Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BBQ Sausage & Rice

2 cups uncooked brown rice
4 cups water
1 pound kielbasa sausage, thinly sliced
1 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup barbeque sauce

Add all to crock-pot and cook on LOW 4-6 hours.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Split Pea Soup w/ Drop Biscuits

This is super easy and delicious. You're going to love me for how simple this is to make!

1 lb. bag split peas
8 cups water
1 heaping Tbs. salt
1 tsp. (at least) pepper
1 bay leaf
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks chopped celery (but only if you're in the mood; they're not necessary)

Add all to crock-pot and set to low for 6 hours. Then add:

1 small bag frozen peas & carrots (because sometimes you just don't wanna chop any more veggies!)

Cook for another hour or two. Use immersion blender to pulverize about half of those poor peas. I put it straight into my crock-pot and whirl away.

Make drop biscuits per instructions on a box of Bisquick. Use melon-baller to make tablespoon-sized biscuits. Cook 8 minutes in 450* oven. Drop a handful into each bowl of soup. Yum!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Honey Ham w/ Spicy Veggies

1 C. orange juice
1 Tbs. ground coriander
1/2 C. honey
1 Tbs. chili powder
1/2 tsp. each: salt & pepper
1/2 C. chicken stock
3 Tbs. EVOO
1 large red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 poblano pepper, diced
4 zucchini, sliced
2 C. frozen corn kernels
2 lbs. cubed ham
2 cans black beans, drained & rinsed
zest & juice of 1 lime
1/4 C. fresh parsley

Add all to crock-pot and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Serve with jasmine rice.

This recipe was crock-pot converted from this cookbook:

Neil Diamond Chicken

She got the way to move me, Cherry
She got the way to groove me. Cherry baby.

3 Tbs. EVOO
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 Tbs. thyme
1/2 tsp. each: salt & pepper
1 red onion, finely chopped
5 celery ribs, diced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 C. dry white wine
4 C. chicken stock
2 C. brown rice

Add all to crock-pot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. Then add:

1 C. dried cherries

Set to warm for an hour or more.

This recipe was scrock-pot converted from this cookbook: