Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
11/1/10 4:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

This thread is closed. Please post on the new thread:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x5523x3765R>5498


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
10/31/10 5:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just made Emily's Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili - the recipe was submitted by a SparkPeople user. Recipe was quite good, but I found that it was a bit watery, probably because the original recipe didn't use a crockpot.

RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
10/31/10 5:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What type of BBQ sauce did you use? How many hours did you cook them? I have some chicken drumsticks waiting to be transformed into something. Thanks for your advice.

HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/31/10 9:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
reporting on my bbq chicken legs, I thinks that the texture was good the sauce was too watered down, so next time will add closer to the end rather than whole cook time.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/29/10 3:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
frijoles, my coworkers mom always makes tamales for the halloween party at work. So I asked her if she would make more and I would purchase them, I feel so blessed she made me three dozen for 12 dollars. So tonight I just needed a side, thought with a bag of tortilla chips and salsa we could have a feista.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
IMAVISION's Photo IMAVISION Posts: 17,579
10/28/10 2:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


I am using one of our crock-pots for mouthwateringly delicious split-pea soup! Itís my absolutely favorite homemade soup!

Peace to you!

Ima


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." ~ Psalm 33:12 --- IN GOD WE TRUST

I urge you --- Donít be a part of any system that leaves God out!

ďThere is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, & child. Before I leave this high & noble office, I intend to expose this plot.Ē ~ John F. Kennedy (seven days before his assassination)

Have you ever wondered about the plot that President Kennedy alluded to?
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/28/10 9:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
trying bbq chicken legs today. put on delay start so they are not mush. I will report on how is turns out.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/28/10 9:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Back to the drawing board with the Potato Leek Soup, though; thumbs down. At least it tastes good and is edible. I'll try Stephanie's exact recipe next time, THEN make substitutions.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/27/10 6:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks HCARTZ! It's actually Stephanie O'Deas recipe though. I love it.

Hilarious to me (but then I'm easily amused) that you can't correctly spell shatake mushrooms due to SP's censors. So I spell it shatake or shXtake.
emoticon

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/27/10 4:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
fearless tried your sweet and sour soup with your subsitutes awesome!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/26/10 8:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm drawing a blank on that one. Braid the tops together & hang them up to dry, maybe? Or some other method of drying?

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/26/10 8:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have serious serrano chile overload! I have a huge cookie sheet full that we just picked from the garden. Recipe ideas?

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/26/10 5:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
pork loin pears with kale

Fearless I am trying your potato and leek soup

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/25/10 5:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have 3 soup crockpots going:

Swiss Chard & Kielbasa Soup, with changes
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.
asp?recipe=856712


Potato Leek Soup, I'll put this recipe into SparkRecipes after I make it. See blog for penciled-in recipe:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=3727490


Hot & Sour Soup, I add egg, shXtake, chicken, and delete tofu:
crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/01/cro
ck
pot-hot-and-sour-soup-recipe.html


 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/25/10 8:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
pot roast

my dad passed away 13 yrs ago today, he raised ring necks to release and for us to eat, when I was growing up.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/23/10 6:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I haven't had pheasant since a little girl growing up in So Dak. It's the State bird.

Mac & Cheese - yum. I'll be right over . . .

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/23/10 6:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
mac and cheese a family fav here

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/23/10 4:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Making chili with pheasant, yellow peppers, squash, tomatoes, chicken broth, onion and garlic. smells wonderful!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/20/10 5:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fearlesslife:
I may make this tomorrow as I have all these ingredients.

We are having bean soup made with a ham bone. Yum!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/20/10 1:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made taco soup with the red beans I cooked from dried in the crockpot.

- 1/2 of a 16oz bag of frozen organic corn (~2 cups)
- ground beef from the freezer I had already browned with onion & garlic (~2 cups cooked)
- 28oz can of diced tomatoes with chilis
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- homemade taco seasoning to taste.

It was a little spicy and I had some ff sour cream that needed to be used up in the fridge, so I added it which is something I never usually do, and it was really good.

emoticon

Edited by: CAROLFAITHWALKR at: 10/20/2010 (13:36)
 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
10/20/10 12:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HCARTZ1964 - could you share your recipe?
I have been looking for a chili using chicken~
thanks
Deb

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/20/10 12:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
White bean chicken chili

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
10/19/10 10:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
D - Crock Pot Pepper Steak
Submitted by: STAMPINGADDICT
Found on-line. Cannot give credit to creator.

