Thursday, September 18, 2014

Crock Pot Freezer Meals- Part 2

I'm back for part 2 of Crock Pot Freezer meal recipes. I did part one last year and it was amazing. It was so nice to just grab a bag from the freezer and toss it in the crock pot and continue with the rest of my day.

This time around I gathered 8 recipes to try out. I try to find recipes that have similar ingredients so it cuts down on my grocery spending. Then I just space them out when eating them so we're not eating chicken 6 days in a row.  Here's what I made-

Navajo Tacos
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Potatoes & Chicken
Bean Tater Tot Casserole
Golden Chicken & Noodles
Chicken Spaghetti
Creamy Pork Chops
Tortilla Soup

Once we eat these meals and I post the recipes I will update with links to those meals.  Spoiler alert- We have already eaten 6 of them, so check back next week for all the recipes!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Here's another recipe that is inexpensive, quick to throw together and the kids will also like it.

1 lb ground beef
1 can sloppy joe sauce
16 oz frozen tater tots
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brown ground beef and drain. Mix in sloppy joe sauce and simmer. 

Pour the meat into the bottom of a baking dish. Top with cheese.  Spread tots in a single layer on top.  Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tots are browned. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Crock Pot Tuscan Soup

Usually anything that is able to be made in the crock pot gets pinned on my Pinterest board. I love using my crock pot.  I don't make too many soups, but I'm so glad I decided to make this one.

One (12-ounce) package of turkey or chicken sausage, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
4 cups kale, stems removed, & leaves chopped 
3 cups chicken broth
One can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
One can great Northern beans, rinsed & drained
One can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. dried basil

Put all above ingredients into crock pot and mix together.  Cook on low 8-10 hours or until veggies are tender. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pork Chop Casserole

We eat a lot of chicken and beef so whenever I come across a recipe for pork chops that looks good I add it to my dinner rotation.  This casserole was pretty good and quick to make. 

4-5 bone-in pork chops (1.5 – 2 lbs.)
2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 10.5-oz. cans French Onion Soup
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet. Brown both sides of chops. (don't cook them all the way)

Add soup and rice to dish and mix together. 

Add browned chops on top and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Make sure it's sealed on all edges or the rice won't cook right. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.