Thursday, March 15, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday!!!

Welcome to my weekly Crockpot Recipes Exchange. It's such a great way to share your favorite dishes or to learn some new ones to make for your family.

What do you think??? Do You have some great recipes to share, or perhaps you're looking for some delicious ones to give you a reason to pull out the ol' crockpot???
Time to pull out those crockpots and put them to good use. If you want to join in, just grab the banner and add your name to Mr Linky :)

I'm running a little late on posting this today, I have two sick kids at home, Jasmine with a stomach bug and Nicholas with a cold, needless to say I've been running around from one to the other, I'm exhausted already and it's not even 9am. Wish me luck!!

I gave you all a theme last week but quite honestly I don't even know if you guys will remember it because I didn't either LOL Maybe we will just stick to posting whatever recipe we want, that will make it easier for everyone.

Here's mine for today:


1/3 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c mashed ripe bananas
1/2 c chopped walnuts


Cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift dry ingreds; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into well-greased 4-6 cup mold (I used a ceramic souffle dish).

Cover with foil and tie a string tightly around it to keep foil down. Pour 2 cups hot water in slow-cooking pot. Place mold on rack or trivet (I modified a metal veggie steamer) in pot. Cover with crockpot lid and cook on high 2 to 3 hours or until bread is done. Be sure not to check bread during the first 2 hours of cooking.


1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 tsp. garlic-pepper blend
1 pkg. pasteurized process cheese spread, (8 oz.) diced
2 Tbsp. milk
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 sandwich buns

In a large skillet, brown ground beef and garlic-pepper blend until thoroughly cooked. Drain.
In a 3 1/2 to 4 quart crock pot, combine cooked ground beef and all remaining ingredients except buns; mix well.
Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours.
To serve: spoon mixture onto sandwich buns.


Lori said...

Sandra, these both sound SOOOOO good! I love the idea of the cheeseburger sandwiches! That sounds like a lot of fun for a kids' birthday party! Thanks!

Will be praying for your littles! We've just gotten over a yucky virus here that hit the whole entire family!


Michelle said...

Hoping your family is better soon!
I wondered what happened when I went to add my link and you had not posted yet!!! =)

Kitty said...

Sandra both of these recipes sound delicious!!

Good Luck with the sick kiddos... I was in your shoes a few weeks ago and it was not fun. There's something about late winter/ early spring, when kids seem to get sick more often. It really makes you appreciate the days when everyone is well, though. Hope they feel better soon!! :-)

Michelle said...

I never would have thought about making banana bread in the crockpot! We love banana bread; I'll have to give this a try!

mjpuzzlemom said...

I am praying your sickies get better soon. I put up 2 recipes, I hope that is ok!

Rona's Home Page said...

I hope your little ones get better soon. You have a great weekend.
Love the recipes.

annie said...

Your recipes sound really good!

Thanks for hosting SCT, I love it.

Hope your kiddos get well soon!

blessings & prayers!

Lyndy said...

Sandra, Both sound yummy but especially the sandwiches.

Have a great rest ot the week.


Litzinger said...

What a great idea to do the bread in the crock pot. Especially in the summer! I might have to try that this weekend with the kids. It's like a steamed bread, I bet. Sounds nice and moist. Yummy!

I hope everyone feels better there soon. We've had it here also. I am very ready for spring!

Kelleigh said...

These recipes look great Sandra. I'll have pull out my crock-pot again - maybe when the weather cools down a bit. It's been about 93F (34C) the past couple of days! So much for Autumn, lol!