Saturday, January 5, 2013

Crock Pot Week - Ingredients List! -






Hello friends! I hope you are having a great Saturday! We are going to have an exciting upcoming week in the Jaggers house because its crock pot week! I thought it sounded fun to use the crock pot to make dinner for 7 days.. plus 2 desserts! Soooo.. if you want to follow along.. take some pictures and send them in so I can share them! 

Keep in mind when looking at the ingredients .. there are many repeat items.. and many of us will have most of the standard items already in our kitchens! I am only posting the indgreidents so you can go shopping now if you want to join up on Monday too. I will post all the steps Post by Post. I actually be a day ahead so I can have the posts done day by day. I will post them the night before.. so you can get them ready before you go to bed or in the morning. I suggest if you haven't already.. add my blog to your bookmarks...follow on GFC and or follow by email. You don't have to do every night .. just follow along how you like!

   Remember, Sunday Night the first recipe will be posted. 

You can click the print friendly button at the bottom of the post if you want to have a copy to take to the store with you. I suggest printing the list.. go through your kitchen and mark off what you already have.. then head to the market! 

Keep in mind.. I didn't list the ingredients for the sides.. They are pretty basic and you can switch them out for whatever you want. The idea is simple.. delicious food.. being made on its own while you do other things. Sometimes the meat has to be first but you can have that done before you finish a cup of your morning coffee.. and you can always do it ahead when its more convenient for you. 

You can pre make any of these meals and leave them for your family to make if you are going to be away. Most of the recipes are pretty simple below..and only take a couple of minutes to get ready. 

Some of these recipes are my own and some are not.. I will go more into that with each recipe post. I will do a video to go with each post too. 


{Monday}

Crock pot French Onion Pork Roast
served with side salad and warm bread

2 cans of French Onion soup (any brand)
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 3- to 4-pound pork loin
Chicken stock, enough to almost completely cover pork in slow cooker
Pepper, to taste
Red potatoes, amount to your liking, quartered
Baby carrots, to your liking


{Tuesday}

Crock Pot Lasagna
Served with side salad and garlic rolls

box of regular lasagna noodles
Regular size jar of pasta sauce
Tub of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese…I use cottage cheese
Package of shredded Italian cheese
Mushrooms (Optional but I don’t add them )
meat (optional)-- I use about a 1 lb of ground chuck
spices you use normally when you brown ground meat for pasta dinners.. Italian blends and such.
1/4 cup water

{Wednesday}

Crock pot Broccoli cheese Soup
Served with bread

1 qt chicken broth (or vegetable)
2 cups milk or if you want it really want it good.. use Cream or half and half. ( I use cream )
2 10 oz bags of frozen broccoli florets
1/2 diced white onion
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
2/3 cup cornstarch

1 cup each of three different cheeses, I used jarlsberg, gruyere, and cheddar.

{Thursday}


Crock pot meatloaf
Served with mashed potatoes and salad

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Topping

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce


{Friday}

Cock pot Honey Sesame Chicken
Served with sticky rice

* I will be doubling this recipe

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 5
Salt and pepper
1 cup of honey
1/2 cup  soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Cornstarch
Sesame seeds


{Saturday}

Crock pot San Francisco Pork Chops
Served with roasted potatoes and corn

*I will be doubling this recipe

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 pork chops, about 1-inch thick 
Salt and pepper for seasoning
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water


{Sunday}

Crock pot Hash brown Casserole for brunch
Served with an assortment of fresh fruit.

* I am doubling this recipe

30 oz package of frozen or fresh hash brown (shredded) potatoes ( I use fresh.. they are back with the eggs and such )
1 lb of cooked breakfast meat of your choice.. I prefer bacon but sausage Is ok too. And ham is always good!
1/2 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced (optional.. my husband hates green bell peppers so I leave them out. )
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese – any kind
-12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper


For Dinner Sunday we are having left overs from the week.


I am also fixing 2 desserts.. one on Monday and one probably on Thursday!


Here they are.. *remember its ok to double or triple any of the recipes… but for sure with the desserts! =)

                                     
Bananas Foster

* I am tripling this recipe.. again.. you have to be careful to not burn it. And its great in oatmeal from what I hear! 

3 old bananas (really.. it doesn’t matter if they are all swishy and black..use them! )
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
1 t vanilla
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup brandy (optional

And

Blue Berry Buckle

* I am doubling this recipe

This serves 4, in two ramekins that inside of a 6qt crockpot.But I skip that step!!  If you'd like to only use the crockpot..Double the recipe to serve 8, to ensure that there is enough inside of the crockpot so it won't burn on you. CrockPots work the best when they are at least 2/3 of the way full.
Crumble:
2 T granulated sugar
2T dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of All Purpose flour
1/4 t ground cinnamon
2 T butter, melted

Filling:
2 cups fresh blueberries (if you do not have access to fresh, use unsweetened frozen) You could even use Comstock fruit if that’s what you have in the house.

1/2 T lemon juice
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup All Purpose flour
3 T granulated sugar
1 egg


If you see anything you want to change out.. go for it.. and be sure to come back and tell! =)


Happy Crocking!





K Jaggers

3 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to your meatloaf and lasagna recipes. I need more things to cook in my slow cooker!

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  2. I have always wanted to buy a crock pot, these all sound delicious

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  3. @ ChanTell E....I can't wait.. should be a fun week.. If you make them..take some pictures and share!
    @ Glossy.. you can find one really well priced at any big store.. or even the Dollar Store.. Go get one and join up! Happy New Year!

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