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Recipe: oriental chicken wraps

Recipe: oriental chicken wraps

Oriental Chicken Wraps

Dear Recipe Goldmine Friends,

I know it has been quite a while since I last visited. While I often think about you all, it is now very obvious how demanding my job is in terms of time spent–lots of long hours, including weekends.

I’m still the "head cook" at home and have done quite a bit of cooking. More often than not, I find that by the time I finish cooking, reading a bedtime story to my daughter and complete a few household chores, it’s already late at night.

I love my new job (it’s been almost a year since I started), but I do not have the freedom that I used to enjoy. I’ve also learned that monetary gain and freedom DO NOT exactly go hand in hand (smile). On a brighter note, I will soon be moving closer to work, so that I don’t have to spend 1 1/2 hours commuting every day. I also look forward to having more time to do things that I enjoy.

I have managed to put together many new recipes during the past two months. Many, such as this Chinese chicken wrap one, were written on my pad as I cooked or the following morning on my way to work as I sat on the subway staring into a sea of sleepy faces. The recipes were later loaded on my desktop computer. I’m ashamed to admit that the below recipe has sat in one of my computer files for weeks. Sorry!

This Chinese chicken wraps recipe is especially good if you have fallen into a dining rut and want something different. Most of the ingredients, with the exception of the Zhen Jiang vinegar, are readily in your supermarket. Try your local oriental supermarket for Zhen Jiang Vinegar. If you can’t find it there, just use Heinz regular distilled vinegar. The flavor, however, will be slightly different, but still good.

During the past two months or so, I’m sure that there have been many changes with a lot of you, hopefully for the better. Have a great week and look forward to seeing you again.

Regards, Cookin’ Dad

Oriental Chicken Wraps

6 to 8 servings

1 1/2 to 2 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin 1-inchstrips
3/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced into thin 1-inch strips
3/4 cup green bell pepper, sliced into thin 1-inch strips
1/2 medium onion, diced
3/4 cup grated carrots
3/4 cup bean sprouts
2 medium cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry white wine
Approximately 1 dozen plain or flavored tortillas
(can use garlic, Cajun or curry flavors)

Sauce
1 cup LOW SODIUM chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Chinese hot chili sauce
2 teaspoons Zhen Jiang vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with water (approximation)

At least several hours before cooking, slice chicken breasts into thin 1-inch strips. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (approximation) on meat. Add a little water followed by cornstarch. Massage this mixture into chicken strips. Set in fridge.

When ready to stir-fry veggies, heat about 2 tablespoons oil in wok. Throw in minced garlic and stir-fry for about 10 to 15 seconds. Next, add bell peppers and stir-fry for about 1 to 2 minutes before adding all other vegetables. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes more before removing from wok and set aside.

Next, heat a little oil in wok and add chicken. After stir-frying for about 30 seconds, drizzle about 2 tablespoons white wine or Chinese rice wine over chicken. Continue cooking chicken until done (about 2 minutes). Remove from wok.

After wiping wok clean, pour in sauce and bring to boil. Add cornstarch mixed with water and reduce heat. Simmer until thickened (mixture should be fairly viscous like a gravy). Next, add veggies and chicken to sauce mixture. Stir until these ingredients are well-coated.

Lastly, spoon about 2 to 3 tablespoons filling into tortillas that have been wrapped in foil and heated in oven. Wrap tortillas as you would a burrito.

NOTE: This recipe has a lot of flexibility. You can adjust measurements such amount of vegetables to suit your own tastes. You can also make sauce as thick or thin as you like. I don’t like mine too runny but, on the other hand, a paste-like texture isn’t too appealing either (smile).

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Jump Start Your Day By Juicing!

Jump Start Your Day By Juicing!

If you find it hard to eat the recommended daily six to eight servings of fruits and vegetables, one option that many people have turned to is juicing. Juicing is quick, easy, and affordable, Plus, it offers numerous health-related benefits, such as weight loss, improved energy, and can help boost your immune system!

Juicing is a lifestyle you dedicate yourself to, and you will notice if you miss a day. If something comes up and you’re not able to buy some fresh produce for your juice, you should have something on hand that you can use instead. You can keep some items in the freezer just in case, or even freeze some juice to tide you over.

