Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

This smells amazing!!! It was super easy and 20 minutes if not less prep time... Its nice to have steak every once in awhile. By now you should know I do not make special trips to the city for things, thats why this recipe is nice because its basic stuff that is always in our house. I was lucky to have steak in the fridge waiting to be used.

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
1 beef flank steak (1 pound)
1 medium onion (cut into strips)
1/2 cup medium salsa
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic. minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small green bell pepper, (cut into strips)
1 small red bell pepper, (cut into strips)
Flour tortillas, warm

1. Cut steak lengthwise into strips and cut up onion
2. Combine 1/2 cup salsa, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt in crockpot. Add steak and onion to crockpot and stir well.
3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours
4. Add bell peppers. Cover and cook on low 1 more hour
5. Serve with tortillas and additional salsa...

(pictures to come)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Creamy Italian Chicken

I love to try new recipes that one reason why I am doing this wednesday cooking/crockpot... I love the fact that those that read my blog are getting into the spirit and are even sending me recipes to try. Thank you!!! I am willing to try anything so feel free to send me a recipe I will try it and post it on my blog. This week my friend sent me this so I thought I would give it a shot.. If your into trying new stuff, try this one its amazing and so easy!


- 4-5 Frozen Chicken Breasts (frozen)
- 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 pkg. Dry Italian Dressing
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese

Place frozen chicken in crock-pot, mix other ingredients in mixing bowl, and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hrs or high for 4-5 hrs. Serve with rice.

Oh my goodness this was amazing!!! I added a little bit of water to each can to get that little bit of extra cream of chicken out of the can. Also make sure your cream cheese is room temp I didn't wait because I was in a rush and it was a little lumpy (but still amazing) My friend found the dry italian dressing by the other dressings so keep an eye out because I didn't see it last time I was there.

(Pictures coming)

A huge thank you for sending me this!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chicken Cordon Blue/Mash Potatoes Crockpot

I was excited to try something new and fun this week. I looked in a cook book and found chicken cordon blue that you put in the crockpot. I was so excited. I also decided that I wanted to make potatoes but just be done cook while I was in the kitchen and kids were napping, so I decided to do potatoes. I didn't want to make gravy because the point of crockpotting is to get it done and not worry about dinner the rest of the day so I picked a good seasoned recipe that didn't need gravy. The nice thing about this was its basic things you have in the house. I love to make things that I don't have to make a special run to the store. The time to prepare was about 25 minutes for both dishes.

Chicken Cordon Blue Crockpot

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 slices Swiss Cheese (I used pepper jack because thats all I had)
6 slices of ham
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 chicken bouillon cube
What you need:
Step 1: Pound chicken until flat; place ham and cheese on each piece. Roll up chicken and secure with a toothpick.
Step 2: Combine flour and seasonings. Use this mixture to coat the chicken.

Step 3: In skillet, brown chicken in oil. Then place in crockpot
Step 4: Combine water and bouillon until dissolved then mix in with cream of chicken soup. Pour mixture over chicken
Step 5: Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.

What I thought about it AMAZING! I really enjoyed it... The sauce was really good and we used it to flavor our potatoes a little. The potatoes really didn't need it but it gave it that extra zip...
Yes we will make it again for sure. The only thing I think I will do next time is double the cheese. I didn't taste the cheese to much and didn't get the cheese coming out like normally on chicken cordon blues.

Crockpot Mash-Potatoes with Cream Cheese

3-4 potatoes (mine were huge)
1/2 cube cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 chicken bouillon
1/4 water (use the boiling water)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley

Step 1: Boil potatoes as normal until fork friendly :) (you have to use a stove for the first part)
Drain and place back in pot.
Step 2: Add the cream cheese, sour cream, salt, watered bouillon and seasonings. Mash everything up.
Step 3: Place in crockpot and Cook on HIGH for 2hrs or LOW for 4hrs.

Yummy it was really good and creamy. I love creamy mash potatoes. I felt like it needed a little more salt, I will put in seasoning salt next time... I think red potatoes would be divine :)

Thanks to Stembridge family cook book
Also a big Thank you to