Comfort Foods from Your Crockpot
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Comfort foods, and crockpots, are two things that go great together. As the weather gets cooler, and the stress and activity of the school year begins, we all could use some comfort foods. Here are a few crockpot recipes, with simple ingredients, to try when times are tough. Each serves quite a few people and requires inexpensive ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen.
Chicken noodle soup has become the go-to comfort food to serve to a loved one who is feeling sick. It brings back good memories of being well taken care of by a parent (or other relative) who loves you dearly. This recipe comes from Moms Who Think. You will need:
* 8 ounce package of egg noodles
* 3 carrots (peeled and cut in chunks)
* 1 large onion (cut in quarters)
* 3 celery stalks (cut in chunks)
* 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
* 2 cans of chicken broth
* 2 or 3 soup cans of water
* Some dill, dried parsley, and garlic powder
Start by putting the carrots, onions, and celery into your crockpot. Add the chicken. Pour in the mixture of broth, water, dill, parsley and garlic powder. Cover the crockpot and cook it on low 6 to 8 hours. After the time is up, remove the chicken and vegetables, add the noodles, and turn it to high. Dice up the chicken and vegetables and then return them to the crockpot for 20 minutes.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
There are times when only chocolate will do! This recipe comes from Taste of Home. You will need:
* 1 package of devil’s food cake mix (regular size)
* 1 to 2/3 cups of water
* 3 eggs
* 1/3 cup canola oil
* 2 cups of cold 2% milk
* 1 package of instant chocolate pudding mix
* 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
This recipe calls for a crockpot that is 4 quarts. Grease the inside of it (to make removing the cake easier). In a bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil. When it is mixed, transfer it to your crockpot. Get another bowl and whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let it stand until it is soft set. Spoon it over the cake batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Cover the crockpot and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours. It makes 12 servings.