Monday, August 31, 2015

MomLid's "Famous" Creamed Corn in the Crockpot

Famous, you ask? Sort of - I do get asked to bring this to a lot of potlucks, my children would disown me if I didn't make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my husband might divorce me if I didn't make it periodically . Truth be told, this is quite easy to make and I'm happy to oblige. It's so simple that if you blink, you'll miss it. I threw this recipe together using 2 of my favorite ingredients, I'm almost embarassed to call it a recipe. Almost, but not quite. This recipe can be halved, doubled or tripled, and you can always add cheese. Here it is: 2 lb frozen corn, white corn preferred 16oz cream cheese sugar, to taste (optional) salt & pepper to taste - I don't add any I use a 6-qt crockpot (This is not my photo - used a stock photo. Sorry, but it always gets eaten before I can take a picture) 1. Mix together in crockpot 2. Heat 2-4 hours on high or low until all is blended and mixed together 3. Many times I will mix and heat up in the microwave and then just keep it warm in the crockpot 4. Enjoy! See - I said it was easy, and quite impressive!

Monday, March 2, 2015

MomLid's Meatloaf

One of my husband's favorite meals is meatloaf. It's such a simple comfort food, especially in colder weather. Discovering that I can make an excellent meatloaf in the crockpot means that we can even make it in warm weather without heating up th kitchen. I took a little from here & a little from there to make this my own! Not necessarily pretty, but beautiful to eat. MOMLID'S MEATLOAF! OVEN VERION: 1-1/2 lbs ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 2/3 cups bread crumbs 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 tsp dried thyme 2 cloves garlic,chopped 2 ribs celery with leaves, finely chopped. 1/4 red onion chopped (optional) 2 t prepared mustard 2 t Worchestershire sauce 1/4 cup milk 1. Mix all together thoroughly - I totally advocate using your hands to moosh everthing together! (remove rings first or use gloves) 2. Form into a loaf in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. 3. Top with glaze: 1/2 cup ketchup & 1/4 cup brown sugar mixed 4. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven, let sit 10-15 minutes before slicing CROCKPOT VERSION:
1. Form into a loaf and place on foil in crockpot. 2. Place the cover on your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours (until meat thermometer reads 160) Note: Cooking times are just a guideline. Slow cookers cook differently depending on size and make/model. It is recommended that you test times in your slow cooker for all new recipes.