Monday, January 5, 2015

January Recipe Roundup!

So one thing I've decided to do this year is to widen the array of recipes that I make regularly. I love sharing and trying new recipes, so I thought I'd start a monthly themed recipe round-up for teachers to share their favorite dishes fitting the theme.

 Since it's winter, and cold where I live, I've been starting with the crockpot. I've been using my crockpot almost every week day. With a liner, clean up is absolutely minimal. My vacuum sealer makes storing leftovers for lunch later (or freezing) super easy.

So, this month's round-up is.....

Laurah's Crockpot Chicken All-in-One
Serves 2

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • your favorite marinade
  • 2 small corncobs, frozen
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained (I like the whole wheat)
  • 2 2/3 cups evaporated milk (I use skim)
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray or use slow cooker liner.
  2. Toss cooked pasta with 2 tbsp. butter and place in slow cooker.
  3. Stir in evaporated milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook on low 3 hours.
  4. Wrap chicken tenders in foil with marinade. Place on top of macaroni in slow cooker.
  5. Wrap corn in foil with 1 tbsp butter. Place next to chicken on top of macaroni. Cook 1 hour longer.
  6. Remove chicken and corn from foil and plate. Add a scoop of mac and cheese to each plate. ENJOY!

So now for the "round-up" part!
1. Blog your favorite slow cooker recipe.
2. Add the picture above and the badge below to your post, both linking back here.
3. Add your post to the link-up.
4. Show some love to the two bloggers above you!


  1. Can't wait to try your crock pot recipe! Can't go wrong with chicken :) Thanks for the recipe and the link up!

    Owls and Lessons, Etc.

  2. Laurah- Thanks for hosting this link party! I look forward to trying your
    recipe- it sounds good!
    Curriculum and Crayons

  3. What a good, EASY dinner! I'm going to try it next week. Thanks for the idea!