Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Beef Stroganoff

1-2 lbs. tri-tip strips, for stir fry
1 small purple onion
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can mushrooms, drained (optional)
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese

Combine all ingredients, except sour cream & cream cheese, in crockpot. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Stir in sour cream & cream cheese the last hour of cooking. Serves 8.

Spoon over hot egg noodles. (cooked separately)

We like the tri-tip meat but the original recipe calls for stew meat, cubed.

Recipe from: Catherine

Chicken Fajitas

4-6 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 cups chunky salsa (1 jar of your favorite)
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
soft flour tortillas

Place all ingredients except tortillas in crockpot. Cover and cook on high 5-6 hours, or low 10-12 hours. Just before serving, shred chicken, place back in pot.

Remove fajita mixture with a spoon, place in tortilla. Top with desired condiments. Fold and roll. Makes 8-10 servings.

Condiments for fajita can include: sour cream, guacamole, grated lettuce, grated cheese, fresh salsa, diced tomatoes.

Recipe from: 101 Things To Do With A Slow Cooker

Lemony Chicken with Artichokes

6 frozen chicken breasts
2 lb. red baby potatoes, cut in half
2 large lemons (2 tsp. peel, 1/2 cup juice)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 T. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregno
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 can artichokes (if not using fresh)

Place potatoes in bottom of pot, add chicken and all other ingredients. Cook on high 4-6 hours, or low 8-10 hours.

You may add carrots too.

Recipe from: Carolyn

Creamy Hash Browns

2 lb. pkg. frozen, cubed hash brown potatoes
2 cups shredded cheese
2 cups cour cream
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 lb. sliced bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/4 tsp. pepper

Place potatoes in slow cooker. Pour remaining ingredients over potatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours, or until potatoes are tender.

Notes: I leave out the margarine, bacon, & onion.

Recipe from Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook

Monday, February 11, 2008

WW Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream until fluffy:
2 sticks of butter
3/4 C. packed brown sugar
3/4 C. sugar

2 eggs
2 TB vanilla

In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients:
2 1/4 C. Wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 C. wheat germ
1/4 to 1 C. oatmeal
1 package of chocolate chips 

Add to wet ingredients in bowl and mix.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.

This is Felice McKnight's recipe.

Greek Pita Chicken Sandwiches

2-4 Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp allspice
 1/2 C plain yogurt

Pita bread, cut in half

Place Chicken in a crock pot.  Sprinkle with seasonings.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Break chicken apart and add yogurt.  Spoon into warm pita bread halves.  Garnish with tomato and cucumber.

Great summer dish!

Catalina Apricot Chicken

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 C. Catalina salad dressing
1 pkg. dried onion soup mix
1 C. apricot jam

In a bowl combine dressing, soup mix and jam.  Pour over Chicken in a crock pot.  Cover, cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve over rice.

Shredded beef and Rootbeer sandwiches

3-4 lb lean boneless beef roast
1 can Rootbeer (don't use diet)
1 1/2 c barbecue sauce 

Hamburger buns

Throw the roast, rootbeer, and bbq sauce in a crock pot.  Cover, cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred and scoop onto hamburger buns.

Slow cooked lemon chicken

4-6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Italian seasoning
Lawrys seasoning salt
2 TB butter
1/4 C water
3 Tb lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp Minced fresh parsley, optional

1.  Sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning, seasoning salt and pepper.  
2.  Brown chicken in butter.  Transfer to crock pot.
3.  Add water and lemon juice and bouillon to the skillet.  Bring to boil, stirring to loosed browned bits.  Pour over chicken.    Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.  Serve over rice.

If you want more sauce add some chicken broth or double the chicken bouillon and water.

Crockpot Italian Chicken Pasta

Italian Chicken Pasta
3-4 chicken breasts
2 T. butter
1 package dry italian dressing, sprinkled over the top
Cook ~4 hours in crockpot, then add:
1 package cream cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
mix together well and let sit as long as you need
boil an entire package of pasta- I use whole grain bowtie or rotini
dump hot, drained pasta into chicken mixture, mix and serve!

I will sometimes add frozen peas, broccoli, etc at the end for some color and it cooks really quickly.

Crockpot Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

1 stick melted butter
2 eggs
1 can (15-20 oz) whole kernel corn, drained - Niblets is best
1 can (15-20 oz) creamed corn
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
8 oz sour cream
Mix. Cook on high in slow cooker until hot and desired consistency. Few hours. Doubled = 5-6 hours
It's really good to add green chiles, chicken, ground beef, salsa, etc. This is just a good base.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Garlicky Lemon Scallops

1 Tbls Olive oil
1 ¼ pounds sea scallops, dried with paper towels (be sure to pat the scallops dry, so they don’t soak up to much flour)
2 Tbls Flour
¼ tsp salt
4-6 garlic cloves, minced
1 scallion or large shallot, finely chopped
Pinch ground sage
Juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tbls)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. In a medium bowl, toss the scallops with the flour and salt. Transfer the scallops to the skillet; add the garlic, scallion, and sage. Saute until the scallops are just opaque, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley; remove from the heat and serve at once.

From Weight Watchers Cook it Quick! 4 points.

I used oregano in place of the sage, and substituted cilantro for the parsley. Yum!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Asiago Cheese Bread

1/2 C Mayo
1/2 C asiago cheese, grated
1 T parley flakes
1 T basil
1 T minced garlic
salt and pepper

Mix together and spread on baguette slices.  Broil until bubbly and cheese is starting to brown.

Kimberly Miller's recipe

Easy Microwave Carmels

1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C karo syrup
1/2 C butter, softened

Mix in an 8x8 inch glass dish.  Microwave 3 minutes and stir.  Microwave an additional 3-5 minutes and check for soft ball.  Cook an additional minute if needed.  Let cool completely.  Cut into squares and wrap in wax paper.

Kimberly Miller's easy and not too chewy recipe!