Foodie Monday: Crockpot summer chicken noodle soup

Hi friends,

Another summer crockpot recipe for you to try out at the cabin, the trailer or the house!

Crockpot Summer Chicken Noodle Soup:

– 3-4 chicken breasts (I usually use frozen ones since I forgot to take them out the night before)

– 1.5 c. chopped carrots

– 3 stalks celery, chopped

– 1 med. yellow onion, chopped

– 3 tbsps. minced garlic

– 3 tbsp. olive oil

– 8 c. chicken broth

– 1 c. water and 3 tbsps. chicken base (or bouillon)

– 1 tbsp. each – thyme, rosemary, celery seed, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper

– 2 c. broad egg noodles

– 1 tbsp. lemon juice

Add whole chicken breasts, diced carrots, onion, celery and garlic to your crockpot,  drizzle with olive oil. Cover with broth, water, chicken base, and spices.  Stir, and cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Remove cooked chicken onto a cutting board, allow to rest for 10 minutes, then dice into bite sized pieces.  Meanwhile, add noodles.  Increase crockpot heat to high, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Stir in diced chicken, lemon juice, stir and serve.



Foodie Monday: Crockpot summer chilli

Hi friends,

Here’s a chilli recipe that you can leave sit in your crockpot all day!

Crockpot Summer Chilli:

– 1 lb. ground beef

– 1 yellow onion, chopped

– 2 tsp. minced garlic

– 1 each red and green peppers, chopped

– 1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes

– 1 can mushroom pieces & stems

– 1 can kidney beans (I use white sometimes)

– 1 can brown beans in tomato sauce

– 1 c. ketchup

– 1 tsp each: soya sauce, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, chipotle and chilli powder to taste.

Brown the beef in a pan with chopped onions, peppers and garlic.  Drain off fat and throw into crockpot.

Put everything else in the crockpot and stir.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped onions – whatever your favourite toppings are.  Leftovers are great over hotdogs or burgers.



Organized Camping Thursday: Snacks to toast over the campfire

Hi friends,

Here’s a foodie organization post for you for camping! It covers 3 bases in one post, lol.

Here are some foods that we have been recommended to try toasting over the campfire (similar to the way you toast marshmallows) and we’ve tried them out and these are the best!

1. Babybel cheese – toast on the end of your stick just until it starts to puff up, otherwise if left on too long, you’ll lose it in the fire.

2. Croissants – so fancy!  Toast until lightly brown.  No need to butter, the butter inside melts who toasting.  If you’re feeling sweet, add some jam once toasted.

3. Garlic bread rolls – slather up a dinner roll with garlic butter and toast over the fire until browned.

4. Bananas – the boys loved sliced bananas toasted over the campfire.

And there’s always the classic marshmallow – dipped in Nutella, peanut butter, or just plain old toasted.

If you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them!


Foodie Monday: Crockpot summer ham

Hi friends,

The crockpot is our summer dinner making friend since it doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

Here’s my favourite recipe for Crockpot Summer Ham:

1 ham, I like the fully cooked half hams from the grocery store

– 1/2 c. Dijon mustard

– 1 c. Brown sugar

– 1 tsp. cinnamon

– 1/4 c. honey

– 1 tsp. garlic powder

– 1 tsp. black pepper

– 1 tsp. salt

Mix all glaze ingredients with a fork in a mixing bowl, and then rub over the ham, cook in crockpot on low for 4 hours.



Foodie Monday: Peach Barbecue Sauce

Hi friends,

Here’s a big hit in our house – like a twice a week asked for recipe for dinner!

Peach Barbecue Sauce (I usually use this on chicken drumsticks and thighs on the BBQ but it would work on pork too)

– 1/2 c. peach jam

– 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce (I like Kraft’s onion, but any kind you have on hand will do)

– 2 tsp. black pepper

– 1 tsp. onion salt

– 2 tbsp. poultry seasoning

Rub over chicken, top with a little extra peach jam if desired and grill until done.  Delish!


Foodie Monday: Homestyle Stew

Hi friends,

Here’s a recipe that I’ve adapted from Company’s Coming Main Courses, page 60, I like to make it at home during the winter, or in advance for camping.

Homestyle Stew

– 2 lbs. beef stewing meat, cut up

– 3 tbsp. cooking oil

– 4 c. beef stock

– 2 med. onions, cut up

– 1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce

– 1/2 c. ketchup

– 1 tsp. each salt and pepper, basil, steak seasoning

– 2 c. sliced carrots

– 3 c. potatoes, cut bite sized

– 2 c. water

– 1 c. frozen peas

Brown meat in cooking oil in a large saucepan.  Add stock, onion, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and all seasonings, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.  Add carrots, potatoes, and water, boil 30 minutes until tender.  Add peas, boil 3 minutes more.  Serves 8.



Foodie Monday: Fancy cookout hotdogs

Hi friends,

Here’s a campfire inspired dinner (I’m not quite sure that you can call it a recipe!):
Here is what you’ll need – or some combination of the list that you like.

– Hot dogs

– Cheese cubes

– Cooked bacon

– Ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayo

– Crushed corn flakes, crushed rice krispies

– Paper plates, hot dog skewers, campfire or BBQ

Slit the hot dogs in the middle lengthwise, not all the way through, stuff your dog with cheese and/or bacon, BBQ or roast over the fire.  Pour sauce onto a plate, and crushed cereal onto another plate.  Roll your cooked hot dog in the sauce and then the cereal.  Enjoy!