Wednesday, August 25, 2010

JELLO-O Magic Mousse

Grandma Naef use to make this for us when we were kids. I use to love watching the "magic" occur as the jello separates from the whipped creme. It was easy to make and tasted so yummy and refreshing too!!

3 cups boiling water 1 (16 oz) Cool Whip
1 pkg (8 oz) Jello-O

1. Stir boiling water into dry geletin. Stir till dissolved. Reserve 1 cup of the whipped topping, refrigerate. Add remaining whipped topping to geletin, stir with wire whisk until whipped topping is complete melted and mixture is well blended (Mixture will be thin)

2. Pour into 6 dessert glasses

3. Refrigerate for about 8 hours till firm. Watch for the "magic" happen.... Top with the reserved whipped topping just before serving.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Smashed Potatoes

Red potatoes
Olive oil
Rosemary (fresh or dried)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil
2. Cut potatoes in half then boil until tender
3. Place potatoes cut side down on the baking sheet then smash with a potato masher just until they flatten but don't break apart.
4. Drizzle each potato with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Then sprinkle on the rosemary.
5. Bake in the oven until lightly brown and slightly crispy. About 20 min.

you can add cheese before you bake them.

Chicken Roulade

Boneless skinless chicken breast
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Minced garlic
Salt, pepper and seasoning salt.
Stove top stuffing mix (follow directions on box)

Yield: Each chicken breast can feed one to two people depending on the size of the breast.

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Save for chicken

2. Follow package directions for stuffing mix. Before stuffing is completely finished, add in you desired amount of fresh spinach and allow it to wilt. Mix in a generous amount of shredded Parmesan cheese and allow it to melt through out the stuffing mixture. Add in a small spoon full of minced garlic and season to taste. Set a side.

3. Place chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat tenderizer until thin. Remove top layer of plastic wrap and season both sides with salt, pepper, and season salt. Then, spoon some of the stuffing mixture on to one side of the chicken. Slowly roll up the chicken like a paper towel roll and wrap in plastic wrap twisting the ends like a candy wrapper. Repeat with each piece of chicken. Next, wrap each chicken roll in aluminum foil just like you did with the plastic wrap.

4. Place each wrapped chicken roll in the pot of boiling water. Let boil for 18 minutes then remove. Allow to cool for a few minutes before unwrapping. Slice each roll in to pieces and serve with rice or potatoes.

I don't have a picture of one of my Roulades, but this picture shows what it should look like. These are really simple but look very fancy.

Other stuffing ideas: Broccoli, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Asparagus and Parmesan cheese. Or any other combination your family likes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced (isn't that word fun to say? and doesn't it make you think of fairies?)
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6-8 oz. uncooked linguini
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts until properly humiliated (1/2-inch thickness). Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper (to make them feel better). In a large heavy skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear until well browned on both sides and cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees farenheit (does anybody actually take its temperature?), about 5 minutes per side.
In second skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil, simmer the tomatoes, garlic, parsley, basil, sugar, salt and pepper over low heat, stirring constantly until sauce is cooked. Add lemon juice until heated. Toss cooked chicken into the sauce. Keep warm.
Cook linguini according to package directions. Spoon sauce over hot linguini and sprinkle with cheese. Serves 2 giants or a regular family with picky eaters.
This recipe came in a King Soopers ad in the mail. I thought it was yummy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shredded Beef (for tacos or pitas)

1 Rump Roast (small one usually feeds my family of four for 2-3 meals, larger one can feed 6 adults plus kids)

Beef Broth (enough to almost cover roast in crock pot)

Seasonings- cumin, oregeno, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder

Put roast in crock pot, pour beef broth over and season liberally. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or low for 8-12 hours. You amy want to check flavor after meat is cooked and add more seasonings if needed.

The roast should flake apart easily and can then be used for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, pita pockets. It's delicious and easy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dad's Homemade Bread - perfected!

