Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Nacho" Everyday Cheese Potatoes

"Nacho" Everyday Cheese Potatoes

1 can (10 1/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 container (8 oz) sour cream

1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chilies

6 oz (1 1/2 cups) shredded colby-Monterey jack cheese blend

1 pkg (32 oz) frozen cubed hash-brown potatoes

3 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup finely crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos (or similiar flavor corn chips of your choice)

Spray 3 1/2 to 4 quart crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. In medium bowl combine soup, sour cream, chilies and cheese. Mix well. Arrange half of potatoes in bottom of sprayed crockpot. Top with half of soup mixture, spreading evenly. Repeat layers.
Cover and cook on high heat for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Sprinkle with crushed chips and onions, and serve as a side dish with chicken or pork chops. Recipe makes about 10 servings.

Cheesy Potato Casserole- Crock pot

Cheesy Potato Casserole

2 lb. pkg. frozen hash brown potatoes (partially thawed)

2 cans (10 oz.) cheddar cheese soup

1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk

1 can French fried onion rings

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine above recipe ingredients and pour into greased crockpot. Add salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or high for 4 hours. Sprinkle other 1/2 onion rings of top before serving. Makes a perfect side dish with meatloaf, or a barbecue chicken breast.

Mama's Italian Chicken

Mama's Italian Chicken
(from 101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker pg. 72)

4 frozen chicken breast halves
1 envelope dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth

Place chicken in greased 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salad dressing mix. Pour chicken broth over the top. Cover and cook on high heat 4-5 hours or on low heat 8-10 hours. Makes 4 servings. Serve with buttered noodles of creamy risotto.

And finally, one of our family favorites, and named by my children, since we always seem to have it on Sunday!

Fruit cobblers in the Crock-pot!

I found this on, its a great site about crockpot cooking. These are great recipes using 3 months supply foodstorage, most ing. you probably already have in your pantry!

Crock Pot Recipes for easy Fruit Cobblers
Using your crockpot (slow cooker) for making delicious dessert recipes like fruit cobblers doesn't really cross many people's minds. Most people are thinking about dinner or appetizers, but your crockpot can be perfect for dessert recipes too!

Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerator biscuits (seperated and cut into quarters)

1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling*

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

*your choice of fruit filling can be used for cobbler

Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter in a small bowl. Mixture will be lumpy. Grease a 3 1/2 to 5 quart crockpot, then layer 1 package biscuits, half the cinnamon mixture, and then half the pie filling. Add the second package of the biscuits: cover with the remaining half of the cinnamon mixture, and top with the remaining half of the pie filling. Cover and cook on high heat 2 1/2 - 3 hours, or until biscuits are done in the center. Recipe makes 6-8 servings.

This fruit cobbler tastes fabulous with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream!

As tasty as the above cobbler recipe is, maybe you don't have the time for preparing it. Not to worry! Here is another recipe for a crockpot cobbler that you can fix in a flash! Again, the main ingredients are going to something you probably have in the kitchen pantry.

Peach Crockpot Cobbler

2 cans (21 ounces each) peach pie filling (or your favorite fruit)

1 package (18 ounces) yellow or white cake mix

1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

Spread pie filling in the bottom of greased 4 1/2 to 6 quart crockpot. Sprinkle dry cake mix over the top. Pour melted butter over the top of cake mix, trying to coat evenly. Cover and cook cobbler on high heat 2 hours, or on low heat 4 hours.
Recipe makes 10-12 servings. Serve cobbler with vanilla ice cream, or whipped topping.

Or, for a slightly more "crisp" cobbler.....

Easy Granola Apple Crisp
(from page 120 of 101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker)

2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling

2 1/2 cups granola cereal

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

Place pie filling in bottom of greased 3 to 4 1/2 quart crockpot. In the order listed above, sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the pie filling. Cover and cook on low heat 3 hours. Recipe makes 6-8 servings. Serve cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Sweet Pork

1 (3-5 lb.) sirloin or boneless pork loin roast
1 cup medium or hot salsa (don't use mild--not enough flavor)
1 cup packed brown sugar

Place ingredients in a greased 3 ½ - 5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat 8-10 hours. Shred pork with a fork before serving. Use meat in salads, burritos, or tacos.
Haven't tryed this with chicken yet. Has Anyone?

Freezer Bag Method-
Add salsa and brown sugar together, pour over pork roast in freezer bag. Press out air, and freeze!

Salsa Snack Roll-ups

Salsa Snack Roll-Ups
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. salsa
4 flour tortillas
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4 tsp. chili powder
Fresh Cilantro, optional

In a bowl, combine cream cheese and salsa; spread onto tortillas. Top with remaining ingredients. Roll up tortillas tightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut each crosswise into 5 slices. Serve as an appetizer.(You can add black beans too)