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Need crockpot recipes!

It is so nice outside that making the girls stay inside while I prep dinner is torture for them (and me).  It would be great if I could prep at night after they go to bed and then just stick it in the crockpot in the morning.  No real requirements other than no eggs or egg noodles.  Suggestions?
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Re: Need crockpot recipes!

  • I make chicken tacos in the crockpot all the time and they are delicious and super easy. Chicken breasts, a can of salsa, and one package of taco seasoning. Let it cook all day and then shred the chicken. Serve in hard or soft taco shells with all the taco toppings. Soooo easy and good!
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  • I don't love crockpot recipes as a rule, but I was desperate one snowy day and couldn't leave the house and made this because I had the ingredients on hand. It turned out to be awesome...so much so that I've made it again since. Not the best spring weather dish, but it was really, really good.

    I made my own tortilla strips by tossing corn tortillas in olive oil, salting them, and baking them in the oven. They held up way better than bagged chips would.


  • abs05abs05
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    We do chicken tacos a lot.  I've done spaghetti sauce, sasuage and peppers, stews, and roasts as well. 

    Cream cheese chicken is my daughter's current favorite meal so I make that once or twice a month.  It's not fancy, but it's easy--one packet of italian dressing, one can of cream of chicken soup, 8 oz. of cream cheese, and 4 chicken breasts.  Cook on low for 4 hours, shred, cook on high for 30 minutes.  Done.  Serve with pasta or rice and vegetables.

    This is another favorite:  http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/12/slow-cooker-parmesan-honey-pork-roast.html

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  • MrsMuqMrsMuq
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    I throw boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot with a bottle of BBQ sauce, cook for 8 hours on low, and then shred for pulled chicken sandwiches, usually served with a salad (which can obviously be made the night before) and maybe beans or corn.

    If your kids want to be outside, can you marinate the meat the night before, and then cook it and some veggies on the grill while they play outside?

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  • Chicken tacos are a favorite around here.

    Another chicken dish my family loves is salsa chicken. I throw in boneless chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, a jar of pasta sauce, and mushrooms. Let it go all day and then sprinkle with cheese before serving if you'd like. I usually skip the cheese and serve it over wild rice.

    I've recently started doing meatballs in sauce in the slow cooker because the kids LOVE spaghetti and meatballs, but I don't love standing in the kitchen rolling meatballs at 4pm when I'd rather be outside.

    Roast chicken is good too. I just rub it with a little butter and season with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
     

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