Monday, May 27, 2019

Crockpot Monday : Ranch Vegetables

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Ranch Vegetables
Wow, what a week. The youngest has now graduated from high school and this weekend is his open house. Where have the years gone? It's crazy. Anyway, y'all don't want to read an hour of a mom reminiscing over her baby. You want a recipe! I happen to have one that is easy and great for something like an open house.

Ranch Vegetables:

5 cups of fresh vegetables, whatever you have on hand is fine
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup water


Wash and trim all the veggies. Add them to your crockpot. Sprinkle in the ranch dressing mix, toss gingerly with a large spoon to coat vegetables a bit. Add 1/4 cup of water.

Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours. The vegetables are done when they reach desired tenderness.

See? Told you!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Crockpot Monday : Homemade Stuffing

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Homemade Stuffing

My apologies for the missed week! I had to go to Ontario for a funeral and there was chaos and emotion and exhaustion and it plum skipped my mind. I'm back though and I've been seriously craving comfort stuffing...

Homemade Stuffing:

10 slices of bread, lightly toasted in the oven
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup tart apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1.5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 Tablespoon ground sage
1 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/2 teaspoon savory
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


Toast the bread slices in the oven at 300 degrees. Keep an eye on this. It can go from toasty to burnt rather quickly. While the bread is toasting, chop up the onion, parsley, celery, and apple. Add to crockpot. Add the seasoning, and add melted butter. Stir well.

When the bread is done, cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Add to the crockpot. Toss very well with the butter, chopped vegetables, and spices. When the bread is coated nicely, pour in 1.5 cups of broth.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.  When finished, the bread will have browned a bit on the top and around the edges, and it will be hot throughout.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Crockpot Monday: Cranberry Pork Roast

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I looove cranberries. It's true. At Thanksgiving, I do a cranberry rice instead of regular rice. I drink cranberry juice. I just love cranberries. I hope you love this recipe!

Cranberry Pork Roast:

2-3 pounds pork roast
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes, or 1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 (16-ounce) whole berry cranberry sauce


Place the meat into the crockpot and add the onion and soy sauce. Pour in the entire can of cranberry sauce over the top.

Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or on high for 5-6.

Serve over mashed potatoes and with a green salad.

Also, I love mashed potatoes too! 

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