Thursday, July 7, 2011

Product Review & Recipes & How to....& Books

I must say I love these slow cooker liners by Reynolds. I made some Crock Pot Mac and Cheese and all I had to do to clean up was take out the liner. This is awesome having a black pot for my crock pot since it is not easy to clean. They even put in a few recipes and some look pretty good. I am also going to share a few recipes that would work great with these great liners.
****Maybe they will send me some great coupons or free liners for this post. :)

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Thanks Kathy Davis
1 10 ounce package of elbow macaroni cooked and drained
1 large can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups of regular milk
1 tsp of salt
1/4 cup melted butter
12 ounces grated cheddar cheese (save 1/2 cup cheese for topping)
1 egg beaten

Spray the liner just a bit to cover the inside of the crock pot
Mix all ingredients well
Pour into crock pot, top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese
Cook on low for 3 hours and 15 minutes

Continental Chicken Thanks Pat Box
4 to 6 boneless chicken breasts
4 to 6 slices bacon
1 jar dried beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup flour

Put in your liner. Spray the inside lightly. Arrange dried beef in bottom of crock pot. Wrap each chicken breast with bacon and lay on top of beef. Mix soup, flour, and sour cream together and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on Low 8 to 10 hours or High 3 to 5 hours.

Serve with rice & If you make 6 pieces of chicken we have found that using 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup makes the chicken more moist. The soup mixture tastes really good on top of your rice and chicken use it as a gravy.

Now to the how to portion of the post:
How to easily clean your microwave and make your kitchen smell wonderful in the process:

Get a medium sized bowl
Put in Cinnamon Sticks, Whole Cloves, and Whole All Spice ( It is up to you the amounts of each)
Cover above ingredients with warm water.
Place in the microwave and heat for 3-5 minutes causing your microwave to steam.
Wipe out your microwave with a damp cloth.
Enjoy the lovely smell in your kitchen and your clean microwave. You can keep your homemade scent out on the kitchen counter too.

I also cleaned out the refrigerator today with a little baking soda, lime juice, vinegar, and warm water. I used this mixture to clean the walls, shelves, and drawers in the fridge and it did not stink of vinegar because I just used a very small amount. Wipe everything down then dry with a towel so that no streak marks will be left.

I guess I am nesting or something because I keep thinking of things to do and clean. I normally clean but now I am deep cleaning things. Maybe next I will start baking and making casseroles for after the baby is born and we are home.

I have started a series of books and I highly recommend them they are the O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson. So far I am on book 4 of the series and I am already dreading the end of the last book in the series. I have totally gotten to know the characters and as always with a good series you hate for it to end.
The Books in order:
The Negotiator
The Guardian
The Truth Seeker
The Protector
The Healer
The Rescuer


  1. I have friends who swear by those crock pot liners, too. I agree that cleaning a crock pot is one of my least favorite things!! So big and heavy!

  2. i will have to try those liners, brooke. i recently started checking out karen kingsbury books from our church library, and she is also a great author if you need something to read when you're done with your series!