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Offline minismom

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2008, 11:01:35 PM »
Bet mine is bigger than David's.  Sorry, couldn't help it. ::)

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2008, 11:10:15 PM »
Quote from: minismom
Bet mine is bigger than David's.  Sorry, couldn't help it. ::)

Mum

Alright Miss Smarty-britches, I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

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How big is yours, David?

Mine's 6.5... slightly larger than average (quarts, that is)!   ;) 

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2008, 01:10:00 AM »
My friends mom worked at Chasens and converted their famous chili recipe to family size. I converted it to crock pot.

Soak: 1 cup Pinto and 1 cup Kidney beans (overnight) in salt water.

Coarsly chop: 1 medium Onion, I Bell Pepper and about 3 cloves of Garlic, Saute in Butter until the Onion looks transparent.

Mix Bean and Onion mixtures in Crock Pot on low setting.

Add: 1/4 Cup Chili, 1 Tlbs. Ground Cumin,

In a large Skillet: Brown 1 LB. Ground Beef and 1 LB. Ground Sausage, add to the Crock Pot.  Let Cook all day.

Skim the Fat off the top, Salt and Pepper to taste and cover with some Parsley.

Now you have the Chili, Elizabeth Taylor threw a fit over during the filming of Cleopatra.. Have the best day
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Re: Recipes
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2008, 08:12:27 AM »
I'm not sure how big the crock pot is, but I know it will hold 2 gallons of spaghetti sauce with about 40 meatballs (small ones).  We also have a smaller one that we use for veggies (greenbeans especially) when we're having people over for supper.  That one will hold 1 Sam's size can of green beans w/ all the fixings.  We save our roaster for stuff we want to "bake" during the summer so we don't heat up the house.  I love to cook, just hate the heat during the summer.  And, lately, it's hard to find the time to cook the way I used to. Thank goodness for my crockpots!

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2008, 09:26:52 AM »
Jamaican Curried Lamb!!!   

INGREDIENTS:
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 1/2 lb. boneless lamb, cut in 1 inch cubes
2 lg. onions, peeled and finely sliced
2 tsp. allspice (ground)
1 1/2 cup stock or bouillon
1 tbsp. wine or cider vinegar
1 tsp. curry powder (or more)
Salt to taste
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 whole habanero pepper, cut top off and discard seeds
PREPARATION:
Sear lamb cubes in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove lamb; cook onion in oil until soft but not brown. Transfer to the Crock Pot; add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Discard habanero before serving.
Serves 4.


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Re: Recipes
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2008, 11:43:05 AM »
Up until now, I've only used my crockpot for soups and chilli. After reading this thread I decided to try some chicken.

I used eight chicken thighs and immersed them in French Onion soup - it took two cans to cover. Five hours later I had some of the best chicken I've had in a long time.

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2008, 12:27:57 PM »
ooooo, Ann, never thought of covering with french onion soup.  A definate on my list, now.  A chef friend of our's suggested that instead of covering pork or beef roast with water, cover it with fruit juice like apple, pear, or cranberry.  He says it will tenderize better because of the acid in the juice and give it a "different", but subtle flavor.

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2008, 12:44:21 PM »
How bout crock pot potato soup

My sister made this for a new years eve get together. It WAS soooo good! And easy.

1qt of half & half
16 oz of "simply potatoes" (they are like the raw hash browns or stringed potatoes you get in the frozen section)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (usually comes in a 2-cup bag)
Onion added to suit taste
1 can of cream of chicken soup
a jar of bacon bits (labeled REAL bacon bits, not artificial)
1/2 cup butter

You basically toss it all in a crock pot and cook for a couple hours,
but it can also be made or cooked faster on the stove.

ps. Donít forget the crackers...

My sister used the whole 2-cup bag of shredded cheese in another batch of this, but to me it was too rich.
And I think you could also use the cubed frozen potatoes instead of the "simply potatoes" string hash brown type,
but it was great made as is (above).

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2008, 12:46:28 PM »
I have been waiting for a potato soup recipe...that sounds so good.  I've just about got my grocery list for this week full..keep 'em coming, gang!

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2008, 12:50:01 PM »
Up until now, I've only used my crockpot for soups and chilli. After reading this thread I decided to try some chicken.

I used eight chicken thighs and immersed them in French Onion soup - it took two cans to cover. Five hours later I had some of the best chicken I've had in a long time.

Ann
Ann,
It sounds like all you need to add are some veggies, pasta, or rice (and water, of course) for a good soup.

