Sunday, January 29, 2012

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup honey
(optional) fresh basil, shredded, for garnish

Label(24): Place the chicken in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and honey. Pour over the chicken and cover.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Be sure to check the chicken periodically. My chicken was done after 5 hours on low. Remove chicken, place on a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Transfer the remaining sauce to a saucepan and reduce down over medium heat until desired consistency is reached. I mixed a teaspoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and added it to the sauce and continued to stir and cook on medium heat until it thickened up a bit.

Serve a little sauce over the chicken and garnish with fresh basil.
Serve chicken over rice with some broccoli or green beans on the side

Label (24) Honey Garlic Chicken Cook on low for 5-8 hrs until done (do not over cook) Take chicken out & put sauce in pan cook until thick then serve over chicken. 03/01/12

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sloppy Joes

1 pound of ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 can minced green chilies
4 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 chopped sweet onion
1 cup celery

Brown meat and drain.
Saute onions and and celery.
Add remainder of ingredients.
Add meat.
Simmer for 20 minutes.

Labels (12): Defrost. Cook until warm.
Serve on toasted hamburger buns. 01/10/12


1 lb. lean ground beef or pork 1 medium green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (16 oz.) pinto beans, drained 1 can tomato sauce
1 tsp. cumin 1 cup Picante Sauce
12 corn/or flour tortillas
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
Shredded lettuce, sour cream and chopped tomato (optional)
Brown meat with green pepper, onion, and garlic in 10 inch skillet; drain. Add beans, tomato sauce, picante sauce, cumin and salt. Simmer 15 minutes. Spoon small amount of meat mixture into 9 x13 baking dish, spreading to coat bottom of dish. Top with 6 tortillas, overlapping as necessary. Top with half remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas, overlapping to cover cheese. Top with remaining meat mixture. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and top with remaining cheese. Continue baking uncovered, for 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Top with lettuce, sour cream and tomato if desired. Serve with additional picante sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Label (24) CHEESY ‘CHILADA CASSEROLE Bake covered at 350 for 20-30 mins. Remove foil add cheese and bake 5 mins. Let stand 10 mins. Top w/ lettuce, sour cream & tomato.

Friday, January 6, 2012

3 packet pot roast

3 Packet Pot Roast

Recipe already on blog.

12 Labels: 3 Packet Pot Roast
Thaw. Place 1 cup of water and all three packets in the crock pot and stir. Then place Pot Roast in and cook on low for 8 hours. (can be cooked on high for 4-5 hours) 20-30 minutes before eating add 2 more cups of warm water and flip to high.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

1 recipe Basic Meatballs*
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbl cornstarch
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup onion, chunked
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chunked
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chunked
Shape 1-inch balls from meatball recipe. Brown on all sides or bake at 350บ for 7 minutes. (Meatballs do not need to be cooked through.) Mix together brown sugar and cornstarch. Add water, salt, vinegar, and ketchup. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Add meatballs and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in onion, red pepper and green pepper. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in freezer bag. Label and freeze. (If you prefer your onions and peppers stir-fry crunchy, do not add them before freezing. Stir-fry the vegetables and add them to the sauce at serving time.)
To serve: Thaw. Heat until sauce is hot and bubbly and meatballs are hot.

Label: (12) Sweet and Sour Meatballs Thaw. Heat until sauce is hot and bubbly and meatballs are hot. 01/10/12

Spice Rubbed Pork Chops

1. 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick cut
2. 1 tsp garlic powder
3. 2 tsp ground coriander
4. 2 tsp ground cumin
5. 2 tsp brown sugar
6. 1 tsp paprika
7. 2 tsp olive oil

1.Put pork chops in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and then dump in spices. Mix the spices, oil and pork chops together until well coated
2.Set the bowl with the chops aside and heat a nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-high heat.
3.Once it has reached the desired heat, place the pork chops on the skillet and cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature has reached 160 F.

Label (24) Spice Rubbed Pork Chops Put pork chop in bowl add 2 tsp olive oil & packet of spices. Mix together. Heat skillet to medium high cook for 2-3 min per side or until down. 01/10/12

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup

Chicken cooked in fajita seasoning
1 bear creek tortilla soup
1 can black beans
1 can stewed

Crock pot until warm
Serve with sour cream, cheese, avocado

Label: (12) Chicken Tortilla Soup Place in crock pot until warm. Serve with sour cream, cheese and avocado. 01/10/12

Baked Ziti

1 lb dried ziti
1 lb ground beef
1 T dried onion
1 jar Traditional Prego
1 jar Sausage Prego
6 oz. spliced provolone cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
8 oz mozzarella cheese
2 T grated parmesan cheese

Cook Ziti al dente. Brown meat with dried onion. Add sauce and simmer for 15 minutes. Layer half of Ziti in sprayed baking dish. Layer provolone cheese on pasta. Spread sour cream over provolone. Spread half of sauce. Add remaining Ziti. Add mozzarella and remaining sauce. Top with parmesan cheese.

Label (24): Baked Ziti. Thaw and bake for 45 minutes at 350. 1/10/12

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sausage and Potato Breakfast Bake

6 large eggs
2 pakages brown and serve sausage
1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
3 1/2 Cups Hash Browns
1 1/4 Cups Milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1 tsp Dry Onion

Cut links into slices and stir together all ingredients. Place in 11x7 greased pan.

Label(12): Defrost in fridge for 24 hours. Bake 350 for 45 to 55 minutes.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

2 pounds cubed stew meat
2 cans Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
1 large onion diced
3 TBSP of Worcestershire
1/2 cup water
8 oz of cream cheese
couple of dashes of Garlic Salt (1 tsp)
couple dashes of Paprika

In the slow cooker stir in all the ingredients, except the meat AND the Cream Cheese, together. Once combined add the meat and mix together.

Cook on Low for 8 hours. Cut up the cream cheese into cubes just before serving and turn crockpot on high. Stir the cream cheese in until all combined. You might have to put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes.

Serve over egg noodles.

Label (24) Crockpot Beef Stroganoff Place contents of bag in crockpot.Cook low for 8 hrs.Turn to high & add bag of cream cheese mix together cook 10 min. Serve over noodles. 01/10/12

Crock-pot Buffalo Chicken

3 lbs chicken
12 oz Frank's Red Hot Wing's Buffalo Sauce
1 packet dry Ranch dressing
2 Tbs. butter

Place chicken in crock-pot and poor Frank's Buffalo Sauce and ranch dressing on top. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Shred chicken and return to crock-pot. Add 2 Tbs. butter and cook for an additional hour.

Label (24): Pour chicken into crock-pot and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Shred chicken and return to crock-pot. Add 2 Tbs. butter and cook for an additional hour. (This recipe is a bit spicy, so if you would like to tone it down you can add 4 oz of cream cheese when you add the butter.) 01/10/2012