In clue the whole fruit whenever you can to increase the nutritional punch of the juice you’re making. Apple skin, for example, holds more nutrients than all of the flesh combined! Some peels won’t taste good, like oranges, but you could zest the outside which contains a ton of flavor.

One amazing side effect of juicing is that you’ll find that your bodily fluids smell a lot better, and that includes your breath. If you suffer from halitosis, make sure to include citrus, fennel, parsley, and spinach in your daily juices to keep your breath smelling fresh and your teeth healthy, too!

Spread the word about your juicing habits. Talk to your friends, family members, acquaintances, co-workers, etc. everyday or week about your juicing and health plans. These people should be someone who will show interest and listen to you, along with being someone who will not negatively judge your healthy lifestyle.

If you don’t have time to juice in the morning, you can make juice on the weekend and drink it throughout the week. The truth is that the vitamins and other nutrients in the drink will break up as time passes, but it’s better to drink homemade juice, than nothing at all!

There are many spices available that help boost your metabolism and get your body burning fat, so include powders like chili and cumin in your juice if you’re looking for weight loss or maintenance. You can also juice garlic and onions as they help your body battle the fat too!

There are great health benefits to juicing, but, be prepared that it is going to take a little more time then pouring processed orange juice from the carton. Avoid the temptation to make large batches in advance. The juicing process is optimal only when you can drink the juice right away. Once the foods are broken down, the nutrients become quite perishable. If you want the best nutritional value for your health, give yourself the time to do it right.

Juicing can be an excellent option for those of us who often fail to get our recommended daily doses of fruits and veggies. So whether you plan to find juicing recipes on the internet, or get creative in the kitchen and make up recipes of your own, go get started!

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Cool Summer Soup Recipes – A Food Processor And 10 Minutes Is All You Need

Cool Summer Soup Recipes – A Food Processor And 10 Minutes Is All You Need

Summer is coming and so is the hot weather. Nobody likes to cook in the heat of summer. A really hot meal on a hot day is almost as unpopular. It could be that a cool, easy to prepare summer soup is just what you need.

Below are 3 recipes for soups that can be made in your food processor or blender. If you have the ingredients on hand, none of them take more than 10 minutes to make. They are all delicious, nutritious, and really refreshing on a hot day. While the recipes all suggest you use a food processor, you can get very good results by using a blender or hand blender too.

These are all very simple recipes, so don’t be shy to modify them and get a taste that your whole family can enjoy.

Here are the recipes.

Summer Vegetarian soup
This is great tasting soup with a touch of Italy included. It is super easy to make and very healthy. It is particularly good on a hot summer day

an avocado – skin and pit removed of course
4 Roma tomatoes – they may not be quite juicy enough (see below)
Basil to taste (Thai basil is really good in this)
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Process
How easy is this soup? Simply throw everything into your food processor and mix until it is smooth. If you find that it is more like a smoothie than soup, simply add more liquid (or swap one of the Roma tomatoes for another more juicy variety). Pour into bowls, garnish as you wish (minced chives are nice) and enjoy.

Sensational Salsa & Black Bean

This soup is a very simple soup that takes just a few minutes to prepare. It can be served hot or cold, but always benefits from being heated.
Roughly 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:
2 normal sized cans of black beans (any brand is OK, but try for low salt)
1 1/2 cups soup stock (Just use chicken, beef, or vegetable bullion)
1 cup of your favorite salsa (chunky makes a heartier soup)
1 teaspoon cumin (best to use fresh ground in the soup and you can sprinkle seeds on top too)
1/4 cup of sour cream
1-2 green onions chopped fine

Process:
Put the beans, salsa, cumin, and soup stock into a food processor (a blender is OK too). Puree the mixture until it is creamy in texture. Pour the mixture into a mid-sized pot and heat on low-medium until it is completely hot. This allows the flavours to merge. If you are going to serve it cold, move it to the fridge to cool off till it is time to eat. To eat it hot, simply serve into bowls and garnish with the onions and some of the sour cream.