Quote from: minismom
A chef friend of our's suggested that instead of covering pork or beef roast with water, cover it with fruit juice like apple, pear, or cranberry.  He says it will tenderize better because of the acid in the juice and give it a "different", but subtle flavor.
Mum,
Similarly, my mom suggested a can of stewed tomatoes for our roast.  We followed this advice and dumped in a big can of Italian stewed tomatoes... it did the trick.  It was very tender and tasty - definitely different than when I've had 'em cooked with just water.

I'm not big on lamb, but the recipe that swede_dish posted sounds like it might work well with chicken.  I do love curry!  At least I'm eating lunch while reading these recipes today...

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2008, 01:34:43 PM »
Not crock pot meals, but ones I always keep the ingredients on-hand for as quick meals. (about 30 minutes from start to the table)

Hot turkey sandwiches and mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes (made however you make them)
1 lb of slices turkey from the deli
2 pouches instant turkey gravy
2 cups of water
Texas toast - toasted

If making mashed potatoes from scratch, peel, rinse, and cut the potatoes.  Cover with water and cook on high heat.  When the potatoes  start to boil, in a seperate pan, mix the gravy mix and water.  Stir until dissolved.  Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and continue stirring for 1 1/2 minutes.  Add the turkey and stir until blended.  Cover and continue to heat over low heat until mashed potatoes are done.  Heap the turkey onto texas toast and serve potatoes on the side.  Make a salad and you've got yourself and quick, and cheap, meal.


One pan chicken and stuffing bake

1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 tbsp margarine, melted
4 cups pepperidge farm cubed herb seasoned stuffing (white or white/wheat mix - not cornbread)
4 - 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, thawed (I use boneless skinless chicken tenderloins)
1 (10 3/4 oz) can of cream of chicken soup (I used reduced fat kind)
1/3 cup of milk
1/8 - 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning, optional

In a bowl, mix water, margarine, poultry seasoning if desired, and stuffing.  Stir to mix well.  Pour into a 10x13 baking pan sprayed with Pam.  Place raw, but thawed, boneless skinless chicken on top of the stuffing.  In a seperate bowl, mix soup and milk.  Pour over chicken and stuffing.  Bake 400 degrees uncovered for 30 minutes.

This is good reheated, too.
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Re: Recipes
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2008, 06:04:01 PM »
Oh yes David! It is good with chicken...I've tried it =)
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Re: Recipes
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2008, 06:13:25 PM »
Oh yes David! It is good with chicken...I've tried it =)

That sounds like something I'll have to fix soon.  It should be low fat, too.  I absolutely love chicken or shrimp with curry over rice.

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Re: Recipes
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2008, 10:34:57 PM »
Love it all! I went to one of the crockpot recipe links someone posted and tried my very first meal in the crock pot I have had for 3 years. It was chicken with peas and cream of mushroom soup. Very Good!!! I am enjoying the recipes you all are sharing. I may become a cook after all. My mother will be so happy... :D :D

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« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2008, 03:10:59 PM »
OK, guys, I still have spots left over on my 2wk menu.  I need some more ideas.

Here's one that you can make as fatty or "healty" as you want. I'll give you the original recipe with the healthier changes that we've tried in parenthesis.

Baked French Toast

1/2 cup syrup (sugar-free syrup)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks margarine

Boil above in a saucepan for 1 minute stirring constantly.  Pour into a 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle top with 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.

Cover with sliced Italian bread or other firm bread (double fiber whole wheat bread) cut into quarters. Make sure that bread is tight, but left in one layer.  On top of that, pour batter made from:

8 eggs (egg beater substitute)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup half-and-half.  I use either Southern Pecan flavor or French Vanilla Flavor (reduced fat half/half)
1 cup milk

Cover and refrigerate overnight

Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes uncovered.

This is good enough for dessert.

Happy Cooking!
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Re: Recipes
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2008, 04:27:27 PM »
Mum,

Not that this is a crock pot recipe specifically, but how about a BIG lasagna for one of those meals you have 'open'?  I always enjoy (good) lasagna, as it's better as leftovers... not that you'd have any left over with that crowd you're feeding.  Oh, maybe a big baked spaghetti.  I don't have the recipe, but our friend Bonnie makes a killer baked spaghetti for us every now and then!  It's similar to a lasagna, in a way, but is easier to prepare and tastier.  I'll have to get her to post the recipe.