470 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Ingredients
1.5 lbs round steak, cut into strips
2 Tbsp oil
2 small onions, sliced thinly
.25 C soy sauce & .25 C water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pk sugar twin
.5 tsp salt
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with juice
2 large bell peppers, sliced (red, green, yellow)
.25 C water blended with 1 Tbsp cornstarch



Directions
Makes 6 servings

Heat oil, brown beef. Drain and add beef to crock-pot. Top with onions.
Combine soy sauce, garlic, sugar twin & salt; pour over beef & onions. Cover and cook LOW 6 hours.
Add tomatoes & peppers; cook 1 hour.
Stir cornstarch mixture into pot and cook on HIGH 1/2 hour or until thickend.

Can be served over rice (not included in nutrition count) or with French bread.

Number of Servings: 6

Hope you enjoy! emoticon

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/18/10 5:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
STAMPINGADDICT can you share your recipe or the link?

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/18/10 3:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
butternut squash, that I will puree to make soup tonight

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
10/17/10 3:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My pepper steak yesterday was excellent. Will be making it again!

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/17/10 10:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fearlesslife,
Thanks for the tip on turkey breast and the list of links! I wonder if setting the turkey up on potatoes would work as well (or other vegies). I am going to get these links saved today to my book marks.

I am thinking of cooking a butternut squash in the crockpot today. Maybe I should put some kind of meat in there too, bet that would be good!

I love this thread!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/17/10 8:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
today beef tip with garlic cloves

Fearless thanks for the links!! Some new things to try!!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/16/10 11:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
50+ Friends Club Cookbook
www.50plusfriends.com/cookbook/crock
po
t/index-5b.html


A Year of Slow Cooking - gluten free & includes 76 vegetarian recipes
I love Stephanie O'Dea, she writes with humour, and calls this month Crocktober:
crockpot365.blogspot.com/2007/12/alp
ha
betical-listing-of-recipes.html


A Year of Slow Cooking Email Sign-Up
crockpot365.blogspot.com/2007/10/sub
sc
ribe-to-year-of-slow-cooking.html


About.com - More than 1400 Crockpot and Slow Cooker Recipes Index
southernfood.about.com/library/crock
/b
lcpidx.htm


About.com - Crockpot Recipes and Slow Cooker Recipes
southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotre
ci
pes/Crockpot_Recipes_and_Slow_CookerR>_Recipes.htm


About.com - 13 Meatless and Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes
busycooks.about.com/library/recipes/
bl
crockmeatless.htm


About.com - Weekly Emailed Crockpot Recipe Sign-Up
southernfood.about.com/c/ec/1.htm

Allrecipes.com - allows you to "size" the recipes smaller or larger - includes 30 vegetarian
allrecipes.com/Recipes/Main-Dish/Slo
w-
Cooker/Main.aspx


Back of the Box Recipes
www.backofthebox.com/recipes/crockpo
t.
html


BakeSpace.com
www.bakespace.com/recipes/Crock_pot/
10
9/


Better Homes and Gardens - includes vegetarian
www.bhg.com/recipes/slow-cooker/

Better Recipes 23 Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes
vegetarian.betterrecipes.com/vegetar
ia
ncrock-potrecipes.html


Betty Crocker
www.bettycrocker.com/search/searchre
su
lts?sr=4&term=slow%20cooker&nav=4294R>967235


CDK Recipes - I love their Make-Ahead (no boil) Manicotti recipe (which has nothing to do with slow cooking)
crockpot.cdkitchen.com/

Cooking Cache Crockpot Recipes
www.cookingcache.com/cat/crockpot_re
ci
pes/default.aspx


Cooking Cache Vegetarian Crockpot Recipes
www.cookingcache.com/cat/vegetarian_
re
cipes/crockpot_recipes/default.aspx


Crock Pot Cooking
www.crockpot-cooking.com/

Crock Pot, The Original Slow Cooker (formerly Rival Website) Recipes
www.crock-pot.com/Recipes.aspx

Crock Pot, The Original Slow Cooker (formerly Rival Website) 114 Vegetarian Recipes
www.crock-pot.com/Recipes.aspx?crs=&
in
g=FPuSkJUhLGE=&csn=&siz=&sort=0&page=-1


