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Old February 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM   #9
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Don't cry Amy. . .he'll be here soon.
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Whats cooking? Walter at the moment, to make your own, you need your DH, an IUD, and to do this

LMAO I couldnt resist!

Wait...what...you got pg with an IUD in? Ok now you have my worried.
Paragard, 5-6 months after it was inserted! I got it Dec 29th, 2009, found out we were pregnant 6/9/10, and had it removed the same day!

I'll think of food recipes in a bit.

I do use my crock pot for chicken or roast or beans. But my recipes probably are boring!


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:18 PM   #10
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That's a great recipe, Megan! I'll definitely be trying it!

I have lots to share. We know who the big eater is here. Most of the ones I have handy are Italian or Mexican inspired so....... but those are general acceptable to everyone!

I'll do a post per recipe or it might get a bit confusing.

Oh and keep in mind, I don't follow the recipe exactly. I add a dash of this and a touch of that based on taste. So taste them as you go and find what you need to add based on your taste. Common sense really but it had to be said.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #11
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Crockpot Spaghetti

1 pound browned ground beef or ground turkey
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Tomato Juice
2 8oz cans Tomato Sauce
4 oz of spaghetti

Cook 4 hours on high (possibly 5 depending on how hot your crockpot gets, lol) and for the 5th hour, add broken spaghetti pieces.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:28 PM   #12
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This is the Black Bean Chili recipe that Megan found for me. It's soooo good.

1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
28 oz can Tomato Puree
2 Cups Tomato Juice (and an additional to add through cooking process)
1 Cup Dried Black Beans, rinsed
1 Medium Red Onion, chopped
Chopped Jalapeno, if desired (but of course!)
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
Coarse Salt and Pepper
1/4 Cup Sour Cream, for serving

Combine meat, tomato puree, beans, onion (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish), garlic, chili powder, 2 cups tomato juice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours (or low for 8 hours), adding the additional cup of tomato juice throughout. Serve chili topped with sour cream and reserved onion. We also add a little mexican cheese on top too.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:33 PM   #13
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Hamburger Potato Casserole

2 pounds lean ground beef, browned and drained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (10 oz) frozen green beans, corn or mixed veggies
1 teaspoon sal
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups mashed potato flakes
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2/3 cup wter
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Combine browned beef with tomato sauce, onion, garlic, veggies, salt and pepper. Combine potato flakes with sour cream and water. Spread the potato over the beef/veggie mixture. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with cheese 30 minutes before serving.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:47 PM   #14
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Cheesy Enchiladas

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 14-oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes (regular crushed are fine if you can find fire roasted)
1/2 cup chicken or beef stock (use vegetable to make this vegetarian)
3 tablespoons canola oil
12 corn tortillas
4 cups shredded Mexican cheese

Saute onion and garlic in extra vrigin olive oil - 7 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, chili powder and cumin. Add the tomatoes and stock, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes (I generally slow cook and allow it to simmer for longer....)

Soften the tortillas while sauce is simmering:
2 skillets side by side, one over medium heat with the canola oil and heat the other empty skillet on low. Soften each tortilla 15 seconds on each side, shake off excess oil and transfer to dry skillet to keep warm. Do for each tortilla.

Fill each softened tortilla with about 1/4 cup of cheese and roll it up. Set rolled tortillas in a baking dish. After all have been rolled, ladle the sauce evenly over the dish and top with the remaining cup of cheese.

Bake on 375 until bubbly and brown on top - approximately 15 minutes.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM   #15
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Easy Strombolis

1 tube refrigerated pizza dough (Pillsbury)
2 tablespoons flour or corn meal
Pepperoni or whatever meats or veggies you like in a stromboli - of course you will need to saute the veggies to soften them.
6 slices provolone cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Marinara Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes (we like sauce so we use the bigger 28 oz can and double the other ingredients)
Salt and Pepper

Remove dough. Dust hands with flour or corn meal and lightly coat the dough and roll out on work surface. Gently spread into the rectangular shape it is formed into already. Cut into 4 equal pieces - in half and each half in half. LOL! Cover each piece of dough with 1 1/2 slices of cheese and the toppings you want to you use.

Roll each piece on an angle from corner to corner making a long roll that is thicker in the middle and thinner on each end. Brush rolls with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and garlic powder on top.

Bake on 400 for 12-14 minutes

Over medium heat, add extra virgin olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a bubble and simmer 5 minutes over low heat. Again, we are slow cooker people so we make the sauce first and let it simmer for a lot longer.


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Old February 3rd, 2011, 10:11 PM   #16
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Taco Salad

2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 pound sharp cheddar
1 large onion, diced
1 head of lettuce, washed, drained and shredded
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey - browned in taco seasoning of your choice
1 cup salad dressing (recommended Catalina)
1 7 oz bag taco flavored chips (we use Nacho Cheese Doritos), crushed
1 cup salsa

Combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, lettuce and ground meat in a large bowl. Add the salad dressing and mix well. Just before serving, add the crushed chips - tossing to combine with other ingredients. Top each serving with salsa.


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