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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2008, 04:58:05 PM »
This is super easy to make and only takes about 15 minutes & much better than any canned tomato soup!


Quick Creamy Tomato Soup

 
2 (15-ounce) containers, chicken or vegetable stock/broth (preferred brand: Kitchen Basics)
1 (28-ounce) can concentrated crushed tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
Coarse salt and black pepper
20 leaves fresh basil, cut into chiffonade, for garnish
Soup toppers, for garnish, recipe follows

Combine broth and tomatoes in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. When soup bubbles, stir in heavy cream and reduce heat to low. Season with a little salt and pepper and simmer gently 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. With an immersion blender, puree soup. Serve bowls of soup with basil chiffonade and floating soup toppers.

Soup Toppers:
4 slices crusty bread, 4 inches across, 1/4-inch thick-slice artisan breads at counter in market
2 cloves cracked fresh garlic, optional
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound shredded cheese to compliment your soup: provolone, Asiago, cheddar, Gruyere, Swiss, etc.

Toast bread slices in your toaster until golden. Rub the toasted bread rounds with crushed garlic, if using. Arrange bread on cookie or baking sheet. Drizzle each slice with extra-virgin oil and top with a grind of black pepper and a layer of shredded cheese. Place under hot broiler to melt cheese until toppers are golden brown in color.
Yield: 4 servings Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 1 minute

This is another good one.

Taco Soup

2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onions
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, optional
1/2 cup green olives, sliced, optional
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
Corn chips, for serving
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Pickled jalapenos, for garnish

Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 05:02:31 PM by Dan J. »

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2008, 05:09:45 PM »
David, baked spaghetti sounds really good.  Taco soup is now filling one of those spaces.  LOL!  Counting those 2, I only have 5 spaces left to fill :P

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« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2008, 05:24:17 PM »
I find a lot of good recipes here at the Campbells Kitchen website...

http://www.campbellkitchen.com/

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« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2008, 07:04:24 PM »
OK, because of this thread specifically, I bought a crock pot today.  Believe me, I'll be trying some of these recipes here.  Oh, mum, that baked french toast sounds heavenly! 
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« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2008, 07:59:46 PM »
OK, because of this thread specifically, I bought a crock pot today.  Believe me, I'll be trying some of these recipes here.  Oh, mum, that baked french toast sounds heavenly! 

Whatever you do don't make mac and cheese. ;D

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« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2008, 08:20:37 PM »
LOL..@ Hal..I think we have all pretty much taken that off our "things to do in a cock pot" list.

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« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2008, 09:41:36 PM »
Whatever you do don't make mac and cheese. ;D

Oh, I think I learned from your experience, Hal. :D 
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« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2008, 11:05:36 PM »
Hi guys!  David says you're interested in my baked spaghetti recipe.  Truth is there isn't one unless you count this:  I use up to two lbs. of browned  lean ground beef,and drained, cooked Italian suasage, mixed,  and 2 large cans Hunt's spaghetti sauce (your favorite flavor,) with  1 can Italian style chopped tomatoes for the "sauce."  Layer this with 1 lb. cooked vermicelli and several different cheeses.  I use shredded mozzarella (4 cups,) shredded parmesan (1 cup,) about 16 to 24 oz. ricotta (or cottage cheese if you prefer.)  I guess the toughest part of the whole thing is proportioning the layers, but you really can't go wrong.  I bake it at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 min., and I cover it for the first 30 to 40 min.    It will make a deep lasagne-style pan and feed about 6 to 8 people.

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« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2008, 12:00:08 PM »
Crockpots are great to use.. I also love using my pressure cookers... 30 minutes from start to finish... a great recipe site that's free is www.allrecipes.com people posts their recipes and their rated from 1 star to 5 stars...

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« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2008, 03:36:57 PM »
I had some chicken breasts I needed to cook so I tried this very simple chicken and stuffing recipe in the crockpot and boy is it yummy. Course I had to gay it forward a bit so I added some extra spices and substituted chicken stock for the water. I put some fancy schmancy Italian pole beans in the crockpot first and then just followed the recipe. It's great on a cold day. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (6 ounce) package corn bread stuffing mix


DIRECTIONS
Place chicken in a greased slow cooker. Top with soup. In a bowl, combine the water, butter and stuffing mix; spoon over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

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« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2008, 03:49:02 PM »
Baked spaghetti last night.  David, I didn't get your friend's recipe in time, so I made it up as I went along ;D.  Must've been good because even my kids who: 1 - doesn't like sauce or meatballs.  Just eats noodles with butter and italian dressing;
              1 - doesn't eat noodles or sauce.  Just eats meatballs
              1 - doesn't eat anything with cheese on it or in it. Even makes his pizza without cheese on it ???
              1 - doesn't eat anything period.  No wonder she's almost 4 and only 26lbs!
              2 - who love spaghetti
ALL OF THEM ATE EVERY BITE AND ASKED FOR SECONDS!

