Thursday, January 12, 2006

What a crock!

Okay...because the topic has come up a lot lately in both conversations and on the blogs of which I am a regular reader, I have decided to share two recipes with everybody. They're crock pot recipes...and they're very good. They're from a cookbook Owen and I got for Christmas from his mom and dad called "Fix it and Forget it Lightly." NOTE: If you're my dad, and I very much doubt you are (for one, the odds are against you. Also, reading this would mean you were on the 'net and I KNOW BETTER), but if, by chance, you are, please read the title as "Fix it and Forget it." The food will no doubt taste much better!

This frist one is among my favorites of the new things we've tried lately. If you serve it with rice (We like the Lipton Rice Medley, chicken flavor), it is even better.

Super Easy Chicken
4 frozen bonless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 package dry Italian dressing mix
1 cup chicken stock

1. Put the chicken in the crock pot. Sprinkle the dressing mix on top and then pour the chicken stock over it.
2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. (Sounds super easy, huh?)

This one is Owen's favorite. He likens it to red beans and rice.

Beef and Beans
2 1/2 Lbs. beef, trimmed of fat abd cubed into small pieces
1 15 1/2 oz. can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 1/2 oz. can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 14 1/2 oz. cans of diced italian-style tomatoes (the ones with onion and garlic), undrained
1/2 tsp. black pepper.

1. Put everything in the cooker.
2. Cover and cook for 8-9 hours, until beef is tender.
3. Serve over rice.

See? Way easy and very tasty!

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