Sometimes the hardest part of planning and executing a party (at least for me) is the hours leading up to the party when you are in full panic mode and your family is clammoring for something to eat. It's hard to want to drop everything your doing and make dinner and you don't want to blow your budget on a few pizzas that end up costing $30.00!
That's when I am grateful for my crock pot! I don't know who invented this wonderful machine, but I love mine. My love affair is kinda funny when I think about it. When Dear Hubby and I first got married, we must have been given 3 or 4 crock pot. At the time, I had no idea what a wonderful, priceless gift this was, so I eventually gave them all away. GASP!
It wasn't until years later when I became a busy mother of kids in drama, sports, school, and church activities that I discovered the joy of crock pot cooking. And I loved that I could turn my family's favorite meals into easy crock pot dinners.
This week, I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes in the hopes that it will help ease your party preparations and give you a few new yummy meals to try out!
We love a good ham at my house, but when I cook it in the oven, it has the tendency to dry out a little. It's still good, expecially dipped in applesauce, but this Ham Crock Pot Recipe is a definite easy favorite.
Hormel Black Label Ham
1 small can crushed pineapple
1/4 cup brown sugar
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and pineapple.
I always spray my crock pot with cooking spray to help the pot clean easier after a long day of cooking.
Place your ham in the center of the pot.
Pour your pineapple and sugar mixture over the crock pot.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with a yummy baked potato or favorite side.
Did I mention that I recommend applesauce?