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Cooking La Crock Pot Recipe Collection

Today, we are cooking la crock pot. See, if you say “cooking la” anything it just sounds better huh!

cooking crock potCrock pot cooking doesn’t usually fall into the gourmet category, and you wouldn’t really think of a tasty Italian food either, but crock pots are our salvation as busy moms and working moms. Since we just talked about how important it is to have dinner as a family, getting dinner made is the first step of course.

Next, having everything cooking in a slow cooker fashion, while you clear the day of tasks, makes the family time even more possible.

If you can make the cooking preparation part very simple, and keep the food part very tasty, and beyond what you expect with a cooking crock pot recipe, you have a better chance of drawing everyone to that dinner table, where you can all have your valuable family meal time that prevents destructive behaviors like drug use and poor self-image in your kids and teens.

This week, we’re focusing on these simple crock pot cooking recipes to accompany our serious family topic, and to combat that horrible statistic of parents only speaking to their children less than 40 minutes a week.

cooking crock potThis is a Cooking La Crock Pot Recipe Collection as your resource…

Need some Italian in your crock pot cooking? Try our Chicken Cacciatore slow cooker crock pot recipe.

Slow Cooker Cooking la Crock Pot: Chicken Cacciatore

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Courtesy of kraft recipes

Cooking Ingredients:

1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
3 lbs boneless/skinless thighs and breasts
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 bay leaves
1 (8oz  )can stewed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cups chicken stock

Cooking Directions:

Place sliced onions at bottom of crock pot.

Add chicken.

Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.

Cook on low 7-9 hours or high 3-4 hours.

Serve over rice or pasta and add a side salad.

Dinner with your family turns out to be one of the best things you can do for your kids to keep them out of trouble, communicate with them more, give them more attention and practiced interaction.

Sometimes we can forget as parents that parenting can be very simple.  Just spend some time with your kids…that’s it.

Beef Barley Stew is a classic slow cooking dish, and many times these basic and classic dishes can be the most successful.  They can satisfy your husband who’s worked all day too, warm those bellies when it’s cold, and be quite healthful and calorie conscious.

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cooking crock potCooking Recipe Idea for Slow Cooker Crock Pot Cooking: Beef Barley Stew

Cooking Ingredients:

2 lbs. Cubed Stew beef 
2 carrots (thinly sliced)
2 celery ribs (thinly sliced)
1 onion (diced)
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup barley
1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
5 cups beef broth
Olive oil

Cooking Directions:

Place cubed beef in frying pan with a little olive oil and brown over high heat on all sides.

Place carrots, celery and onion in crock pot.

Place beef on top.

Combine unstrained tomatoes, barley, basil, beef broth and pour over beef and vegetables.

Add a little salt and pepper.

Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours or until tender.

Serve in something special that makes the family happy like this misunrie cute cat soup bowl on Etsy…

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Cooking La Crock Pot Pork Chops and Rice

If you are a busy Mom or CEO of Everything, and don’t have a crock pot, you really need to get one, and make your life easier. As we know, crock pot recipes can slow cook all day, while you’re doing all of your tasks, including your business ones.

Plus, everything usually turns out pretty delicious.

cooking crock potThe one thing we don’t escape when we work as Moms is cooking meals and feeding our families.  Maybe some of us can hire a chef, like those women we see on TV, but most of us are lucky to be able to have a house cleaner here and there come in, or we end up doing everything ourselves to take care of everything house and family. Then, we still work at the same time.  I know I’m preaching to the choir here.

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OK, on to our crock pot recipe, and thank you crock pot…thank you!

Cooking Ingredients for Crock Pot Pork Chops and Rice:

4 – 6 lean pork chops
1 cup rice (uncooked)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can chicken broth
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 small onion (diced)
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic (minced)

Cooking Directions:

Rinse and drain rice.

In a large bowl combine rice, soups, mushrooms, onion and garlic. Mix well.

Place rice mixture at bottom of crock pot. Lay pork chops over rice mixture.

Cover and cook on low for approximately 8 hours.

Serve in something fabulous.  This is where I like to find something fabulous from a fellow handmade artisan on Etsy, like this personalized family platter from rosieposiedesigns…

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Fun, huh!

Cooking La Crock Pot Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes with Easy Crock Pot & Stuffing

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Courtesy of Campbell’s Kitchen

cooking crock potIf you are here, you are catching our collection of crock pot recipes, designed to help families sit down together, and spend valuable time that can guide kids more than you think.

Just 45 minutes together at dinner, where you communicate and discover what your kids are doing and thinking, who their friends are, what they like or dislike at school, or just being present for them, can do wonders for their self-esteem and development.

Cooking Slow Cooker Easy Crock Pot Chicken with Stuffing…

Cooking Ingredients:

4 boneless/skinless chicken breast halves
1 can cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
1 package seasoned stuffing mix with seasoning packet 
1 1/2 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

Place chicken in crock pot.

Combine soup of choice and milk and pour over chicken.

Combine stuffing, seasoning packet, salt and pepper and water.

Mix well.

Spoon the mixture the over the chicken and soup.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Put something on the table fun to use for your kids like these vintage Platypus salt and pepper shakers from TextilesandOldThings on Etsy…

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Did you know the platypus is one of only five species of mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth?  It is also one of the few venomous mammals. The male platypus has a spur on its hind foot.  Do you know where it lives?  Ask you kids, and get the conversation at dinner going!

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