MANGO SOUP

Mangos are simply divine. They are great as a fruit, mixed into drinks, added to salads. They also make a really good cool summer soup which is explained below.

Ingredients:

1 large RIPE mango (it will be soft, no squishy, to touch)
2 cups chicken soup stock (make your own or use bullion if you must)
1 TBSP lemon grass (available in most Asian markets, it looks like long greenish reeds when you buy it)
1 TBSP ginger – Freshly chopped is best
Ground chili peppers to taste
1 cup yogurt (2% plain is best)
2 TBSP cilantro (chinese parsley) chopped fine

Process:
Chop mango and put in food processor. Mix briefly and then put in the ginger, lemon grass, chili and 1/2 cup of soup stock. Mix again till everything becomes very smooth. Move the soup into another bowl (be sure it is large enough) and mix in first the rest of the stock, and then the yogurt. This is best served cold, so put in fridge till you are ready to eat. Then put into bowls and serve with the cilantro as the garnish.

As the temperature starts to go up give these soups a try. They are all very simple and will add a new delicious and healthy dimension to your summer diet.

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Recipe: sweet chili-glazed chicken wings

Recipe: sweet chili-glazed chicken wings

Sweet Chili-Glazed Chicken Wings

2 pounds chicken wings
1/4 cup peanut oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
2 tablespoons minced ginger
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper, divided
1 cup rice vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
Steamed white rice
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Cut each chicken wing in half at joint. Mix oil, cilantro, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons garlic, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl. Add chicken wings and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using tongs, transfer chicken wings to large baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine vinegar, sugar, water, chili-garlic sauce, remaining 1/2 tablespoon garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in medium saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until glaze mixture thickens to syrup consistency, about 20 minutes.

Transfer baked chicken wings to large bowl. Pour glaze over; toss to coat. Place chicken wings atop steamed white rice. Sprinkle with green onions.

Makes four first-course or two main-course servings.

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The Best And Easiest Tips To Losing Weight (3)

The Best And Easiest Tips To Losing Weight

Do you struggle to stick to diets or exercise plans? Have you tried losing weight, but haven’t gotten the results you wanted? You’ve come to the right place. This article will work to educate you about weight loss, and will give you the tips you need to reach your goal weight.

If you are a salad lover, it is important to make your own dressing. Make a vinaigrette based dressing and keep it in your fridge. Many store-bought dressings are filled with calories, that can turn a healthy salad into a dieters nightmare. Be careful with how much you use, everything should be done in moderation.

If your goal is increased weight loss, try keeping a journal. It is so easy to eat more, and more often, than you realize you do. By keeping a journal, you can track when and what you eat, and what you were doing and feeling at the time. Over time, this information can give you tremendous insight into your eating habits and help you to make beneficial changes.

You might consider purchasing a couple of books that have a lot of healthy recipes for you to cook. There are many cook books out there that have a lot of meals that are healthy and promote weight loss, plus you can learn how to cook some great dishes as well.

Something people who want to lose weight should try is to make an extra effort to move around whenever you can. No matter how big or small the movement, it will add up in the long run. Studies have shown that people who are fidgety tend to be skinnier than average.

If you want to stick with your weight loss goals, try to get a friend or family member to be your active weight loss “partner”. It helps if they are losing weight themselves, but it is unnecessary. What is important is that they are supportive and willing to pay attention and ask you questions about your daily weight loss activity. A caring person who doesn’t mind being a little tough on you can go a long way.

A good way to lose weight is to avoid eating out at unhealthy restaurants, especially all you can eat buffets. All you can eat buffets encourage you to eat as much as you can in one sitting, and that’s a surefire way to put on a lot of fat.

Introduce green tea and chili peppers into your diet if you are trying to lose weight. Both green tea and chili peppers have awesome metabolism boosting properties that will allow your body to burn more calories throughout the day. Just make sure you avoid adding sugar to your green tea.

Losing weight is easier than you may think. It can take a lot of effort, but if you stick to your weight loss plan, you’ll see results in no time. Be sure to follow the advice in this article. It won’t be long before your pants are feeling a little looser and people are asking you for your weight loss secrets.

