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  1. Blue

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    I am tired of preparing the same old recipes. I have used a lot from the crock pot site. I cook a meal every night for myself and my husband. I am unemployed, so have time to put some effort into my cooking. So, I am asking you what is your favorite recipe/meal?

    My husband loves a German meal of chicken, breaded, sauted and baked; red cabbage; and German potato salad. I got the recipes from a local German restuarant.
     
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    I hope you & husband like hearty Italian :)

    Chicken Cacciatore
    2.5 - 3lbs chicken thighs
    2 medium onions, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 16oz can stewed tomatoes (do NOT drain)
    1 8oz can tomato paste
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp celery seed
    1 or 2 bay leaves
    1/4 cup dry white wine

    1. Brown chicken on medium heat in small amount of olive oil; remove from pan
    2. Brown onions and garlic; add chicken, tomatos, paste, and seasonings
    3. Simmer 30 minutes
    4. Add wine; cook 15 minutes
    5. Serve with pasta

    Homemade Italian-style Meatballs
    2lbs chuck
    0.5lbs pork
    0.5 lbs veal
    3 stale* sub rolls (about 6-9 inches), soaked in milk
    4 eggs
    1 cup Parmesan
    4 tbsp dried parsley
    1 tbsp dried sweet basil (or 5 large leaves fresh)
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp salt
    pepper to taste
    oil

    1. Squeeze the bread until most of the milk is gone
    2. Mix everything except oil together. Very, very thoroughly.
    3. Heat a non-stick fry pan with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch oil over low heat.
    4. Shape mixture into balls slightly smaller than golf balls
    5. Fry until outside is browned, turning once (inside will not be cooked)
    6. Toss your favorite spaghetti sauce in the crockpot. Add meatballs and cook about 1-2 hours.
    7. Freeze leftovers for when people show up suddenly and there's no food in the house
    * the bread has to be stale, otherwise you'll end up with giant lumps of doughy ickyness in your meat
     
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    Google: to die for blueberry muffins - They are awesome!!! I don't put the crumble topping on (even though it is oh so good!!) in order to save $ and calories.
     
  7. Blue

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    These all sound great. I am printing them off and trying all of them in the next few weeks. I am not too sure about the pumpkin stuff, but, being brave and curious, I am going to try it. You guys are wonderful to share these. My hubby and I love Italian, actually, we love food.
     

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