Thursday, June 21, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday!!!

Welcome to my weekly Crockpot Recipes Exchange. It's such a great way to share your avorite 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 :)

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chorizo
Copyright, 2006, Robin Miller, All rights reserved

1 pound green split peas
10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 pound diced chorizo or andouille sausage
1 1/2 cups diced carrot
1 cup diced shallot
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaves and season with salt and black pepper before serving.

Island Bread Pudding
Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee, 2007

1 pound Hawaiian Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (recommended: King's)
1 cup pineapple chunks (recommended: Dole)
1 (7-ounce) bag dried tropical fruit trio (recommended: Sun Maid)
1 (12-ounce) can coconut milk (recommended: Thai Kitchen)
1/4 cup dark rum (recommended: Myers's)
1 cup pineapple-coconut nectar (recommended: Kern's)
1 cup brown sugar (recommended: C and H)
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
Spray the inside of a 4 or 5-quart slow cooker with butter-flavored cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, pineapple, and dried tropical mix.

In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut milk, rum, nectar, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over bread mixture. Stir until well combined and bread is saturated.

Transfer to slow cooker. Dot with butter. Cover and cook on low setting for 3 to 4 hours.


  1. that bread pudding look to die for!! Yum!
    PS--hope the packing is going well :)

  2. Happy Thursday, everyone! I've posted one of our favorite, very quick-to-make, crockpot recipes this morning.

  3. The Island Bread Pudding is on my to try list. Thanks for hosting!


  4. These both look good - I'll be trying them both out. I've been making lots of slowcooker recipes thanks to your site. I didn't have time to post a recipe myself today, but will try to do better next time!

  5. Joe likes chorizo so I bet he would enjoy this!

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to participate today! I'm still running around doing errands and catching up after being gone for 3 wks!

    I'll try to get one up though :)

  6. These both look good. My husband loves chorizo and split pea soup so I've saved this one. Thanks!


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