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The Different Kinds Of Beef Jerky

The Different Kinds Of Beef Jerky

Beef jerky seems to cause extreme reactions in people. They either love it or hate it. I love it. Yes, eating beef jerky can be a marathon chewing experience. But I love the taste of it. It also helps me avoid eating too much junk food because after I eat a few pieces of beef jerky I’m satisfied and no longer want to consume an entire bag of potato chips.

Although beef jerky is relatively low in calories, it contains a lot of sodium so it’s often not considered a health food. I consider it a fairly healthy snack though. It’s a lot better for you than eating those chips I mentioned above or eating cake, pie, brownies, and candy bars.

If you like beef jerky but don’t want to give your jaw a workout there’s some types of beef jerky that are easy to chew. Look for pieces of beef jerky that are chopped and formed. They are much easier to chew than traditional beef jerky which is made from slices of beef. But the chopped and formed beef jerky is typically higher in calories and lower in protein than traditional beef jerky so it’s not as good for you. You can also make your own easy to chew beef jerky if you have a food dehydrator, good quality ground beef, seasonings, and some patience.

If you look at your local store you’ll usually find beef jerky seasoning packets right next to the food dehydrators. If you prefer to mix your own seasonings there are lots of free recipes available online. Do a search for “beef jerky seasoning recipe” or “beef jerky recipe” and you’ll get tens of thousands of “hits.” You’ll have more recipes than you’ll know what to do with.

I’ve made beef jerky at home with ground beef countless times. And although it’s easy to make, it’s an investment of time and patience. The ground beef and seasoning are mixed together (that’s the easy part). Then the meat needs to be pressed into strips (this is the time-consuming part). The strips are then placed in the dehydrator. That’s when patience is required because, depending on what type of jerky you are making it takes 4-12 hours to dry and become jerky.

If you make your own jerky keep in mind that it shrinks a lot, sometimes up to two-thirds. You may think you’re making a lot of jerky until you open your dehydrator back up after the meat has dried and you see little pieces of meat where there used to be big pieces of meat.

Although some people enjoy making their own beef jerky, most people prefer to buy their beef jerky already made. There are lots of choices. In addition to the choices at your local grocer and convenience store, many meat markets and butcher shops make and sell their own beef jerky.

The flavor choices are varied too. Although traditional beef jerky is my favorite flavor, I also enjoy peppered and teriyaki flavored beef jerky. Hot or jalepeno flavored beef jerky is also readily available at most stores, but if you like really hot beef jerky you might want to shop online where you have more choices of hot, hotter, and hottest flavors of jerky. Other flavors of beef jerky I’ve seen include: barbecued, hickory smoked, honey glazed, Hawaiian, lemon pepper, Cajun, Tex Mex and chili.

And, in addition to the traditional slices of beef jerky, you can now purchase shredded beef jerky and beef jerky chips.

If you’re looking jerky that’s made with something other than beef you have lots of choices too. There’s turkey jerky (yummy), chicken jerky (also yummy), buffalo jerky (tastes a lot like beef jerky), ostrich jerky (not my favorite but I was predisposed to not like it because ostrich jerky didn’t sound good to me), alligator jerky (wasn’t a fan of this kind either), crocodile (wouldn’t try it since I didn’t like the alligator jerky) kangaroo (haven’t worked up the courage to try this kind yet), Emu (scared of this one too), Wild Boar jerky (have only seen this kind online and haven’t tried yet), Venison (it was okay but I’m not a fan of venison) and smoked Salmon (haven’t tried this one yet but it sounds good).

I’ve also heard of people making their own trout jerky, goose jerky, and duck jerky. The choices seem nearly endless.

If you’re wondering about the history of jerky and where it originated, it seems to be a little unclear. Some people say Native Americans made the first jerky (buffalo jerky) thousands of years ago. Other people say an ancient Inca tribe called the Quechua made the first jerky in the 1500’s. Although the process to make beef jerky have changed and been modernized over time, the same basic procedure of thinly slicing meat, adding seasonings, and drying it with a low heat are the same as when jerky was first made.

