Saturday, September 3, 2011

Crock Pot is the new Dining Out

I used my crock pot to make supper twice this week.
I'm a little obsessed with it now.
Why haven't I been using it everyday to make supper?
It's so easy - you pretty much dump and go (sounds a little like a bathroom ritual, but I assure you I'm referring to meal prep).

On Sunday I made vegetarian chili - the hardest part was opening all the cans.
I use a large can of diced tomatoes (with juices) and then smaller cans (14.5oz) of:
diced tomatoes with green chilies and cilantro
black beans (I drain and rinse all beans)
kidney beans
great northern beans
corn (drained)
Then I add about a tablespoon (or more....or less...we'll just say to taste):
chili powder
garlic powder
chopped onion (not a fan of chopping onions, so I cheat and use dried)
salt to taste.
I cook it on high for about 4-5 hours.
Oh so good!
On Tuesday, I made Santa Fe Chicken - recipe found here

Who needs to dine out when you can make such yummy and quick meals at home.

I'm going to plot and plan for 1-2 new crock pot dinners in the coming week. I'll keep ya posted.

Do you crock pot? Often?
 Any good recipes or websites you use for crock pot yumminess?


Christa Miko said...

Hey Amy..check out Crock Pot Girls on Facebook!

HudkinsFamily said...

Christa - I just started following them. This whole crock pot thing is like amazing - it's all new to me and I love it!

Linda Hudkins said...

Anytime you want chopped or sliced onions, just whistle. I love chopping them.