As many of you know, Winter is my favorite season. In addition to all of the pretty colors, cooler weather, football season and the excitement of the upcoming holidays, I love to break out my crock pot for Winter cooking! There’s just something about cooking with the slow cooker when the temperature begins to drop outside that I love. It may be the convenience, the lack of a mess, the wonderful aroma that wafts through the house or all of those combined, but Winter crock pot cooking is a favorite of mine. Below are three of my favorite Winter comfort food meals that my family loves – all cooked with the slow cooker!
Ranch Pork Chops:5 Pork Chops 1 pkg. of Cream Cheese (or 1 c. low-fat cottage cheese, blended) ¼ stick Butter, melted (optional) 1 pkg. Ranch Seasoning Mix 1 can (10 oz) Cream of Mushroom Soup
Mix the last four ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Then, layer the sauce and pork chops in the crock pot (sauce, pork chop, sauce, pork chop, etc.) to ensure all of the chops are covered. Cover with lid and cook on low for 7 hours and serve with mashed potatoes (the sauce makes an excellent gravy!).
Chicken Tetrazzini2 lbs. Chicken Breast 1 Stick Butter 2 cans (10 oz.) Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 tub Cream Cheese w/Onion and Chives 1 pkg. Dried Italian Dressing Mix
This is another easy one: Mix the last four ingredients together in a small microwavable bowl, melt and mix well. Next, place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the sauce over it. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and sever over angel hair pasta. While you don’t need anything else with this, garlic bread makes a wonderful addition!…