2T yeast
5 1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar (i always add an additional 1/2 c of splenda--sugar substitute)
1/2 c oil
2 1/2 t of salt
flour 50/50 white/whole wheat 14+ cups
1/2-1c of gluten (wish I had it here) use it unless you want to knead bread a lot.
1-4 eggs
1/2 of powdered milk

warm water 110-120 deg F approx
add sugar and yeast, mix, wait for a few minutes to make sure the yeast is working.
add sugar subs, oil, and any opptional items.
add 1/2 of flour and mix well
add salt (i understand if salt is added to early in the process it kills the yeast, not sure if this a "wives tale" or not)
add flour a cup or so at a time and mix and knead, I u se my hands (wash first) and used to use rubber gloves, but don't anymore.
stop adding flour when lump is still tacky (the lump begins to pull away from the pan edge and from your hands)

knead, 10 minutes (unless using gluten, then can reduce the kneading)
oil coat a large pan, put lump in pan, make sure a thin coat of oil is on the exterior of the lump (facilitates rising)
cover with plastic bag set in semi warm place and let rise until lump is double in size, usually takes an hour or so.
grease 4 large bread pans or 5-6 smaller ones and divide the lump and knead and shape into loaves for each pan.

let raise another hour until double in size or so.

bake 1/2 hour 350-400 deg F depending on the type of crust you want.

Ice Cream Pie

25 Oreo cookies
4 T melted margerine
1/2 gallon chocolate chip mint ice cream
1 jar chocolate Hershey's fudge topping
1 9 oz container whipped topping

Blend cookies in blender until they are crumbs. Press into a 9x13 pan
Pour melted butter over crumbs, mix and spread evenly over bottom of pan. Put water on palm to keep crumbs from sticking to you. Slice ice cream about 1/2" thick and arrange on top of crumbs. Slightly warm fudge topping in can to pouring consistency and pour over ice cream. Spread whipped topping over fudge and sprinkle with more cookie crumbs or chocolate. Put this together quickly so as not to melt ice cream. Can be made a day ahead, and will keep well in the freezer for several days.

Shepherd's Pie

Bottom layer all mixed together:
1 lb ground beef, previously browned
1 can tomato soup (if it's too thick, add another half can)
1 can green beans or favorite veggies
dried onion, other favorite seasonings to taste

Top layer:
Mashed potatoes with melted cheese on top

Bake in oven until warmed all the way through and cheese is melted - 350, about 25 minutes

Salsa Chicken

This is a recipe that my mom used a lot on Sundays. Its hard to type out because it is done more by feel then by exact amounts.

She would get out enough boneless skinless chicken to feed the family. Place the chicken frozen or thawed in crock pot. Pour Pace Salsa over the chicken until fully covered (be generous). Cook on medium heat for 4-6 hours. Once cooked, shred chicken and use in tacos.

Banana Bread

1 C sugar
1/2 C butter or margarine
3 mashed bananas
1 egg
1 t baking soda
1 1/3 C flour

Cream sugar and margarine. Add egg and mashed bananas. Add flour and soda; mix well. Put in a greased pan and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Makes one loaf or 4 small pans.

tip: I use bananas that are past ripe when making banana bread, it always turns out sweeter!

Creamy Potato Soup

1/2 onion diced
2 T margarine or butter
1/2 t salt
5-6 medium potatoes cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 C water
1 T chicken soup base

8 oz cream cheese
1/4 C flour
3 C milk

4 carrots chopped

grated cheddar cheese
bacon pieces
green onions chopped

1. Saute' onions and butter in large pot. Add salt and potatoes and saute also for 1 minute. Add water and soup base. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked. (If adding carrots, do so while simmering)

2. While simmering, in separate bowl, blend cream cheese and flour together.

3. After potatoes are cooked add cream cheese mixture to pot and stir until smooth. Add milk. Heat until warm and creamy.

Easy Bisquits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 T white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
3. Turn our onto a floured surface, and knead 15-20 times (do not over knead, this will harden the dough). Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
4. Bake for 13-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

White Chicken Chili

stir together:
1can chicken broth (32 oz.)
2tsp. garlic powder
1tsp. cumin
2tsp. oregano
1/2 - 1tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can diced green chilis
1-2cup onion( I just use onion powder)

Pour this mixture over a pot full of 3cans(15oz.) Great Northern Beans

Bring to a boil.
Simmer 2hrs.
Add 4cups diced cooked chicken

About 15min. before serving add 2cups sour cream and 3cups jack cheese. Stir until metled but do not boil again.