Crock Pot Recipes
www.crock-pot-recipes.info/

Epicurious - 1500+ crockpot recipes
www.epicurious.com/tools/searchresul
ts
/all?search=slow+cooker


Food.com (Recipezaar)
www.food.com/recipe-collection/crock
-p
ot


Food.com (Recipezaar) 94 Vegetarian Recipes
www.food.com/recipe-finder/crock-pot
-s
low-cooker/vegetarian


FoodNetwork.com
www.foodnetwork.com/recipe-collectio
ns
/slow-cooker/index.html


Global Vegan Kitchen 5 vegetarian recipes
www.globalvegankitchen.com/SampleRec
ip
es_FVSC.html


Healthy Slow Cooking - Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Everyone
healthyslowcooking.wordpress.com/

Pillsbury 600+ crockpot recipes
www.pillsbury.com/search/?d=Ascendin
g&
f=4294967179&fv&n=10&pn=1&s=None&tabR>=Recipes&terms=slow%20cooker


Prevention
recipes.prevention.com/RecipeSearch/
Sl
owCooker-Recipes.aspx


Recipe Link - this mega site has so much to offer
www.recipelink.com/

Recipezaar - see Food.com

Savvy Vegetarian 13 Crockpot Recipes
www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-r
ec
ipes/slow-cooker-recipes.php


Slow Cooker Recipes
www.slowcooker-recipes.net/

SparkRecipes.com
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?
fo
od=slow+crock+slowcooker+crockpot&anR>yall=ANY&c1=0&c2=0&c3=0&c4=0&c5=0&ca
lo
ries=0&prep_time=0&total_time=0&
sort=rating


SparkRecipes.com 63 vegetarian recipes
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?
fo
od=slow+crock+slowcooker+crockpot&anR>yall=ANY&c1=9&c2=0&c3=0&c4=0&c5=0&ca
lo
ries=0&prep_time=0&total_time=0&
sort=rating


Taste of Home - includes 41 vegetarian recipes
www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cooking-
St
yle/Slow-Cooker-Recipes


That's My Home
www.thatsmyhome.com/slowcooker/index
.h
tm


Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes
vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetariancr
oc
kpotrecipe/Vegetarian_Crock_Pot_ReciR>pes.htm


WAHM.com
www.wahm.com/recipes/crock-pot-recip
es
/


 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/16/10 11:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
DRS510, turkey breast in the crockpot works like a charm, to die for moist and fall off the bone, but it will have a "stewed bird" consistency rather than roasted. The dryer you keep it the more rotisserie or closer to baked it will be. Some people put foil rolled up into several balls in the bottom, or corning ware custard cups, etc so it's off the bottom and more baked instead of stewed. So the answer to your question is, no you don't need any water. Some do add it but it's not necessary. I look for the smaller ones when I do it because a 6.5 lb won't fit in my 6 qt, or barely fits.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/16/10 6:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A couple of questions for you crock pot users. I remember seeing a posting with a ton of links for crockpot recipes and I checked back on this thread until 2009 and could not find it. Does anyone remember seeing it?

Also, who has made a turkey breast in the crockpot? I made one a long time ago and it was amazing but I can not remember how long and what setting I used. Do you suggest adding chicken broth?

Thanks!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/16/10 4:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
meatloaf with rings of acorn squash

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/16/10 2:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I cooked some small red beans, when I added a few to taco beef for burritos earlier this week, they were a little crunchy (whooops!).

So I added them back into the crockpot and let them go. They were in date so I'm thinking they just must take longer, and I wasn't paying attention the first time and must have rushed them.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
10/16/10 2:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am making a pepper steak in the crock-pot!
Can't wait to try it!

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
10/16/10 10:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm making a low-calorie chicken noodle soup for lunch.

CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/14/10 11:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chipotle Beef
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.
asp?recipe=1141177


 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/14/10 11:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
kale, smoked chicken wings, can of stewed tomatoes, and a bit of diced onions

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
GLOWORM1963's Photo GLOWORM1963 SparkPoints: (42,614)
Fitness Minutes: (5,190)
Posts: 2,762
10/6/10 7:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hubby made the crock pot lasagna tonight and it was wonderful!!!

