DOUBLE HITTER

26 Nov

This post contains not one, but TWO awesome recipes!! Last night was just a night of deliciousness! For dinner my crockpot was hard at work. It was cooking through the end of the workday, while I was at the gym and all during Bible study. In the late afternoon I cut chicken breasts into cubes and put them in the bottom of my crockpot. They were seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder and pepper then topped with a can of cream of celery and a can of cream and chicken. Then I let them alone!

At the gym I did 35 minutes on the treadmill at a fast walk with a steep incline (2.21 miles, 217 calories) and came home to a good Bible study with friends. By the time our group had all left we were super hungry! Thankfully dinner was just minutes away. I made pasta on the stovetop using a vegetable mix from the amish store (there aren’t actually veggies in it, the noodles are made using different vegetables along with the usual pasta ingredients). To the crockpot I added pimientos and some process cheese (like the large block of Velveeta you can buy)- I had never had a recipe call for this before and I wouldn’t make it a very usual thing since it’s not exactly a natural food but every great once in awhile is fine!

Topped the pasta with the melty, cheesy mix and we ate up.

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This came out of my Best of Country “Slow Cooker Recipes” and we would DEFINITELY have this again.

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I am normally satisfied after I eat my dinner and rarely get seconds but it was hard not to go back for more on this one! I didn’t though because I knew what was coming next…

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COOKIES!

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Remember I said that Saturday night Zach and I made cookie dough? We made up the dough for Mom’s Molasses Cookies from a Taste of Home fall baking cookbook.

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This recipe called for 3/4 cup of shortening and we all know how healthy shortening is right?! Wrong. Sooo I did a little substituting that I always knew you could do but never tried it for myself. I used 1/2 C of unsweetened applesauce + 1/4 C of shortening so the majority of the shortening was cut out. These cookies already had a great nutritional profile (63 calories for 2!!) and now that is surely even lower with the applesauce switch! It mixed in just fine…

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We ate the cookies warm out of the oven and they were GREAT! They had a chewy, cake-like texture that was awesome and I am wondering if that is partly due to the applesauce?

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Showing you how small these babies are so you don’t flip out when I tell you I had 6. Yeah 6… 🙂 So what? Still under 200 calories!

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We took some over to Mom and Dad who also agreed that they were super delicious and with that verdict I am writing these cookies down as a must make again! Successful night of food indeed.

1,157.5 miles.

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  1. ONE VACATION HAS ARRIVED | Eat for Health, Eat for Fun - June 5, 2014

    […] from Best of Country’s Slow Cooker Recipes and this was the second time I’ve made it. Click here for the first. The last time I made it we liked it so much I knew I wanted to make it again for people so I did! […]

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