Wednesday, August 19, 2009

E-Z Chicken Dumplings

6 flash frozen chicken breasts
3 cans of regular size Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 lg. onion
3 3/4 c. water
4 cans of biscuits

In crock pot: put in the soup, chicken breasts, onion and water. Mix well. Put crock pot on low heat.

6-8 hours later: pull out the chicken breasts and cut into chunks (I use kitchen scissors). Put the chunked chicken back into the pot. Get out the biscuits, cut them into 4ths and put directly into crock pot. 30 - 45 minutes later. Dish up and enjoy!

This is EASY and sounds a little odd...but it is DEE-LISH! Kid friendly comfort food!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Vonna's Crockpot Chili

This is my own tried and true recipe that I came up with myself and my family LOVES it!

Ingredient List:

2 lbs. ground hamburger; cooked/drained
2 cans BUSH's Chili Beans (27 oz cans)
2 cans Tomatoes (crushed, diced, whole, etc. if whole or crushed I break them up with my hands as I put them in the pot)
1 package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 package of Chili Seasoning (whatever is your favorite - I use French's)
1 tin can of water (or more - we like ours pretty thick, not thin)

  1. Dump everything (don't drain the tomatoes) into the crock pot.
  2. STIR.
  3. Put the heat on LOW.
  4. 6 -8 hours later...ENJOY!
I serve big bowls of chili with our favorite Mexican Blend crumbled cheese on the top with corn muffins made by Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vonna's Creamy Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

This delicious recipe came from I don't know where....but I think it was off of a Campbell's soup label. Over the years I've "tweaked" it to make it my own. You'll LOVE it! We do! :)

Ingredient List:

2 lbs. cubed stew beef
salt and pepper to taste
2 regular sized cans of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
3 oz. Philly Cream Cheese
16 oz. Daisy Sour Cream
Egg Noodles (I prefer) or Rice (if you like)

In your crock pot:
put the beef, soup, salt/pepper and worcestershire sauce in. Turn the heat to low and forget it for 6 - 10 hours. (mine only takes 6 hours because it gets really HOT)

30 Minutes PRIOR to eating:
Add the cream cheese and the sour cream; mix well and let the mixture set at LOW for the remaining cook time.

While you're waiting:
boil your noodles (or your rice). Once they are done, so is your Stroganoff!

Plate 'er up!
Particularly good with a green salad and butter bread ;o)


Meme's Sweet Tea

My Mama has the BEST sweet tea! Let's make some!

What you need:

Granulated Sugar
Family Size (gallon size) Tea bags (I like Lipton - Mama uses Luzianne)
Coffee Maker
Quart Pyrex Measuring Cup
Gallon Pitcher
Glass to enjoy it in!

Step One:
get your family size tea bag and put it in the coffee basket on your coffee maker - fill 'er up with cold water and start the brew!

Step Two:
In a Pyrex quart size measuring cup, place 1 c. of granulated sugar; fill to the top with water and put into the microwave. Heat for 5 minutes on high.

Step Three:
Once 5 minutes is over - stir really well to incorporate the sugar; set aside.

Step Four:
pour the brewed tea from the coffee pot and the syrup water from the Pyrex measuring cup to the gallon sized pitcher. Then fill with cold water to the top of the gallon pitcher. MIX well!

Step Five:
Fill your favorite glass with ice cubes, pour the tea and enjoy a REFRESHING moment alone!

Keep in refrigerator to keep fresh! Good for 1 week refrigerated.
Calories per 8 oz. serving: 50 calories