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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Wow, what a whirlwind week…why is it that in the winter months time drags and moves slowly but when it’s summer it speeds by like a freight train on steroids?

In 2 days we’ll be celebrating 23 years of marriage, and yes, that too seems like it flew by.  There were times when we experienced “winter months” and time lagged, but with the grace of God, we are now in our “summer” months – like a freight train on steroids – lol!

If you are like me, you are still grilling outdoors and this may be an early start for an indoor Crockpot meal, but I wanted to try the Campbell’sSlow Cooker Sauce.

Ingredients:

  • Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce – Sweet Korean BBQ w Roasted Ginger & Sesame
  • Jasmine Rice – Dellarice.com
  • Beef – 2-3 lbs
  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

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The beef was placed in the Crock Pot, did not use cooking spray nor add any water

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Covered beef with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce

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7 hours on low

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Shredded beef with 2 forks

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Cooked rice as package directions and covered with shredded beef

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My sons love tacos and burritos so I made these for them.

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There are 3 other Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces that I’ll try, and this Korean BBQ was just the right blend.  It wasn’t too salty which would have been a turn off for me.

Do you use the Slow Cooker in the summer?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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On Saturday I purchased three seasoning packs from Sugar Spice and Everything Nice: Buffalo Bleu, Cracked Crab and Habanero & Green Chile. On the back of each label is a recipe for making a Dip but I decided to use the Buffalo Bleu as a seasoning for a crockpot meal.

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Ingredients:
Frozen chicken thighs
Package Buffalo Bleu seasoning
1 cup water
Jasmine Rice
Mandarin Oranges (optional)

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Spray Crockpot with cooking spray or use a Slow Cooker liner for easy clean up

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Mixed seasoning with 1 cup water – could have used less but didn’t want dry chicken

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Place frozen chicken thighs in crockpot, cover with seasoning mix, cook on low

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Returned home to a kitchen smelling wonderful!
Cooked rice according to instructions, warmed oranges in microwave for a few seconds

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Chicken and rice was served with a small salad and was delicious.  The seasoning did not make the chicken overly spicy nor salty as I expected, I used drippings over rice.  My men and I thoroughly enjoyed this dish and am looking forward to using the Habanero & Chile seasoning as a dip.

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Paired extremely well with a glass (or two) of Liberty Creek Sweet Red Wine !

Hello friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive yet peaceful day. I am still tired and will be heading to bed shortly, I may even miss my favorite show, “Real Husbands of Hollywood”.

Tonight’s easy breezy crockpot meal ingredients were: chicken tenders, diced tomatoes, frozen veggies, rice, and black beans

Spray crockpot with cooking spray, layer chicken, frozen veggies and top with diced tomatoes, no other liquid is needed.

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Cover, set to low and cook for 6 hours

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I added a can of black beans and instant brown rice and let cook an additional 15 minutes

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Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of mint leaves which gave it a unique flavor

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Have a good night – Smooches!

Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s easy breezy crockpot meal was Chicken Cacciatore and it was perfect because I was tired and hungry when I got home at 7:30. I went to the Exton Mall at lunch looking for a pair of red shoes which I found at The Shoe Dept, but wanted to check other stores after work. I stopped at Marshall’s, Rainbow Shops and Ross but didn’t find any, disappointed I finally went home to a fully cooked meal!

Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, fresh or can/jar mushrooms, salsa, and seasoning, I added 2 fresh tomatoes that were in the freezer. Instead of throwing away soft tomatoes I put them in the freezer to be used later in the crock pot or added to spaghetti sauce/gravy.

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Spray crockpot with cooking oil or use crockpot liner. Rinse, pat dry and season chicken breasts or you can use thighs or legs.

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Put chicken in crockpot and cover with mushrooms, if fresh, wash thoroughly, then add the jar of salsa

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Add a jar of water, cover and set to low for 8 hours

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Before serving you can add a cup of Instant Rice and continue cooking for 15 mins, otherwise, just dish out and enjoy.

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Have a fantabulous night – Smooches!

Hello Friends, I hope you are winding down from a very productive day. Tonight’s dinner was an easy breezy crockpot meal – beef stew.

Ingredients:
Beef (any cut); carrots; potatoes; onion; McCormick Slow Cooker seasoning, water, cooking spray

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Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner; place in beef, you can cube cut it but it becomes so tender it falls apart

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Cut carrots, potatoes and onions then place on top of beef

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Mix seasoning into 1 1/3 cup of warm water and pour over veggies and beef

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I set my crockpot to low, allowing 8 hours of cooking time, placed cover on crockpot and went to work

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Returned home to a fully cooked meal and clean up was a breeze (my men did it)!

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Have a fantabulous night – Smooches


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