Monday, July 9, 2012

Pinterest Cooking Day 1 - Sunday

I decided to start something new this week with my family.  I am tired of cooking the same ole stuff every time I cook.  So I sat down Saturday morning with a menu for the week and only eating out Saturday night.  

I LOVE pinterest.  Did you know that??  You can click HERE to see the other things that I have blogged about using pinterest.  I have done several more, but forgot to take pictures or just not blogged about yet.

Anyways.  I made my menu only from pinterest inspired recipes.  Day one was a total hit from my family.

Sour Cream and Bacon Crockpot Chicken

My husband asked for seconds, Jackson tried a bite of Stephens and then asked for his own and Stephen also enjoyed it.

Here is the recipe straight from the site it came from.


Sour Cream and Bacon Crockpot Chicken


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooke Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 (10 oz) cans roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup flour (all purpose or gluten free blend)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat until some of the fat is rendered. Be sure that the bacon is still pliable and not crisp. Drain on paper towels. If you use this method, reduce the flour to 1/4 cup. Or don’t cook the bacon and proceed with the recipe.
  2. Then wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 4-5 quart crockpot.
  3. In medium bowl, combine condensed soups, sour cream, and flour and mix with wire whisk to blend. Pour over chicken.
  4. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked. You may want to remove the chicken and beat the sauce with a wire whisk so it is very well blended.
  5. Pour sauce over chicken.
  6. If you have a newer crockpot, check the chicken at 5 hours. The internal temp should be 160 -170 degrees F.


I didn't use Chick breast, I used tenders. I did not cook mine for 8 hours.  I put mine on about 3:30 and cooked it till about 6 on high.  It was so moist it was falling apart.  Another thing I did was used the 1/2 cup flour with non cooked bacon wrapped around the chick.  

Next time I cook this I will totally cook the bacon, drain the fat and most likely add the full 1/2 cup flour.  My sauce was very runny from the bacon grease and I just don't like that at all.  I would have loved to had the sauce like a gravy, but it was too runny.

Next I served 

OVEN FRIED OKRA - straight from my garden.  I wanted to get a picture, but my battery died as I turned the camera on.  I searched pinterest for the best recipe, but ended up making up my own.  I crushed my Ritz crackers finely with my food processor, added 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup flour.  I sliced the okra, dipped in egg, the in the ritz mixture.  Put a tad bit of butter and oil in a baking pan and baked on 350 for about 20 min.  

Jackson LOVED them and Bart LOVED them also.  Stephen didn't try them.  

I also made biscuts.  I can't find the recipe, but everyone liked them.  I have tried to do biscuts before and they have never turned out great.  Still searching for the Perfect biscut!!  

We also had Green beans, cause if the other stuff turned out bad atleast I couldn't mess up green beans!!!







2 comments:

  1. All of the recipes sound great. I am going to try the okra, since that is not how I make mine. Sounds good! I am also going to try the chicken/bacon recipe in the crockpot. That one sounds great. I love to cook in my crockpot! I think we all need to shake it up occasionally. I find that I cook the same thing over and over with changes for summer and winter. The same thing over and over......

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  2. I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will be trying this one for sure. It looks really good!! I love the picture on the top of your blog of your boys hugging. Adorable!!!

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