Everyday Mom's Meals: Slow Cooker Christmas Favorites Day 1 {A Gooseberry Patch Review}

Friday, November 28, 2014

Slow Cooker Christmas Favorites Day 1 {A Gooseberry Patch Review}

Good Morning! Happy Black Friday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope you ate lots, and are still full this morning! 

In our house, today is the official start to the Christmas season. Sure, we've been listening to Christmas music for a month now, but we really try to wait for everything else Christmas related, so Thanksgiving gets the attention and love it deserves. But now we can trim the tree, hang our stockings and get ready for our favorite time of year.

Now ya'll know how much I love Christmas....and Gooseberry Patch...and my slow cooker. So, you know I'm super excited to share their newest cookbook with you...that combines all THREE of those! 

This book has everything you need for your Christmas season. From main dishes, to sides, to candy and cookies, to even condiments that would make great gifts! And they are all for your crock pot! Talk about your new best friend during this busy time of year! 

The first recipe I am sharing gives a little nod to one of my boys' favorite Christmas movies, A Christmas Story. Every year we have to watch, usually multiple times thanks to the 24 hour marathon on TBS, and one of the funniest parts is when on Christmas Day they have to eat in the Chinese restaurant. If you've never seen it, I won't ruin it; but if you have, you know exactly what I am talking about. 

So, when I saw this I had to chuckle to myself. Plus, I know many of you will have a house full of people to feed, and this will get the job done and keep you on budget! Not to mention, it's simple to make and absolutely delicious. 

Plus, you have a chance to win a copy of this new cookbook for yourself. Just scroll down under the recipe to see how!

The Christmas season is finally here. I could not be happier; and I'm happy to kick off the holidays here on EMM with this gift to you. Oh, and come back on Monday to see the next recipe...it's a keeper too! 

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Submitted By Beth Kramer Port Saint Lucie, FL Found on page 182
1 onion, cut into thin wedges
1 (20 oz.) can pineapple cubes, drained
1 TBS oil
8 chicken thighs, skin removed
1/2-3/4 c. favorite teriyaki basting and glazing sauce
Cooked rice
Green onions sliced, for garnish
Sesame Seeds, for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic Powder to taste (my addition) 

Place onion and pineapple in a greased slow cooker; set aside. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Brown in skillet for about 4 minutes per side, until golden. Drain. Add chicken to slow cooker. Spoon sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours, or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve chicken, onion and pineapple over cooked rice. Spoon some sauce over top. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. 

Disclaimer: I received (2) copies of this cookbook in exchange for this review. One to keep, one to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


M.j. said...

I love to make slow cooker chicken cheesy rice soup. ciao4now 64 at yahoo dot com.

Served up with Love said...

We always have family and friends over for Christmas Eve and do finger foods. I love making any kind of dip in my slow cooker or meatballs. Yum!!

Lynda R said...

Husband's favorite is ham & scallopped potatoes ala crock pot. Since all things crock pot are my favorites, we're both having Happy Holidays!

Brenda Peterson said...

I like to make Candied Yams in the slow cooker,

Anonymous said...

I make crock pot mashed potatoes

Anonymous said...

I make crock pot mashed potatoes

Lorraine P said...

Love to make cocktail size meatballs in my slow cooker for friends and family!

Unknown said...

I enjoy turkey breast in the slow cooker but my favorite is my Dressing. It is so moist and tasty my family loves it!

Rene said...

I love making burgundy mushrooms in my crockpot on holidays.

Unknown said...

I Love to make Apple, cranberry, bread pudding in the crock pot. I use my crock pot ALL the time!!!

Lambie said...

Mmmm... your recipe looks delish' :)

I like to make pork chops in my crock pot.

Diana Samuel said...

This is a yummy recipe. Cant wait to try it

Jody said...

My favorite Christmas dish to cook in the slow cooker is:
New England Clam Chowder

I also love to make hot chocolate and Wassail in the slow cooker and then we can enjoy it all day long!

Annette said...

My favorite Christmas dish that can be cooked in a slow cooker is Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. I'm from south Louisiana, so gumbo is something we serve for Christmas.