No Bake Cookies

2 1/2 cup oatmeal (quick is best)
2 c. sugar
4 TBLS cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1tsp. vanilla
1 cube of butter

Bring sugar, cocoa, milk vanilla & butter to a boil, stirring frequently. *Let boil atleast 2min. 
In a bowl put your oats with the peanut butter on top.
Pour chocolate mixture over the top of the oats and peanut butter and stir together.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture on to wax papaer. Let cool completely. Enjoy!

Chicken Rolls

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent rolls(16)
1 8oz. package cream cheese
2 TBLS butter, softened
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 TBLS dried onion flakes(or fresh onions if you prefer)
1 TBLS milk
chopped mushrooms(optional)
2 cups chicked diced (you can used canned or cooked)

1/4 cup melted butter
Parmesan Cheese

Blend cream cheese, butter, and milk until smooth. Add salt, pepper, onions. Fold in chicken and diced mushrooms.

Unroll crescent rolls in to seperate triangles. Put 1TBLS mixture on to the crescent roll. Fold the dough around mixture and pinch dough together.(some stuffing may show) Roll crescent roll in melted butter then roll in parmesan cheese.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 350degrees for 20min.

Pumpkin Cobbler

1q. can pumpkin
1 yellow cake mix
1tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 can evaporated mil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cube butter (8TBLS)

Mix all ingredients except for the cake mix and butter. Pour in to 9x13 cake pan. Pour dry cake mix powder evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Cut butter in to thin slices and place evenly on top of the cake powder.

Bake 350degrees for 50-60min. Let cool and set.

Strawberry Pie & Pie Crust

1 cup crushed strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 TBLS flour

Cook in pot until the juices become clear. (about 5min. or longer, if you don't cook long enough the pie will be runny but it will still taste great.)

Line a pie shell with whole strawberris. (fill in gaps with cut up strawberries) Pour strawberry mixture over strawberries in pie shell.  cool.

2c. flour
3/4 c. Crisco (heaping)
1tsp. salt
7-8TBLS ice water

Put flour & salt in bowl. Cut Crisco into pea size w/fork and stir in to flour. Stir in water. Form in to a ball. (put in fridge to chill until easy to handle) Roll out & place in pie pan.
Prick sids and bottom with fork. Line with double layer of foil.
Bakd 450degrees for 8min. Remove foil then bake 5-6 more min.

German Chocolate Frosting

1cup evaporated milk
1c. sugar
3 egg yolkes(beat first)
1 cube butter(1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Put all ingredients in sauce pan. Bring to boil. Simmer 10min.(stirring frequently)
*don't let egg scramble
Take off stove and keep in pan. Stir in 1 1/3 cup coconut & 1 cup pecans

Beat together. Beat on and off until cool enough for cake.

This really is more simple than it sounds. After you try this you'll never buy the canned german chocolate frosting again.

Crockpot Meatloaf

Robert and I have tried tons of meatloafs, either he'd like it an I wouldn't, or visa versa. We both love this one.
I always double this recipe and it works out great!

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 package of stove top stuffing
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

Mix ground beef, egg, stuffing mix and 1/3 of the tomato sauce. When it is well mixed shape it in a loaf and put it in the crock pot. Pour the remaining tomato sauce on top. Let cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.

KD's favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Butter (real butter, not margarine or shortening)
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1/4 cup corn starch
2 cups chocolate chips

Mix butter and sugar in electric mixer for 4 to 5 min. Must be very fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and whip and addition 3 min. Then gentle mix in flour, soda and salt. Add in the chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degree's.
Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake 7 to 8 min.
These cookies are soft and wonderful.

Crockpot Lasagna

Use your favorite recipe but Do Not Cook the noodles before layering in the crock pot. After you have layered all of the ingredients slowly pour 1/2 cup water on top. Cook covered on low for 3-4 hours.

