December 10, 2013

Down Home Cooking

Well...........since we had been iced in for 3 days I thought I would share what we have been eating.

Let's just say when its cold outside I crave home cooking and the crock pot is the easiest way to make something to snack on all day long! In moderation it isn't all that unhealthy. Just make smart choices when possible like low sodium, low fat milk, turkey and small portion control.

Here is what was on the menu........................

Pork Chops & Rice

4-Boneless Pork Chops
2-Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1-Pack Ranch Seasoning
2-Cups Rice

Everything into the crock pot except the rice (add it in for just the last hour or so) Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.

Nana's Taco Soup

1.5lbs lean ground beef or turkey
Minced Onion
1-Pack Taco Seasoning
2-Cans Pinto Beans
2-Cans Rotel
1-Pack Ranch Seasoning
1-Can Whole Corn (drained)

In a skillet, brown the Beef, Onion, & Taco Seasoning (drain)
Then put everything in the crock pot, Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.

Mexican Cornbread

2- Boxes of Jiffy Cornbread

Take the left overs from the Taco Soup and drain water in an oven safe dish. Mix cornbread as instructed. Then pour on top of the soup and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake to cornbread instructions.

Red Chile Taco's

2-3lbs- Boneless Beef Roast
1 Pack-Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces (Mexican Red Chile Taco)

The easiest of all these…..Just follow the instruction on the packet. We had these on tortillas with a little cheese & cilantro. They were pretty awesome!