Thursday, November 19, 2009

What a crock...

So, yesterday I dusted off my crock pot, took the manual out of the inside, untwisted the twisty thing off the cord and used it for the first time since boyfriend and I have been married (4 years). I have to say, the chicken was moist and delicious. So I ask you, for your best crock pot recipes. Don't be stingy. Im turning into a pretty dippy lady over here...but thats o.k. right? E-mail me or leave it in the comments for all to enjoy.

And here is something so cute, I could stick him in the crock pot and eat him up.
also, I have gotten quite a few e-mails so Im starting a new blog for Mister...where I find all the deals on his clothes and whatnot. I'll let you know when I start it.


Amy said...

Good for you! Those crock pots are a life saver!

Pot Roast
1-2lbs meat {We prefer Tri-Tip, but chuck roast will work as well)
1 Pkg Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 1/2 C. Red Wine {I've used whatever I have, usually merlot}
1 1/2 C. of Chicken or Beef Broth {either works just fine}
1 C. Water
1 yellow onion, quartered.

Season roast with salt and pepper on all sides. Rub into meat. Place into crock pot. Add soup mix, quartered onions, then liquid. Cook for 10 hrs. {I have done less, but 10hrs makes it very tender}

Serve over mashed potatoes and with steamed carrots.

This is my family's fave recipe during the winter. I made it up when we first got married. The recipe is very forgiving so don't be afraid to experiment. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Amy said...

oh yes, P.S.

Alisha from my hubby's work said my headband came in today!! yay, can't wait to see it! Thank you!! :)

Celeste said...

Alright, ya take a 3-4 lb. Pork roast, smother it in a mixture of equal parts brown sugar & salsa verde. Let it go on low for 8-10 hours & now you have cafe rio pork!!! Yay! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
I don't blame you for wanting to eat Jude, that's how I always feel about babies that age & people slowly move away when I vocalize it. He's a doll.

Magdalena said...

Um, Jude is truly edible. As for the crock pot, I know it sounds ghetto, but Smith's and all Kroger chains have some pretty tasty, all natural, crock pot packets in their seasoning section. I guess I'm queen of dippy because I use mine at least three times a week. Happy Crocking!

heather said...

1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 can tomato paste
2 cans diced tomatoes drained
1 can kidney beans (drain all beans)
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans (or you can use all the same or a mixture of what you have on hand
2 cloves garlic
chopped onion
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

brown ground beef, drain, transfer to crock pot

add remaining ingredients into crock pot
turn on and wait for the yummy smell

the best thing about crock pots is you can't really mess up you just throw a bunch of things in

can't wait to see the blog! i have one for my 2 1/2 year old to document her wardrobe

heather said...

oh i cook on high for 4-6 hrs and if you couldn't tell it's chili. so add any toppings you like on your chili

Megan said...

God BLESS the inventor of the crock pot...yummy meals that cook while you're away! I have four kids, 7,5, 4 and 2...the crock pot gets as much love as they do (almost)!

Anyhoo, I've had to put all my really yummy recipes on the shelf since my offspring don't do anything with beans or spicy, BUT, one I can get them all to eat and even my in-laws compliment is:

Top Roast 3-4 pounds
2 onions, sliced
12 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
32 oz. beef broth

Layer, in order, in the crock pot. Turn on low for about 8 hours...devour with some crusty bread and steamed green beans! Add potatoes and carrots if you want...the thing that's great is it isn't too salty so you won't be like a camel when done dining!

Plus, it's so tender, Jude won't even need to use his teefers :)

sarah marie. said...

glad the crock was a hit. mister looks so cute in his tee.

{The Christian's} said...

Ann check out this link:

She used her crockpot everyday for a year. I have tried a few of her recipes and they have all turned out good!

Erin said...

I have no crock pot info for you. I just wanted to say those are the cutest pics of mister yet and I can't believe it's been 4 years!

AnnieC said...

Awesome about the new blog for Mister...I will need all the tips I can get! I think I am having a boy and I know NOT a thing (I'm such a girlie girl) -- I go for my "sexation" ultrasound tomorrow.

Anyway, here is an easy crock pot recipe I love for wings...

2 bottles of Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 packet of dry Ranch dressing (I use Hidden Valley)
Boneless Wings (I believe it is 1 lb. of wings, I just buy the big bag at Walmart)

Mix the Hot Sauce and Ranch dressing, stir...add wings. I cook mine on low heat for 6-8 hours.

P.S. Can I use some of these fabulous recipes your readers have posted?

Monique said...

Hi I LOVE your blog. I'm not sure how I found you, but I check your blog all the time for updates. Your son is SOO stinkin cute. :) I found this blog and ALL this lady does is cook out of her crock pot. She did this for a year and has a cook book out on Amazon. I love it. Check it out and let us know what you think.


Tiffany Harper said...

I love crock pots. They save my life! And your little mister is soooo cute!

Hello Lindello said...

I love using my crock pot this time of year! Every fall/winter I make this soup. Its soo easy and yummy. just cut and paste the link:


Melanie said...


You will die over this easy recipe. Enjoy...

Crockpot Lasagna

Brown 1 pound of ground beef in pan(*this is where you can omit the meat, but still sauté the onion & garlic) with 1 medium onion, chopped and 2 cloves garlic chopped.

Drain grease.
Add 26 oz of your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Mix 16 oz. of ricotta cheese with
3 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese & 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl.

Set aside ½ cup of mozzarella for the top

Spread 1/4 of (meat) sauce in ungreased crock-pot.

Arrange lasagna noodles, uncooked, over sauce.

Put 1/3 of cheese mixture on noodles.

Repeat layers twice, top with remaining (meat) sauce.

Cook 4-5 hours on low heat or 2-3 hours on high heat or until noodles are tender. 30 minutes before serving spread the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella on top.

*If you are not using meat, do a layer of the sauce mixture on top of the noodles, layer of fresh spinach, and then top with the cheese mixture.

Amy said...

Ann, headband is ADORABLE!! THANK YOU!

And I copied your idea and did a post about fave crock pot recipes. great idea, I loved reading the recipes. :)

Mark said...

You know what is good in a crock pot? Food....Put Food in there, let it simmer in its own juices, and then savor it as you shove it in your face.

Desiree Fawn said...

Ooh, check out this blog:
She's a WEALTH of information!

(Ah, and I see now that someone else recommended this site -- but it's worth mentioning twice!)

thedoodlegirl said...

Yummy! I love this recipe:
cream cheese-8 oz
chicken-one pound
packet of dried onion soup
1/4-1/2 C water

serve over rice. Really good!

Or just dump a bunch of your favorite salsa in with some chicken and a can of canned black beans and serve over tortillas with sour cream and gucamole. Or you could serve it over rice. :)

Cassaundra said...

as if you don't have enough but honestly i did this one last week and maybe the best pork (or whatever meat) ever.
at a mexican market get
"chef merito chicken seasoning"...also written in spanish. it is an orangey yellow type spice mix.
i put in my pork roast (3 packs from costco) in the morning on low. mix salt pork generously, cover with chicken broth, and a couple Tablespoons of o.j. some water if it is too concentrated
let it cook all day, checking on fluids to be sure it is covering meat.
i use on salads, in burritos, enchiladas whatever. it literally falls apart and is a really pretty yellow color.
have fun.