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Valentines Dinner – Creamy Leek Chicken

Ceamy Crockpot Chicken

Creamy Crockpot Chicken


For Valentines this year mary and I cooked for the guys w made a Creamy Leek Chicken in the crockpot and served it with mashed red potatoes and steamed brocoli. This recipe is  amazingly good and the sauce is super over potatoes or rice. 

Two large boneless chicken breasts sliced. 

4 TBS butter melted 

2 packages Knorr’s Leek Soup mix 

2 Cups Milk 

1 1/2 cups sour cream 

Sliced mushrooms 

Brown the chicken on the stove then place into the crockpot with the mushrooms. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over chicken and mushrooms cook on low for 3 to 5 hours. 


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Easy Corn Chowder

It is raining cats and dogs today and the rain is expected all day so I am adding this soup to my menu. I think I have everything I need  here so I will not need to make a trip to the store. With any luck it will become a household favorite like the potato soup.6 pieces of bacon or 1 cup cooked bacon crumbles 

½ onion diced 

1 carrot shredded 

2 medium potatoes cubed 

1 can corn (17oz) 

½ Cup Water 

3 TBS Flour 

1 ½ cup Milk 

Salt and Pepper 

Cut bacon into 1″ pieces, cook until crisp. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in pan. Add onion and carrots and sauté until tender. Add to crockpot with  potatoes, add canned corn undrained, water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Combine flour and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Pour into corn mixture. Turn Crockpot to high and cook for an extra 30 minutes. Stir in bacon and salt and pepper to taste. 

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Barbeque Sauce Recipe

Today when I was at the store they had beef brisket for $1.49 a pound so I just had to get one. It is now in the crockpot cooking. I will cook the meat all day and then I will drain off the fat and water and tomorrow it will go back into the crockpot with a batch of this BBQ sauce to simmer on low all day and it will turn into a delicious dinner for two families.

You can use this sauce on beef, chicken or pork and if you cook the meat in your crockpot even the inexpensive pieces of beef and pork turn out great.

This recipe is courtesy of Shawna, when she used this to make BBQ sandwiches at our Family Reunion two years ago I was able to get the recipe from her so once again I am using it for dinner.

3 Cups Ketchup

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1/2 Cup red wine vinegar

4 TBS Worcestershire Sauce

4 TBS Dijon Mustard

2 tsp liquid smoke

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

After whisking it together I put it in the empty Ketchup bottle to keep in the fridge.

Today I mixed this up because Sheila is coming up for a playdate tomorrow and I like to send her home with some shredded BBQ meat so she and the guys can make sandwiches for dinner.

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Soups On-Potato Soup

This is a very easy recipe and requested often by my kids. The leftovers are even better than dinner the first night.

6 large potatoes diced

1 small onion diced

1 large carrot grated

2 cans chicken broth

1/2 cup bacon crumbles

1 cup milk or cream

garnish with bacon crumbles, grated cheese, sour cream.

Place the first six items in a large crockpot  and pepper to taste, cook on low for 8-10 hours add the milk or cream in the last hour. Garnish as you would a baked potato.

This is a very filling dinner. I often bake extra baked potatoes and used them to make this soup the baked potatoes add a more depth of flavor to the soup. If the soup is too watery I add a little instant mashed potatoes to thicken.

This is in my crockpot  for dinner tonight.

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