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JMORRIS6B Posts: 237
12/8/10 11:10 P

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No, I do not add water. If I can find them the right size, I just put the potatoes in whole. If they are too large I will cut to fit. This is more similar to putting them in the oven to bake than cooking potatoes for potato salad or mashed potatoes. I have used leftover potatoes, white and sweet, for mashed potatoes. I also have sliced a potato up to make a Spanish tortilla [slice potatoes and onions and cook with with egg as for an omelet].

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12/8/10 7:30 P

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Jmorris - I love your ideas, especially with the potatoes (sweet and white). Newbie and cooking question - I'm guessing you add water the potatoes when you cook them?

Years ago, I cooked beans in a crock pot - I'm guessing your placing the beans uncooked in there when you start out.

I feel ridiculous asking, but I just want to make sure.

Thanks!

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12/8/10 6:29 P

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Great recipe and I will definately try it.


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12/6/10 10:09 P

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1 lb ground turkey, browned & drained (I sometimes use leftover taco meat)
1 can kidney beans
1 can minestrone soup
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 can chicken broth (I use low sodium or homemade)
1 envelope Knorr's vegetable soup mix
Any seasonings of choice

Mix together in crockpot and cook on low all day. Additional pasta, rice, or vegies can also be added. This is a great base soup recipe that can be varied in any number of ways for a different taste. It does make a large pot of soup, but leftovers can be frozen easily.

Edited by: BBAHONORS at: 12/6/2010 (22:09)
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JMORRIS6B Posts: 237
12/5/10 10:46 P

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- Put white potatoes in bottom of slow cooker. Put seasoned chicken pieces on top of potatoes. Cook on low all day. Microwave a frozen vegetable and/or make a tossed salad and you have dinner.

- Fill slow cooker with sweet potatoes. Cook on low all day. Refrigerate the ones that you do not use and microwave to heat when you want them.

- Fill slow cooker with white potatoes and cook all day. Serve as a potato bar with chopped scallions, shredded cheese, bacon bits, yogurt or low fat sour cream, leftover chili, peppers, or whatever else

- Combine chili flavor tomatoes and beans with onions and jalapenos. Add cut up sweet peppers and frozen corn. Cook on low all day. When you come home add soy crumbles [vegetarian ground beef]

-Brown ground beef and package it for use in chili and spaghetti sauce. Put it into the freezer. Throw it in ther slow cooker with the appropriately flavored tomatoes and let cook all day.

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12/5/10 7:59 P

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There might be one or two in the team cookbook, but I can't remember of the top of my head. Generally, I just toss stew type stuff in the crockpot, but would love to learn to getter better with a crockpot.

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12/5/10 3:51 P

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I've started working the closing shift at my daycare and by the time I get home it's 7:00 and I'm exhausted. Then it's time to get dinner started and we don't eat until 7:30-8:00. I've been using a few tried and true crockpot recipes but I'm needing some variety! I would appreciate any recipes that you guys feel are easy, yummy, and of course, healthy! Thanks!

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