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JessicaH
« on: October 13, 2007 07:34:18 PM »

so, being the poor college kid i am, i'm always looking for inexpensive and convenient meals to make with my limited means of cooking. i have a microwave, a george foreman grill, and a small crock pot.
with that in mind, i made myself some garlic mashed potatoes tonight in the crockpot!


this is a very "loose" recipe.
what you need:
as many potatoes as you'll eat, halved or quartered, with the skin on or off(since this was my whole dinner i used 4 small red potatoes)
about 1 T butter/butter substitute (i used i can't believe it's not butter)
minced garlic (i used ALOT! yummy)
water (for my small recipe i used about 1/4 cup)

put all four of these ingredients into the crockpot and cover it and turn it on (my crockpot doesn't have temperature settings. it's just ON. but if yours does turn it on HIGH). then leave for about 3 hours (i went to the mall hehehe)

when you come back, start mashing em up! if it seems like theres a bit too much water in there you can drain a bit off, but you need a little in there to get the consistency right. or, you can drain all the water and use cream (like a normal person lol- i don't really allow myself that luxury)

then add the magic ingredient- mozzarella cheese!
also now is the time you'll add salt/pepper to taste. then let the cheese melt a bit. it should look like this:



then get yourself a dora the explorer paper bowl



and fill 'er up!



then eat!

this is probably one of the easiest, cheapest, and most delicious things i've made this year.  i'm loving having this crockpot- i put all the stuff in there, go to class, and come back and i have my meal waiting for me!

if anyone has any other suggestions of what i can make in my crockpot let me know! - i don't eat most meat though, but i will eat seafood.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2007 07:35:30 PM by JessicaH » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007 07:37:13 PM »

That looks delicious, being a poor college student myself.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007 07:41:07 PM »

i love rice with taco seasoning and corn.

Ole!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007 07:43:38 PM »

http://allrecipes.com/Search/Recipes.aspx?WithTerm=crockpot&SearchIn=h93 this site has a TON of awesome recipes i searched crockpot seafood and came up with 10 recipes but they have a buncyh more in other cateogories for your slowcooker and BONUS you can decrease the amount serving isnt that cool Wink
are you not allowed to have a toaster oven? eeh ghad if not i cry tears for you we have a toaster oven and bake bread all the time its our kitchens best friend Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007 07:46:12 PM »

You can make crock pot lasagna! Just buy the no-boil noodles and you're good to go! I'm a vegetarian, so I usually add a few crumbled boca burgers (soy) to the marinara sauce.  You can modify any lasagna recipe for the crock pot.  It's delicious!!
My sister makes crock pot macaroni and cheese and she uses the regular elbow macaroni - it takes longer to cook through. (I wouldn't use regular lasagna noodles or it might never get done!)
Good luck with the crock pot - and college! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007 07:49:22 PM »

yummmmmmm crockpots are genius! i love things that don't require attention. yayayay.
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JessicaH
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007 08:00:02 PM »

http://allrecipes.com/Search/Recipes.aspx?WithTerm=crockpot&SearchIn=h93 this site has a TON of awesome recipes i searched crockpot seafood and came up with 10 recipes but they have a buncyh more in other cateogories for your slowcooker and BONUS you can decrease the amount serving isnt that cool Wink
are you not allowed to have a toaster oven? eeh ghad if not i cry tears for you we have a toaster oven and bake bread all the time its our kitchens best friend Cheesy


we do have a small kitchen on the second floor of our building (im on the fourth).  but when i say small i mean SMALL. sometimes i use the oven down there but there in use most of the time and suck anyways.
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JessicaH
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007 08:01:15 PM »

That looks delicious, being a poor college student myself.

Where do you go?
i'm at U-Wisconsin Superior. small school. it's pretty much a private school but it's got public school' tuition Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2007 08:03:02 PM »

One of my favorite no meat recipes is winter squash chili. It is sweet naturally from the squash, and the protein is provided by the beans.
You could use canned pumpkin, but I think fresh squash is better. You just cut it in half and put a little water in the cavity, and microwave the heck out of it. Scoop out the insides and add to your already crockpot cooked beans, some dehydrated onions, garlic, cumin powder, oregano, chili powder, salt, and tomato sauce. I never measure. I hope you can dump with confidence!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2007 08:18:13 PM »

this recipe looks really good and pretty cheap Smiley

Cauliflower and Potato Curry
      ----------------------------

      4 Cups potatoes, peeled and quartered
      1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
   
      3/4 tsp ground turmeric
      1/2 tsp chilli powder
      1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
      3/4 tsp salt
      big pinch of sugar
      2 tomatoes, chopped
      1 1/4 cups water
     
      Method:

      Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for
      approximately six hours.  If you're adding wheat berries,
        cook them on high with an additional cup of water for an
        hour, then add remaining ingredients and cook on low.

     
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