Anyway, I mixed Ragu sauce (organic garden vegitable - smooth) with 1 6oz can of tomato paste and 1 cup of water.  I browned 2lbs of ground meat, drained it and added it to the sauce.  Put a layer of sauce, lasagna noodles (uncooked), mozzerella & parmasean chese, more sauce, noodles, ect. and ended w/ sauce and cheeses.  Baked that puppy up at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Tonight we're trying the potato soup recipe (doubled everything except the bacon) and had to use southern style hashbrowns (the square kind).  It smells so good. Gonna make homemade biscuits and serve with croutons on top. YUM!

Sunday, it's taco soup.  Monday, Bear's stroganoff.  LOL...this is really fun!

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« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2008, 06:02:17 PM »
I just ate this for lunch.  It was good and took less than 20 minutes to make

Linguine Alle Vongole

1lb linguine
350ml canned clams (1 can)
6 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh parsley
1/3 cup dry white wine

Saute garlic n butter in large skilled on medium heat, careful not to burn the garlic.  add clams, clam liquid and parsley, stir until well blended and reduce by simmering for 4 minutes on medium heat.  Add wine to mix and reduce by simmering for 2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add this mixture to cooked linguine in large pot.  Stir until well mixed.  Serve with fresh asiago cheese and fresh pepper.
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« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2008, 09:19:55 PM »
It's official - potato soup totally awesome!  Even doubling the recipe in hopes of having left overs didn't work.  The pot was emptied!
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« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2008, 10:22:13 PM »
I know we already posted a potato soup but I tried this recipe and it was awesome.

Baked Potato Soup (Copycat of Tony Roma's)

Ingredients:
2 medium potatoes, baked
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup onion, diced
2 teaspoons flour
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch, dissolved in 2/3 c. cold water
1 1/2 cups instant mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper (don't double if doubling)
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon thyme (less if it's ground thyme)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:
In a small pan, make chicken broth using bouillon cubes and water.
In a large saucepan melt butter and saute onion until light brown.
Add flour to the onions.
Dissolve cornstarch in cold water.
Combine the broth, butter, onions, water, mashed potatoes, and spices in the pot and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out.
Discard the skins and chop the potato flesh into 1/2" chunks.
Add the chopped potato and milk and cream (or half and half) to the pan.
Add cornstarch.
Bring soup back to a boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add condiments like bacon and cheddar cheese as desired.

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« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2008, 12:32:30 AM »
Not a crock pot recipe but a winter favourite for me. It originates in the UK and is popular in Aus.
I know Americans generally don't like lamb, but you can substitute beef. Also, I'm not sure if you have Worcestishire sauce in the US - you can leave it out or substitute with soy sauce.

And sorry, but all the measurements are in metric.

Classic shepherd's pie

Preparation Time 10 minutes, Cooking Time 65 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)
1 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, trimmed, finely chopped
500g lamb mince
2 tbs plain flour
500ml (2 cups) beef stock
1 dried bay leaf
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs tomato paste
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 (about 200g each) desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped
40g butter
125ml (1/2 cup) milk
Melted butter, to brush

Method
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add lamb mince and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until lamb changes colour.
Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until combined. Add stock, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile: cook potato in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Return to the pan with the butter. Use a potato masher or fork to mash until smooth. Add milk and use a wooden spoon to stir until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 200įC. Spoon lamb mixture into a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish. Top with mashed potato and use a fork to spread over lamb mixture. Brush with butter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until mashed potato is golden brown. Serve immediately


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« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2008, 11:00:20 AM »
Dachshund:

Ok, I am going to try your chicken recipie today. It sounds like it would make good leftovers...YUMMY!

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« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2008, 11:11:22 AM »
Dachshund:

Ok, I am going to try your chicken recipie today. It sounds like it would make good leftovers...YUMMY!

Yes indeed! If possible it was even better the second day. Enjoy.

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« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2008, 11:54:33 AM »
My mom used to make shepherd's pie when I was growing up.  She added green beans and corn to the mix.  It was a good way to get us to eat our veggies. ;)  I'd actually forgotten all about it until now.  Thanks for posting it.

