P31 Wannabe

Sour Cream and Bacon Chicken (Crockpot) November 15, 2012

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 4:13 pm

I found this recipe on Pinterest and was excited, because what could be better than sour cream and bacon on chicken? And I thought Seth would love.

It was good, but not that good. Neither of us liked how undercooked the bacon seemed. Personally, I like my bacon pretty crispy. The recipe said you could precook the bacon some or just wrap the chicken in raw bacon. I was short on time so I just used raw bacon. I would definitely recommend precook the bacon at least some. I’ll probably try this the next time I make it.

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Beef & Broccoli (slow cooker) November 7, 2012

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 2:55 pm

Seth loves Chinese, but restaurant bought doesn’t agree very well with my stomach (probably the MSG and the cat meat..) or my wallet. So when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew we should give it a try. Plus, I was hoping this recipe would be yummier and the beef not be so fatty and chewy (like restaurant Chinese). And I was right! This turned out super yummy. I have eaten the left overs a few times and its still good. Even Haddie ate the beef and the broccoli well. Im definitely going to be making this again. It was pretty easy. The hardest part was cutting up the beef. And that could be made easier if you just buy the beef already cut up for stews. Oh, and I used frozen broccoli and just dumped it in still froze and it turned out great! Not to watery or too squishy.

Beef & Broccoli

 

Stuffed Peppers–Slow Cooker June 22, 2012

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 11:15 am

This was another pinterest inspired meal, of course. I love bell peppers and I’m always on the look out for new healthy low-carb recipes to try. This one was pretty easy and turned out good. Seth isn’t a big fan of bell peppers, but he said they weren’t too peppery-flavored after they were cooked. Although he didn’t eat all his pepper.

The peppers were cooked to tender. They weren’t too squishy but were tender enough to easily cut with a fork. I think next time I make it I’ll use multicolored peppers because I like the flavor of those better than the green ones. I also left out the cauliflower because I didnt have any. So I just added some extra carrots. Seth also said it needed some more flavor or spices. But overall it was good and it filled me up with just one pepper. Oh and I used ground beef instead of the pork the recipe calls for.

Crockpot stuffed peppers

 

Cilantro Lime Chicken (Slow Cooker) May 9, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 4:26 pm

I found this recipe on Pinterest of course and it was sooo good (I’m actually eating it right now on a salad)!

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My salad has celery, bell peppers, cheese, cucumbers, corn from the cob, tomatoes, the chicken, carrots, sunflower seeds, romaine lettuce and a little ranch dressing. And boy is it good!

But back to the chicken. This recipe is super easy. I made it a little more complicated because I made my own salsa. But I couldn’t let my bunch of fresh cilantro go to waste, right? I’ll be posting about the salsa recipe next. So stay tuned. It’s really good, too!

My chicken wasn’t as moist as the recipe’s author’s was, but it was still decent. My results probably came from cooking it on high instead of low. I used frozen chicken breasts and wanted it done earlier. Otherwise I would have gone for the low cook option.

Here’s the link for the full recipe:

Cilantro Lime Chicken

 

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal March 16, 2012

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Side Dishes/Snacks,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 1:00 pm

I’m not the biggest fan of oatmeal. The weird consistency is what gets me. But Haddie has always liked it but many mornings she’s too impatient to wait for it to cook and cool. I’ve seen the slow cook recipes but they always call for steel cut oats and I don’t buy them. But when I saw them in aldi I figured it was time to try it.

I followed this recipe: (I just searched though google)

Slow cooker oatmeal

It was good. Not too runny or stiff. I didn’t do any of the add-ins. Just the basic vanilla cinnamon. I felt like it could have had a little more flavor. Seth thought it was fine. If I make it again I’d probably add a little more cinnamon and some diced apples.

The one big downside is the crusty mess it made in my crockpot. I soaked it for two days and then broke out the supposed miraculous baking soda and peroxide mix. It got some crustiness off, but there’s a bit that may be impossible! So this is a bit of a deterrent to making it again. I guess it needs a little less baking time? Or the sides of the crockpot just get way too hot!

 

Mexican Mess-Slow Cooker December 14, 2011

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 12:30 am

I know the title probably sounds less than appealing, but this recipe really was quite good. I found it here:

Mexican Mess

I was searching for a few new crockpot ideas and stumbled on a series in her blog.

This recipe was really easy and very yummy! I’ll definitely make it again, but next time I’ll probably add a package of taco seasoning so that it tastes more Mexican. Otherwise it seemed more chili-ish. But it was still good, even as left overs.

We used crushed up tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and lettuce as our toppings.

 

Peanut Chicken- Slow Cooker November 7, 2011

Filed under: Main Courses,Recipes,Slow Cooker — Lacey @ 5:58 pm

The other night I wanted to use my slow cooker, but I wanted to do something new. I’d seen recipes for peanut chicken before, but I’d never tried it. And for some reason it just popped into my mind. So, I searched the web and here’s the recipe I found and used:

Peanut Chicken

It was really easy and it turned out really well. It was flavorful, but not overly peanutty. I used whole frozen chicken breast and shredded it after it was cooked. I also served it with noodles instead of rice.