crock pot

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  1. juliebelle

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    my likes are for it to be easy...we like chicken, beef and pork

    i don't really like tomato based things as much.
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    tarablesue ~PeAce~

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    I love throwing chicken breasts in the crockpot adn pouring over cream of mushroom soup, cooking on low for several hours ( i never defrost) We eat it over noodles, or mashed potatoes with a veggie on the side.

    Also a whole chicken with a bottle of bbq sause is really good ,too, you can pull it off the bone ( well it falls) and eat it on buns and makes a great sandwich.

    I love chicken tortilla soup that someone posted here. i use canned chicken and just warm everything up... I've put this in at 2 pm and it's been ready to eat by 5.:lol: That's really in a flash;)



    Oh beef veggie soup is easy ,too.
    Beef ( ground or stew)
    Veggies( cabbage,zuchinni,corn,green beans,carrots,potatoes,tomatoes and peas)
    and tomato juice /V8 and water to cover. ( i do tomato/V8 because i don't like a heavy beef broth, you could use beef broth though instead)
    Oh and pot roast is easy.. baby carrrots, potatoes and a couple bouillion cubes or my cheat, onion soup mix and a can of beer:)...yummy.
  3. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    I was just about to ask that! But tell me are you looking for soups, stews, or a roast? You can make all of them in a crock pot.

    I know, I totally disbelieved the roast (no water) too until I saw someone else make it and it was edible. I have only ever heard of/seen liquid things in crockpots so I was super skeptical.
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    LatteLover Amity's Focus Member

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    Yay you made it! I know it sounds bizarre but really, it is good!! LOL I have done chicken, beef and pork all with this recipe. You can even do chick peas instead of meat.
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    LatteLover Amity's Focus Member

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    I need to make you guys dinner when I come to visit!
  6. MooseyMama

    MooseyMama Lovin' my life!!!!

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    you can even do baked potatoes in the crock pot!
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    one of our faves is meatloaf in the crockpot!

    emily - i actually used the leftovers tonight with left over corn and balckbeans, a jar of salsa all served over whole wheat noodles.

    i think it was tastier and sweeter the next day. I will make it again and it worked great withthe stew beef.
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    The crockpot is a lifesaver here. I have two sizes and that is nice for different things. Have you seen the crockpot blog? I love her recipes and that she is honest about the outcome too. lol
    A Year of CrockPotting

    the crockpot risotto on her blog is a favorite in our house too.
  9. juliebelle

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    :heart smirk:
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    thank you for the link! I think that I will try one of these a week on our busy days.
  11. EMTonya

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    here's my fav...

    boneless/skinless breasts
    1 jar apricot jam
    1 can chicken broth
    1 bell pepper cut in strips
    1 onion cut in strips

    i put the chicken in, bell peppers & onion then mix the broth & jam together & pour over & cook. serve over rice or noodles.
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    i have opened this thread many times today but I just saw it and thought that it said "crack pot" :hahaha: and for an instant I was literally wondering what Julie was up too :D


    and

    tonya that looks great! does it have a name? I am going to copy it to the receipe forum.
  13. EMTonya

    EMTonya learning....click...

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    i think it's just called apricot chicken
  14. juliebelle

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    when should i put rice in?

    i have chicken in there now today...and i'd like to cook the rice in there too.
  15. juliebelle

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    i got a second smaller crock pot today...this one is more of an everyday size.
  16. juliebelle

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    heading to the grocery store sometime this week...so do share some tried and true recipes if you have em.

    i don't like soupy things as much...well the kids don't. savannah doesn't like rice..but i think she's going to have to get over that.

    simple...the fewer steps the better. haha! no but seriously i'm not fancy.
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    DixieChick One Hot Mama!

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    pot roast, whatever cut is on sale
    cut up carrots
    chopped potatoes
    garlic salt
    pepper
    beef stock if you have it, water if not

    on high at least 6 hours.



