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Crock pot is so great for using up all that stuff in the fridge. I usually keep homemade veggie broth in the freezer, so that went in, along with leftover squash, some green beans, a bunch of garlic, onion, some leftover broccoli and a few carrots. Added a can of tomato paste and it was kind of a vegetable, minestrone without the pasta sort of thing. Yum.

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I recently bought The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes by Anupy Singla and I've made a few of the recipes. Today, I returned to one I've already made, but enjoyed so much that I couldn't wait to have it again - Punjabi Curried Kidney Beans (p. 74). SO GOOD!!!!! And so healthy, too!!!

I HIGHLY recommend this cookbook for crockpot fans!

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!!!! -- Auntie Mame


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I recently bought The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes by Anupy Singla and I've made a few of the recipes. Today, I returned to one I've already made, but enjoyed so much that I couldn't wait to have it again - Punjabi Curried Kidney Beans (p. 74). SO GOOD!!!!! And so healthy, too!!!

I HIGHLY recommend this cookbook for crockpot fans!

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!!!! -- Auntie Mame


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Northern beans with Ham tonight. One of my DH's favorites!

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Hubby states that the crock pot has a crack. Out it goes. My brother just came over with a new one for me and a bunch of cook books. emoticon

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I am using up some frozen leftover turkey and frozen homemade broth, for my turkey chili. I have added carrots, jalepanos, onions and celery.

My supper will be ready for me after my twelve hours at work.

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I put my bean stew in the freezer, I might make it again with vegetable protein next time. I love what beans do for me. They are very healthy.

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I bought a bunch of 93% lean hamburger when it was on sale for $1.88 lb. I am batchcooking it tonight, making:
* seasoned hamburger patties
* chili in crockpot
* 2 lasagnas one for the bottom of the fridge to slide into the oven tomorrow after church, & 1 for the freezer
* taco meat for the freezer
* Italian meat sauce is last priority as I already have some (will only make in 2nd crockpot if there's more hamburger left to use up)

I love batchcooking, saves a TON of money, you only dirty the kitchen once, saves a TON of time, saves a TON of medical bills, takes away temptation to eat out when you have very yummy stuff and much healthier stuff at home.

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I did it. I made up my own recipe for 15 bean soup. Mine is vegetarian. It cooked in the crock for 6 hours. I am so proud of me.

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Chicken Soup

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Stephanie O'Dea's Crockpot Butternut Soup Recipe:
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I have some almond milk to use up so I'll replace half the broth with milk and turn this into a butternut bisque. I'll let you know how it turns out. I highly highly recommend this site, as well. Stephanie "The Crockpot Lady" knows her stuff.


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Naby Beans and Ham last night, it was VERY tasty!

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found a spiral ham 79 cents a pound, tonight ham roast, tomorrow I will make bean soup.

love a deal

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I'm making split pea soup with ham, chili in another crockpot, and still cooking pumpkin in a third.

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Made taco chicken today. :)

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tomatoes, lentils, carrots, and sweet potatoes,
tumeric, and cuury to spice it up

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YUM!! LOTS of good ideas here. I am perusing and taking notes since I have to cook this week to get some staples cooked in fridge and soups made in the crock pot.

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I made curry chicken in my crockpot today...it was VERY good!

Working to give my sons a healthy mommy!!


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I used it and made yummy 20-40 garlic clove chicken! I changed it and put chicken breast in instead of chicken pieces with bones and skin and I added a few carrots and some chicken broth to keep it juicy! Sooooo good!!! Next time I may add more carrots and potatoes!

50lbs to lose from 2 beautiful daughters in 2 years! So worth it!


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Made chicken stroganoff today.

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tomatoe chili

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Making spaghetti sauce.

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Taco stew w/ chicken breasts

I swear my men folk wouldn't eat anything decent if I didn't use the crock on the days I work 12 hours!

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I am making my inside-out cabbage rolls. emoticon

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I did, turkey meatballs in tomato sauce

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I put a turkey breast in mine this morning. Since we went to family and friends house for Christmas.

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Finally using my new crockpot that I got on sale at Target last month. It has all the bells and whistles (timer, thermometer, etc). Made "salsa chicken" and it was amazing!!
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I need to make soup. Just pumpkin in the crockpot right now, so, I'm using previously frozen crockpot soups. But that's also a good thing, to empty out the freezer.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Puree:
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turkey white bean chili, mmmm the house smells good

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I'm debating on making a bean soup in the crockpot tonite... the roommate doesn't like beans though...

