Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Domestic Diva ... or not

So, I know I told you that I would only share recipes that cooked themselves and hopped onto the table, eagerly anticipating your arrival home. Regrettably, I still haven’t had success with that one. However, this could be one of the easiest, most delicious meals I’ve made in awhile, so I must share (drumroll please) Crock-Pot Stuffed Peppers.

I made a couple of minor adjustments. I used brown rice instead of white, ground turkey instead of ground beef, and only red peppers because I’m difficult like that. One short cut I tried to make was mixing the filling the night before. Safe yourself the mushy rice and don't mix the rice in, store it individually. Duh. It was easy and healthy for a crock-pot recipe. (Isn’t is disconcerting that spellcheck caught crockpot and tried to replace it with crackpot?) The family loved it, which is a major accomplishment, as it isn’t easy to please a picky toddler and a husband who is leery of dinner being served in a vegetable. No one went to bed hungry, got violently ill, or sprouted any additional appendages as the result of this expedition in the kitchen, thus classifying it an overwhelming success.

Do you have any great crackpot recipes to share? My family would thank you.


Jodi said...

Yummy! I'm going to have to make those.
We like to do the really simple, crockpot salsa chicken. It's just frozen chicken breasts, and salsa. It shreds and is very good over pasta, rice, tacos, taco salads...you name it.

Anonymous said...

Back in the day...when my dad would take us Christmas shopping for our mom, he liked to embarass us. So he asked the lady at Sears where the Crack Pot's were because he wanted to buy a Crack Pot for his wife. And then he giggled to himself like a middle schooler. Back in the day? Oh wait...that was two years ago.

C. Beth said...

Yeah, we did the Crockpot Chicken the other day too! I used the recipe from the same Crockpot website you linked to. (SO addicted to her site.) Just search for salsa chicken. In her recipe you also add frozen corn & a can of rinsed black beans. (We used pinto.) I also added a couple of big spoonfulls of light sour cream. Mmm, very good. Served over brown rice. I used frozen chicken but will probably thaw it next time since as it thaws it releases a lot of juice and I don't love having that mixed in with my sauce.

C. Beth said...

Oops--meant Crockpot Salsa Chicken. "Crockpot Chicken" could be many, many recipes.