Jerky is a food that’s likely here to stay. And although beef jerky is by far the most popular type of jerky, more and more people are becoming adventurous in their tastes and want to try some of the more “exotic” types of jerky. As that trend continues, it’s hard to imagine what the next type of jerky will be. Could it be tofu jerky? Or has someone already made that kind……

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Chicken Recipes

Chicken Recipes

What’s for dinner? Tired of the same old thing, and ready to try something new? All you need is chicken and some basic ingredients and you’re ready to go. The internet is your best resource to find a tasty chicken recipe that will keep your family raving about your out-of-the-world cooking skills. It doesn’t matter what cut of chicken you have in your freezer, because there are lots of recipes for chicken breasts, legs, thighs, wings, and the whole chicken. So take a look at what you have and start searching for something that will make your mouth water. There are appetizers, casseroles, pasta dishes, salads, sandwiches and wraps, soups and stews, and slow cooker recipes, in addition to baked, fried, and roasted chicken recipes, and great barbecue and grilling ideas. How about chicken and spicy sausage with pasta, or mini white chicken pizzas? Either sounds great for a quick summer lunch.

Lots of scrumptious chicken recipes are at your fingertips, never again must you prepare that same old boring chicken dish, unless you want to of course. But why would you? A change of pace will do you good, in more ways than one. If you’re in the mood to spice things up a bit, go Mexican, with an assorted collection of chicken recipes with Mexican flavors including the tortilla club sandwich, chicken and rice burritos, or chicken teriyaki rolls. Allrecipes.com has more than 2,880 trusted chicken recipes complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips, including classic chicken soup, stir fry, glazes and rubs, make ahead meals, chicken in thirty minutes, appetizers, and more. The Food Network also has a large selection of chicken recipes and meals, and chicken meal ideas for every night of the week.

Trying a new chicken dish doesn’t have to be complicated. Most are fairly easy, so don’t be afraid to try something you may have been a bit apprehensive about in the past. Fried chicken doesn’t always have to be a greasy burnt mess. Just visit the chicken recipes index on Southernfood.about.com for the perfect way to fry chicken, or maybe you’re in the mood for some chicken chili instead? Whatever it is you have a hankering for you’re bound to find it online. Serve your family a new chicken dish for dinner and never look back. Healthy chicken recipes couldn’t be any easier. Most food sites that feature chicken recipes, offer handling and cooking tips as well, in addition to user friendly search and print options, so you can easily add your new favorites to your recipe book. What is the only downside to all this you ask? You’ll have your family begging for more, and you’ll never go out to dinner again!

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Tips For Breaking Out Of Your Weight Loss Rut

Tips For Breaking Out Of Your Weight Loss Rut

It is not easy to lose weight, and that is why so many people become discouraged when they try to do it. You have to make sure to have patience because results may not happen as fast as you would like. If you employ the right methods you should be seeing positive results after a while.

Try and keep self control. Sure that sandwich on the table or the hamburger from burger king would taste great, but you have to maintain that self control and resist the urge to eat these foods. Try eating healthy food that tastes great so you can get used to the change in your life.

Substitute applesauce for the oil when you are baking a cake. Sometimes we all have to satisfy our sweet tooth. Applesauce is a much healthier addition to cake recipes. It gives the cake wonderful flavor and moistness that can’t be beat. Why make an unhealthy choice when it’s so easy to make a healthier one?

Do not go on any diet that instructs you to severely limit the amount of nutrients and calories you consume. Even if you do lose weight while you are on one of these types of diets the minute you go back to eating regularly you will gain all of the weight back.

Being overweight can cause extreme frustration with some people. It can make you want to punch something! Well, use this frustration to actually lose the weight and literally punch something. Boxing is a great, fun exercise that will help you lose weight. Just make sure you’re punching a soft surface.

Don’t drink soda pop when you’re trying to lose weight. Changing to diet soda instead of regular soda does not help either. It is nearly impossible to lose weight if you’re drinking soda. Cut soda out of your diet completely and substitute it with water. This is an effective way to lose weight.

