Archive | October 2014

Crock Pot Potato Soup

Easy Potato soup in the crock pot and it’s done in a couple of hours. This is one that you can make ahead and take to pot lucks. It was a part of my Crock Pot week of recipes. I paired it with some homemade bread that I did put into the oven. Dessert was Baked Apples in the crock pot, which will be a post at a later date.



2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup

1 can Cream of Celery

1 bunch green onions chopped (reserve some for toppings)

1 pint of Half & Half

4-6 peeled and chopped potatoes

6 tablespoons of butter

Pinch of pepper


Mix all ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours. Add grated cheese and onion on top of serving. Bacon could be a good topper as well.


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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Last week I ended up browsing through Pinterest for some time. I was looking at recipes to try out as I knew it would another busy week. So I tried out several Crock Pot recipes. There were several good ones and lots of links to sites. I was not looking to store food in the freezer and do a full month of recipes but something simple and easy for the week. My favorite was this one for chicken tacos. I ended up adding extra to it and think this was the reason for such a tasty dinner. It was so good my husband practically licked his plate clean. I was very hungry as I had only eaten breakfast that morning and got in late from a meeting that I did not get a picture from that night. Yes I admit that I too licked my plate clean. It was so good that I had for lunch the next day. Which is what the picture is from. My flour tortillas are from Trader Joe’s and they are the closest thing as I can get to tortillas from where I grew up in Arizona. Probably because they are made in a factory in California.

Original Recipe
1 ½ pounds chicken breast (boneless skinless)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 10 ounce can Rotel

What I added extra
3 cloves of garlic diced up
1 chopped onion
¼ jar of Cilantro Sauce from Mexican food aisle

I simply added all ingredients and set on low for at least 6 hours. Shredded the chicken when I got home. I mixed it all together and served on flour tortillas with taco toppings. It is super simple and easy.