    Pot roast
    jar of spaghetti sauce, whatever you have on hand
    add a bit of water
    6 hours on high at least
    Serve over pasta
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    bonseless skinless chicken breasts
    butter 1/2 to 1 stick
    1 pkg italian or ranch dressing mix

    cook 6 hrs on high. Turn off heat, remove chicken. Add 1 block cream cheese to liquid, add shredded meat back in. Serve over rice or pasta.
    You can add veggies, frozen broc or peas with about 2 hrs left.



    chopped beef chunks, either stew beef or buy a roast and cut it yourself
    1-2 cps mushrooms, whatever ya like
    little butter
    some beef stock

    at least 4 hrs on high. Turn off heat, stir in a tub of sour cream. Instant stroganoff.


    NAK please for give typos.
  18. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    Of the three crock pot dedicated cookbooks I could reach without causing pile tectonics (sp?) I'm sure I have something you like :D

    Looking for no tomatoe base and without rice (or with) that has either chicken, beef or pork.

    Gotcha.

    Lesse . . Pot Roast (Crockery Cooking, Potpourri Press 1975)
    (claims to serve 4)
    5 pounds round OR chuck steak OR brisket, tied with string at 1 1/2" intervals
    1/3 cup flour
    1 TB paprika
    2 TB oil
    1/2 cup beef broth, beer, or wine
    12 small onions, peeled
    8 carrots, cut into 1" pieces
    6 ribs celery cut into 1" pieces
    3 tomatoes (doh! omit them then) peeled, seeded and chopped
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 tsp basil
    3 sprigs parsley
    2 bay leaves
    1/2 tsp salt

    My notes: I just got a Cuisenart (sp?) food chopper from . . TJMaxx or Ross. I'd use that for everything except the garlic. (you do have to cut them some to fit in there) or get pre washed pre cut same at Grocery Outlet.

    I have all of those spices because I like cooking.

    Next it says "Dredge beef in combined flour and paprika. Heat the oil and brown the beef on all sides. Place in the cooker with all the rem. ingredients. Cover and cook on low temp. for 8 hours. Slice the meat, serve with the vegetables and sausce and boiled potatoes. [which i find interesting that they mentioned just now, i hate when they do stuff like that]
  19. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    another, cause i'm skipping the one with tapioca <barf>

    Roast Chicken Dinner (claims to also serve 4, same book)

    4 pounds of chicken
    3 TB of butter (any oil can be substituted)
    1 tsp tarragon (okay I do not have this one)
    1 tsp salt
    Freshly ground black pepper (um?)
    8 potatoes
    2 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
    4 white onions peeled
    1 lb 3 oz box brussels sprouts (specific much?) and (ew!)

    rub the chicken with butter (or oil). Place a knob (um?) of butter inside the cavity of the chicken (to keep it from getting dry i am guessing). Sprinkle 1/2 of the tarragon inside the cavity and press the remaining tarragon over the surface skin.

    Peel the potatoes and cut into serving sized pieces. Make four aluminum

    ****, this is not "toss and leave, never mind"

    [if anyone does like I will come back and finish this one]
  20. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    Okay, here's one with 5 ingredients that claims to take 5 minutes!

    also serves four, from the same book, with no tapioca, nuts, or coconut shreds. No pickles, no pounds of mushrooms.

    Braised Pork Chops
    4 1/2" thick loin cut pork chops
    1 onion cut into rings
    1 orange, peeled and sliced
    1/2 tsp ginger powder
    2 TB Madeira or dry sherry

    Trim fat from chops, peel orange and place rind at bottom of pot to serve as a "rack" to allow fat to drain. Cover chops with onion rings and orange slices. Stir ginger into Madeira or sherry and pur over chops. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

    Okay, enough of this book. It is insane. (it's one of those pamphlets i got for either 50 cents or a quarter ages ago at St Vinnies for sheer weirdness, it's the same time I got the book with how to cook brains in it)

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