Spaghetti sauce(canned or homemade)
8 oz lasagna noodles
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups ricotta or cream-style cottage cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 lb mozzarella cheese grated

Mix eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes. In shallow, oblong crock pot cover bottom with spaghetti sauce, a layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of cottage cheese mix, a layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese then start over. ending with a layer of mozzarella cheese. slowly and evenly pour 1/2 cup water over the top. Then cover with lid and cook on low for 4 hours.

Make sure you don't skimp on the spaghetti sauce. It cooks some of it off so use a little more than usual.

Grandma Naef's Pickle Recipe

AKA: Sweet Pickle Chunks

10 Med Cucumbers
8 C. Sugar
2 Tbl. Mixed Pickle Spice
4 tsp. Salt
4 C. Cider Vinegar

Cover whole cucumbers with boiling water and let stand overnight. Drain. Repeat for 3 more days. On the fifth day, drain and cut into bite size chunks. Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over cucumber chunks. Cover and let stand for 2 days. Bring the mixture to a full boil. Fill hot scalded jars to 1/2 inch of top. Cover with hot lids and rings (rings don't need to be hot). Do not close too tightly. Process in boiling hot water bath for 5 minutes. Jars must be covered with water and standing upright. Start timing as soon as jars are placed in hot water. When jars are removed, they will pop and seal as they cool. Makes 9 pts.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Turkey breast loaf

1/4 cup sliced green onion (I used less)
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (I used less)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup dry rolled oats
2 tbsp skim (fat free) milk
1/3 cup bottled chili sauce (ketchup with a kick)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vinegar

1. In a large bowl mix together the egg, rolled oats, milk, 2 tbsp of the chili sauce, the oregano, and black pepper. Add the vegetables and the ground turkey; mix well.

2. Pat the mixture firmly into a loaf pan. Invert pan into a shallow baking pan; remove loaf pan. Bake the turkey loaf in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine remaining chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar, spoon over turkey loaf. Bake for 15 minutes more. Makes 6 servings

Mominoes pizza

Rhodes frozen Texas rolls (let thaw according to package)

1 can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp sugar

Shredded mozarella cheese

Favorite pizza toppings

For sauce: heat olive oil, and spices, and add tomato sauce. Simmer for a few minutes. Roll out dough individually. Lay onto greased and floured cookie sheet. Spread with sauce. Top with cheese and toppings. Bake at 350 for about 15 min.

Always Easy Taco Salad

Taco salad is great, because you don't always have to use the same ingredients every time. If you are preparing a meal for several people (roommates), place each mix-in into separate bowls. Then people can make their own salads.

Brown some ground beef, or use ground turkey, or even chicken instead. Season it with salt and pepper, or a taco seasoning packet.

Chop up some lettuce.

Crush up chips in your hands, and place in the bottom of your bowl... I use tortilla chips, but corn chips, or Doritos work too.

Then add some beans... I use pinto beans, but there are also kidney beans, chili beans... whatever you might have on hand.

Suggestions of mix-ins:


Top it off with sour cream, and/or a favorite salad dressing.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preparation time: 30 to 35 minutes
Baking time: 8 to 13 minutes/baking sheet
About 3 dozen cookies

1-1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup Butter Flavor CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 3/4 Butter Flavor Crisco stick
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (6-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Heat oven to 375ºF. Combine brown sugar, Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat egg into creamed mixture.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if used.
Drop rounded measuring tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375ºF for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist), or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack; remove cookies to rack to cool completely.

Cathy's famous pasta salad:

Cooked rotini shaped pasta (drain, and run under cold water, until no longer warm)

diced tomato
matchstix carrots
chopped celery
chopped black olives

Wishbone italian dressing
Salad Supreme seasoning
Parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, mix pasta and veggies with about 1/2 cup of Wishbone Italian dressing, 1/4 cup (approx) salad supreme (seasoning), and 1/2 cup (approx) parmesan cheese.

I love to top this salad with diced avocados (Hass)

Cathy's fish tacos

6 fish fillets (Gorton's crunchy are my favorite)
6 corn tortillas
shredded green cabbage
lime juice

Sauce (mix together):

1 1/2 cup Mayonaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 1/2 - 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix sauce while fish is baking (according to package). When fish is a few minutes from being ready, heat tortilla. I usually use a flat fry pan over low heat, and repeatedly turn tortilla until warmed through. Lay tortilla on a plate, add one fish fillet. Squeeze about a teaspoon of lime juice over fish, and sprinkle shredded cabbage over the top. Finally, add the sauce. I like a lot of sauce on mine, but you can use as much or as little as desired.