 Pounds lost: 9.6 
 
0
25.25
50.5
75.75
101
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/6/10 1:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hot & Sour Soup.

Chicken Veggie Soup in the other one.

Just printed and saved Chipotle chicken & beef copycat recipes, I'm going to try them in crockpot.
emoticon

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/6/10 10:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Whole chicken, potatoes, rings of acorn squash, rosemary and basil.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/4/10 5:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
layered cabbage rolls

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
FISHING88's Photo FISHING88 Posts: 3,156
10/3/10 2:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have chicken breasts with Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper seasoning on them. I'll add those to lunch salads for the husband and I early this week. Makes the house smell good too!

LASHERTHECAT's Photo LASHERTHECAT SparkPoints: (73,830)
Fitness Minutes: (83,263)
Posts: 7,821
10/3/10 1:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yesterday I made a pork tenderloin with peaches and plums... based on a recipe from Clean Eating magazine

"Complaining isn't considered cardio!!" - CASSANDRA_WYNN

Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart.
- St. Theresa

The only alternative to getting old is dying...be happy you're still here!


 current weight: 145.0 
 
153
150.5
148
145.5
143
DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/3/10 12:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
yes, making cabbage soup for the week - zero points!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 132.4 
 
139
137.25
135.5
133.75
132
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/3/10 10:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
red and white chili, this was another requested repeat!!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
10/3/10 12:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had 3 crockpots going today:

5.5 qt Rival round: made "free" homemade chicken broth from a sale on split chicken breasts, $ .99 lb, deboned them, threw the bones in the crock, added water & seasoning, let it cook all day.

3 qt Corningware Shadow Iris (Rival):
Ginger Pineapple Chicken, added a bag of frozen stir fry veggies an hour before dinner, when I added the pineapple:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.
asp?recipe=442924


4 qt West Bend slow cooker with griddle base:
*onions cut in half moons on bottom
*4 chicken breasts on top in single layer
*homemade taco seasoning sprinkled liberally to taste
*1/2 bag frozen corn
*1.5 C black beans I cooked from scratch earlier
*16 oz Pace picante sauce over the top

Edited by: CAROLFAITHWALKR at: 10/3/2010 (00:44)
 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
KIMERZDE's Photo KIMERZDE SparkPoints: (12,853)
Fitness Minutes: (9,999)
Posts: 554
10/1/10 11:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made the italian chicken recipie from this site, it was great and cooked all day while I was out and about. I love my crock pot. In fact I have three now, baby sized, middle sized and huge from those big roasts and whole chickens. emoticon

 current weight: 150.0 
 
150
142.5
135
127.5
120
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
10/1/10 6:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chickpeas cooking to make hummus and a Morrocan dish

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/30/10 8:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
2 cups of dried black beans, am going to make 2 mexican dishes and black bean soup with them.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/28/10 4:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Baked spaghetti, used rice noodles

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
9/28/10 7:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today I'm trying a recipe I had saved from sparkrecipe.com. Its called Slow Cooker Easter Ham. Has 4 ingredients - whole ham, crushed pineapple, some brown sugar and a bit of syrup. It'll be cooking longer than recommended. I hope it turns out as good as it sounds.

HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/27/10 5:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
stuffed peppers at my house

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
9/26/10 1:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sounds like you have a well thought out plan FearlessLife!
I have a stuffed pepper and porcupine balls in mine right now with a can of tomato juice. I will thicken the juice with a little flour and water when the meat is cooked..
When I bought the ground beef, I made the meat mixture and froze it in balls orin the peppers... I eat the pepper and the rest of the family has the meatballs!

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/26/10 9:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
A piece of steak, trimmed and cubed, with an onion soup mix packet, and a gravy packet. I am using up store-bought packets of things, I don't buy them anymore.

Will add frozen beef stew veggies when I get home from church. Then put a timer around my neck for 22 mins (go walking for 45, turn back when timer goes off). I'll put the noodles on to boil on the stove top when I get back from the walk, and will cut up a tomato into chunks while they are cooking. Serve over noodles with organic Spring Mix salad, with fresh tomatoes.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/26/10 8:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
have pinto beans that soaked over night. Have a bag of chicken broth and pieces left from another day out of the freezer. Add salsa, corn and corn chips on top when all done.

