Wednesday, September 22

New entry, 9/22

New one up in the journal. Nothing earth-shattering, but if you can help, my recipe box will thank you.

      Posted on September 22, 04:19 PM | TrackBack

#1: Chicken breasts, 15 oz jar of roasted red peppers, can of black beans, can of diced tomatoes (plain or mexican style- your choice), salsa (to taste). Cook on low until chicken is done (in a large crockpot, this can be as few as 4-5 hours). Pour off some of the liquid until it is a consistency you like (pour off none for soup-like, some for stew-like or all), serve over rice. I like to make mine stew consistency, and dice up the cooked chicken...stretches the food really far too.

#2: Turkey kielbasa, baby carrots, green pepper, pineapple (you can add some of the juice if you need more liquid)...cook on low all day. You can thicken up the liquid at the end with corn starch, if you want, or you can pour it off. Serve over rice.

Posted by: Emily on September 27, 2004 12:29 PM

Tortilla soup:

1 can of black beans (or pintos would work)
1 jar of salsa, whatever your heat preference
1 can corn
I can or jar of chicken broth (or water and 2 boullion cubes)
1 diced onion, (red is prettiest but others are fine)

Mix together and cook through. You can add strips cut from soft corn tortillas before serving--cut w/scissors to 1/4" width--they kind of taste like noodles, but more authentic in a Tex-Mex dish. Serve with a sprinkle of cheddar on top, or a blob of sour cream, or slices of avocado, or all three.

You can also put other leftovers in this--leftover rice, other steamed veggies, leftover diced chicken or steak. Or you can throw in a handful or two of frozen cooked shelled shrimp. The end of a can of refried beans, leftover after burritos, makes a good soup thickener. My leftover tomatoes always get thrown in. Or a handful of frozen soy beans.

If you like spicier stuff, add some jalapenos, fresh or from a jar. The liquid from the jar can add a jolt, too.

Mmm, just thinking about it makes me ready for real fall weather, even though I am enjoying these few still-warm days at the end of a cool summer.

Posted by: cathy b on September 23, 2004 09:50 AM

Defrosted boneless ribs. BBQ sauce. Low for all day long (10 hours) Makes the house smell yummy, an absolute no brainer as long as you set it up. I use wester style boneless pork ribs...they tend to fall apart when tender, so they make good shredded pork sandwiches. Serve with cornbread (buy a pan at the grocery bakery- less than $2)or biscuits.

Posted by: Kate on September 23, 2004 09:33 AM

Boneless skinless chicken dumped into a crock w/ cream of soups (mushroom, celery, etc) served over rice.

Frozen meatballs thrown in w/ a jar of spaghetti sauce. Noodles, butter and Parmasean cheese for the little guy?

Navy beans thrown in w/ water until soft. Then add cooked cubed ham for ham & bean soup.

Brown beef stew meat and 1 onion. Add to crock w/ sufficient amt. of water. Add carrots, potatoes, celery, corn, or whatever veggies you like and a packet or two of beef stew meat and you have beef stew.

Posted by: Tina on September 22, 2004 11:17 PM

I share this recipe with everyone.

Put some chicken breasts in the crockpot. Dump a jar of salsa on top. Cook on low for about 10 hours. Serve on rice or pasta. Yum!

Posted by: sherry on September 22, 2004 08:46 PM

I'm new to the world of crock pots, so I'm sure I'll provide absolutely nothing useful.

I like this simple recipe and that website, has a bunch of simple crock pot recipes.

Posted by: Lynda on September 22, 2004 04:43 PM


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