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Yes, Using Chef Megs recipe -Healthy Moussaka. I'm trying it in the Crock instead of the oven. It's a delicious recipe. emoticon

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Today was yellow curry chicken over rice. Yummy!

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I am getting everything ready for a soup, a stew and for a chili. I am going to put them on before I go to bed so that they can cook all night.
We will have one for supper tomorrow and the rest will be put into tupperware for meals this week.

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today is vegetable beef stew

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Made cheeseburger soup today, and this time, it was amazing! :)

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hummus was a hit! red bell pepper, carrot sticks to dip help my Gluten issues

Today short ribs, red skin potatoes, and peas in the pod.

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today garbanzo beans to make hummus to pass at hospice Christmas party

Lincolns Shipwreck
can of cannelli beans
can of stewed tomatoes
1 lb of ground turkey
can white corn
can od green beans
little papricka
garlic
chopped fresh basil
He did great no leftovers (we had three of his hockey teammates over).

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I made a wonderful Chicken yesterday!

8 chicken breast
2 medium onions, sliced
3 C mushrooms, sliced
3 C bell peppers, cubed (red, green, yellow, orange)
1 can each Cream mushroom & cream of Chicken

6 qt slow-cooker low for 7-8 hours.
Serve over rice or noodles.

Edited by: STAMPINGADDICT at: 12/5/2010 (07:27)
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5 lbs potatoes peeled & chunked
8 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese
1 whole head of fresh garlic
1 stick of butter, 1/4 lb
Dried parsley, salt, & pepper to taste

Turn on oven 350. Garlic head: slice off one quarter inch across the tops of all the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, & pepper, pop in oven for an hour. I put mine on foil at the hospice because I didn't have a pan, and used butter because I had no olive oil.

While garlic is roasting, put peeled chunked potatoes in water in a 4-qt dutch oven, bring to a boil, set a timer, it takes about 20 mins to cook after coming to a boil depending on type of potato and size of chunks. Mine were russets, large chunks, 20 mins. I added iodized salt to the water to add iodine into diet, and I didn't measure it.

Add drained cooked potatoes, sour cream (I used light), and cream cheese (I used neufachtel), to 5qt or larger crockpot, turn on low.

Pour out some dried parsley into the palm of your hand and add it - I didn't measure, I guess about 2-3 teaspoons; and black pepper the same story, to taste.

Squeeze each cell (each clove) of the roasted garlic head into the crockpot, and discard the husk. Mash with potato masher and add 1/2 cup to 1 cup milk to desired consistency (I used 1 cup reserved potato water).

Mine were done after 3 hours on low. They were initially a little thin but after cooking came out just right.

I left them on low for several hours after, so anyone who wanted some (staff, patients, patients' families) could eat them. They serve a large crowd.

If you abuse them like I did, the sides and bottom will eventually turn slightly brown and crunchy, which I loved. They were even better that way! I might finish them on high next time just to get the brown crunchy part. But that's not what leaps to mind to the average person when you say "mashed potatoes", so it's an acquired taste.

Just prior to serving, cut the butter stick in half, put slices in and mix, then put the other half's slices on top. Yum yum yum.

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Fearless, could you post the recipe for the mashed potatoes?

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I made roasted garlic mashed potatoes (with sour cream and cream cheese) today at the hospice.

I am still on SparkBreak at the hospice.

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I made chicken coated with cereal.....

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My white turkey meat was getting dry. I cooked onions with a little fat (butter), leftover veggies (potato, rutabaga and carrots roasted), fresh parsley, chicken broth from powder and leftover meat---wow! The fam loved it! Crockpots are the best!

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Lincoln is in charge of Shipwreck today, I will report tommorrow what he put inside it.

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turkey for tacos, leftovers stewing with tomatoes and chiles will be ready when I get home to warm shells.

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turkey white bean chili

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Seeing as we Canadians had our Thanksgiving at the beginning of October, I decided to celebrate with my American friends... I have turkey in the crock-pot with veggies and chicken broth. Dinner for tonight and a soup for tomorrow!

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making fix it and forget it, No cook Mac and Cheese.
Our dish to pass

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ham, sweet potatoes, garlic cloves

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making applesauce today

family caught the flu bug so trying to make a gentle food.

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Today I am making provolone chicken with stuffing.

