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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Slow Cooker Taco Pasta by Jen

Adapted from:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup jarred salsa (I used mild)
  • 15 ounce can corn, drained
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning 
  • 2 ½ cups water or low sodium chicken broth (I used one 14.5 ounce can chicken broth plus enough water to total 2 ½ cups)
  • 12 ounces shell pasta shapes 
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook the meat, stirring often, until browned. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
Add the bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, salsa, corn, taco seasoning, and broth or water. Stir.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
Stir in the pasta. Cook on high for 10-20 minutes. Pasta cook time will vary by slow cooker, begin checking for doneness at 10 minutes.
Stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.

Serving Day: 

From freezer, adjust crockpot settings. 
Bag 1 - Meat Mixture -- Thaw and Cook bag of meat on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

Bag 2 -  Pasta -- Stir in the pasta. Cook on high for 10-20 minutes. Pasta cook time will vary by slow cooker, begin checking for doneness at 10 minutes.

Bag 3 - Cheese -- Stir in the cheddar cheese and serve.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole by Jen

adapted from:

1 lb. uncooked chicken
1 cup uncooked rice
1 (12.6 oz) small broccoli florets
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine and whisk together cream of chicken soup and water to the prepared dish.
  4. Stir in uncooked rice, uncooked chicken and frozen broccoli. 
  5. Season with 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper.
  6. Stir again
  7. Bake, covered, for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed, the rice is tender, and the chicken is cooked through. 
Serving Day:

Remove from freezer, thaw completely and bake covered for at LEAST 1 hour. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tator Tot Casserole by Beth

(the only thing I did different from this above recipe, was add a layer of American cheese between the beef mixture and tater tots)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Baked Potato Soup by Jackie

1-(2lb.) bag hash brown potatoes, or 6 left over baked potatoes (remove skin and chop)
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. chopped onions
1 1/2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans chicken broth (21 3/4oz. total)
2 c. milk
1 garlic clove, pressed
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 c. light sour cream
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1-8 oz. package diced ham or 6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon

Mix celery, onion, chicken broth, milk, garlic, sour cream, ham, salt and pepper in a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  Add  potatoes and mix. Remove all air from bag, seal and lay flat on a cookie sheet to freeze. Place cheddar cheese into pint size freezer bag and freeze.

Serving Day:
Place thawed mixture from gallon freezer bag into 6 qt. pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle cheese on top of each serving. 

* This recipe is adapted from Pampered Chef "Main Dishes" Cookbook.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Chicken Cacciatore by Tiffany

I doubled the below recipe, adapted slightly, and used 1 zucchini and 1 yellow squash instead of 2 zucchini.

3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 {26 oz} jar of spaghetti sauce
1 zucchini, chopped
1 sweet pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
salt and pepper
1 clove minced garlic

There are 2 different ways you can make this. You can load all the ingredients into a gallon sized Ziploc bag, lay it flat, freeze, and cook it in the crock pot at a later date or layer the ingredients in a foil pan, seal and pop in the freezer.
Crock Pot Cooking Method: Cook from frozen on high for 8 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked, or thaw overnight in the refrigerator overnight and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Oven Cooking Method: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Cook at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles if desired.