Tag Archives: Crockpot

Crockpot Cookin: Chicken Pot Pie

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe for the crockpot so today I wanted to show you how to make chicken pot pie in the crockpot.  Well, the insides of the pie are made in the crockpot and then you add some homemade biscuits.  Yum!

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This is such a simple recipe.  Here’s what you need.

  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon instant chopped onion
  • 1 Bay leaf, dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 18 0. jar of chicken gravy
  • 2-3 celery stalks, cut to 1/2 inch slices
  • 12 o bag frozen mixed vegetables (your choice)

Rinse the chicken in water and place in the bottom of the crockpot.  Add onion and bay leaf.  Pour gravy on top.  Lay celery on top of mixture.

in the crockpot

Cook on low for 8-10 hours.   Approximately 30 minutes before the chicken mixture is done add the frozen vegetables.

While the vegetables are cooking grab your box of Bisquick .  Follow the recipe on the box to make some biscuits.

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Split in half when done, then cover with the chicken mixture.

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My husband loved this meal and hey, if you have kids, it’s a great way to get them to eat their vegetables!  I hope you try it.

If you’re looking for other recipes for the crockpot check out my recipe page.

-renee

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Crockpot Cookin: Pulled Pork Sliders

OK people.  Living in the outskirts of Seattle it’s no doubt I’m a Seahawks fan.  Did you see their awesome win over the redskins today?  Seattle fans are EXCITED! 

I’m sharing with you today another crockpot recipe, Pulled Pork  Sliders.  It’s a simple get-ready meal and is great for eating while watching a great football game!

Pork Slider

I read a few different recipes and them ended up just making it up.  My challenge was my hubby doesn’t like spicy or anything that has a taste of vinegar.  Here’s my recipe.

Pulled Pork Slider

  • 6-7 1b pork butt
  • 3/4 cup apple vinegar cider
  • 2 18oz. bottles Bay Ray’s BBQ with brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoon of yellow mustard

Place pork in the crockpot.  Mix all ingredients together and pour over the meat.  Cook on low approximately 5 hours.  Before pulling the pork a part remove half the liquid.  It can always be added back in but this will prevent it from being too watery.  Place pork on slider bun.  Top with broccoli slaw for a little crunch.

Crockpot Pork

Pork Slider close up

Enjoy!

-renee

Monthly Recap–Nov. 2012

Happy Monday!  Hard to believe it’s already December, isn’t it?  Here’s what happened in November…..just in case you need a catch up!

Nov Recap Collage Food

I started a crockpot cookin series and cooked a couple of other yummy items.

  1. Crockpot cookin meatloaf
  2. Crockpot cookin pork chops and potatoes
  3. Overnight french toast
  4. Apple crisp
  5. Chicken cordon bleu {fake}

Nov Collage for the love of

I wrote a post titled “For the Love of” and it’s turned into 3!

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I started getting into the holiday spirit.

Nov Recap Collage 3

And here’s the remaining posts for November.

  1. Updated living room
  2. Letter in a shadow box
  3. Striped candle holders
  4. Bridal Shower – details and ideas
  5. Window shopping at Home Goods
  6. Updated dining room

Whew, that’s a bunch of stuff.  December is sure to bring lots to so stay tuned.  Lots of linky parties and projects are in process all over my dining room table!

-renee

Crockpot Cookin: Chicken Cordon Bleu {Fake}

Hello.  With the holiday craziness upon us for the next 5-6 weeks, it’s nice to have some easy, quick, fall-back recipes and what better way then to prepare your meals when you can, in the crockpot.

Today I’m sharing how to make Chicken Cordon Bleu, fake style, in the crockpot.  This took minutes to prepare and turned out pretty yummy, even though I didn’t exactly follow the recipe.

Ingredients

You’ll need:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 pieces sliced cheese (the recipe calls for swiss, I used what was in the fridge, colby-jack)
  • 10 oz can Golden Mushroom Soup (I used two cans as I wanted more of the sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp water ( I used 6 with the 2 cans of soup)

Pound the chicken breasts flat.  Place a slice of cheeses in the middle of each breast, fold in half and toothpick in place. Put in the crockpot.  Note:  my chicken breasts were still partially frozen so I laid them as they were in the crockpot and placed slices of cheese on top.  Either way, mix the remaining ingredients together.  I added some baby carrots for fun.  Pour the mixture over the top and cook on low 5-6 hours.  You’ll just  have to test the chicken depending on your crockpot.

In the Pot

Cook some rice to go along with it.  My hubby loved it and this was definitely simple!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Final

What have you been cooking in your crockpot?

-renee

Crockpot Cookin: Meatloaf

Now this is over the top, right?  Meatloaf in a crockpot?  I was pretty skeptical too until I came home from work one day and my hubby had made it for dinner.  The meatloaf was so moist and tasty.  I just had to make it again and share it with you.  I will preface this post by saying I didn’t exactly follow all my hubs directions.  Although it was extremely tasty I could of done better.  But don’t let me stop you, try it and experiment!