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Sorry it took so long to post this, but here it is:

13 Layer Beef Casserole

1.5lb lean ground beef
6 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (I leave the skins on)
1 large onion, sliced
15 oz can corn, undrained (I use no salt added)
15 oz can peas, undrained (I also use no salt added)
10.75oz can healthy request cream of mushroom soup
Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Brown ground beef
Layer 1: 1/4 potatoes
Layer 2: 1/2 onions, salt, and pepper (I just sprinkle enough to lightly cover)
Layer 3: 1/2 can corn
Layer 4: 1/4 potatoes
Layer 5: 1/2 can peas
Layer 6: 1/2 ground beef and Worcestershire sauce (I just splash enough to cover)
Layer 7: 1/4 potatoes
Layer 8: 1/2 onion, salt, and pepper
Layer 9: 1/2 corn
Layer 10: 1/2 peas
Layer 11: 1/2 ground beef and Worcestershire sauce
Layer 12: 1/4 potatoes
Layer 13: Cream of mushroom soup

Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

It sounds complicated, but once you have the potatoes sliced, it is very quick! Hope you all like it!

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Porkloin, with cream of mushroom soup, with green beans

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layered stuffed cabbage

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Still working on perfecting the cheeseburger soup, but I will post the layered casserole!

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YUM how about some recipes, DARK_CINDERELLA?

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And tonight, cheeseburger soup!

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10 layer beef casserole tonight. :)

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chili with white beans

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Alfredo sauce with shrimp, onions, and mushrooms

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I made DARK_CINDERELLA's Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Stew.
It was so good that I did not have any leftovers as I was hoping. The only change I did make was cooking the rice in the rice cooker and adding to our bowls when served.
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Awesome! Glad they liked it!

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today a porkloin with apple cider and onions

dark Cinderella the fam loved the pepper stew, thanks for sharing.

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And can I have a potato soup recipe?

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Cindy, how did your pepper stew turn out?

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Made potato soup today

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cooking pintos for refried beans

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I am going to try Dark Cinderellas crockpot stuffed pepper stew today. It sounds yummy!!

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Thanks for the info and tips! I will put mine on tomorrow a.m.. I am going to add some fresh garlic and spices as well.

What do you plan on making with yours?

I found this awesome recipe the other day that isn't a crock recipe, and is meatless, but sounds super yummy, and I was going to add the ground beef (or turkey) to it. It's a Mexican Brown Rice Casserole.



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Well I wish I had timed it. I'm guessing I cooked it approximately 9:15 to 2:15, which is 5 hours on low.

I overcrowded the crockpot. I won't do that again and recommend you only fill it 2/3rds full of beef, then add water. I was trying to get all I'd bought to fit, but it didn't fit anyway and I had to do part on the stovetop.

I'd say about a pound per quart would be about right - I probably had 7-8lbs of beef in my 5-qt crockpot; next time I will only do 5lbs beef in my 5-qt crockpot.

So bottomline for browning ground beef in the crockpot, I recommend (1) doing it while you're at home, (2) 1-lb beef per how many quarts-size your crockpot is, (3) low 4-5 hours, and (4) yes I broke mine up with a spatula a few times, both in the crockpot and on the stove top.

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so how long are you planning for the beef to cook? Just going to watch it as the day progresses? I think I will do this to, because I have been wanting to batch cook ground beef to have ready to throw some meals together. I will look later to see how it turns out, if you can please post. I will try tomorrow.

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I'm batchcooking ground beef today.

Two shows ago, FlyLady says she cooks (browns) her ground beef in crockpot. Add beef as much as you want, with water to cover, and cook on low. She didn't say how long. She & her show partner said the water and slow cooking breaks it up into little pieces, very fine. "You can cook alot of it this way, then put it in a strainer and smash all the liquid and grease out of it, and bag it up."

It doesn't brown like skillet-fried, but, it does cook and turn color she said. I'm guessing it will be like the gray color in hamburger soup, before you add the tomato color.

That's fine with me, I don't care if not's true brown.

So I had a raincheck for 93% groundbeef, limit 10lbs. 93% groundbeef is now $3.49 a pound. So $2 instead of $3.49 is a good deal, so I bought all 10lbs.

I would say about 8lbs of it fit in my 5qt round crockpot; I have the rest on the stove top in a pan with water added.

I've never cooked it in water before. Nor in a crockpot before.

She didn't say if you need to stir it or anything occasionally. The implication I got from what she said is the water breaks it down for you. But she also didn't say that specifically. So I'm cooking it while I'm home today, and will see how it turns out.

