Christmas Eve crockpot suggestions - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2009, 05:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ellien C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: in the middle ages
Posts: 5,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Who has a good idea for a Christmas even crockpot meal?

I will likely be in the kitchen making bread and cookies, possibly pie, and I don't want to deal with dinner. Plus we have church at 7 pm.

Chilli is my old stand-by, but it doesn't feel traditional enough for Christmas eve. We eat meat and have no allergies and no objections to commercially canned food.

Third generation WOHM. I work by choice.
Ellien C is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-21-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Bokonon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I made a really good beef stew last Christmas Eve in the crock pot.

A, jammin.gif mama to a boy (2005) and a girl (2009)
Bokonon is offline  
Old 12-22-2009, 12:50 AM
 
poopzmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 691
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Roast. Just throw it in with some salt and pepper and throw some onions carrots and potatoes in.

Mom to 4 beautiful girls, expecting a blessing in November. Come check out my etsy shop www.bowsweetbow.etsy.com

poopzmom is offline  
Old 12-22-2009, 04:23 AM
 
MrsD08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about roast turkey? That's a pretty traditional Christmas eve dinner. I usually put 1 can of turkey stock or broth, 1/2 can of water, 1 lb of carrots, and 1 potato for each person in the crock pot. Then I place the turkey on top, season w/ pepper and sea salt, garlic powder and a bit of paprika. I cook on high for 1 hour, then low for 2-4 hours. I season with some rosemary right before serving. Use any left overs for pot pies, stew, soup and sandwiches! I just made this for my in-laws a few weeks ago and they loved it!

ETA: I'm a dunce...I meant to type roast chicken, but I was thinking about turkey, dur. But I guess either can work.

Not TTC, but not-not TTC...if that makes any sense!
for guidance while fostering dogs!
MrsD08 is offline  
Old 12-22-2009, 04:36 AM
 
Ellp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 3,805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like chicken or turkey stew, goes well with bread or even dumplings cooked in the same crockpot.

Mama to Emma (7) and Sarah (5)

Ellp is offline  
Old 12-30-2009, 10:30 PM
 
napless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 655
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm chiming in too late for Christmas Eve, but (for next year!) how about this chicken dish? It's really good!

2 leeks, sliced and rinsed

6 chicken thighs, bone in and skin removed

2 cups frozen corn

1 large carrot, thinly sliced

2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, pressed

1 tsp/5 mL dried oregano (or 2 tsp/10 mL fresh)

1/2 tsp/2 mL dried thyme (or 1 tsp/5 mL fresh)

1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper

Place the leeks in the bottom of the crockpot.
Lay the chicken on top.
Spread the corn and the carrots over the chicken.
In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Spoon this into the crockpot.
Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for about 7 hours, until chicken is no longer pink inside.
napless is offline  
Old 12-30-2009, 10:40 PM
 
LemonPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,024
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also late, but try these:
http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/08/...eef-wraps.html

They're like crockpot fajitas. Make the homemade pico de gallo to go with them. It's worth it

My family actually did fajitas (though not this recipe) for Christmas Eve this year and we've decided it's a tradition now

Wife to a great DH, SAHM to 3 great kids
LemonPie is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off