MY SMOOTHIE!…and the crock pot

Ok, so if you read my blog often, you know I am obsessed with yoplait’s new(ish) frozen smoothies. Well, I was just now watching the biggest loser which I tivo’ed from last night, and oh my gosh my smoothie made the show!
If you watch biggest loser, you know they have these really akward times where they are obviously promoting a product (stick to training Bob, don’t try acting). Anyway today’s akward moment was two contestants making one of my ssmmoottthhhiieesss! I was so very excited because Bob said it was a “good healthy choice” for a snack. SCORE! I picked something healthy! Now I think I shall have one for breakfast tomorrow!
I did just finish doing 3 miles, hard, at the gym, and also doing eliptical, and drinking a smoothie king smoothie…it kinda makes me feel like I am cheating on my yoplait smoothies!

Ok so I was talking to a friend today about crock pot recipes. I need some. Good ones. That don’t require a lot of ingredients. I am a simple gal, with simple tastes. I like meat and potatoes and cheese. Lots of cheese. Anyone have any good crock pot recipes to share with the class? I could use some. I am getting tired of cooking the same old things every week. Did you know there is a woman who made a blog and used her crock pot every day for a year! She posted all her recipes. It’s wild! google it and it will come up!

here is my smoothie. sshhh don’t tell my yoplait smoothie!

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17 Responses to MY SMOOTHIE!…and the crock pot

  1. 1
    Christy Moskau says:

    Heather,
    Like your blog… So i never have nor will I ever be a runner but i have started to walk every other day (well when the weather is nice b/c i walk on a track outside of a hospital) My mom wants me to walk to Classic w/ her in April so I’m “training” my way up to the 6 miles to walk with her. I’m sooo out of shape!! Anyways just figured I’d let you know I was a new-found reader. Love you my friend! :)

    • 1.1

      hey girl! I miss you so much! The CCC is so fun. I wish it wasn’t over Easter b/c we usually stay up here with Bobby’s family for Easter…You will do great! My mom and dad jogged it last year after no training at all. Good luck!

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    Jen says:

    Great job at the gym today!

    The crockpot chicken I was talking about earlier came out awesome! You can’t even taste the garlic. In fact, you could probably omit it. It’s not the healthiest but it’s sweet and tasty:

    Ingredients:
    6 boneless, skinless chicken breast (make sure it’s completely thawed before putting in the crock)
    1 c. brown sugar
    2 T soy sauce
    3 cloves garlic, chopped and minced
    dash pepper
    1/4 c. sprite
    2/3 c. vinegar (I used rice b/c we didn’t have white wine but it calls for white wine)

    Dump everything in the crockpot and cook on low 6-7 hours. I served it over a salad but would be good on rice. Enjoy!

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      so white cooking wine instead of vineger? it sounds yum. I love sugar! I am going to have to try this

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        Jen says:

        It’s white wine vinegar… not real wine… I hope!

        I bet you could modify Kayla’s recipe w/ cream of chicken soup. I’ve done that before b/c I don’t like mushrooms. Pick the light cream of chicken though!

        Do you like pork? I have an awesome crockpot recipe for pulled pork bbq.

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    Kayla says:

    ohhh yum smoothie king sounds so good! I made a recipe that is beef tips/stew meat, 2 cans of Cambells Cream of Mushroom (healthy select) and 1 package of Lipton Onion Soup mix (dry). You throw it in the crock pot and let it cook until the meat is tender and then serve it over rice. I like it, but if you do not like Cream of Mushroom soup, then I would not try it.

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    Sarah G says:

    I’ve got a TON of crockpot stuff. I’m off tomorrow with newly removed wisdom teeth so I”ll do some copying and pasting from my blog and send you the links. Shoot me an email at parkers52 at hotmail dot com.

    I love crockpot stuff. Mine are all tried and true.

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    Sarah G says:

    Actually I’ll just cut and paste for everbody else. Have you met the Pioneer Woman yet? Google it. All of her recipes are amazing.