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Meatloaf in pumpkin! That is so cool! Never heard of that and never would have thought of that. I have heard of stuffed zucchini boats, and using pumpkins for the base of centerpieces, and as soup bowls, and stuffing small squashes, but never heard of meatloaf.

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Used the roaster oven, but I figured close enough.

Meatloaf baked inside a pumpkin. This is one of my favs. I used a 8" pie pumpkin, 1 pound of ground sirloin, 1/2 pound og turkey zest italian sausage, 1/2 cup of chopped: 1 of each of the following, potato, onion, carrot, celery, and pepper.

glad I tried is a thumbs up I will put kale down then ribs on top next time, skip the potatoes to many leftovers of potatoes.

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I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner's pumpkin pie, so I'm going to cook the pumpkin, this year I'm also roasting the seeds.

I'll freeze the finished puree in 2-cup bags, to make pies with (and other recipes throughout the year).

Crock Pot Pumpkin Puree
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HCARTZ - "glad I tried" - does that mean thumbs up or thumbs down? Would you make it again?

CINDERELLA - I'm going to try your recipe too.

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So glad to help! I still can't believe how well it turned out!

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Veggie soup

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I am making a vegetable soup in mine today.
I have cut up celery, onions & parsley & used chicken broth. When I get home, I will add frozen veggies... and of course rice to the bowls~

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WOW, can't wait to try this~ I love stuffed peppers and I love turkey.
The only change I will make is cooking the rice in my rice cooker and then adding it to the bowl. We all enjoy different amount of rice (and I have stopped eating rice for now) and all I have is the Asian rice cooker rice!
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the fat off the ribs made the kale taste like southern greens, glad I tried.

Dark Cinderella - thanks for the new recipe, I think my fam would eat so trying this coming weekend.

Today at my house sweet potatoes. My DH is grilling a turkey.

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Thank you! Learned something new today. lol

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The rice is uncooked when it goes in. And as far as when, I added it with everything else - no particular order. And, yeah, you can add rice to cook - you just need more water. Regular rice is best added at the beginning with your other ingredients while instant is best 1/2 hour or so before the end of cooking time.

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Dark_Cinderella, thank you so much. As regards to the rice, did you cook the rice separately or did you put the uncooked rice in the slow cooker? If you do add the uncooked rice in the crockpot, I didn't know that you could add uncooked rice to the crockpot. If you can, do you put that in first before adding the other ingredients?

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Here's my recipe! I combined several recipes into this one, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! I used ground turkey instead of beef, and Brian didn't complain! Woot!

Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Stew

Ingredients:

• 2lb lean ground turkey (or ground beef)
• 3 green or red peppers, diced
• 1 large onion, diced
• 1 Tbsp minced garlic
• 1 Tbsp dried oregano
• 1 Tbsp dried basil
• ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
• 28oz diced tomatoes
• 26oz tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce)
• 1 small can beef broth
• 1 broth can of water
• 1 cup rice (NOT instant)

Directions:

1. Brown turkey in skillet; transfer to crockpot. (can be done the day before)
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours.


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I have frozen collards or kale I'll serve on the side of my beans & wiennies, with a big organic lettuce side salad. The beans & cornbread are going to be alot of carbs, but if I eat veggies with it, it will stretch it, making the beans & cornbread servings smaller.

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Just put a roast in with potatoes, baby carrots, fresh garlic, Mrs. Dash and used light beer for the marinade...YUM!!

Hubby and kids will have potatoes, I will make some brown rice for me and we will all have roasted aspargus with olive oil, salt, pepper & lemon juice on the side!

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Dark_Cinderella, would you mind sharing the Stuffed Pepper Stew recipe? It sounds delicious. Maybe my DH will like it, too.

Thanks.

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Trying a new rib recipe, potatoes and onions on bottom, kale 3" thick then slab of ribs on top dry rubbed. Will report back.

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I finally found a recipe that my hubby REALLY REALLY likes from the crock (Stuffed Pepper Stew) and made it Saturday. We're still living off leftovers for a day or so. But I'll be using the crock tomorrow!

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WE are this morning,,BLACK BEAN STEW..It's my husbands doing the cooking today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am making . . .

Beans & Wiennies. Will make some baked bean flavor and serve with cornbread. Will have the leftovers several days later, BBQ flavored. This menu idea came about as I am emptying the fridge in preparation for Thanksgiving, and need to use up some Lil Smokies.

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