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Italian Pot Roast with Pastina, made in the crock pot #CrockPot, #Beef, #Recipes
Italian Pot Roast ~ Crock Pot Recipe

Warm up this fall with a hearty serving of this Italian Pot Roast. Easy to make in your slow cooker, this Italian Pot Roast is sure to please all tastes and budgets! You can prep a batch in no time, then just set the slow cooker and forget about it. By dinner time, you will be enjoying a hearty pot roast that warms you right up. Take a look at how to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of baby carrots, whole
  • 2 cups of small red potatoes, cut into fourths
  • 4 pounds of boneless chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each of dried basil and oregano
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of Pastina baby pasta
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:
1. Pour the water and beef broth into the slow cooker. Mix in the dry onion soup mix and tomato sauce. Stir well.
2. Place the vegetables (onion, potatoes, carrots) in the bottom of the cooker. Distribute them into an even layer.
3. Place the roast on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle your pepper, oregano, and basil onto the meat.
4. Set the slow cooker on low for 8-10 hours. As it cooks, you can use a ladle to spoon the liquid of the roast and season it further. This will also keep it moist.
5. With a half hour left to cook, you can add a cup of pastina directly to the slow cooker. If you are worried about over/under cooking the pasta, you can cook it on the side in a sauce pan.

Serve your Italian Pot Roast over the pastina. If you wish you can add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for an extra kick.
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Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Recipe that uses left over hot dog buns to create a hot and yummy breakfast, #HotDogBuns, #BreakfastHave you ever noticed that after a family bbq there always seems to be left over hot dog or hamburger buns?  You never know how many to buy, and there is normally lots left over. BUT they have been sitting out in the heat so the bag has started to get moister in it, so they are going to mold fast… or the bag has been left open for a few hours and the buns are starting to get stale.  The “thrifty” part of me does not want to toss food. SO I came up with a recipe that allows me to use the buns for breakfast the next morning.  If you only have a few buns you can substitute normal bread… or toss the buns in the freezer till you get enough to make the recipe.

Blueberry  French Toast Bake

What you need:

  • 9 cup cubed Hot Dog or hamburger buns
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 eggs whipped
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups half and half

Heat oven to 350 degrees, coat mini loaf pan or 9X13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

Baked French Toast Blueberry, Quick and easy recipe that is AWESOME, #BreakfastRecipe #BakedRecipe

In a large mixing bowl whip together the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, eggs, and half and half.  Once they are well blended add the cubed Buns/bread and blueberries.  Mix together well, let sit for 5-10 minutes while the bread soaks up most the liquid. Once it has set, spoon the mixture into prepared pan.  Bake at 350, the mini loaf pan only needs 30-35 mins to bake, while the casserole dish will take 45-50 minutes.

You can also prepare the bread/ egg mixture the night before for a quick and easy breakfast idea.  Just pop it into the oven after it has soaked overnight.  You might need to adjust cooking time since it will be cold from sitting in the refrigerator overnight.

Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Recipe that uses left over hot dog buns to create a hot and yummy breakfast, #HotDogBuns, #Breakfast

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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchCrunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad

I have always wanted to try these bags of broccoli slaw, but never had any idea what to make with them.  My sister in law made this Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad at our last family  dinner and everyone loved it.  We ate every last bite, I was surprised to see how easy it was to make and the fact that all my kids LOVED it made it a “keeper” for  our family recipe book.

This recipe makes  a LARGE bowl, about 18 cups of salad so it is great to take a picnic or family gathering.

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchTo make this salad you will need:

  • 1 – 32oz bag of Broccoli Slaw (2lbs)
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles (withOUT the seasoning packet)
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing (you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds.  Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving.  Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 - 32oz bag of Broccoli Slaw (2lbs)
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles (withOUT the seasoning packet)
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing (you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds. Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving. Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

 

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Red Potato Salad
Broccoli Grape and Sunflower Salad
Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 
Pretzel Jello Salad
Caramel Apple Salad 
Toasted Almond and Cabbage Salad 
Fiesta Layered Corn Salad 
Fresh Cucumber Salad – good for 2 months in the refrigerator 
Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes 
Six Thumbs Up Salad
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How to Make Ice Cream In A Bag

Ziploc challenged my family to see how we could survive spending NO money for a weekend. Can Your Family Survive a No-Spend Weekend? We never shop on Sundays so that was pretty easy, we just went to church and did a family dinner like normal. Saturday the weather was nice so the kids wanted to play outside, it was one of the first sunny days we’ve had this spring. The kids laid in the hammock, played tag, dug in the mud for worms and had a great time enjoying the sunshine.

We spread a blanket out on the grass and had a snack. The kids wanted to pack a picnic lunch even though we were right in our own backyard. The girls made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with lots of extra jelly and put them in Ziploc Bags, and the boys put bbq chips and gold fish crackers in snack bags. They put it all in a backpack and marched outside like they were heading up a mountain side… only to stop in the middle of the yard and enjoy their hard work.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeI had a surprise for them! We often go out for ice cream on Saturday nights.  But since this was a No-Spend Weekend, we made our own ice cream. We made ice cream in a bag, I learned to make it when I was a little girl in my Blue Bird Troop, it was part of earning our cooking badge. It is a fun way to make a tasty treat!

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeHow to Make Ice Cream In A Bag

You will need (makes 5, 1/2 cup servings):

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipe Put the heavy whipping cream, whole milk, sugar, and vanilla into a bowl and mix well till the sugar is dissolved.  Pour 1/2 cup of the ice cream mixture into each small snack bag.  Squeeze out any extra air, zip them shut. Place the snack bag inside a sandwich bag, zip closed and take out any air in the bag.  The double bag will help keep the salt water out of your ice cream. You can add fruit if you want, but it seems to set up better without the fruit. We made one with strawberries and one with black berries, the other 3 were just plain vanilla.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipePut the double bag inside another Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bag, along with 1 1/2 cups of ice and 1 tablespoon salt.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeZip them closed and get ready to start shaking!

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeShake your bags of for 8-10 minutes, the faster you shake them the thicker your ice cream will be. It is best to do this outside, as the ice starts to melt and makes a bit of a mess. It is a good idea to have a little extra ice on hand too. On a hot day the ice will melt much faster, you need to have lots of ice in order for the ice cream to freeze.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeAfter 10 minutes of shaking you should have “soft serve” ice cream ready to eat. Take the snack bag out, wash it off to get rid of any salt water that might be on the bag. You can eat it as is, or put in the freezer for another hour or 2 to help it thicken up even more.

How to make ice cream in a bag, Quick and easy recipe for the kids to make tis summer #Ziploc, #IceCreamInABag, #recipeWe didn’t wait, we ate it right away and the kids loved every bite. They even asked if we could do it again next week instead of going out to eat ice cream. I guess they decided that a No-Spend Weekend was not such a bad idea.

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