April 23, 2014

Menu Plan: A Week of Crock-Pot Meals

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This week I am taking it easy in the kitchen and utilizing my Crock-Pot® for dinner every night! Here's what's on the menu for this week: Breakfast *served with fruit pancakes super smoothies biscuits and honey eggs and bacon cereal Lunch leftovers quesadillas peanut butter and honey sandwiches See Easy, Healthy Lunch List Easy Crock-Pot Dinners Mexican … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Makes Super Bowl Food Easy and Delicious {and a Giveaway!}


I don't know about you, but Super Bowl is a big day at our house.  And with 8 sons, I can imagine it will always be a big day in our family. My favorite thing about Super Bowl Sunday is, of course, the food!  I love preparing yummy treats and savory eats that we can munch on all day while enjoying our day together and watching the ridiculous commercials.  Oh, and then there's the football.  … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Soup {for the Slow Cooker}

Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Soup for the Slow Cooker

Oh my goodness, yall!  Last weekend, I had the privilege of hanging out with some of the most beautiful women at the Texas Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit.  It was amazing, by the way!  And it takes a big team to pull off such a wonderful event.  Since we knew we'd be too busy to leave the hotel for any food, we brought a bunch of yummy things into our work suite, and this soup was one of those … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Giveaway!

Slow Cooker Ham & Beans | TheMarathonMom.com

I use my Crock-Pot slow cooker for so many things.  Over the years, I've experienced a few flops (I don't like rice in a crock pot), but many, many successes. Here are a few of my favorite meals for the crock pot: roast, potatoes, and carrots quinoa chicken chili chicken and vegetables ham and beans I recently had the honor of testing Italian Meatloaf in the crock pot for Stacy's … [Read more...]

Savory Pork Tenderloin {Slow Cooker}

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This may be the easiest meal in the world to prep! I like to buy pre-seasoned pork tenderloin for this, just because the peppercorn one is so delicious, but any pork tenderloin will work, of course. For our family, it takes two tenderloins, which makes this meal not-so-cheap, but it still costs less than eating out or even ordering take-out.  And since I can pop it in early in the day and … [Read more...]

Zesty Chicken and Rice {a Slow Cooker Recipe}

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Menu Plan 5/13/13 Crock Pot Meals

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I bought a new crock pot this weekend, and I'm excited!  My old crock pot's lid had been dropped and had lost its handle, which meant I had grown quite accustomed to scorching my fingers when using a butter knife to slide underneath the lid to remove it.  And when the crock itself was dropped not long ago, well...here I am, owner of a shiny, new, 7-quart crock pot. I almost didn't know how to … [Read more...]

Ham and Beans

Slow Cooker Ham & Beans | TheMarathonMom.com

There are two very simple ways to prepare ham and beans with your leftover, holiday ham. Both are one-pot recipes, and the only difference between the two versions is that one requires you to be home while they slow-simmer, and the other doesn't. To make a huge pot of ham and beans that will feed a LOT of people, or a few people two meals, I cook about 8-10 cups of beans with about 5 cups … [Read more...]

Quinoa Chicken Chili {for the slow cooker}

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili | TheMarathonMom.com

This is a hearty, nutritious, delicious dish that your whole family can enjoy.  The recipe fills a crock pot almost to the brim, which leaves our family just enough for dinner and a couple of bowls for lunch the next day. … [Read more...]

Crock On! A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook

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Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents, has put together a fantastic collection of slow cooker meals, just perfect for busy moms like you and me! In Crock On! you will find 40 brand new, never-published recipes, straight from Stacy's crock pot to yours.  Made from scratch, using wholesome ingredients without costing you a full day in the kitchen, you will find the step-by-step instructions for … [Read more...]