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I love cooking , more so in winter when its not so hot. However , I really get over cooking the same things all the time. Love trying different Salads , slow cooked meals , BBQs, pastas 

Id love some suggestions for easy meals, whether its a recipe you have tried recently , something your famous for, something you've been meaning to try cooking or even what you had for dinner tonight :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I got a spiralizer. I've only used it on squash.  It makes a big pile of spaghetti-looking squash that is fun to cook.  I have given it a quick boil to serve with vegetables topped with crumbled feta.  Also sauteed it with some dried chilies from the garden and served it as a side dish.  I only have a hand one, but since I like it so well I'm looking into an electric one.

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That sounds really good, I think there is a lady who may sell something similar at the market I go to. Ill check it out on Saturday. 

Its Mandarin season here at the moment, so I plan on trying a slow cooked chicken dish over the weekend. Unfortunately not out of the garden this year, they are a little small. 

 

 

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Love cooking too........and have to come up with "quick" meals a lot because the hubby leaves for work at 7 p.m.  What meats do you prefer? Oh, and I'm a pasta lover too.

Will get back with the family's favorites.

 

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Really like most meats , Love cooking a slow cooked roast , then using the left overs the following night in something completely different. 

Looking forward to hearing about the Family Favs :)

On a side note, I just got back from the America and got to try Gator in New Orleans. Had never tried it before but really enjoyed it !!

 

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1 hour ago, Ryan Johnson said:

Really like most meats , Love cooking a slow cooked roast , then using the left overs the following night in something completely different. 

Looking forward to hearing about the Family Favs :)

On a side note, I just got back from the America and got to try Gator in New Orleans. Had never tried it before but really enjoyed it !!

 

Taste like chicken?  I have eaten rattlesnake.

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Only had gator once and it DID taste a bit like chicken....with a twist. LOL.  It was during a New Orleans trip for me too. I have several recipes pulled out, some slow cooker, and a couple not. I thought I'd post them individually in case you want to copy and paste any....  Since you mentioned liking "slow cooked roast", I'll start with my favorite.

THREE PACKET SLOW COOKER ROAST

1 cup water, 1 package of dry Italian style salad dressing, 1 package ranch dressing mix, 1 packet dry brown gravy mix.

1 - 3 lb boneless beef chuck roast.

Whisk together the water and 3 packets of mixes listed in a bowl until smooth. Place roast in the slow cooker and pour the mix on top.

(I add 3 or 4 quartered red potatoes, a couple of chopped carrots, and a small onion - sliced, and spread everything over and around the meat.)

Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. (About a half hour or 15 minutes prior to being done, I put 3 or 4 Tablespoons of Cornstarch in a small bowl and pull some spoonfuls of juice from the crockpot and mix til smooth, then pour it all back. It makes a nice gravy.)

 

Will post more later........

 

 

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FRENCH STYLE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN

6 medium boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts (I use about 4)

1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth (I use dry sherry)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

4 oz. mushrooms, sliced.

salt and pepper to taste

Paprika.

1 cup sour cream, mixed with 1/4 cup flour.

Place chicken in crock pot and sprinkle lightly with salt,  pepper, & paprika.  Mix the wine, soup, and mushrooms in a bowl. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle a little more paprika.

Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours. (I do the High).  Remove the chicken in the last 30 minutes and stir in the sour cream/flour mixture, then return.

Serve the chicken and sauce over rice or sliced cooked potatoes......or even mashed potatoes!

 

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Another Chicken meal.....Ready?

SWEET HAWAIIAN CROCKPOT CHICKEN  (for 4 adults, it says)

2 lbs chicken breasts, cut in chunks

1(+) cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup soy sauce

(I add a pinch of ground ginger and a 1/2 tsp. salt, plus a can of pineapple tidbits or chunks. The juice from the can is included in the amount listed above.)

Place chicken in crock pot that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix the above minus the pineapple tidbits and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

About a half hour before being done mix  2 Tablespoons of corn starch with about a 1/2 cup of the liquid that's been pulled from the crock pot and return it to thicken the sauce. Add the pineapple tidbits - about a half cup is good, then let things bubble or thicken a bit.

Serve over rice.

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They sound great , thanks so much ( printing them out right now )

What was Rattlesnake like Marsha ? 

I did Lamb in the slow cooker last night .

Layer the bottom of the slow cooker with mini potatoes and carrots (cut long )

Stab the leg of lamb with a knife and then stuff bits of fresh rosemary and mint into it. Cover in thick Apricot Jam and cook for 8 Hours.

This also works really well with Beef :)

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