BooMama’s Souptacular Crockpotalooza

There’s a lot of great recipes going on over at BooMama’s ! Click on over to see all the hoopla. I’m adding this crock pot roasted chicken recipe into the fray…

 

I bought a whole chicken when they were on sale last week and decided to try cooking it in the slow cooker. I found the basic recipe at All-Recipes.com and there’s even a video here.

 

I sprayed the inside of the crock with Pam and then washed and dried the chicken. Next I stuffed the cavity with lemon wedges, onion wedges and garlic peeled and gently crushed. I tied the legs together and put a rub all over the skin. The original recipe calls for salt, pepper and paprika which would work just fine. I placed the whole chicken on top of wadded up foil so the juices could run free off the chicken. I then poured white wine in the bottom of the crock, about 1 cup. I set the crockpot on high and let it cook 6 hours.

 

The last 45 minutes I added carrots and little potato wedges.  I tried to get them on the sides and under the chicken so they’d be flavored by the juices.

This was very good and moist chicken.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and demanding a ransom for me to access them. I’m slowly cleaning up many of my posts where PB have added ugly black and grey boxes where my photos used to be. So frustrating!

Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs ~

 

INGREDIENTS

    • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs

 

    • salt and pepper to taste

 

    • 2 cups ketchup

 

    • 1 cup chili sauce

 

    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

 

    • 4 tablespoons vinegar

 

    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

 

    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

 

    1 dash hot sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). I browned the ribs on the stove top.
  2. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan. Brown in oven 15 minutes. Turn over, and brown another 15 minutes; drain fat.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.
  4. Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.

I got this recipe from all recipes.com here.

Since this was my first time making ribs in a slow cooker I went with the first recipe that looked decent. This sauce was very good. Since I made these on Saturday I’ve read a couple other recipes and this is the sauce I’ll try next time to see if it has a little more kick to it.

These ingredients come from Taste of Home Magazine ~ Tasty Pork Ribs ~ Feb/March 2008 Recipe by Michelle Rominger…

1 cup ketchup, 1 cup bbq sauce, 1/4 C. packed brown sugar, 1/4 C. worcestershire sauce, 1 Tblsp. balsamic vinegar, 1 tblsp. molasses, 1 garlic clove minced, 2 tblsps. dried minced onion, 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning, 1 tsp. ground mustard, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper.

 

Oops! I don’t see anything green on the plate. Can anyone say COMFORT FOOD?

Photobucket is holding my photos hostage from 2007-2015 and replacing them with an ugly black and grey squares demanding money to release them, so frustrating.

Potato and Ham Chowder

 

This is a simple recipe from a blogger I tried and it was very tasty for boxed pototoes! It’s a slow cooker recipe…

Potato and Ham Chowder

1 pkg. of boxed scalloped potatoes (any variety you prefer)
1 cup diced ham
2 stalk of diced celery
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups half & half
1/3 cup flour
5 cups chicken broth
1 diced onion (any size you like)

Mix potatoes, sauce mix, ham, broth, celery, onion & pepper in crock pot. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours.

 

Mix half & half with the flour, gradually stir flour mixture into chowder until blended. Cover and cook on low for one more hour stirring occasionally until thick. For a less thick soup, use regular milk instead of half & half. Garnish with chopped green onion, shredded cheese, or sour cream if desired.

 

Very thick and yummy soup. Since I served it up on blue dishes I thought this would be a perfect choice for Blue Monday. I bought these blue dishes from Target on a super clearance. They were from their Christmas collection a couple years ago.

 

Enjoy!

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