these delicious crimini mushrooms are so easy and make great add-ons two salads, pasta dishes, burgers, breakfast egg scramble's, and much more! They are wonderful as snack morsels as well.
what you need
3 quart crockpot
garlic press or mincing knife
measuring cups and tablespoons
24 ounces of crimini mushrooms
1-4 c half n half
1 boiuillon cube
2-4 garlic cloves
Half a tablespoon thyme
Half a tablespoon oregano
8-10 fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
begin by washing the mushrooms, pat dry to transfer into your crockpot. Combine your dried herbs with the level of salt and pepper you enjoy in a small dish.
add a bouillon cube and one cup of water to the crockpot, sprinkle your spice mix on top. Stir the mixture with your spoon, and then add the quarter cup of half-and-half.
prepare 2–4 cloves of garlic for pressing, press the garlic into the crockpot and event stir mixture again.
stir mixture occasionally, and cook on high 1–2 hours.
when complete, garnish with freshly chopped basil.
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there is a wonderful local food initiative here called produce on wheels. They purchased purchased left at the border of the United States and Mexico and sell it at very affordable costs. $10 for 60 pounds of produce, often organic! This is a wonderful way for large families to get the foods they need, and typically follows natural growing seasons. In the Southwest, winter and spring are wonderful squash seasons. This is a simple – that is delicious on its own, as a side dish, or the base for a squash baked lasagna. You can also purée this up as a baby food for your one-year-old, or after you have introduced milk product.
you will need
1/3 c. creamy Italian dressing
3–4 yellow squash
1/4 c. bitter
10-12 Ritz crackers or other crackers/breadcrumbs
One garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste
begin by washing the squash, and dice. Spray or butter the crockpot, and add squash to it.
Measure out your Italian dressing, and crush your garlic clove into it. The garlic sunk, so you cannot see it in the picture. I had this mixture to the crockpot.
Salt and pepper to taste, and toss all ingredients. I do not add salt, as we use salted butter in our home.
cube your butter and then add on top of squash.
top with your crumbled Ritz or breadcrumbs and bake for three hours on high or six hours on low. If intending it as a baby food purée, cook a little longer until squash is very soft. This will allow the skin to easily be broken up when puréeing.
we like to top ours off with grated Parmesan! Yum!
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crockpot cooking for moms saves time and dishes! Here is a simple meal that is nutritious and delicious!
you will need
1 pound pack of frozen vegetables
2 sweet potatoes
1/4 c. coconut oil
if you are chicken is not defrosted (what mom remembers to pull it out of the freezer?! ) begin by defrosting the chicken. You can do this in the microwave, I prefer to do a cool water bath. Remove the chicken from packaging, place in a large bowl, fill with cool water and keep a small stream of water going into the bowl. You want to keep the water circulating.
while your chicken is defrosting, prepare your other ingredients.
-spray or butter the sides of your crockpot.
- dice your sweet potatoes.
-empty half of your bag of frozen vegetables into the crockpot and place half of your diced sweet potatoes on top, season with salt and pepper.
- Repeat second layer with the remainder of your vegetables and then sweet potato, and season and again.
lastly, add the chicken top the top and the coconut oil on top the chicken. I keep my audio in the fridge for freshness, so in the image you are seeing the white tablespoon chunks. You want to add a 4th/half cup of oil.
Cook on high for 3–4 hours or low for eight hours and 6-8 hours on low.
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