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« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2008, 08:22:22 PM »
My friends mom worked at Chasens and converted their famous chili recipe to family size. I converted it to crock pot.

Soak: 1 cup Pinto and 1 cup Kidney beans (overnight) in salt water.

Coarsly chop: 1 medium Onion, I Bell Pepper and about 3 cloves of Garlic, Saute in Butter until the Onion looks transparent.

Mix Bean and Onion mixtures in Crock Pot on low setting.

Add: 1/4 Cup Chili, 1 Tlbs. Ground Cumin,

In a large Skillet: Brown 1 LB. Ground Beef and 1 LB. Ground Sausage, add to the Crock Pot.  Let Cook all day.

Skim the Fat off the top, Salt and Pepper to taste and cover with some Parsley.

Now you have the Chili, Elizabeth Taylor threw a fit over during the filming of Cleopatra.. Have the best day
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« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2008, 10:52:46 AM »
I love Shepherd's Pie and I LOVE LAMB.

In fact, I'd say herb-encrusted lamb chops are about my favorite meal in the world, and if it's on the menu I generally order that.

And let's not even go near Ossobuco, though of course that's veal shank -- pair it with a risotto and you have perfection.
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« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2008, 05:41:17 PM »
Alrighty, we will be sitting down to taco soup in about 20 minutes.  Of course, I've been taste testing it for the last couple of hours.  ;D It is REALLY good!  Thanks for the recipe.  I modified it a bit to suite my picky eaters, but mostly stayed with the recipe here.  I bought flour tortillas, cut them into strips then the strips into thirds.  I threw them in for the last half hour.  Our oldest son came up stairs and said, "wow, it smells like tacos."  YEAH!

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« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2008, 10:18:17 PM »
Dachshund:

Made your chicken and stuffing...it was GOOD! I will be making that again. Thanks! :)

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« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2008, 10:30:57 PM »
I finally fired up the crock pot and made the potato soup.  It's very yummy.  My crock pot only has two settings-low and high.  So I started it out on high and after an hour and a half put it on low for about four hours.  I will be trying Hal's chicken recipe; it seems to be getting rave reviews.
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« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2008, 04:57:44 PM »
Made Hal's chicken recipe today and it is soooooo good!  Since it's supposed to be better the 2nd day, I saved some out of the freezer and will be warming it up tomorrow.
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« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2008, 04:27:20 PM »
bonnie_nc, that baked spagetti was easy and delicious! I used a lg. bottle of Ragu (with a cup of water to rinse contents from bottle) and a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes w/onions & bell peppers. 
I put together a seasoned meat sauce first then layered cooked pasta, thick meat sauce then cheeses.
It made so much that I had to freeze half in a casserole dish all ready to bake next week. A ton of food.
It was even more delicious the next day as leftovers.
This will be a repeat in the house, that's for sure.
Thanks Bonnie!

Shepherds Pie is next.

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« Reply #92 on: January 18, 2008, 05:47:34 PM »
MikeM, you should send some of that spaghetti our way... maybe I'll just have Bonnie make some for us!   ;) It really is better the next day.  I'm also thinking about / debating the shepherd's pie, potato soup, or the taco soup.

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« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2008, 06:07:36 PM »
I've just cooked a Roasted Fillet of Angus Beef Eye along with roasted shallots and red skin potatoes.  We'll be having peaches for dessert.

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« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2008, 06:25:01 PM »
I've found these recipes to be invaluable. If you're barren, a niece or nephew will do in a pinch.

http://www.eatbabies.com/recipes/index.htm


I tried the baby pie. Not only is it a fun way to enjoy an evening, it's delicious!

http://www.eatbabies.com/recipes/babypie.htm
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« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2008, 06:51:24 PM »
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« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2008, 09:38:35 PM »
That looks so good.  I wish I could get that motivated to make a roast.  Philly, did you make it in the crockpot or the oven?
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« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2008, 09:44:27 PM »
I cooked it in a cast iron dutch oven.  Total preparation time was: 50 minutes, including the caramelized shallots (which were DIVINE... made the dish, and I've never made them before).

The potatoes were frozen from a bag :(
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« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2008, 09:48:11 PM »
I'm sure they were very tastey.  I get a hunger pang every time I look at it.
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« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2008, 09:58:52 PM »
I have to go get some horseradish tomorrow for the requisite sandwiches from the leftovers.
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