Saturday, August 21, 2010

crockpot it baby! #

I am so sick of getting my hopes up by the magazines in line at the grocery store claiming to have 30 recipes that kids WILL eat and take 5 ingredients or less and 10 minutes to cook... really?? i get my hopes up EVERY. TIME. then I flip through the $8.99 magazine to discover "crispy pork cutlets with arugula and apple salad." my kids? no way. or "Salmon and zucchini with shallot vinaigrette." haaaaaaa. haaaaa. hang on, that one made me laugh till I cried. There is NO way I have shallots OR salmon in my fridge. Come on people. give me REAL recipes. that my kids WILL eat. AND with items that are ALREADY in my fridge. wishful thinking apparently.

So, Ive decided to start collecting recipes are ARE easy. that ARE good and kid friendly.

Id love to add any that you know of, so if you have one, email it to me and Ill post it. Maybe we can come up with a series of nice, family meals.

I'll start.
I guess I'll call this crockpot chicken. ITS SO GOOD and my ENTIRE family *loves* it!

Crockpot chicken:

4-6 boneless skinless ckicken breasts
1 can black beans
1 can sweet whole kernel corn
1 package cream cheese
1 jar salsa.

Get out crockpot. Put FROZEN chicken breasts in crockpot (uhuh! starts with frozen. that why i love it!). pour 1 can drained black beans into crock pot, pour 1 can drained corn into crockpot. pour in salsa (can be WHATEVER leftover salsa you have or dust off that salsa in the back of the pantry. it doesnt even have to taste good.)put lid on crockpot. cook 4-5 hours. about 45 minutes before serving put the cream cheese on top. (you just plunk it on top- dont stir it in until right before you serve).

leave me a comment if you make it. Id love to hear from you!


Jenny said...

I haven't made it, but I will...THANK YOU so much, and please do tell me more great ideas, I'm totally with you on those magazines.

PS-Kylynn is in Harrison's class this year, I'm excited!

cphillips1007 said...

Love the idea! Can't wait to see more recipes! Your recipe sounds great and I will try to remember to make it next week!

Thanks!! :)

Sharen Leigh said...

I'm gonna try it!! And howdy, btw. :) Saw your blog on Jenny's and let's just say your stories, ideas, and pictures have been a welcomed change from the school work which has caused me great stress tonight. Hope y'all are doing well and I'll let you know when we try your delicious-sounding recipe!!