Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My favorite winter dinners...

These meals have been making frequent appearances in our home since it is so cold.

They are really easy and kid friendly.

And just for Julie... the "recipes!"

Two of them are crock pot recipes so that makes it even better! I love putting the ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and when Mark gets home from work, there is no mad rush to finish up dinner and get it on the table. Just plate and serve!

the classic spaghetti and meatballs.
I didn't really use a recipe for the meatballs.... I used beef and Italian sausage and then anything I had that I thought would taste good, you know, extra garlic, an egg bread crumbs, stuff like that.
Then I fried them until I thought they were brown through, then simmered them in sauce for about an hour just to make sure.

Mmmmm roast
I brown the roast in olive oil on all sides, then throw it in the crock pot on low with a packet of dry onion soup mix and carrots and a little bit of water, sometimes potatoes too but the rest of the clan prefer mashed potatoes. Cook all day. I usually make Jiffy corn bread too... I know some don't consider this real cornbread but man I love me some Jiffy!

Chicken Stroganoff.
This one doesn't look very appetizing, but it is so good and only uses 5 ingredients!
In a crock pot combine chicken breasts - I usually make 1 pound - with 2 TBS of butter a packet of Italian dressing. Cook on low 6-8 hours. 30 minutes before serving, take a block of cream cheese, cut it up and a can of cream of chicken soup and throw it in with the chicken. I usually shred the chicken now, but it is not necessary.
Serve over egg noodles.
I've only made these once... last night... but feel pretty confident in saying that they will make many reappearances in the future! They were scrum-dilly-umptious!!


MiniCircus said...

what?? and you don't include recipes?? what kind of blog is this??

MiniCircus said...

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