Thursday, November 17, 2011

New ideas...for dinner!

Recently I have fallen in love again....with my crockpot!  I found a page on facebook with lots of easy, delicious recipes for dinners in the crockpot.  What I love is that there are no strange ingredients that I have no idea what it is and all seem pretty simple to make.  So far everyone has enjoyed what I have been making.  I use my crockpot at least 2 times a week due to the fact we have leftovers and sometimes the kiddos just want grilled cheese or chicken nuggets instead of big meals (Lord bless them!).  I will start posting recipes I make on here to share and also add any tips on making them taste even better! 

Last night I made a very easy chicken dish with just a few ingredients and I could put the chicken in frozen!  Here is the recipe:

4-6 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken/mushroom soup
1 bag frozen corn
1 container pico de gallo (from produce section)
1 container Cooking Creme Santa Fe variety
1 envelope ranch dressing
Season to taste. (I did not add anything but next time may add some season salt on chicken and thaw it next time...kind of blah)

Put everything in crockpot. It doesn't matter if the chicken is frozen. Simply adjust cooking time. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice or pasta. Yum!!!

This was really good...smelled like con quesa dip all day!  Very easy and my kiddos liked it, well Zach and Maddie ate just a little bit but I think the little bit of spice may have been a bit much for their taste buds.  I would say this dish cost about $5 to make and we have leftovers for lunch for the next two days.

I have been tagged to bring a small turkey to her Thanksgiving dinner tuesday and plan on using the crockpot for that as well.  LOVE IT!!!  I forgot how easy things can be using the crockpot.  This saves me so much time in the afternoon and let's me not stress about dinnertime.  With school, therapy sessions, gymnastics and choir we are a very busy family! 

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