Archive for February 2013

Introducing the Crockin’ Team!

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Hey y’all! We are busy workin’ on our new Crockin Clean magazine, and are very excited about the new healthy recipes we have for y’all. Along with the upcoming magazine, we have some new voices y’all will be hearing from on Facebook. They are already a part of our Crockin’ Community and are ready to help and support all of our crockin’ friends. Take some time and get to know Dannette, Tiffany, and Shari!

Tiffany and Dannette:
Sisters that live in the same town. They go to church together, vacation together and share a lot of the same friends. They’ve been a part of this crockin’ community since the beginning and love trying out new things in their slow cookers. They enjoy throwing parties and using their slow cookers makes it easy with their busy lives. Dannette is married to an amazing man and has a pre-teen daughter. Tiffany is married to a Fort Worth fire fighter and has a son in college and a son in high school.

Their favorite recipes from the ‘Crockin’ Girls Slow Cookin’ Companion’ are just a few pages away from each other. Tiffany’s fave is the Buffalo Chicken Pasta (page 325) and Dannette’s is the Baked Ziti (page 327).

Shari:
is originally from a small town in Southeast Texas. She’s been married to the same great guy for almost 25 years and has two busy teenagers (a boy and girl). They have to eat dinner at different times many evenings because of work schedules or practices after school, so having a hot dinner ready in the slow cooker has been a life saver. Her favorite slow cookin’ meal is the Angel Chicken (page 330).

From the Pantry

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One of the great things about crockin’ is the chance to be creative! It’s fun to just open up the pantry, start throwin’ things together, and discover a new recipe or two! To do this though, it’s important to keep some essentials in the pantry. Here’s a list of key ingredients we find helpful when it comes to making  a variety of recipes. Keep these on hand and you’ll find crockin’ just became even easier!

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Rotel
  • Canned Beans (pinto, black, ranch-style)
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Cream of Mushroom
  • Cheese Soup
  • Stock/Broth
  • Canned Corn
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Jar of Salsa
  • Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Noodles/Pasta
  • Rice
  • Variety of Tortillas
  • Velveeta
  • Garlic (fresh cloves or refrigerated jar)
  • Taco Seasonings
  • Italian Dressing Mix
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Gravy Mix
  • Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Variety of Spices and Herbs

 

Here are FIVE Recipes that are made easier with a well-stocked pantry:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Italian Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

Most Amazing Pork Chops Ever

Simply Tasty Chicken

 

25 Crockin’ Recipes for Valentine’s Day!

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We LOVE Valentine’s Day but hate the crowds and waiting forever at a restaurant. This day should be about spending time with those you love not waiting an hour to be seated!  We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorites that will help you have a relaxing and romantic evening with your special someone. XOXO

Main Dish
Mushroom and Onion Steak Dinner
Tilapia with Garlic Cream Sauce and Asparagus
Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Asparagus
Crockin’ Lasagna
Salisbury Steak
Gold Medal Ribs
Jaci’s Caribbean Chicken
Angel Chicken
London Broil
Chicken Marsala
Balsamic Chicken
Blue Cheese Flank Steak
Triple C

Side Dishes
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Freshly Baked Artisan Bread
Crockin’ Carrots
Sweet Green Beans
Baked Potatoes
Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Dessert
Cheery Cherry Dessert
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Lazy Lemon Delight
Sopapilla Cheesecake
Turtle Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake

 

Weekly Meal Plan #7

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We’ve each come up with our own meal plans this week to get us through a hectic week of School Valentine’s Day Parties and travel plans!

Nicole’s Meal Plan for the Week

MondayNicole’s Crockin’ Breakfast
Have makeovers with the leftovers and roll into burritos (These are great to freeze individually and re-heat for a quick breakfast)

TuesdayChicken Spaghetti
This makes a ton of food. It is a great meal to freeze the leftovers for another day

WednesdayTilapia with Asparagus
Believe it or not, my kids eat this UP!

Thursday – VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Friday - Headed out for a fun family filled weekend!

 

Jenna’s Meal Plan For the Week:

MondayMeatball Subs
It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this!

TuesdayBroccoli Rice Casserole with Chicken
I’m adding chicken to make this an all-in-one meal

WednesdayChicken & Dumplings
Comfort food to the max!

Thursday – VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Taco Feast
I’m making my taco meat on the stove top.