Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday's Recipe Box!

Hello and happy Friday!! I thought that I would share some crock pot recipes today! I love my crock pots! I have one or more in every size! Hubby had 2 2qt ones when we got married and I had 2 that size as well as a couple 1 qt (dip size) on up thru 6 qts! And I adore the 7 quart oval ones that they have now--so wonderful for doing big soups or roasts.

The first recipe I want to share--since I am going to be doing at least 1 crock pot recipe a week for a bit since some lovely birdies told me this morning that they would love to have more of those types of recipes--I thought I would share a couple of my favorites. My first one is from Everyday Paleo -- this is a wonderful blog and I have several recipes that I adore from this site!

Spice Rub Crock-Pot Chicken

1 5-6 lb WHOLE chicken - giblets removed, rinsed, and patted dry with paper towels
1 white onion sliced
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
Cover the bottom of the crock pot with the sliced onions.  Mix all spices in a small bowl and then rub the spice mixture all over the whole chicken.  Place the spiced chicken on top of the onions in the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (depending on your crock pot).  No need for any liquid, the chicken will cook in it’s own juices.  Make sure you spoon the onions and a little bit of the juices over the chicken when you serve it.
I like to serve the chicken with some roasted potatoes--sweet or white potatoes--or garlic smashed potatoes (yum!) and a green veggie of some sort--sautéed Brussel sprouts, steamed broccoli or a green like spinach or kale. SOooo good! And be sure to save the broth for soup or drink it right up. And truly--don't add any water! Don't need too!

Now, the next recipe I want to share is from the Rival Crock Pot Cook Book from the mid 70's. This is just yummy!
Spicy Pork and Cabbage
4-6 pork loin chops--about 1 inch thick
salt and pepper
4 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
3-4 tart apples, cored and diced
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 whole cloves
1/2 small bay leaf
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 tsp salt
Season pork chops with salt and pepper and set aside. Place cabbage, apples and onion in crock pot. combine remaining ingredients and toss together well to evenly distribute spices. Arrange pork chops on top of cabbage mixture, stacking to fit if needed. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
I hope you enjoy this weeks recipes, and if you have any suggestions or requests for the types of recipes you would like to see, don't hesitate to drop me a note!
So, until next week--Happy Cooking!!

1 comment:

  1. YUM oh that first one is a must this week
    thank you Karen for sharing these


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