Thursday, November 10, 2011

Feeling Like the Holidays … Making Meals that give me that feeling

Hi Gang well I’m starting to feel better but this cold really did kick my butt.  I haven’t felt this down an out in years.  I’m now at the stage where my body feels like it needs more sleep.

Getting close to the holidays I love to bring the flavors we love on the special occasions to our regular night meals.  Now I did use the crockpot again to make these.  NOW I know some of you think any form of crockpot cooking is not real cooking.  Now I could make these meals in the oven but sometimes busy schedule + sick mom = lot’s of crockpot meals.  Plus even when I’m not sick the crockpot does help make sure if I start a meal in the morning that by the time I finish my work we have something to eat.  Sometimes work doesn’t always mean I’ll be off early and have time to cook a good meal so there you have it crockpot haters … lol.

First on our list is Ham & Potatoes au Gratin.  I was fortunate enough to have my dad stop by and drop off some meats he smoked.  He brought over some ham which was fabulous and perfect for this recipe.


Ham & Potatoes au Gratin (WW 3 Pts)

Weight Watcher, Dinner, Ham, Potato, Potatoes Au Gratin, Crockpot, Slow Cooker, 3 points

See Ham & Potatoes au Gratin (WW 3 Pts) on Key Ingredient.

Next on the list is something with stuffing, no usually during the holidays I make my own stuffing but this was a fun twist on a classic.  Here is Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing.


Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing (WW 7 Pts)

Weight Watcher, Crockpot, Slow Cooker, Stuffing, Chicken, Dinner, 7 Points

See Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing (WW 7 Pts) on Key Ingredient.

And we end with one of my favorite flavors Pumpkin!  I used my favorite brownie mix from Winco, because the bulk section is my friend Smile.  So we do the best thing and mix the two for this Pumpkin Swirl Brownies!


Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Brownie, Pumpkin, Betty Crocker, Dessert

See Pumpkin Swirl Brownies on Key Ingredient.

Happy Thursday, sorry all the food post are 2 days late.  I’m getting my groove back … lol.  Do you have something special planned tonight?  Are you doing holiday themed meals lately?


  1. Stuffing is sooooooo good!You wrote about sleep? what the heck is that? I seem to remember being able to close my eyes and rest for hours and hours without kids wanting water, or using the bathroom and leaving the light on so that it shines in my eyes and I have to get up and turn ot off. or I seem to remember being able to have more than one hour rest before yogi bear next to me wakes me up with his snoring. pass the stuffing please...if I can't sleep then at least I'm gonna drown my worries with your yummy recipes.....oh shoot I just got another medical bill...better make that two helpings!:O)
    Blessings, Joanne

  2. You and your pumpkin. I'm surprised you haven't turned orange!

  3. I am so glad you are feeling better. I like your menu today. Set a place for me please, I am on my way. ;-)

  4. I never thought to add pumpkin to brownies before. Yum!

  5. People really think that way about the crock pot, it's just a different method of cooking the food. I have to try the stuffing with chicken, sounds really good.

  6. Yummy.. Do not like stuffing though.. Love the brownie.. It is always yummy here.. Not sure what is going on for the holidays just yet..

  7. I have a ham in the freezer and all sorts of potatoes from the garden, so I'll have to save this recipe for when I cook up that ham! :-)

    I made brownies like those last year! :-)

    I hope you start feeling back to your normal self again soon! Take care :-)

  8. Nothing special here just making what comes to mind.. cooking for six people is hard esp when one goes to work when i make dinner and then the other one is just comeing home lately..

  9. Drool! Love brownies and addicted to pumpkin!


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