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Our 7 Family Favorite Crock Pot Recipes & Labels

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Dear Crock Pot,

You’re probably the most useful thing in my life after children…. I should have bonded with you in my 20’s and made better use of our relationship. For that I’m sincerely sorry. You rock my world… and my husband’s… which make us a better family because I look more impressive… I love you.

Sound like your life story too?

Yes… I must confess the Crock Pot and I have become friends. It makes our household not starve at the end of the day! I highly recommend that no matter your life situation you cozy up to this counter-top sensation. It is useful to many moms and current life situations…

Did you just have a baby and need to save a little time?Are you in full-on nesting phase and looking for a great “next step” while preparing for baby’s arrival, now that you’ve packed up your hospital bag?

Are you a parent to awesome toddlers and looking for some super easy, time efficient, delicious crock pot dinners?

Are you planning a baby shower for that expecting mommy in your life and want to give her {whole family} an amazing gift such as a week’s worth of dinners?

This post is for you…

I have collected my top 7, Go-To Crock Pot concoctions. I start my Crock Pot at 1:00pm every day and set it for “Low 5 Hours” My husband is home between 6pm-6:30pm so dinner is ready when he walks in the door… no matter where I am running around the house! Some days he walks in and I’m buried under stuffed animals “Oh it’s 6:00 already?!” Good thing dinner is ready!

{Get to the goods Kandice… we don’t care about Cash’s favorite game, where he buries you in adorable animals}

All Set for LOW 5 Hours


 

 

Creamy Italian Chicken

Ingredients…

  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 packet Italian Dressing mix
  3. 4 oz cream cheese
  4.  3 Tbsp butter
  5. 1 Family Size can Cream of Chicken Soup {22.6oz}
  6. 1 can Cream of Mushroom w/ Roasted Garlic {10.5 oz}
+ Bowtie Noodles {1 box}

Creamy Ranch Chicken

Ingredients…
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 6 medium Russet potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
  3. 2 cups baby carrots
  4. 1 Family Size (22.6 oz.) can Cream of Chicken soup
  5. 1 (1 oz.) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  6. 1/2 cup milk
+ Jasmine Rice {or any rice}

Cheesy Fajita Chicken

Ingredients…
1.    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2.   1 packet Taco Bell Fajita Seasoning mix
3.   1 Family Size can Cream of Chicken Soup {22.6oz}
4.   1 Cup Water
5.   2 Green Bell Peppers cut into strips
6.   1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
+ White Rice & Tortillas + Fajita Fixings

Salsa Chicken & Rice

Ingredients…
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. Fresh Salsa {15oz}
  3. 1 can black beans {drained}
  4. 1 can sweet corn {drained}
  5. 1 tsp Chili Powder
  6. ½ tsp Cumin
  7. ½ tsp Oregano
  8. ½ tsp Garlic Salt
+ White Rice {1 Cup}

 

 

 


Mesquite Steak & Broccoli

Ingredients…
  1. 5 Round Beef Steaks {Striped}
  2. 1 can Cream of Mushroom
  3. 1 can Cream of Broccoli
  4. 1 can Beef Broth
  5. 1 Bottle Kraft Mesquite Smoke BBQ Sauce
  6. ½ Bag Frozen Broccoli Florets
+ White Rice {2 Cups} optional

 Steak & Asparagus

Ingredients…
  1. 5 Round Beef Steaks {Striped}
  2. 1 can {Family Sized} Cream of Mushroom
  3. 1 can Cream of Asparagus
  4. 1 whole bag Asparagus Spears
  5. 4 Large Golden Potatoes
+ White Rice {2 Cups} optional

 BBQ Steak Bake

Ingredients…
  1. 2 lb Beef Chunk {for stew}
  2. 1 can Cream of Mushroom
  3. 1 can Cream of Mushroom w/ roasted garlic
  4. 1 Tb A1 Steak Sauce
  5. 1 Cup Honey BBQ Sauce
  6. ½ tsp Garlic Salt
  7. ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
+ White Rice {1 Cup} optional

 Dump Dinners

These recipes also ALL make fantastic make-ahead, freezer meals or what the internet has affectionately labeled as “Dump Dinners” All you do is load up all the ingredients into a gallon sized freezer bag and then store it in your deep freeze until it is needed. Pull it out and put it in your refrigerator the night before so it has plenty of time to thaw before 1:00pm the next day.

Then you can do the ole “Set it and Forget it!” trick.

 A collection of made, frozen dump dinners makes an excellent gift to an expecting family too! Parents can save some time while caring for their newborn and Dad’s can easily prepare dinner with this system. It is also much more affordable than ordering in every night!

An important piece though for gifting, or even for storage and instruction is the label you use which lists all of the ingredients.

It also helps you remember what the heck you made for dinner in this frozen bag!

I have made a label for each of my recipes that you can download and print. You will get all 7 recipes above on a label with 2 per page for only $1.00. That gives you 14 labels you can print at home!

 
Click the link below to download yours through Etsy

I use packaging tape to secure my labels on the bags after the ingredients are in but BEFORE they are frozen. If you wait until after the freezer you’re going to get some moisture built up and the tape won’t stick as well.

You can obviously make your own labels or just write on the bag with a Sharpie. Also do that writing before the bag is frozen, while it is still dry.

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