New Years Black Eyed Pea Calico Salsa

1 can hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2-1  tsp minced garlic, to taste
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup salsa
sprinkle of sugar, salt if needed

Mix and cover for an hour.
Serve with chips or over cornbread.

Can also add chunked avocado right before serving.
This is an HEB recipe that I tweaked a tiny bit.

Crock Pot Taters and Cheese

 

1 can cream of celery soup

2 cups sour cream

1 1/2 cups onions and red/green bell peppers

4 heaping TB margarine, melted

2 cups mozzarella/colby jack cheese shreds

30 oz bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns

 

Mix first five ingredients well.

Stir in potatoes.

Cook in crock pot on low for 4 hours.

Turn off  crock pot,and remove lid, add 1 cup cheese to top of potatoes.

Put lid back on and let potatoes rest  until cheese is melted.

Top with buttered cracker crumbs or Frenchs Fried Onions.

 

6-8 servings

Many variations of this online.

Add/subtract your fave ingredients, but keep the basics.

(Hash browns, cream of  whatever soup, cheese, margarine, sour cream)

 

 

 

Crockpot Smoked Sausage and Veggies

1/2 of a 14 oz pkg Slovaceks Smoked Beef Sausage , chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 new potatoes, chopped
1/2 of 12 oz pkg mini carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 can French Onion soup
Worcestershire Sauce

Add all ingredients except soup to large crock pot.
Pour soup plus 1/2 can water over all.
Add Worcestershire on top ( I used quite a few shakes) and stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours

Many similiar recipes online, this is my version- husband approved!

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Put 6 eggs in the bottom of a large pot.

Cover with with hot water and bring to boil.

Reduce to simmer and let simmer for 18 minutes.

Remove from pan and run under cold water.

Remove shells.

Perfectly cooked for egg salad or boiled eggs!

Mayo, small shot of mustard, cream cheese, sweet pickle relish and sweet pickle juice to taste makes the perfect base.

If making egg salad, chop up whole egg and mix together.

If using for boiled eggs, remove yolk only and add base then refill the white part.

Crock Pot Spicy Crackers

 

3/4 cup cooking oil

1 tsp orange peel

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp Perfect Pinch Garlic and Bell Pepper

1 pkg  powdered Ranch Dressing

Honey- large squeeze from bottle

20 oz oyster crackers

 

Rub small amount of oil on crock pot.

Mix dry ingredients together.

Stir in remaining oil and honey to dry ingredients, mixing well.

Add crackers and stir, coating all crackers completely.

Pour into crock pot.

Cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring often.

Store in large zip sealed baggie, or glass container.

 

Helpful Hints:

Just my opinion, but glass is much easier to clean than Tupperware, when storing greasy foods!

Using a larger crock pot will make it easier to stir.

This is one of those “add what you like” recipes. Any spice can be added/subtracted to suit your own tastes.

 

Another Crock Pot Roast

 

1 1/2 lb roast

 

1 onion, sliced

2 small pkgs of tiny carrots (4 pkg in bag)

4 celery stalks, chopped

 

1 can cream of celery soup

1 soup can of water

1 small pkg  powdered Italian dressing

1 small pkg brown gravy

 

Put roast in bottom of crock pot.

Layer veggies around it.

Mix last 4 ingredients and pour over all.

Cook on low for 7 hours, until roast is tender and veggies done.