Saturday, April 4, 2009

Savory Smackerel

This easy crockpot recipe has been a HIT at my house and w/ everyone I've share it. I received from one of my blog peeps, Kristi, on What's for Din Din. It is perfect for a yummy Sunday meal!

Crock pot Cream Cheese Chicken
This is so simple and uses very few ingredients but it is very good and makes very tender chicken in a wonderful sauce. I always like anything gloppy and rich.

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom
1 c. water
1 pkg. dry chicken gravy mix (Make sure it is chicken and not country)
oz. cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours except for the cream cheese. During the last 30 min, add softened cream cheese and continue cooking. (You don't have to but I ususally take out the chicken and place it on a plate and then whisk in the cream cheese so it is lump-free. I then replace the chicken for the last 30 minutes) I serve this with rice, a veggie or salad and warm bread.
Here is a bonus Savory Smackerel that is light and fresh for the warmer Spring weather. It is great w/ the Tostitos that have a hint of lime.

The Salsa that Lasts All Week: A 3 in 1!

Spice up your weekly menu with this salsa. It can start off as a great Sunday appetizer while you're waiting for lunch and turn into a staple for 2 meals in your week!

Sassy Salsa
2 Cans of Black Beans
2 Cans of Mexican Corn
2 Tablespoons of Cilantro (fresh if you can)
1/2 Jar of regular Salsa
2 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons of Veggie Oil
1 Onion (chopped)
Juice from one lemon

~add more chili powder if you can handle it:)

I usually make this for a salsa for an appetizer when we are going to someone's home for dinner or are having people over. It makes a lot so you can keep 1/2 in the fridge or it even freezes well. Then, one night of that week, I usually make a salad with cut steak seasoned w/ taco seasoning and add this salsa, cheese and ranch. This meal works great!

Then, another night, I make chicken burritos with this salsa, chicken, tortillas and any toppings. Voila! There is your third meal out of this one recipe.

I hope you enjoy as we all have!


This week a couple of us did a miniature Fix and Freeze. Of course, we could not have "called it a day" without burning at least one pot. Our friend, Mindi, taught me a trick that I did not know. I was fascinated b/c it is easy peasy! Without further ado, today's TNT Tip for burnt pots is...

Fill the burnt pot w/ hot water and a little bit of dishwashing liquid. Throw in a dryer sheet (Bounce, Downy, etc.) and let soak for a few hours or over night. Then, scrub pot accordingly and the black scum should come right off. Who would have thought? Learn something new everyday!

Mommy Marketing Moment

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Erin said...

great salsa recipe! can't wait to try it. thanks!

Lu said...

I have to admit, I don't use my crockpot as much as I used to, but I will definitely be trying out these recipes in the very near future! super!!!

AScott said...

That salsa dip sounds soooo good!

Darcy said...

That salsa looks delicious! Yummm!