    First off when I use my crock pot I always use the crockpot liners. Makes clean up sooooo much faster. Its inn the grocer store with the aluminum foiil and saran wrap stuff.

    http://gallagherspace.blogspot.com/2009/11/crockpot-bbq-ribs.html Must make with Fiorellas Cheesy Corn! Link below.

    http://gallagherspace.blogspot.com/2009/08/fiorellas-cheesy-corn.html

    Cheeseburger Chowder

    2 pounds ground beef
    4 cans condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
    2 cups milk
    1 bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
    1 envelope taco seasoning
    1 tablespoon dried minced onion
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder

    Brown hamburger and drain. Put in large crock pot. Add 3-4 cans of cheddar cheese soup, I use about half a gallon of milk, dump in shredded hash browns, 1 envelope taco seasoning, a couple dabs of chili powder. Green chilis and chopped onions are optional. I use the Fiesta Nacho soup to give it an extra kick too. Cover crock pot and turn on low for about 2 hours. Service with shredded cheese and corn chips.

    Crock pot pot roast

    1 rump roast
    1 package lipton onion soup mix
    1 envelope Italian seasoning mix

    Put roast in large crock pot. Sprinkle lipton onion soup mix and Italian seasoning mix over roast. DO NOT ADD WATER. While the roast cooks, the soupl mix and Italian seasoning make its own juice. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. The longer it cooks the more tender the meat will be

    Scalloped potatoes and Ham

    · 2 cups ham, chopped up
    · 5 to 6 cups of red potatoes cubed into bite sized pieces.
    · 1 (16 oz) pkg frozen corn or 1 (15 oz) can corn drained.
    · 1/4 cup chopped green pepper.
    · 1/4 cup chopped onions.
    · 1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed cheddar cheese soup.
    · 1/2 cup milk.
    · 2 Tbls flour.
    · 1/4 ts pepper.
    · 1 ts minced garlic. 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    1. Place ham, potatoes, corn, green pepper and onion into crockpot.
    2. In a seperate bowl mix together the milk, soup, flour, garlic and pepper.
    3. whisk together until well mixed and smooth.
    4. Pour mixture over the the ham mixture and stir till well blended.
    5. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
    6. Last 30 minutes of cooking time add 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the mixture, stir in and continue to cook till cheese melted.

    Hot Dogs and Meatballs

    Ingredients:
    36 frozen cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each)
    1 package (16 ounces) miniature hot dogs or smoked sausages
    1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
    1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
    1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
    1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce

    Directions:
    In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or until heated through.

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    4 chicken breasts, shredded (I buy the precooked chicken strips from Tyson and shred them in a food processor)
    8 oz botttle of Wings Hot Sauce
    8oz bottle of Ranch Dressing
    8oz of crumbled Bleu Cheese or blue cheese dressing
    8oz of shredded Cheddar Cheese
    16oz of Cream Cheese

    Mix all ingredients, bake at 325 for 40 mins or stuff all in crockpot on low for 2 hours. Serve with celery and tortilla chips.

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    Kayla says:

    I am liking the recipes your friend put up. I may have to copy some of those too. haha I am by far not that good of a cook, but I am learning more. I have a whole book of crockpot recipes. I will have to look through and see what I can find.

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    Crystal says:

    I have a ton somewhere! The beef stew recipe I use is really good. It’s based on this:

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Beef-Stew-IV/Detail.aspx

    but as we are not too crazy about a lot of potatoes, I use sweet potatoes instead. I also use a can of reduced sodium beef broth instead of the 2 cups of boiling water. It gives the stew more flavor. since I usually end up making this with only 1-1.5 lbs stew meat, I adjust the amount of veggies accordingly – 1 sweet potato, 1 onion, etc. serve over rice and with some crusty bread or biscuits!

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    Robyn says:

    Hehe I totally thought about going out and buying those yoplait smoothie packages after watching BL and just got a blender!

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