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JenJay

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crockpot recipes, please
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:27:19 PM »
Our family of 5 is currently holed up in a hotel, aka "temporary quarters", after moving to a new state for DH's job. We're probably going to be here at least two more weeks. I've brought along my electric skillet and crockpot so I can make some one-dish meals. I've got good recipes for chicken tortilla soup, jambalaya, pulled pork and pot roast, but those are going to get old fast.

Does anyone have a good recipe they'd like to share? We're "breakfast for dinner" folk so those will work, too. DH's tummy doesn't do too well with grains so a little bit of flour or rice are okay but anything rice/bread/etc. based won't work for him, although now that I've said that it occurs to me that the kids and I could eat it and he could heat up a can of soup. Sorry DH but desperate times and all that.  ;D

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 02:31:38 PM »
Do breakfast for dinner! You can mix up eggs and whatever you want to put into it (veggies, cheese, ham, sausage) and cook that slowly in the crockpot and then do pancakes on the skillet. DH can have the eggs if the grains in the pancakes are too much for him, and everyone wins!

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 02:33:29 PM »
I've never done breakfast in a crock pot so I checked out some online recipes. I have to say that some of them, especially the egg-based ones, sound quite interesting.

http://www.food.com/recipe/breakfast-casserole-in-the-crock-pot-499075

http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/151738/6_crock_pot_breakfast_recipes

http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/10_easy_breakfast_crockpot_recipes.htm



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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 09:01:08 PM »
I'd probably cook breakfast on the skillet, but you could probably do a French toast bread pudding type dish in the slow cooker. Like, leave some bread out overnight, cube it, soak it in eggs and milk sweetened with maple syrup or sugar and cinnamon (whatever your peeps prefer), then cook it in the slow cooker? I Googled "slow cooker bread pudding" and got a lot of hits.

My favorite slow cooker item is what Crescent Dragonwagon called "Eternal Soup." You basically make a batch of soup, then replenish it with new ingredients as you eat. It's good for me because it's unlikely that I'll ever eat an entire slow cooker's worth of soup in one sitting, what with the whole living alone thing. :-)

Also, pie: http://crockingirls.com/recipes/pecan-pie/

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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 09:12:20 PM »
I think this site is fun and you can start with this recipe.

http://crockpotladies.com/recipe-categories/breakfast/crockpot-breakfast-casserole/

The Chicken Pot Pie soup on this site I think would be great to adapt to hotel cooking. You ca buy a package of frozen mixed vegetables.  Remember Deli roasted chicken from the grocer is your friend.

And when going to the grocery store, see if they have pre-browned ground beef or sausage. HEB here in Texas always does.
If they don't, substitute diced sausage or chorizo for recipes that call for browned meat. 


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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 12:29:53 PM »
I think this site is fun and you can start with this recipe.

http://crockpotladies.com/recipe-categories/breakfast/crockpot-breakfast-casserole/

The Chicken Pot Pie soup on this site I think would be great to adapt to hotel cooking. You ca buy a package of frozen mixed vegetables.  Remember Deli roasted chicken from the grocer is your friend.

And when going to the grocery store, see if they have pre-browned ground beef or sausage. HEB here in Texas always does.
If they don't, substitute diced sausage or chorizo for recipes that call for browned meat.

Ha! I'm in Texas and I wasn't going to try to brown anything for fear it'd set off the smoke alarms. Thank you, I'm all over that!

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 06:47:49 PM »
Well, color me enlightened! ;D

I never thought about doing breakfast in a crockpot . . . and those recipes sound awful tasty. What a wonderful idea for when guests sleep over!

Thanks, JenJay for starting this thread!


Here's an easy recipe for chicken cacciatore that's similar to mine (I don't use the peppers or celery powder and I use the baby-portobello mushrooms and fresh basil instead of dried.):

http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-chicken-cacciatore-41685

I had to look it up because I wasn't sure . . . yes! You can cook pasta in the electric skillet. (I'm learning a lot from this thread ;D)



Another thought is Italian Beef sandwiches:

I use 2 packets of powdered (low salt!) Italian salad dressing mix. Rub in one packet all over your beef pot roast of choice (I usually use a chuck roast.) Cover the roast with beef broth (or water or a mixture), add the second packet of Italian dressing along with chopped onion and garlic. Cook on high for 8 hours. Beef should be fork shredable and serve on Italian bread rolls.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 05:03:33 PM »
There's all kinds of layered enchilada-like recipes out there for crock pots. I made one earlier this week. I did cook the ground beef before putting in it in the CP, though, so not sure if that would work for you.

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 03:26:16 PM »
I love my crock pot. 

http://www.zonya.com/pdf/recipes/Crock_Pot_Fajitas.pdf

http://www.zonya.com/pdf/recipes/Beef_Barley_Soup.pdf
(she also has a good beef stroganoff, but you would need to cook egg noodles, so that wouldn't work)

StirFry (though not sure how to do the rice?  Perhaps a minute rice in the electric skillet?)
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/seven-easy-slow-cooker-recipes/?page=7#comments

Love this gal's site too.  Plus she posts the stuff that flops.  (She warns you)
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/autumn-sausage-casserole.html

This may be a good for the electric skillet (I like this with broccoli slaw instead of using the cabbage/carrots)
http://www.elliekrieger.com/sage-rubbed-pork-chops-with-warm-apple-slaw