Cranberry Jello salad (great for special occasions)

6oz raspberry jello
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple

mix together, let cool slightly


1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 cup chopped walnuts

refrigerate, and let set:

spread topping:

8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream

sprinkle with chopped walnuts

Cathy's Peanut butter cookies

2 ts Vanilla extract (NOT imitation)
1 c Peanut butter -- creamy
3 Eggs
1 c Butter-flavored Crisco

1 1/4 c Sugar
1 1/4 c Dark brown sugar
1/4 t Salt
1/2 t Baking soda
2 c Flour

Preheat oven to 300ºF.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.

In a large bowl, blend sugars using a mixer at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste.

Add eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed until just mixed. (Do not overmix).

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart. With a wet fork, gently press a crisscross pattern on top of the cookies.

Bake for 8-22 minutes until cookies are slightly brown along the edges. Transfer cookies immediately to cool surface with a spatula.

Aunt Anne's sweet potatoes

1 lg can of yams, drained
1 jar marshmellow creme
2-3 tbl brown sugar
2 tbl butter
1/4 can evapoated milk
1/2 tsp salt
Mash and mix the above incredients and put them into a baking dish.
Bake at 400 degrees for 1/2 hour.

8 tbl butter
8 tbl brown sugar
2 cups pecans (halves or pieces)

Melt butter and stir in sugar and pecans. It should be moist but thick. Add brown sugar if needed or desired. The more brown sugar and butter, the better. Especially if you use a wide mouth baking dish, you will get better coverage. After yams have baked for 1/2 hour, spread topping on the yams evenly. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until bubbling. Let the entire souffle/casserole rest for about 10 minutes or more before serving.

Fettucine alfredo

12oz cream cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk (added slowly)
1/2 tsp garlic powder

cooked fettucine pasta

In a large sauce pan, melt butter,
add cream cheese, parmesan cheese,
milk, and garlic powder. Stir sauce
until smooth. Pour over cooked fettucine.
More or less milk may be used, depending
on desired thickness. Top with grilled
chicken if desired

Easy Chicken Enchaladas

Sauce (stir together):
1 can cream of chicken soup
16 oz sour cream
Green (mild or med) taco sauce or
enchalada sauce (add to taste)

Cooked boneless skinless chicken breast chopped
shredded cheese
flour tortillas

Spread some sauce on the bottom of
baking dish (9x13) lay flour tortilla on
flat surface, spread a spoonfull of sauce
on it, add chicken, and shredded cheese,
Roll tight. Place in baking dish, and
repeat until full. Spread a layer of sauce
on the top of enchaladas, sprinkle cheese
over top, and bake on 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Cathy's Pastrami Sandwich

What you need:

deli pastrami sandwich sliced
sour dough bread sliced
swiss cheese sliced
mustard (any kind) or thousand island dressing
deli cole slaw
dill weed

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place two slices of sour dough bread on cookie sheet. On one slice spread mustard. If using thousand island, spread after bread is grilled.
Lay a couple slices of pastrami on both slices of bread, and top with swiss cheese. Heat in oven for about 5-10 minutes.
While baking mix dill weed into coleslaw. Remove from oven, and put sandwich together. Flip over slice of bread without the
mustard, and spread a layer of cole slaw on it. Put it back together again, and enjoy.

Laura's Alfredo Chicken

So I came across a super easy recipe for crock pot chicken alfredo. We had it for dinner tonight. It isn't Olive Garden alfredo (or even Cathy's) but for how simple it was I will certainly make it again.

2 lb. Chicken
1 package cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken
1/2 cup water
pepper to taste (I also added garlic)

Cut chicken and place at bottom of crockpot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Serve over rice or noodles.

My crock pot cooks fast so it didn't take as long. It is a very nice and easy Sunday meal. Just thought I would share! :) Since I work during the week I'm always looking for crock pot recipes if anyone has any good ones (preferably inexpensive ones).