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Hello Friends and Welcome to Slow Cooker Saturday!
Do you find yourself rushing through the work week in order to get to the weekends? If so, do you realize that you are just rushing your life away? I know because I’m guilty of doing it, so from now on, other than Mondays I’m going to slow down and enjoy all of the week days.
Do you live for the weekends?
I’m up early and out for the first dress rehearsal for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Show. The models will get a chance to see and try on what we, the stylists has chosen for them to wear. I met with my models previously and they had an opportunity to try on their outfits in Goodwill fitting rooms. Today with some added accessories we will all get a chance to see what they will be wearing on the runway and I am anxious.
Friday’s Foodie Feature was preempted by the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty) have you linked up, if not, please do and share a post with us.
Slow Cook Saturday
- 4 Frozen Chicken Thighs or Breasts
- 1 Large Can or 2 Small Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- *1 Package Frozen Broccoli
- 2 cups of Rice
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray or use Slow Cook Liners for easy cleanup. Add chicken thighs/breast and top with frozen broccoli.
Pour in can(s) of soup and sprinkle with black pepper (optional)
Pour in additional can of water
Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high for 4 hours depending on Crock Pot model
Add two cups of rice, stir and leave on low for an additional 10 mins
As you can see, my hubby couldn’t wait!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend because Monday will be here before you know it!
Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!
*You can also add frozen onions, peppers and mushrooms.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Friday’s Foodie Feature
Slow Cooked Cranberry Turkey
Turkey Breast Tenderloin
1 small onion diced*
1 can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 cup Barbeque Sauce
Salt and Pepper to season (optional)
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray
Add Turkey Tenderloin and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired
Add diced onions, cranberry and barbeque sauce.
Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours
When I got home I could smell it, but it wasn’t a good aroma, it was the smell of burning meat, my son turned the Crock Pot on HIGH!!!! “Waste Not Want Not” so we ate it anyway with Stovetop Stuffing and String Beans!
Hopefully our Thanksgiving turkey won’t suffer the same fate!
cut onions on stovetop with exhaust fan running – no more tears
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today’s Crocktober Foodie Feature is Cajun Chicken (of course) AND Shrimp
- 1 pound skinless chicken thighs
- 1 large onion
- 1 can stewed tomatoes – undrained and chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound shelled shrimp, deveined and cleaned
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Hot Sauce to taste
- 1 cup of prepared rice
- * diced red pepper and celery rib can also be included
Spray Crock Pot with cooking oil
Place chicken thighs in Crock Pot, top with onion, garlic, tomatoes with juice, paprika, pepper, sugar, and Cajun seasoning
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours – depending on Slow Cooker
In the last hour of cooking add the shrimp, lemon juice and hot sauce.
Serve over hot cooked rice
It is always great to come home to a fully cooked meal with a wonderful aroma.
Hello friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive yet peaceful day. I am still tired and will be heading to bed shortly, I may even miss my favorite show, “Real Husbands of Hollywood”.
Tonight’s easy breezy crockpot meal ingredients were: chicken tenders, diced tomatoes, frozen veggies, rice, and black beans
Spray crockpot with cooking spray, layer chicken, frozen veggies and top with diced tomatoes, no other liquid is needed.
Cover, set to low and cook for 6 hours
I added a can of black beans and instant brown rice and let cook an additional 15 minutes
Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of mint leaves which gave it a unique flavor
Have a good night – Smooches!
I love to cook dinner for my men but because I have such a long commute from Pennsylvania I am always on the lookout for easy, breezy dinner ideas. Crock pot cooking is definitely my all time favorite but I don’t mind firing up the grill or even the oven during the summer. Last night’s meal was definitely easy, breezy using chicken breasts and Kraft Fresh Take mix. In our house, no meal is complete without a starch and a veggie, I chose Zatarains rice, steamed broccoli and Marie Callenders Cheddar biscuits.
In my house crock pot cooking isn’t just for fall and winter months, it’s actually more convenient and a real time saver in the warmer months. After work the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stove especially when it’s hot like it was yesterday. I would prefer to walk into the house to a fully prepared meal smelling good! Using the crock pot gives me more time to sit on the “back 40” or take a walk around the neighborhood.
These were the ingredients for Monday night’s dinner.
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 jar of mushrooms
Pam Cooking Spray
You can use any cream soups
Spray Crock Pot with Pam or any cooking spray
Put in frozen veggies
Top with chicken breasts or thighs
I cut up an onion and added the mushrooms
You can use dried onions if you don’t have fresh
Sprinkled a dash of seasoning and dried thyme
Covered chicken & mushrooms with soups
Cooked on low for 7 hours
If desired, add a cup of uncooked white/brown rice when you get home
Poured in a cup of long grain rice
Turned off crock pot, stirred in rice, recovered and let sit for 30 mins while I changed my clothes
Dinner is served - I sprinkled mine with cayenne pepper