Since we decided to try spaghetti squash, it seems that we’re starting to be a bit more adventurous in our cooking, and I’ve even been looking for easy cooking recipes and wondering . . . what’s happening in YOUR kitchen? Our old crock pot is really, really old. Like really, really, really OLD, so I might need to invest in a new one if we’re going to be experimenting with all these great new crock pot recipes I found.
On these hot summer days it sounds like a good idea to pop something in the crock pot early in the morning and then I won’t have to think about FOOD again for a few hours. I was actually looking for a few things besides just supper dishes, so I found a couple of breakfast ideas as well as a super chocolatey dessert recipe. Might save that one for some special occasion, but all the other ones look like meals that my family would like. So here’s what I found . . . .
My girls LOVE pasta, and especially the kind with lots of cheese. And Buffalo Chicken is the latest favorite of at least one of the girls, so this one looks like it will be a winner for sure. Grab the recipe and pick up all the ingredients the next time you are at the grocery story and give it a try. I’d love to hear how yours turns out!
Breakfast is usually kind of rushed around here during the school year, but right now things are quite a bit slower in the mornings. Since I work here at home with my online teaching jobs very early in the morning, this would be perfect to have ready to go when the girls get up and I’m still working. Then, when I’m finished for the morning, I can have some of this yummy blueberry oatmeal, too.
We really LOVE the spinach artichoke dip that we get when we go out to a restaurant for dinner. But since we don’t do that very often, I’m thinking my little family would love to have this right here at home. On a Saturday night or a Sunday afternoon, this would be great with a bowl of crispy tortilla chips. That’s all we’d need for a weekend meal! Have you ever tried making spinach artichoke dip? Well, here’s your inspiration!
We’ve made the Panera recipe for cheesy broccoli soup and we love it . . . but it does take a bit of fussing around, so when I came across this recipe I thought it would be a good one to try. With or without the chicken, we love this soup, and making it in the crock pot really takes away all of my anxiety about spending hours in the kitchen fixing supper. Gotta try this one!
And then there’s this masterpiece. We don’t eat dessert often, and chocolate really isn’t my favorite dessert even when we do have it. BUT this looks like something that we really should make, at least once, just to see how yummy it is. This would be perfect for a carry-in dinner or a potluck dinner with friends. No last minute scrambling to get it finished if you start it out early in the day. Then, when you are ready to walk out the door, it’s ready!
So who doesn’t LOVE macaroni and cheese???? My family loves it, and I think my girls would eat it just about every night for supper if they could. This is definitely one that we will be trying, not just for summer days, but this one would be great once the weather cools down and we get back on our autumn schedule with homework, athletic practices, music lessons, orthodontist appointments . . . . STOP, I don’t want to think about all of that yet. It’s still summer!
Do you have any favorite crock pot recipes that your family loves? We would love to have you share them with us here in the RUBY community – and we are always looking for new recipes for the RUBY magazine too. Hope to hear from you soon!
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