Friday, September 16, 2016

Crock Pot Company Casserole

Harvest is right around the corner.  I mean it's already here! Rain is forecasted for the weekend, but we have had a few customers hauling corn into the elevator this week.  Corn that was planted early last spring is testing 22-19% at the elevator. 

The sunrises have been amazing lately!! Sometimes it's hard to get the old iPhone to actually capture the exact colors of the sky, but this view is out of our back yard.  We are so blessed to have this view every morning! 

Time to start thinking about comfort food, crock pot food, and when you have the time between harvest, football food! Tailgating at it's best, brings best friends and great food.  

Company Casserole makes a big serving, so it is great for tailgating! If you love/need leftovers, this is the perfect recipe! 

There is so much happiness in this crock pot.  Cheese and pasta.

Your company will love this recipe! 

Crock Pot Company Casserole

1 lb . hamburger
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
16 oz spiral pasta (or any pasta of choice)
1 cup sour cream
8 oz of cream cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic, sea salt,  pepper to taste

Preheat skillet on stove.

Cut up a small onion, sauteed in the pan until transparent.  Add one pound of hamburger with simple seasonings, sea salt, pepper, and garlic salt. When hamburger is brown, add the spaghetti sauce.

Cook noodles, but remove from water before they are completely done, they will cook more in the crock pot.

In a separate bowl, add the sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.  

In the crock pot, start layering with the beef and sauce, then noodles, then cheese mixture. End with beef and sauce and top with remaining mozzarella.  I like to season with salt and pepper in between the layers.

Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours.


If you are ready for some tailgating fun, sign up for the Colt's Best Tailgate!

Indiana Soybean Alliance supplied me with this awesome Colts Crock Pot for this post!

I linked this recipe up to  Whatcha Crockin' Wednesday Week 9. Go check it out! So many awesome crock pot recipes!

I also linked up this recipe to The Country Cook, Weekend Potluck. Amazing recipes over there! 

I love Meal Plan Monday #31, I linked to their party, too!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Crock Pot Shoups Pork BBQ Sliders

BBQ, Buns, Cheese, Pork, Crock Pot. BBQ, BBQ sliders

It's football time folks! It's time to have friends over and enjoy some football!   Simple, easy food, made in a crockpot is the way to go this time of the year. I know my son is a big COLTS fan and was so excited when this crock pot showed up at home! It was the perfect opportunity to make some Crock Pot Shoups Pork BBQ Sliders! 

crock pot Shoups BBQ Pork Sliders, Crock Pot, Cheese, Buns, Pork

This recipe would also be great for late dinner nights with the family.  We have lots of sporting activites going on right now, and harvest is just around the corner.  We will be making this often!

We tried a new BBQ sauce.  We had friends a the Indiana State Fair who said we needed to try Shoups BBQ.  This BBQ sauce has a great taste, a little kick of spice, and everyone in the family likes. it! We picked up a lot of BBQ and I don't think it will last until next summer when we stock up at the State Fair again!

Use any type of cheese you like, I used mozzarella and it melted nicely on the pork BBQ.