Showing posts with label Crockpot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crockpot. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2020

No Boil Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

Potato Chip Sandwich Macaroni and Cheese

Every time I make disappears

Mac and cheese is a classic dish. Classic in that most everyone has eaten it at one time or another. No matter how it's cooked, it's usually very tasty. Most people boil it, then add the ingredients. Sometimes they bake it after they boil it. All of that sounds like too much work to me. I'm just a guy that's throwing stuff together than tastes good. That's it. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wild Bill Lemon Bowl Crockpot Curry

Easy crockpot curry recipe.

Why I Made Curry

It wasn't something I'd go out of my way to make. I'd heard of it. Mostly from Martin Shervington. I think he lives off the stuff. It wasn't that I hadn't had any of it before either. It just wasn't something that had stuck in my head as a must food. If I had to guess, it had probably been 10, maybe 20 years. But I decided it was time to try it again. Revisit it so to speak. I Decided To Use A Crockpot Mainly because it's hard to mess up a crockpot recipe. You can cook anything in it and it comes out OK. There something about the low heat and flavors mixing around all day.  The obvious benefit is that when people eat it, they think that you've slaved over it all day. Especially if you put it in some sort of bowl, pan, etc. before you serve it. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sweet Potato Chicken with Corn Stuffed Squash

Use What You Have

I'm a big believer in that. I don't like to see things go to waste. Especially when it's something I've grown. In this case, I had some sweet potatoes I grew in my garden. They had been curing for a couple of weeks. Originally, there was a large plate of them. But I only had a couple left, and I wanted to use them up. I wasn't in the mood for sweet potato chips, and I didn't want to crock pot them. So I decided that I would bake them. But sweet potatoes do not a dinner make. I needed some more stuff.

Chicken, Corn and Squash

That's the other stuff that I had available. So I knew I wanted to make something using those ingredients. But I didn't want to make a big mess. I didn't really know what I was going to make. I did know that it would have to fit in one pan, or baking dish. And I knew the ingredients all required different cooking times. The vegetables would take the longest. They would need to start cooking first. .

Baked Sweet Potato and Corn Stuffed Acorn Squash

I knew that if I didn't slice the sweet potato, it would take much longer to cook. So I sliced it up by hand, drizzled it with olive oil, and sprinkled some Regas Restaurant, Au Naturall Pure Seasoning on it. Laying it in the baking dish, I layered it in a way that would speed up it's cooking

Sunday, August 31, 2014

BarBQue CrockPot Chili with BACON

It's A Completely Meatless Chili

I call this my PETA Pal Chili. That's because except for the ground beef, diced chicken breast, sliced kielbasa, ground sausage, stew beef, cubed pork, ground veal and's completely meatless. I can't take credit for the name though. It was named by a friend of mine. He came over a vegetarian and left a carnivore. 

It's The Aroma

He couldn't help himself. When this stuff gets cooking it's an olfactory delight. Certainly heaven smells like this. And it cooks for about 6 hours. Don't worry though.  You're not going to have to stand over a hot stove or grill. This is cooked in a crockpot. All you have to do is load it up, leave it, stir it, and then eat it. You will, of course, reap the benefits of others 'thinking' you put a lot of effort into it.  Very few things tasting this good require so little work. 

Does It Have Bacon?

Of course it does. It has to. It's the easiest, best, and most filling chili in the world. It's got the best meats in the world. Leaving out bacon wouldn't be prudent. Not only that but +Sherrill Duce and +Maggie Unzueta probably wouldn't eat it without it.  Both of them are bacon aficionados and it's a requirement for any dish that mentions them.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Orange Chicken
I'm sure you've noticed the number of chicken recipes on this site. You've also probably noticed there are quite a few crock pot recipes. That's because I'm basically a lazy cook. I want a big payoff as a result of very little work. By work I don't mean the amount of time it takes to cook. I mean the amount of effort it takes to prepare.  Crock pot cooking takes time, but very little work. Take this very good knock off of the popular oriental Orange Chicken Dish. So...yes, this will take some time to cook… but it doesn't take that time to to fix it. You can make this and your wife will love you for it. Your kids will clean up the dishes, and your neighbor will cut your grass. A great dinner, not much effort.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Turkey Taco Stew In A Crockpot Recipe

Crock pot Turkey Taco Pie
One of the things I enjoy about cooking is mixing favorites dishes to come up with something different. I can't say that I invented tacos or turkey.  And yes, I know that I wasn't the first person to cook Turkey Taco Stew.  But I can say that I haven't seen a recipe that explains how lazy you can be and still come out with a really great dish. What I mean by that is...all you do is throw this stuff in a crock pot and let it cook for about 5 or 6 hours.  The hardest part of the recipe is not breaking it open and eating it in about 3 hours. It will still be OK, but if you let it cook long enough it will be fantastic. The turkey just shreds apart. Trust me, you'll want to cook it again.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Crock Pot Cubed Steak Recipe

Need a good recipe for cubed steak? Try this crockpot recipe.
I found a recipe that was sorta/kinda like this one. It looked pretty good. But apparently it was written by somebody that didn't know much about cooking. It had things about recipes that people that cook like me don't care about. Crazy things. Things that slow you down. Things that make no sense at all.  In other words, there were all sorts of measurements in it.  It called for 1 lb this, 1 can  of that, a half pint of whatever. To top it off, there was even a place that said cook it for a specific period of time, and let it simmer for another. There were just too many dang instructions for me to follow.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Crockpot Lasagna Recipe For Lovers

Every now and then a guy has to make something that says 'This ain't a hamburger. This is the kind of stuff your mother told you to learn how to cook for me. But instead, you've decided to go run some division of a fortune 500 company, and left me here to post stuff to Pinterest. Well, two can play at that game honey. Here's a recipe that's going to seem like I slaved over a stove all day, when really all I did was throw it in the crock pot and let it cook all day."  Well, at least that's what we want to say.  But what comes out is "Here's an italian dish I made for you baby, I hope you like it. It has some stuff in it that cures headaches. Do you need a back rub?" 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Shamgar Corn Chowder For The Ingredient Challenged

I decided I was going to spend some time in the kitchen today. The plan was to cut up some fruit I had laying around, and some I had purchased today. Cantelope, watermelon, strawberries, and peaches were on the agenda. When I opened the fridge… I noticed three big ole' pieces of corn that I had wrapped in tinfoil a few nights ago, and baked in the oven. They were still there because…well…. I forgot about them when the meal was served and had left them in the oven as a surprise for my wife later that night. Anyway, I decided I'd make something using them. I spent about 10 minutes looking on the internet for corn chowder recipes, and decided I would make something up instead. It is…after all…the way I prefer to cook. So the ingredients and instructions are below.