Archive for 2013

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.

Show and Tell Photo Contest

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FEBRUARY SHOW US THE LOVE CONTEST!
1. Follow us on Twitter @crockin_girls and Instagram @crockingirls
2. Upload your photo and tell us what love is to you in the caption.
3. Include @crockingirls to tag us.
4. Include the contest hashtag #CrockinLove

Winner will receive a FREE cookbook, magazine and Crockin’ bracelet!
Contest ends February 28th, 2013 at 11:59 EST.
Winner will be announced March 1, 2013 by 5:00 PM.

The WINNER of our #CrockinResolution is @sjcags on Instagra with this photo:

Lots of different resolutions are made at the beginning of the year, many concentrating on our HEALTH! We have a Crockin’ cLean book in the works, and we have healthy on our minds! What are YOU doing to stay healthy this year? Enter our Resolution Pic contest on Twitter or Instagram by posting a picture of how you are keeping your resolution!