3/28/09

Crockpot and Panini Maker

If you don't have a crockpot...go get one! Right next to our Panini maker, the crock pot is one of our favorite kitchen gadgets!
All credit goes to Karel for the first recipe because he made thie meal in our crockpot. The second recipe is vegetarian friendly and one I am sure EVERYONE can enjoy...PB&J panini! Enjoy!

Chicke Cacciatore with Veggies
Ingredients:
Chicken breasts
Potato
Peas
Garlic
Carrots
Onions
Can of Sloppy Joes sauce
Tomato sauce
Seasoning soup mix (watch sodim when adding seasonings)
Pepper
Parsley

Throw everything in the crockpot and cook for 6 hours and viola!








Beer for prep...and dinner




PB&J Bagel Panini

1 whole grain bagel (less than 240 calories)
1 tbsp natural skippy peanut butter
1-2 tbsp low sugar strawberry jelly
1-2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp sliced almonds
dash of cinnamon


Turn on Panini maker to medium heat. Spread PB on 1 side bagel and 1-2 tbsp jelly on other side of bagel (the jelly side will lay down on the bottom of the panini maker and the PB side will be on top. Put a dash of cinnamon on jelly. Sprinkle raisins and almonds on jelly (bottom of the bagel) and close sandwich with PB side of bagel.
Cook on panini for a few minutes.
YUM! I recommend 8 ounces yogurt (I like vanilla) with this sandwich.
I love making PB&J for our road trips..a yummy filling meal ;)