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12/12/06 6:24 P

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Mama welcome to the group. What a wonderful recipe I cant wait to try it out.

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12/11/06 3:37 P

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Hi everyone! I'm new to the group, and I saw this thead and have a recipe to share with you.

Its from www.dwlz.com under recipes- Casserole, crockpot and one dish recipes

Chicken Stroganoff - Crockpot Method

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

1 pound frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
16 oz. carton fat free sour cream
1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Put frozen chicken in bottom of crockpot. Mix soup, sour cream, onion soup mix and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 7 hours.

Makes 6 servings. I don't know what the calories are for it honestly, because I always figured it out with Weight Watcher Points (4.) You can also make it with fresh chicken, and it only takes about five to six hours. It's great over wheat egg noodles or steamed broccoli. I also like it cold on top of salad. The sauce really thickens when it is refrigerated. I almost like it better the next day.
I've always made it with cream of chicken soup because I am allergic to mushrooms.

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12/10/06 2:29 P

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Yes, I told my family I slaved over dinner. Then laughed. They weren't amused.

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12/9/06 2:44 P

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Thats the best part of having a crockpot, coming home to a homecooked meal

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12/6/06 5:23 P

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I was good today, put bits of everything in the slow cooker, and went to work. It was a lovely chicken stew when I got home!!! I love days like that.

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I love the lasagna crock pot idea. How cool. Thats a keeper of an idea.
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12/5/06 3:55 P

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I was reading further back and saw the bucket lasagna. What a fabulous idea!! I will definitely bet trying that one! Plus you get to freeze some and have a meal down the road.

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Hello everyone, just wanted to say hi and that I look forward to this group and posting here as much as I can. Teresa

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11/28/06 5:02 P

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You could do a lazy man's lasagna. Just mix everything together, no layers.

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I'm not sure about an oval crockpot - - the only thing I can think of would be an oval casserole dish (depending on the size of your crockpot) that is freezer safe or ?? maybe use one of the crockpot liners, stick the whole thing in the freezer and then pop it out and store? except that you could only do one at a time so there is no time saving in that. hmmm, I'll keep thinking. Another thought might be if you have a large enough crockpot, the ice cream bucket shape would still fit inside even if it wasn't the exact same shape---it would work for things that don't need to retain their layers.

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11/28/06 3:38 P

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I love the idea too. I guess you could do that with just about any crockpot meal where veggies wouldn't mush up in the freezer.

Can you line an oval crock with heavy-duty wide foil to create a mold? Then fill the mold and remove it. Seal and freeze. You'd want to put a couple of folded strips of foil across the bottom first with ends that come up over the sides so you can lift out the mold - just like with crockpot meatloaf.

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11/28/06 2:13 P

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love the idea for the lasagna. my crockpot is oval though. any ideas for the container that would work?

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11/28/06 11:19 A

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That sounds yummie. All our schools are closed today due to freezing rain. So, I have the house full of my KIDS.

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I put the Banquet Chicken and Dumplings in this morning. It's one of those freezer bags where you defrost the sauce, mix it with water and the meat/veggies, and then mix in the "dumplings" when you get home and cook it for 30 more minutes.

My crock doesn't heat up the house. Maybe you need a different kind? 'Course, with winter coming, it might be nice!

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Here is the recipe I found for bucket lasagna that started me thinking this way last summer:

Bucket LasagnaURL: http://www.RecipeCottage.com/pasta/lasagna
38.html
5 lbs hamburger
tomato sauce
spices as you like it.
2 large containers of cottage cheese ( I prefer part skim ricotta)
4 eggs
salt
pepper
a large quantity of shredded mozzarella.
2 packages of lasagna noodles
6 (one gallon) ice cream buckets or similar container

Cook hamburger, drain. Place it back in the pan, and add tomato
sauce and spices as you like it.

In another large bowl, mix two large containers of cottage cheese,
four eggs, and salt and pepper.

A third bowl has a large quantity of shredded mozzarella. Open two
packages of lasagna noodles. Place all the ingredient bowls and
pans in a row on the counter. Then take 6 (one gallon) ice cream
buckets or similar container. Layer as follows:

small amount of sauce
noodles
sauce (it is important that all of the uncooked noodles are covered in sauce)
cottage cheese
noodles
sauce
cottage cheese
noodles
sauce
mozzarella cheese to cover top

You end up with six lasagnas, and only 3 dirty pans. Freeze. Once
solid, slip from the ice cream bucket, and place in gallon Ziploc
bags. Now they go back in the freezer, taking up much less space.
I use the ice cream bucket because it makes it the exact correct
size and shape for my 5 quart crockpot. You may find another
container that works better for you.

When its lasagna eating day, just pop it in the crockpot on LOW,
and let it go all day.

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Do any of you make meals that go directly from the freezer to the crockpot? I did several of these over the summer when my house heated up so quickly. We made bucket lasagna, cheese grits (okay trying to avoid those now!) and beef stroganoff but I just know there are more things I could do this way.

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