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Below are some helpful resources and meal ideas that don’t break the rules . Also, it is important to know when serving yourself “real food” you don’t need to eat as much as you would of the processed stuff! Get ready to fill up fast. Click on the category you would like to view:
26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot The Crock Pot Exchange ‘s recent Crock Pot Party and now all the Facebook chatter over the Crock Pot Girls , I got to ponderin’ about all the wonderful things one could do with a crock pot. I heart my crock pots. I mean what is not to love? They do all the work, clean up in a snap and have a very versatile range of awesomeness they can create, it doesn’t heat up my kitchen during the summer and it makes warm and toasty food for the soul in the winter. I have 3 that I use regularly… And my favorites are my programmable Smart Pots
Ingredients: Small to medium size rump roast 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 envelope brown gravy mix 1 individual size serving apple sauce 2 cups water salt and pepper, to taste 1 small bag sliced carrots 2 medium to large size potatoes, cut up 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced Directions: Sear the roast in frying pan with small amount of oil. Sear it well on all sides.
First off, I apologize that I don't know where this recipe came from. If it's yours, please let me know and I'll give you credit. And now to this awesome dinner we had the other night...
If you are tired of mashed or scalloped potatoes from a box, then this recipe is for YOU! For those of you who have been following Family Fresh Meals for a bit, know that my husband Darryl LOVES cheese . His second favorite thing is potatoes covered in cheese. I have been getting better and better about using my crockpot , so when I saw this super easy slow cooker recipe in the Kraft Foods magazine, I knew it would be a winner at my house.
A couple weeks ago I posted 50 different things to do with mason jars ...though all the ideas were creative and fun, none of them had anything to do with food. I thought the whole concept of food in a jar deserved a post all of it's own. So this weeks Saturday Inspiration post is dedicated to all the glorious foods ... You can put in a jar: desserts in a jar, bread in a jar, appetizers in a jar, meals in a jar, drinks in a jar...
11. Gnocchi Spread a 17-ounce package gnocchi in one layer on a sheet of foil. Top with 1 cup tomato sauce and some basil. Form a packet. Grill over high heat, 12 minutes.
When I moved to the midwest I was introduced to Crock Pot cooking. I had never even seen a slow cooker before and had no idea the range of foods that could be created in a plug-in cooking pot. Since then I have had everything from No-Peek-Chicken, Swedish Meatballs and Peach cobbler, done in one of these magic devices. When my husband was an art director Aveda they had “crock pot parties,” which meant everyone plugged in their slow cookers at their desks and made a dish to share. Brilliant!
It appears I have a wee problem on my hands. No, wait, that didn’t come out right. Er, I mean… How about this – I can’t stop making sandwich-ish type dishes for dinner!
Well, I have to say, I LOVE this version of crock pot Mac and Cheese! Why? You put the noodles in dry, uncooked!!! Yep, you read that correctly!
"I like using the slow cooker to beat the heat in the summer. What's your favorite summertime slow cooker meal"? -Tiff. You have a great idea, less labor and no oven use.
First of all, I promise this isn’t turning into a food blog But, I asked on facebook what you all would like me to post next, and sharing my first attempt at freezer cooking won the vote! If you want more freezer meal ideas, follow me on facebook now! So, yesterday I achieved my first ever attempt at “freezer cooking”. Stephanie, one of my favorite bloggers over at Mama and Baby Love did a post about it months ago , and I’ve wanted to do it ever since, but just haven’t taken the time. She just released her first E-Cookbook!
Guess what?! I listened to your requests and, just for you, I wrote another meal planning post! Read through this one, enjoy it, and then click HERE for the newest addition!
This recipe can't get any better. It's amazingly simple, you most likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry, and it tastes AMAZING!! Seriously, every time I make this we look at each other like, "Why don't we have this more than once a week?!"