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My Crock pot Chicken Recipe

7 Jan

You cook your boneless, skinless, chicken breast in a crock pot. Once it is finished you put it in a dish to sit overnight in Kraft’s zesty Italian dressing. It is new and made with no artificial ingredients. The next day you add it to a mixed green or spring mix salad. The dressing is already in the chicken so no need to add more unless you just like extra dressing. We are trying to live a healthier lifestyle so we eat it as is. The chicken is very tender.  My kids, hubby and I loved it. I am always experimenting with different things. It is also economical because Kroger has chicken on sale just about every week and the salad dressing was $1.50 at Walmart. The salad greens are usually on sale to. If you do not like salad, you can steam fresh veggies or any veggie you enjoy. Enjoy!

chili and “cupcakes”

16 Nov

I made chili this morning and put it in the crock pot to simmer all day. I dished out two bowls, one for each of my girls and since it was still a little hot I gave them a corn bread muffin to eat. Peanut said, “mommy, I love cupcakes.” I told her it was corn bread. “No mommy, cupcake. I like chili and cupcake.”  So cute! She did like it. She ate all of her chili and all of her corn bread muffin. Chili is great on really cold days like today!

My chili recipe:

ground beef (browned)

Chili mix (walmart brand)

Kidney beans (dark)

Tomato sauce

Mix all together and simmer in the crock pot. It is delicious!

Quiche

18 Nov

Here is the long awaited recipe:

Ingredients:

4 eggs (lightly beaten)

pie crust in your freezer section

3/4 cup of frozen or fresh cut broccoli  and/or sweet red pepper

1 tbs olive oil

1 cup of milk

1/4 tsp of salt

1/8 tsp of pepper

3/4 cup of chopped ham, chicken,  or bacon (turkey)

1 1/2 cups of swiss, cheddar and monterey jack cheese  (you can also use these in light versions)

1 tsp of flour

One: preheat oven to 325

Two: cook in a medium skillet broccoli and red pepper in olive oil until crisp/tender

Three: mix eggs, milk,  cooked broccoli/peppers, salt and pepper and cooked meat of your choice.

Four: in a small bowl mix together flour and cheeses then toss into egg mixture

Finally: pour egg mixture into pie shell and cook for 40 -45 minutes until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it stand for 10 minutes.

Home Made Mac and Cheese

4 Nov

Homemade Mac and cheese:

Original recipe by Patti LaBelle and I added my own twist.

Ingredients:

1 lb of macaroni noodles
1 package of Colby jack cheese
1 package of sharp cheddar cheese
1 package of mild cheddar cheese
1 stick of butter
2 large eggs
2 cups of milk
1 tbs of oil
8 oz Velveeta cheese
Salt

The making of the Mac and cheese:

Preheat oven on 350*
Cook Mac noodles in olive oil or veggie oil
Drain noodles
Add butter, milk, eggs, salt and ½ the packages of cheeses including the Velveeta (cut into cubes) save a little for the top
Stir really well
Pour into baking dish 8X8 or larger

Top with remaining cheeses including Velveeta
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown

Enjoy!