I'm a pretty crappy cook. I don't do well with complicated stuff, and I need things that are really fast and easy. I'm a huge fan of my crockpot because I can dump a bunch of stuff in there, let it cook all day and we have a delicious meal by dinnertime. I feel bad because a lot of the time my poor husband comes home to yet another meal of chicken nuggets or hot dogs with Rice A Roni or mac and cheese. There's nothing wrong with these meals, but they get old pretty fast.
I've become pretty obsessed with Pinterest and my food board is full of dinner and dessert ideas I want to try. I've tried a few things to far and they've all be successful, so I thought I'd share (all pics are from the sources I got the recipes from):
1. Lime Chicken Tacos in the crockpot
I just discussed why I love the crockpot, so no need to repeat myself. These were really good! I made enough for leftovers, and they were just as delicious the next day eaten with Tostitos Scoops.
2. Crockpot Italian Chicken (The link I have pinned has a different recipe, but the recipe I used is in the description. Not sure why that happened.)
4 chicken breasts, 1 packet Zesty Italian dressing seasoning, 1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 2 cans cream of chicken soup; Cook on low for 4 hours. If sauce is too thick, add a little milk. Serve over pasta.
This was really good, but very rich and heavy. It's not something I could eat all the time, but I enjoyed it and would make it again.
3. Sopapilla Cheesecake
I made this last week and holy crap is it good! It's definitely not healthy, but it is so, so delicious! It would be great to bring to a pot luck or it's just a nice treat for you and your family. I will be making this a lot. It was incredibly easy and so freakin good.
4. Crockpot Salsa Chicken
Surprise! Another crockpot dish! My husband is a huge fan of spicy foods. I'm not so much, but I can manage sometimes. I made this in the spicier side using my husband's homemade salsa (he uses a recipe that copies the salsa from Chili's) and we enjoyed it a lot. I had leftovers the next 2 days with extra shredded Mexican cheese mixed in and I ate it with Tostitos Scoops.
That's all I've tried for now. I have several other recipes I plan on trying soon, and I'll be sure to post some of our favorites!
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