Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This & That Junk Drawer Wednesday Crock Pot Recipes!!!

For all you gals that are so busy you forget to start cooking supper! There is the always the old CROCKPOT....Yummy, Yummy meals

Crockpot Porcupine Balls

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 c. raw rice
1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 cans tomato soup

In mixing bowl combine ground beef, rice, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well to blend. Shape meat mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place meatballs in slow cooking pot. Mix soup with a little water to make it a bit runnier. Pour soup over meatballs. Cover and slow cook at low 7 to 8 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

How to Bake Potatoes In Your Crock Pot

Wouldn't you love to come home and have a nice hot baked potato waiting? Follow the steps below and all you have to do when you get home is broil your steak, make a salad and dinner is ready! They would also go good with the Porcupine Balls...
Aluminum Foil
Crock Pot
Decide how many potatoes you'll need. Wash potatoes well, be sure to scrub off all the dirt. After your potatoes are washed, melt butter and brush all over the skin of the potato.
Sprinkle the potato with salt and pepper to your taste. You can also add other spices you'd like, such as chili powder, garlic powder or onion powder.
Cut aluminum foil to fit each potato and wrap potatoes tightly.
Place inside the empty crockpot and cover. Turn on high to allow your potatoes to cook for 4-6 hours or low and you can cook them for 6-8 hours.
Remove potatoes from crockpot using pot holders. They will be hot. Tear off aluminum foil and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Serve with butter and/or sour cream.

Crock Pot Tater Tots

2 lbs. frozen tater tots
1 small can evaporated milk
1 can cheddar cheese soup (undiluted)
1 can of French onions

Place frozen tater tots in a crock pot that has been sprayed with Pam.
Mix together the soup and milk; pour over tater tots.
Sprinkle onions on top.
Cook on low heat for 4 hours.

Chocolatey Chocolate Crock Pot Dessert
1 Chocolate cake mix (I like Duncan Hines)
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
16 oz. Sour Cream
4 eggs
¾ cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup water
1 cup Chocolate chips

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and the pudding. Add the sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil, and water. Stir well until all ingredients are combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to mix.

Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours. DO NOT let it cook longer than 4 hours as it can burn. Dessert will not be firm and will not be gooey. If you cook for the full 4 hours it will come out just perfect, and is great with ice cream!

A Woman's Work
One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.
The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.
A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened. He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked,
"What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered,
"You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what in the world did I do today?"
"Yes" was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it!!!"


Vera said...

The thing about a womans work is soooooo right...

Debbies Doodle said...

That is great potoes in the crock pot..

Diane said...

Such yummy looking food! I'm dying to try the meatballs and tater tot potatoes.

CathyJean said...

Hi! Sue,
Thanks for some more good crock pot recipes to try!
Have a great holiday weekend - be safe!

Unknown said...

You are always as busy as one cane be !
Delicious cakes. I wish I were in your family... Yum yum.
Uccia Italy