Saturday, December 30, 2017

Countdown to 2018: Crockpot~~My favorite Crockpot Recipe and the Weekly Menu

Today I am sharing only one recipe with you for our Crockpot category. I use my crockpot quite a bit and have already shared one slow cooker recipe with you during the Main Dish event, with my Beef Shank Pasta Sauce.

This recipe I'm sharing today is going to make your meal planning and thus your whole life much easier.  Many of you may pick up those precooked rotisserie chickens from your local grocer. I have to admit that I have done so myself but it grinds me to pay that much for a chicken.

This recipe not only gives you the meat from the chicken but also a lovely savory broth to be used in soups, stews, casseroles, etc.

I normally serve up the breast meat for dinner the first night I make it and then use the leftover breast meat and remainder of meat for one or 2 more dinners.  

Some of my favorite uses are quesadillaschicken and dumplingschicken enchiladas, and chicken pot pie.

You will find more terrific crockpot recipes at the bottom of this post but first I want to share my weekly menu with you.  
Tonight, John and Kirsten's family are joining us for dinner.  Kirsten's twin sister, Katrina, her husband, David, and their Mom, Caroline.  It should be a lot of fun.  David is gluten intolerant so our recipe reflects that.

Tomorrow night, for New Years Eve, we are watching our Little Miss Melody while her Mama goes out to celebrate.  I will be putting that Whole Chicken into the Crockpot. It will be turned into Chicken Noodle Soup, her very favorite.

On New Years Day we are going to Frank's brother's house for dinner. His wife, Rebecca, has a tradition of serving a Spaghetti dinner each year to herald in the New Year.

The rest of the week should see life getting back to normal.  Tingting is back to work so we will have Melody on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Choir practice resumes on Thursday.  

Our TC family arrives back in town sometime Friday evening.  I think it will be a pizza night since we aren't sure what time they will be getting in. 

Weekly Menu

Saturday-Dinner Party
Filet Mignon with Cabernet Jus
Baked Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Glazed Carrots
Tapioca Pudding Parfait

Sunday-New Years Eve
Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Bread Sticks

Monday-New Years Day
Dinner at Dan and Rebecca's

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Chicken Pot Pie


Pizza Night

More Creative Crockpot Recipes


  1. This is one recipe I'm going to have to play around with...I honestly never thought about putting a whole chicken in a crockpot before. He looks like he's taking a bath!

    1. It is the easiest way for me to make a chicken for the week.

  2. All of these sound so good, especially that Saturday Evening Menu! And that chicken looks amazing!!! I'm hungry!! :) Happy New Year!!

  3. Since fall I have been doing a crock-pot recipe a week, great one here for the chicken. Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Evelyne. It will make meal planning much easier for you.

  4. Whole chicken in the crockpot is AWESOME! :)

  5. I've got to break out the ol' crockpot more in 2018!

    1. I love mine Debra but now it competes with the Instant Pot


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