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SCOOTER412 SparkPoints: (912)
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9/11/12 9:36 P

you'r 8 can soup sounds good

SUESWIMS65 SparkPoints: (1,174)
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9/9/12 6:35 P

I'm trying to do the whole foods thing... the less processed, the better, and I found a great recipe for homemade "cream of _____" soup on Pinterest...

Cream of "something" soup recipe

1 cup non-fat dried milk

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup bouillon (if you have cubes you have to smash them up)
You can use whatever kind you like (ie, beef, veggie)

4 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onions (I used the minced onions from Sam's Club)

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried thyme (I couldn't find the thyme so I used dried parsley instead)

1 teaspoon pepper

(For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick)

KMEL2U Posts: 55
9/8/12 8:54 P

I did a Google search for crock pot meals and I found a site 365days of crock pot meals
HTH

TERESAYO1 SparkPoints: (200)
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9/8/12 6:33 P

Crock Chicken

6-8 skinless chicken thighs/breasts
1 can 98% FF cream of mushroom
1 can 98% FF cream of chicken
1 small can mushrooms (optional)
garlic pepper

Combine everything in a crockpt and cook all day on low. The soups makes a really good gravy, you can serve this with mashed taters or over rice. 4 points per serving (not including the potatoes or rice). NOTE: I used frozen chicken in the crock.

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Cream Cheese Drumsticks/Breasts

12 Skinless Chicken Drumsticks (or you can use boneless/skinless chicken breasts.
1 (0.6 oz.) Package Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons Fat Free Margarine Spread
1 (10 3/4 oz.) Can 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (8 oz.) Package Fat Free Cream Cheese, cubed
1/2 Cup Water

Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray and place the drumsticks into the bottom. Sprinkle the drumsticks with salt, pepper and Italian Salad Dressing mix. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. About an hour before the chicken is done cooking, combine the margarine, cream of chicken soup, cream cheese and water in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chicken. Cover and continue cooking for another 45 minutes to 1 hour. When ready to serve, spoon the sauce evenly over each drumstick. This is good served with brown rice for additional points.

Serves: 6 (2 drumsticks with sauce)
Per Serving: 248 Calories; 6g Fat (23.2% calories from fat); 37g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 120mg Cholesterol; 1023mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Lean Meat.
(www.AimeesAdventures.com)

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8 can soup in the Crock 1 cup = 2 WW points

1 can yellow corn
1 (15-oz) can diced white potatoes
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15-oz) can of Veg All
1 can of Homel Turkey Chili w/o beans
1 can Campbell’s Old Fashioned Veg. Soup
1 can navy or pinto beans

Open all cans (don’t drain) and simply put into crockpot on low for 6 hours.

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Slow Cooker-Creole Jambalaya Serves 8 at 5WW points per serving

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup green bell pepper, chopped (I use Red)
1 cup chopped celery
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 (28-oz) undrained diced tomatoes
2 cups fully cooked smoked sausage, chopped (I used turkey sausage) / chicken
½ tsp parsley flakes
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp dried thyme leaves (I used crushed Cumin)
¼ tsp red pepper sauce – Franks Hot Sauce (I used extra)
¾ lb. uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
4 cups hot cooked rice

Mix all ingredients, except shrimp and rice, in 3-1/2 to 6 qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Stir in shrimp. Cover and cook on low about 30 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve with ½ cup rice per serving.



GUCCI9300 SparkPoints: (20,795)
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5/5/12 3:20 P

Great Recipes - Thanks everyone! emoticon

POETLKNG2LOSE Posts: 3,671
5/5/12 1:52 P

These ideas are great i will have to try some of them. Try the Shrimp Jambalaya in the Spark People cook book form Chef Meg. it is very good.

KMMR87 SparkPoints: (108,495)
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5/4/12 8:32 A

Last week I made Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and it was phenomenal. It is in the SP Cookbook but you can also find it in the recipe section of SP. I used it for lunches the next day and will probably make it again this week.

MRSJOCCO SparkPoints: (23,433)
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5/3/12 8:44 P

Also, if you go to SparkRecipes and search "crock pot" or "slow cooker" you'll get lots of recipes with ratings. emoticon

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
5/3/12 1:38 P

I hear ya !!
We also have games/choir/music lessons several times a week.
I would be lost without my crockpot !!!!


Italian Chicken

1 pound boneless skinless chicken
1 jar your favorite pasta sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 green pepper chopped
1 small onion chopped

Place chicken in bottom of crockpot, Cover with peppers, onions and garlic and pour the sauce over the top.Sprinkle some Italian seasonings on top of the sauce. Cook on low 5 hours. Shred the chicken and serve over brown rice or pasta that you have cooked prior to the game and can easily microwave when you serve it.

I have also done this with Italian Sausages !!

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BBQ Chicken

1 pound chicken drumsticks
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's honey BBQ Sauce
3 HEAPING tablespoons of yellow mustard

Place drumstick in the bottom of the crockpot, Mix the BBQ sauce and the mustard and pour over the drumsticks. Cook on low 5 hours.

Serve with salad.

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Beef Stew

3 pounds stew beef ( I like blade steak that I cut into cubes. )
3 cans fat free brown gravy
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 onion chopped
4 potatoes cut in 4ths
4 ribs of celery chopped
5 carrots cut into chunks

Place meat in bottom of crockpot, Surround it with veggies. Mix the onion soup mix with the gravy and pour over the meat. Cook 5 hours on low.

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Pork Dinner

3 pound boneless pork roast
4 sweet potatoes, cut in 4ths
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic
1 can chicken broth

Heat 1 tablespoons vegetable oil in a fry pan. Season the roast with generously salt and pepper, and brown the roast..

Place roast in crockpot and the drippings from the fry pan. , Cut some slits in the roast and put in some garlic slivers. Place veggies around the roast Cook on low 5 hours..

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Other ideas........

I have put meatballs in the crockpot and when we get home we have meatball sandwiches !!

Have also made corn chowder and chicken soup as well.



RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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5/3/12 1:15 P

I usually go to all recipes site and put whatever I am looking for in the search engine. Oodles of suggestions. You could also google crock pot recipes and I am sure you will get good results. Good luck.

S_SULLIVAN33 SparkPoints: (704)
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5/3/12 12:17 P

I have 3 kids and they are all in sports, so many nights we eat crock pot meals. I am looking for some good recipes to try. Please send some :o) Thank you very much!

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