Crock pot meals for a week – Sunday

This is what I’m making for Sunday’s meal.  There is some day before prep so here it is.    Enjoy! Autumn Sausage Casserole   1 pound turkey sausage, cooked                                      1 large, or 2 small apples, chopped (no need to peel) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped carrots 3 cups already cooked basmati rice 1/2 cup raisins 1 T dried parsley flakes 1 T brown sugar 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/3 cup chicken broth Directions Put all the ingredients into the crock, and stir well.  Cover and cook on Low for 5-7 hours, or on High for 3-4. You’re really only heating through, and allowing the vegetables to soften. (Taken from www.crockpot365.blogspot.com) This is a great recipe for Sunday, you can prepare everything on Saturday and put it in the crock pot before you leave for church, when you get home you have a great smelling and tasting meal waiting for you!...

Crock pot meals for a week – Saturday

Coq au Vin   6 to 8 frozen chicken thighs 6 slices cooked Turkey bacon 1 cup carrots, cut in pennies 1 chopped yellow onion 3 cloves chopped or minced garlic 1/2 t black pepper 1/2 t kosher salt 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 1/2 cup red cooking wine 2 large fresh thyme sprigs Directions Cook your bacon. Place the frozen chicken into your crockpot and start layering in the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. You could cook it on high for 4, but it won’t taste as good. The flavors meld so nicely when cooked low and slow.   Pecan topped Baked Sweet Potatoes – crock pot 4 peeled, sliced sweet potatoes 1 can whole-berry cranberry sauce 1 c evaporated milk               4 T butter ¾ c brown sugar                    1 c chopped pecans 1 t vanilla                              2 c gluten-free pretzels Peel and slick the sweet potatoes and stagger-stack in crock pot.  Cover with the br. sugar & cranberry jelly.  Mix the vanilla and milk and pour over top, dot the butter on top and sprinkle the pecans and pretzels over the top.  Cover and cook on Low for 5 – 6 hours or 3 -4 on High, uncover an let sit for 15 min before serving. (Taken from crockpot365.blogspot.com) Tomorrow ~ Autumn Sausage & Rice...

Crock pot meals for a week – Friday

Sausage & Broccoli Soup   2 T olive oil                      1 t. oregano ½ onion                             1 t. basil 1 clove garlic                    1 t. salt 1 t. Sea Vege Seasoning 1 lb sliced sausage            1 ½ c broccoli florets                    4 cups beef broth            1 ½ c kidney beans 1 ½ c diced red potato     28 oz diced tomatoes Saute onions and garlic in oil.  Add sliced sausages and cook for 5 min.  Add to crock pot and add broth, vegetables, beans and seasonings.  Cook on low for 4 hours. I use Bolton’s Turkey Sausage or Kielbasi and my own beef broth, here is the recipe for beef broth,  which of course you want to do ahead of time.  The Sea Veges I get from Amazon.  Why, you ask?  “Kelp granules are an especially rich source of potassium, iron, iodine, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, and dietary fiber. Kelp also contains a natural substance, glutamic acid, that enhances flavor and tenderizes.  Sprinkle on soups, salads, tofu, pasta, stir-fries, dressings, dips, sauces, breads, tabouli. Get the nutritional benefits of sea veggies, and skip the table salt.“ (taken from www.seaveg.com)   Beef Broth   4 lbs beef marrow bones      3 celery stalks, chopped 4 qts filtered water             1 bunch parsley ½ c vinegar                           3 carrots, chopped 3 onions, chopped   Roast or brown the beef bones then add to a large stock pot with vegetables and vinegar and water.  Bring to boil and skim off scum.  Reduce heat and simmer for 12 – 24 hours.  Add the parsley for last 10 min of simmer. Strain and cool in fridge before freezing. I put my broth in...
Judgement House

Judgement House

October is a time for pumpkins, mums, pansies, cool weather, cornstalks…but the end of October brings Halloween, which seems to be all around us for the whole month now.  Our family does not celebrate Halloween.  We choose not to dress up and celebrate this holiday which was intended for darkness and deceit.  We choose to celebrate the Living God, our Lord Jesus Christ.In the drama my family is involved with it is quoted in Joshua, “Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  Who are you serving? We make choices every day, some not as important as others, but all of them make a difference and show who we are to others. The Judgement House drama also reminds us of the realities of the spiritual realm that is around us everyday.  Satan has come “only to steal and kill and destroy”  the good work that God is doing in our lives.  But because of Jesus Christ, the power of Satan is broken and he does not need to have the final victory in our lives! Reservations are being scheduled for Judgement House    at Leidy’s Church 276 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton Dates are: October 25, 26, 27 & 31 with tours beginning at 6 pm.   The title of this year’s JH presentation is “Shelter”. The story follows Joe and Sarah Fullbright, who are your everyday American couple with two kids, Mark and Macy. When stress starts to build at home, the Fullbrights decide to take a camping adventure to escape the troubles plaguing them. Little do they know...

Crock pot meals for a week – Thursday

Caribbean Jerk Chicken   1 whole chicken 2 t. celtic sea salt 1 lime 2 shakes each of Sea Vege seasonings 1 lg red onion 1 bunch green onions             dash of nutmeg ½ t. cinnamon                        2 T butter & coconut oil 2 t. dried thyme                   2 t. apple cider vinegar Mix red onion, seasonings, green onion, butter, oil and vinegar in the food processor until it forms a paste.  Squeeze the lime of chicken and rub in.  Rub the seasoning paste over the chicken and and put in the crock pot.  Make sure you put some butter or coconut oil on the bottom of the crock pot to prevent sticking.   Cook on Low for 7 – 8 hours. (taken from www.wellnessmama.com but adapted to crock pot use) Now if you have another smaller crock pot or a triple crock pot like I got for Christmas last year…you can make some side dishes to go with your chicken, or you can add cubed potatoes and carrots in the pot like the beef roast.   Roasted Cabbage and Potatoes – Crock pot 1 small head of cabbage 12-14 colorful baby potatoes 10-12 whole cloves of garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 t kosher salt 1/2 t black pepper Directions. Wash the vegetables, cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks (I didn’t peel them), cut cabbage into wedges–don’t worry about separating the leaves, throw veggies into the crockpot with the whole garlic cloves,add olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.  Toss to coat thouroughly.  DO NOT ADD WATER.  Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4-6. ...