We want to let y’all know about some corrections from the Crockin’ Clean Magazine. In the Soup/Stew section, the nutritional information is all the same. Below is the actual information for each recipe in the section. Just click the link “Soups/Stews Corrections and you’ll get everything you need.
On page 20 – Quick Quinoa Casserole, the directions should not include measurements when listing the broth, olive oil, and cinnamon. The measurements should be what is listed in the ingredients.
Also, on page 41 – Indian Chicken Stew, it should say 14.5 oz can of chopped tomato. Not 4.5 oz.
On page 85 – Sally’s Crockin’ Cabbage Casserole you will cook it for 3 hours on high, not warm.
Sorry for the corrections. Hope you are loving crockin’ the clean way!
Did you know autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the US, affecting 1 in 88
children? Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you, someone in your family, or close friend is living
daily with autism.
At this time, there is no medical detection or cure for autism; so, parents are left to treat and
manage the symptoms. One way of doing this is through diet. Many families go on a GF/CF diet.
This means, gluten free and casein (dairy) free. This can be challenging because gluten is in so many
foods…especially processed and pre-packaged foods.
The Crockin’ Girls would like to offer some GF/CF recipes to help our crockin’ families living with autism.
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (The fajita seasoning would have to be GFCF. Some seasonings contain wheat flour as a filler. The tortillas would need to be corn tortillas, not flour, and the toppings would need to be dairy free sour cream, and dairy free cheese.)
Tiffany’s Kickin’ Black Bean Soup ( Make sure the seasonings such as the chili powder and cumin are gluten free. Also, make sure the vegetable broth is gluten free. Some broth actually contains gluten.)
Crock-A-Chicken (Make sure the seasonings and chicken bouillon are GFCF, many aren’t. Also, this can be served with GFCF bread, GFCF crackers, or GFCF chips. A lot of flavored chips aren’t GFCF.)
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal (Make sure to use gluten free certified oats. Also, use 100% vanilla, not imitation vanilla. It can contain gluten. And, use a dairy free milk substitute such as soy, rice, or a nut milk.)
At 48, I’d gotten lazy about making dinner. Same things each week. Then I saw the Crockin’ Girls….I’ve since gotten both the cookbook and the Holiday Magazine, ordered the Crockin Clean Magazine, visited the website and liked the page on Facebook! Whew.
I’ve also connected with three good friends who now all have the cookbook. We are the Wisconsin Crockin Girls. It’s been fun trying recipes and sharing our thoughts. It’s been neat to see the excitement come back for cooking. Thank you for that!!!
My goal is to make every recipe in the book. I have gotten a great start! I also am beginning to look at my recipes to see if they too can become crockin’ favorites.
Thank you for helping me to become a Crockin’ Girl from Wisconsin.
Sue King, Wisconsin
Last summer, I had the opportunity to travel with a group of teenagers and adults from my church on a mission trip to the Houston, Texas, area. When it came to our meals, we initially thought we’d have to eat all of our dinners out since the facility we were spending most of our time had no kitchen. The expense of eating out every night was not ideal, especially considering the quality of food available. I told our youth minister, “We don’t need a kitchen, we just need a bunch of crocks!” We asked other church members to donate their slow cookers for the week. Armed with 15 slow cookers and the Crockin’ Girls Slow Cookin’ Companion Cookbook, we loaded up and off we went.
Each day, our group helped clean out facilities in the Third Ward or put on a children’s fair in the community, all while dinner was crockin’ away. I had up to 13 crocks going with everything from appetizers to desserts, and it allowed us to feed our crew of more than 75 volunteers. The first night, we had Faith’s Cheese Dip, shredded chicken and beef tacos, and Cherry Dump Cake. The next night, we feasted on Buffalo Chicken Dip, Shredded Pork sandwiches, and Triple Chocolate Mess. The crew would come back tired and hungry, but each night they were met with a hot meal and it helped get them ready for the next day. I knew I was on to something good when one of the teenagers took a bite of the Triple Chocolate Mess and said, “This is the best chocolate cake I have ever had.”
It seems like such a simple thing but it really made a difference. Slow cooking our meals during this trip gave everyone a taste of home while they were working hard and helping others.