Category Archives: Crockpot Meals

Cocktail Meatballs

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of potlucks. I never really was….you do not really know who made the food, if their kitchen is clean, do they wash hands frequently etc. etc. Then, when food issues came into play, I had to be careful about what I could pick up and eat. In a way, that was nice because I’d have good excuse to not eat something at a potluck if I didn’t really feel like eating it. So, if I go to a potluck, I often bring more than one thing. And I like … Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Beef Bean Medley

This beef and bean dish may not look like much, but it is really good.  Sweet and savory combined, I rank this with comfort food.    Other great things about this meal:  it’s a slow cooker meal and it makes a lot.  I almost always freeze about half.  Then some night when I do not feel like cooking I can simply defrost, warm and enjoy. So, if you are looking for lots of protein, this dish has it.  If you are looking for a way to eat more legumes, this is a good recipe to start with.  If you are … Continue reading

Russian Cranberry Chicken

Slow cooker meal ahead!  A fast and easy dish for the working mom/dad, whether working in the workplace or in the home.  Every mom/dad needs an easy meal now and again; this meal is for you. Typically, I tend to stay away from meals that use foods containing high fructose corn syrup, but this meal is an exception.  Unfortunately, it does contain soy too.  Boo!  However, you can make it healthier by making your own cranberry sauce and own dressing, but then you lose the fast and easy aspect of this meal.   This chicken dish uses Russian dressing.  I … Continue reading

BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches

How about a sandwich meal?  Simple and not very time consuming at all, the crockpot is your friend for this recipe.  Enter…barbeque shredded pork.    Did you know there is a secret to cooking meat in the crockpot?  Not only should you trim any fat off, you should brown the meat or broil it first.  I have always trimmed off fat, but since browning or broiling the meat, the meals have turned out even that much better.  It only takes about 5 minutes.  I have heard people state they do not care for cooking in the crockpot because they do not … Continue reading

Mushroom Chicken and Rice – A Crockpot Meal

I love my crockpot.  If you do not have one, you need one!  And if you have one and never use it, you are missing out.  There is no need to buy a fancy one.  One with simply a low and high setting is all you really need.  I have one that is called “smart” because you can set it for a certain amount of hours and then it will turn itself off, but I never use that. The great thing about crockpots is that it makes meal making so easy.  The recipes are often delicious.  If you are doing your … Continue reading

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