The Ingredients…

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pound 7% lean ground beef (confession, I used meat with more fat and it was too moist)
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs (use a little more if it’s not sticking together well)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup catsup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • season to taste

Mix it all up and shape into a loaf…

Mix and Shape

Line the crockpot with foil and place the the meatloaf on top.  Reshape the loaf as needed so it’s not touching the sides of the foil.  Cook on low 4.5 – 5 hours.

In the Crockpot

Ummm, yum!  Remove by lifting the foil out and placing the loaf on a platter.

Done

Let sit for a few minutes before slicing.  And please, don’t say bad things about the way it looks.  It’s really scrumptious and makes great sandwiches the next day.

Sliced

Enjoy!

-renee

On The Menu Monday

House of Hepworths

Crockpot Cookin: Porkchops & Potatoes 11.02.2012

Last week in a post I initiated a promise that I would share each week (at least until Spring!) a crockpot cookin recipe.  This week I wanted to share porkchops and potatoes.  This is a twist on a non-crockpot recipe where rice is typically used plus I’ve added a few items.

The ingredients:

Ingredients

4-5 lean porkchops

sliced fresh mushrooms – about 2 cups

1 sweet onion, chopped

8-10 potatoes (pick the ones you like) I used Gold

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

3-4 cans cream of mushroom soup

Simple to do…

Onions

Brown Porkchops

Potatoes and Chops

Mixture and Cook

Final Dish

Enjoy! And have a nice weekend!

-renee

Crockpot Cookin 10.25.2012

Picture this.  The wind is whipping and the rain is coming down cats and dogs.  It just took you an hour to get home in crowded traffic.  You open the door….do you smell it?  Were you ever a smarty when you filled up and plugged in the crockpot before you left this morning.

It’s crockpot cookin time!  I’m going to try my best to share a recipe with you every Thursday.  The idea came to me this past weekend when my hubby made a knock-your-socks off meatloaf IN THE CROCKPOT!  And I didn’t take pictures so I guess I’ll have to make it again.

For today, since I didn’t take those pics, I thought I would share some recipes in the crockpot that I’ve previously posted.

Beef On A Hoagie

Roast Beef Sandwich 007

Pineapple Chicken

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and most recently, Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Dinner Close Up

In the next few months I’ll share meals from my own recipe cupboard and from my Pinterest board, appropriately named Crockpot Cookin.

It’s the perfect day to have a crockpot meal.  Enjoy!

-renee

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Sunday was a rainy,windy, stay in and watch Hallmark movies and football kind of day.  It also was a day I wanted a good dinner, but didn’t want to slave over a stove.  So I made Pumpkin Turkey chili in the crockpot.  I found the recipe several months ago and set it aside for a day like this.

Dinner Close Up

I had no desire to run to the store for  missing ingredients so I improvised.  The real recipe is below.  I only had yellow peppers and I didn’t have any garlic cloves so instead, I used garlic powder.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow pepper

1 clove minced garlic

1 1b. ground

1 14.5 can diced tomatoes

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. pepper

dash salt

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

Onions and Peppers

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute the peppers and onion.

Add Ground Turkey

Add ground beef to pepper and onion mixture. Cook until brown.

Crockpot

Put entire mixture in the crockpot. Add the diced tomatoes, pumpkin puree and seasonings. Cook in the crockpot on low for approximately 4-5 hours.

Dinner

Serve with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top. Add a slice of crusty garlic bread and a glass of wine and it’s the perfect meal for a Fall day.

Do you have a special winter meal?

I’m linking up to the comfort food party at Centsational Girl.

-renee

Beef On A Hoagie

New Years Day was pretty much a sit-around day for us; no self-set expectations or chores.  I stalked the recipes cooked  by Ree @ Pioneer Woman and found one she called Basic Drip Beef.  I changed it up a tiny bit mostly the seasonings and I cooked it in the crockpot instead of in a big pot on the stove.

Here’s the ingredients as Ree shared them:

  • 1 whole 2.5 to 4 pound chuck roast
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 whole large onion, sliced thick
  • 3 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 cup Sherry (cooking sherry ok)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups water
  • Deli rolls, toasted and buttered
  • Optional: Rosemary, thyme or other spices

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I sliced the onions a bit smaller since my son is not an onion lover and since somehow my cupboard was bare of any thyme and rosemary, I used some steak seasoning and Lawrys salt. In the picture you’ll see some crushed red pepper flakes but I decided against it.

Saute the onion and garlic in a pan with butter until soft.  Toss in the crockpot and place the chuck roast on top of the onions.  I used two smaller roasts to get to the 4 pound mark. Add all other ingredients.  I cooked for about 4 hours on high and 2 hours on low.

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Use two forks and break down the roasts until meat is shredded.  Toast some hoagie rolls.  Place meat and provolone cheese on roll and broil until melted.  I also added some sautéed mushrooms leftover from New Years Eve steak dinner.

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You can serve with a bit of the juice for dunking.  It needs a bit of stirring, sorry.  But regardless, it was delicious and I will definitely make again.  Thanks Ree!

Roast Beef Sandwich 007

What kind of homey food have you made lately?

Renee`

Linking up to Home Stories A2Z @ http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/2012/01/tutorials-tips-link-party-41.html

Crockpot Chili