Making Chicken Tortilla soup.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
9/23/10 9:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am home today and not feeling well, so, I have put some chicken into the crock-pot with water... Once it is cooked, I will cut it up, add frozen veggies and make some tiny pasta for a soup for supper. With any luck, there will be left overs for the weekend!

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/22/10 7:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My weekend batchcooking plans were interrupted, and I'm just now getting back to it.

The white beans I soaked and started from scratch (from dried) last weekend, and got them cooked. The rest of the batchcooking crockpot projects I didn't get started.

Tonight I plugged in a crockpot with the cooked white beans, and separated the meat from the ham bones then added the bones into the pot. While on the phone with a friend I cut up the remains of the ham, trimming well, It made for quite a bit of ham cubes, I was surprised, 8 cups. I saved some ham cubes for the white beans, set those aside, and filled 5 additional sandwich bags with 1.5 cups each of ham cubes. I labeled a large gallon-size ziploc and put the sandwich bags in it in the freezer. Such a feeling of satisfaction to get batchcooking done! 5 bags of ham cubes are enough for bean soups, breakfast casseroles, and split pea soups all winter long. DONE!! Which is a great thing for me, because I rarely buy ham, so now I'm done for the winter.

My other interrupted projects will have to wait, I am done with batchcooking for tonight.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/20/10 5:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Beef Stew is a brewing at my home

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
9/20/10 9:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As I sit at my desk at work, my supper is slowly starting to come together. Trying a new recipe today. Honey-Garlic Crockpot Chicken. The honey-garlic sauce is from scratch, so I'm hoping for success and a better way to eat chicken other than the pre-made BBQ chickens from the grocery store. Serving this with baked potatoes, carrots and a garden salad.

CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/19/10 1:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I never made the split pea soup yet. I'm going to have 3 crockpots going today and tomorrow.

1. I soaked white beans overnight, they are cooking in one crockpot right now.
2. Split pea soup.
3. I scored some split chicken breasts for 99 cents a pound, I'm going to debone them, throw the bones in a crockpot full of water, and have "free" homemade chicken broth.
4. I defrosted some beef and never used it, I'm going to cube it, then make beef veggie soup.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
STAMPINGADDICT's Photo STAMPINGADDICT SparkPoints: (64,221)
Fitness Minutes: (10,902)
Posts: 5,408
9/19/10 9:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon I am! emoticon I am! emoticon
I am going to start my Sunday ritual again! I will have both crock-pots going. Supper for tonight and tomorrow night as well as lunches for the week. I freeze the left overs in single portions and have a variety of meals.
This week, I am making Porcupine Balls (meatballs with rice) and Chicken with Mushrooms! emoticon

Deb
AKA Sukie Cards



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/19/10 9:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
meatloaf smash potatoesto be added to the top 1 hour prior to serving!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/18/10 11:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
my son called me at work to tell me he didnot want to stand in the kitchen to day could he please put the frozen spareribs in now then add sauce and potatoes later?

Mom (me) quickly repied yes that works and thank you!! Great to have a thirteen year old who can think on his feet.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
9/18/10 8:11 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Tonight's specialty of the house is going to be something from one of our member's recipe box. My sister has made this in the past, and it's fabulous. True comfort food. From SWTKARSUE's recipe box - Coffee Crockpot Roast. If you've never tried a roast that has slow-simmered in coffee you should give it a whirl. Melt in your mouth goodness!

HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/17/10 10:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
mac and cheese

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/16/10 6:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
layered cabbage casserole, ground turkey, tomato sauce and basil. Like stuffed cabbage just a short cut, using preshredded cabbage.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/15/10 5:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm going to make split pea soup. Will use celery, carrot, onion. I don't think garlic is traditional but since I love it I'm adding garlic anyway. Will flavor it use some leftovers from a baked ham. No salt due to the ham. And white pepper to taste.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
RUBYTWOSDAY's Photo RUBYTWOSDAY Posts: 197
9/15/10 2:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today I'm making a spaghetti sauce. Prepared the meat and vegetables last night. Lean ground beef, celery, green/red pepper, onion, mushrooms. This morning I added 3 cans of tomato soup, 1 can tomato paste, 1/2 jar chili sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp sage and pepper to taste. Everything is cooking on low until we return home for supper. And a loaf of homemade bread is working away in my bread maker. My favourite supper!

CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/14/10 8:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yum you all are making me hungry!

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/14/10 3:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
put an old frozen ham bone in with water, garlic, chopped up carrots, onions, and celery. One hour prior to serving will add split peas.

Welcome enjoy your chicken tonight!!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
GOINGFOR20's Photo GOINGFOR20 Posts: 43
9/12/10 3:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
hi- I'm a new member on the team. I'm making Salsa Chicken today.

Chicken thighs, taco seasoning, low fat mushroom soup and salsa. Sour cream to be added after the cook.
Plan to serve it with brown rice and a veggie on the side

 current weight: 145.0 
 
161
154.5
148
141.5
135
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/12/10 9:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
veggie lasagna, using kale leaves for noodles

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/10/10 1:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chicken thighs, coconut milk and curry paste, will add chinese veggies and noodles at the end!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/9/10 11:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Using yesterdays leftovers, Chili fries and cheese for supper. I will wait for the kids to determine cheese, white to continue the red and white chili theme, or sharp cheddar. I try to make it fun!

we have changed to dried beans too. Trying to save pennies, during this recession. Last fall we canned beans looking to see how cheap we can them this fall too.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/9/10 7:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm making BBQ Beans & Weenies today (um, not real healthy . . . ) Hungry Girl inspired; if you use homemade beans, homemade BBQ, and the healthier kind of wieners it's not too bad, actually it's for someone else.

Thanks for the canned good tips! I do have some cannelli beans - or some white beans I'd have to go look to remember what kind - to use up. I make my own beans from dried bags now.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/8/10 5:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chunky tomato chili

Fearless you can use the store cans, my kids experiment with this all the time. Oldest 22 youngest 13, we have had some real unusual things together! But they still try new combos, right now we are trying canneli beans in the tomato chili so it will be red and white.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/7/10 3:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you Heidi I'm not canning . . . YET. Hope to next year . . .

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/7/10 2:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chicken legs, with squash rings

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/6/10 11:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I can so no salt added in my world! yes I just pour in the cans.


 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/5/10 3:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hey Heidi thanks for the Shipwreck Recipe. You don't add any water? Do you not drain the canned veggies then? I ask because usually they are drained and rinsed (sodium). I understand not draining tomatoes (these are crushed so you wouldn't drain anyway) but am wondering about the water and how you fix it when you make it - if you drain the canned veggies or not. Since the rice is uncooked.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/5/10 8:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chicken, broccoli, rice, cream of mushroom soup

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/4/10 12:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today black beans with jalapenos

Shipwreck
three cans of veggies, different kinds
one pound ground meat not browned (used turkey)
one large can of crushed tomatoes
one cup of uncooked brown rice
spices to your flavor

believe it or not the kids ask for it!!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
9/4/10 11:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just curious what is shipwreck?

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/3/10 3:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
shipwreck!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
9/2/10 5:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
yankee pot roast, mmmmm with the veggies!

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
8/30/10 6:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
fresh kale from the garden, smoked turkey wings, little sliced red pepper and onion.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
LASHERTHECAT's Photo LASHERTHECAT SparkPoints: (73,830)
Fitness Minutes: (83,263)
Posts: 7,821
8/29/10 2:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It wasnt' today, but a couple of days ago I made an awesome Swiss steak... Marinating steak, onions, mushrooms, garlic, Worcestershire sauce...cook 6-8 hr on low.

"Complaining isn't considered cardio!!" - CASSANDRA_WYNN

Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart.
- St. Theresa

The only alternative to getting old is dying...be happy you're still here!


 current weight: 145.0 
 
153
150.5
148
145.5
143
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,757
8/27/10 10:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm cooking a bag of dried garbanzo beans. Going to make homemade hummus.
emoticon

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
Page: 1 of (7)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Crock Pot Cooking & Recipes General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
What to cook in the crockpot trio? 4/15/2014 9:53:35 AM
I'm hot! I just won 50 points on the team spin! 4/23/2014 3:44:57 AM
Steak and Potatoes in the Crockpot?? 7/19/2014 3:02:51 PM
Manhattan Clam Chowder 3/22/2014 9:07:37 PM
What brand of slow cooker do you use? 3/25/2014 10:03:21 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5523x11685990

Review our Community Guidelines