Dea was our hostess with the mostest. All food served was made using the Ninja and it was delicious! 
Me and Stephanie


Are you familiar with the Ninja Cooking System? Not only is it a slow cooker, it can also be used as an oven and stovetop. It even steam roasts and bakes!


As a super awesome bonus to the evening, we each received a Ninja of our very own. Yay!!!

When I went to the preview, I knew it would make my life easier. I have a hard time in the kitchen with V underfoot. I usually start preparing my meals hours ahead of time because I know I will have to stop several time to attend to her needs for diaper changes, random food, book reading, tickles, and such. Once I finally crank out a meal, I have a crap load of dishes to wash and smutz to clean up which I hate doing. It breaks into my multitasking evening routine of drinking wine, reading blogs, and watching tv.

The first meal I made was Spaghetti & Meatballs from the included cookbook.


I made mine a little bit different by using chicken sausage and meatballs that I browned first.




I added spaghetti, sauce and water*.



Turned the oven setting to 300 and let it cook for 25 minutes.


fin.

It was delicious and it passed the Violet palate of approval!


I have not used our range for cooking since I opened the box. I've made the upside down mac & cheese and pork tenderloin with veggies so far. This week I used the cookbook as a meal planning guide. My plan is try out every recipe and not have to ask myself "what am I making" for the next few months! Winning!

Do you own a slow cooker? Ninja Cooking System? Have any easy recipes for me to try?

*The recipe called for 4 cups of water and knowing nothing about nothing with cooking I decided to add less. It got really dry so a word of advice, don't skimp on the water.

18 comments

dedivahdeals said...

Really - wow - I am the crock pot queen and have several in various sizes BUT I definitely want one of these!!!!

Reggie said...

This sounds absolutely delicious!!!

Lisa said...

I love mine too! There is just so many things you can make in it!

Sarah said...

How cool! The Ninja Cooking System looks awesome, & I'm a big Stephanie O'Dea fan :)

Tyric said...

I done went to the wrong post at the wrong time lol! I'm sitting here at my desk at work so hungry and you're advertising some yummy food :( suck to be me right now lol
xoxo
TY

YourFashion said...

love this post..i love to cook :-P


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The Motivated Mama said...

Yum, that looks super tasty. I'll have to look into this Ninja System to learn more about it. It seems super convenient especially for the days I do not feel like cooking.

Cecil in Rome said...

In italy is not arriv ninja cooking, but i prefer to cookPasta in the tradizional way:when the water is hot put salt, and pasta no more then 7 minutes or will be 'scotta' (Too much cook), alter put on the sauce. Kiss from rome

Brandi said...

Glad you had a great time with fellow bloggers. Your meal looks delicious. Keeping my eye out for chicken meatballs now. Thanks for sharing.

Windy City Mama said...

Get one! It's so awesome. I only cook in it now. The clean up rocks!

Windy City Mama said...

It was! I just made the skillet lasagna....yum!

Windy City Mama said...

I agree!!!

Windy City Mama said...

I love Stephanie too. She has the best slow cooker recipes!

Windy City Mama said...

Ha! Buy yourself a Ninja for the office. :)

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

They have a number of 30 minute meals. I plan to try them all. Makes life so much easier.

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks for dropping in!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks for reading!

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