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.


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


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…




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.


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…



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?


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!



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.


One Response to “DOUBLE HITTER”


  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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