Drink green tea, and cook with chili peppers. Green tea is a great way to boost your metabolism and your immune system — both of which will enhance your weight-loss efforts. Chili peppers are also great for your metabolism; spicy foods keep your digestive system on track and also give your metabolism a little boost that translates into more pounds lost.

In order to kick start your metabolism after you’ve hit a weight loss plateau consider changing your routine. Sometimes a small change to your routine is all that is needed to wake up your metabolism. For example, if you’ve been losing weight through dieting only, and no exercise then maybe it’s time to add a little exercise to the plan.

A great way that may help you lose weight is to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink. Alcohol contains more calories than protein or carbohydrates and it’s very easy to drink too much. By limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, you’ll be more able to achieve your goals.

Like it said in the beginning of the article, trying to get the pounds off is not a task that is as simple as many would like it to be. The best thing you can do is be healthy and make sure to use safe methods. Reward yourself when you start to see progress.

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Three Crockpot Recipes for Soup

Three Crockpot Recipes for Soup

One of the advantages of preparing soups in crock pots is the richness of flavour from the slow cooking process. Today, I am sharing with you three deligthful crockpot recipes for soups, great confort dishes any time of the year.

16 BEAN SOUP
1 package 16 Bean Soup
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon crushed oregano
2 cans no-fat chicken stock
Additional water to cover
3 stalks celery chopped
3 carrots diced
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 pound turkey Italian sausage sliced
2 cans stewed (or diced) tomatoes

Combine first 5 ingredients (liquid should cover mixture by 1″-2″) in
Crock Pot Cook on high for 2 hours Add remaining ingredients and shift cooker to low and cook for additional 3 hours For more zing, add cayenne or crushed red pepper when adding second set of ingredients. Serve as complete meal or over rice. Freezes well.

VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP
1 pound ground chuck
1 cup chopped onion
1 large (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes (chopped)
3 cup diced potatoes
1 (16 oz.) can cut green beans
2 teaspoon chili powder
2-3 dashes cayenne pepper sauce
2 (10 1/2 oz.) cans condensed beef bouillon
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sliced carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Brown meat with onion and celery; drain off fat. Stir in remaining ingredients and add 1 or 2 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

BARBECUED BEAN SOUP
* 1 lb Great Northern beans, soaked
* 2 tsp Salt
* 1 med Onion, chopped
* 1/8 tsp Ground pepper
* 2 lb Beef short ribs
* 6 cup Water
* 3/4 cup Barbecue sauce
Place all ingredients in Slow Cooker except barbecue sauce Cover and cook on Low 10 to 16 hours. Before serving, remove short ribs and cut meat from bones. Return meat to Slow Cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce before serving.

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Simple Crockpot Recipes for a Three-Course Meal

Simple Crockpot Recipes for a Three-Course Meal

I never thought a crockpot can be so versatile. On a recent challenge with a couple of friend, we came out with a three-course meal; appetizer, main dish and a dessert, all done in with a crockpot! With the help of our cookbooks, you can make wonders. Let me share the crockpot recipes with you and try it for yourself. Maybe you can argue that this may not be a three-course meal, but it sure was a party-saver…

Smoked Sausage And Beans

2 lg. pork-n-beans (3-21 oz. cans)
1 pt. chili sauce
1 c. barbecue sauce
1 c. sweet and sour sauce
1 1/2 lbs. smoked sausage (sliced into bite-size pieces)

On a 12-inch Dutch oven, place all ingredients in Dutch oven. Mix together.
Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

Crock Pot Chicken In Mushroom Gravy

3 whole chicken breasts, halved
1/4 c. dry white wine or chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, sliced
Salt & pepper

Place chicken pieces in crock pot. Season with salt and pepper. Mix wine and soup. Pour over chicken. Add mushrooms. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or high 3 to 4 hours. Recipe may be doubled in 5-quart crock pot.

Spiced Fruit Cobbler
4 cans or 1 qt. fruit
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. sugar
1 pkg. white cake mix
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. water
2 eggs

Place drained fruit slices in bottom of Dutch oven. Sprinkle with spices and sugar. Blend cake mix, water and eggs.

Pour over fruit mixture. Cover and cook 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Enjoy!