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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Crock Pot Tortellini

I'm being horrible at this.  I've been cooking lately, but forgetting to take pictures.  So badly, in fact, that this one has no final picture!  It was soooo good, though.  I promise I'll try to do better in the future!  :)  I saw this recipe on pinterest, wrote down the ingredients that were on the pin description, but apparently forgot to repin it, so I don't know where it came from.  I sort of changed it just a tad, anyway, but if this is your recipe, let me know and I'll give you a link!  :)

Start layering in the crock pot, spinach, kale, and sausage.  I chose this chicken sausage with mozzarella, artichoke and garlic because I started to drool a little when I saw it at the store.  You could fry it first if you want, but I didn't bother, it was already fully cooked and it was a lazy day.

Add in 2 cans of diced Italian-style tomatoes (not drained), 1/2 a carton of vegetable broth, and a bag of frozen tortellini of your choice, I chose cheese...

And one brick of cream cheese, softened, chopped into bricks.

Turn the crock pot on high for about 3 hours or until the tortellini is done.  This shit was amazing, although I did have to turn it on low and leave the lid off for a few minutes to let the sauce cook down a bit.  It comes out this delicious, pasta dish with a creamy sauce and lots of sausage and vegetables and...damn I wish I'd remembered to take a picture of it!  SORRY!  :)

<3 WW

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Small Update

Apparently, Google Friend Connect is going bye-bye.  Thanks to Sian (sorry I don't know how to make the little characters that go over letters!! LOL) for posting, because I'd not have had a clue.  I guess I'm hiding under a rock somewhere.  Either way, you will notice, on all 3 wings of the little blog manor, here, that on the right there has been a link added to follow by Bloglovin if you'd prefer.  You can also follow by email, pinterest, twitter, or facebook, though I never update the last two, so please set things accordingly and BOO at Google for making us all have to change stuff!  :)



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crock Pot Pork Chops

I've been making a lot of crock pot recipes lately.  It doesn't heat the house up nearly as much as running burners on the stove, so it has been great.  This is one of those where you can just walk away until dinner which is nice.

Start off with squash, garlic, and chopped onion.  I used 2 medium squash that were fresh from my sister-in-law's garden and delicious, half an onion, and a heaping tablespoon of garlic.

Next, dump in a can of collard greens and sort of spread them over the top.  Don't drain them.

Add about 1/2 a bag of baby carrots...

And layer on some pats of butter...Oh yeah.

Next, add some kale.  There's about 2 handfuls dumped in there, and I just tore it with my hands instead of chopping because I find it easier to skirt the big veiny parts on kale that way.

Add a heaping teaspoon of spicy mustard...

...then drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top, then pour in about 1/3 cup of water.

Now, layer your pork chops on, sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and a bit of meat tenderizer if desired, then drizzle a bit of Siriacha sauce over them.

 Put the lid on, set the heat to low, and go away!  No touchy for at least 4 hours!  After that, check to see if the pork chops are done and if they are, then you are good to go!

This is as good as it gets as I completely forgot to take a picture once it was plated up!  It was super delicious and healthy, though.  The vegetable tasted just amazing.  I could live off of greens, I think.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Crustless Mini-Quiche

These are one of my favorite breakfasts/brunches to make on a really lazy day.  They almost always come out great and go wonderfully with coffee or tea.  Most people swear by a crusted quiche, but the first one I ever had was crustless and it has just always been what I've preferred.

Start off with a muffin tin or whatever you want to cook it in.  I use a muffin tin because they come out all cute and finger-food friendly.  Lightly coat your tin in butter, olive oil, or cooking spray.  I usually use olive oil.

Crack some eggs into a bowl.  I use 3 for this tin.  Add about 3 tbsp of milk, some salt and some pepper and stir them up like you're making scrambled eggs.  Chop up whatever else you are adding - I'm using frozen cooked sausage, cheese, and mushrooms in the Wookie's and green onion in mine.  Fold them all into the egg mixture.

Pour into the tins!  I added the cheese as an afterthought, so I just sort of poked it down in there with chopsticks.

Pop them into an oven at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until they are cooked through, then let them cook a bit before removing and that's it.  These can be made more or less healthy depending on what you have laying around and are great to get rid of leftovers - the spinach and green onion was left over from a previous recipe and I was going to add some spinach as well, but I'd already used all of it.

Are you a quiche fan?  Crustless or regular?