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Old 10-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?

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I love barbeque crockpot chicken
this is what I do
throw frozen boneless skinless chicken breast in the crock pot
come back 3 hours later
pour off liquid in there is a lot of it you want some but not a lot
shred chicken with 2 forks
put back in crock pot and pour over my favorite barbeque sauce and let sit in there for another hour
i dont even go that far, lol... throw the breasts in the crock pot, cover with a bottle of sauce (sometimes onions, i like onions in my bbq ) go to work... come home, shred and serve

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?

When we have guests, I often rota whole chicken or two or three depending on the how many guest we have coming over. Dump some beer in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and put the chicken on top of it. Let it bake until the thermometer's needle reaches the chicken line (about 1-1.5 hours). I often roast some veggies with it too: broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, onion, garlic, sweet potato, carrots. It's usually a big hit.

I also do white bean chili and add any left over chicken to it to jazz it up a bit. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/W...-Chicken-Chili
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?

Sorry for the long post, but simple, scratch cooking is my passion.

Here are some of our everyday go to meals:

Mac & Cheese
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a saute pan on med/low heat until it starts to barely bubble, wisk in 1-2 Tablespoons of flour and cook until you get a thick paste. (This is called a roux, great for thickening sauces)

Wisk in 1 and 1/2 cups of milk and stir until simmers and thickens.

Wisk in grated cheese (about 1 cup) until melted.

Add more cheese if you like it thicker, more milk to thin.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour over hot noodles.

You can make it ahead and stir into cooked and cooled noodles, put into a buttered casserole dish and top with grated cheese and bread crumbs to be reheated in the oven before eating.

You can also add spices when you add the milk. We like garlic and onion powder with chedder, italian herbs with parmesan or asiago.

Crock Pot Roasted Chicken: (much cheaper than breasts)

Put one whole chicken in a crock pot, season (I use either lemon pepper, seasoning salt or my old stand-by garlic and onion powder with salt and pepper). Cook on high for 4 hours and let cool. Debone and shred. Re-heat chicken in the liquid from the bottom of the crock pot (may be gelatinous, this is good thing, it will melt with heat.)

Use for chicken tacos, bbq chicken sandwiches, chicken soup (cook noddles in store bought chicken broth with onion, celery, carrots, when noodles are done add chicken and frozen corn and peas), heat until simmering.

Homemade bread is filling and impressive and with the 5 minute a day method is easy and inexpensive. recipe starts on page 4 - http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-...tes-A-Day.aspx

I don't have all of the fancy stuff they recommend. I bake mine on a cookie sheet and let is rest on a cutting board and it works just fine. Also great for making pizza crust, bread sticks and sweet rolls.

Try not to worry about being the perfect hostess, just relax and enjoy your visitors!

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
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Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?

I posted this on a thread a few months ago so I am copy/pasting it for you, but this is for "fancy" mac and cheese that I make for company all the time. Very easily doubled or tripled depending on number of guests.

melt 1/2 stick of butter
Add diced half onion, and saute
Add two heaping tbsp flour
Stir really well until all flour is incorporated
Add two cups warm milk, a ladleful at a time.
Keep stirring until it's smooth and thick and yummy
Add a few grinds of pepper
Add half a cup of parmesan, shredded or grated
Stir for a minute or so
Add half a cup of Gruyere, shredded
Stir a minute or so, until starting to really melt in
Add a few tbsp of crumbly blue cheese
Keep stirring until all cheese melted in
Add chopped sun dried tomatoes and some chives to taste
Add cooked pasta - I add half a box if I am loading it up with other stuff
Eat!
You usually don't need salt bc of all the cheese

For non- vegetarians reading this - I add cooked chopped andouille sausage and cooked shredded chicken.
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I'm no help, but I'm drooling over these recipes and subbing to copy some down.
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Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?

My slow cooker BBQ chicken breast:

6 frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (12 oz) bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T. brown sugar

Put frozen chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients. Pour over chicken. COver and cook 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Super easy and the chicken just falls apart when it is done!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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BigOven and AllRecipes are your friend. Read the first 5 or 10 reviews, they are always helpful.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I
http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/168623...f-Stroganoff-I

Recipe: The World's Moistest Parmesan Crusted Baked Chicken
http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/207113...-Baked-Chicken

http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/26317/chicken-pot-pie-ix

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #18
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My slow cooker BBQ chicken breast:

6 frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (12 oz) bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T. brown sugar

Put frozen chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients. Pour over chicken. COver and cook 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Super easy and the chicken just falls apart when it is done!
Sugar twice or is one sposed to be another ingredient?
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You can also add spices when you add the milk. We like garlic and onion powder with chedder, italian herbs with parmesan or asiago.
Nutmeg and mustard powder are also good with Cheddar. That's how my mom made mac'n'cheese when I was a kid.
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