Wednesday, November 14, 2012



~ Hillbilly Housewife/ Bethany Weathersby

4-5 potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced (or 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables)
1/2 c. uncooked white rice
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 t. salt.
1/4 t. pepper
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 3 qt. casserole dish. Layer potato slices in bottom of pan. Layer carrot slices over potatoes. Sprinkle rice over the carrots, then layer the onion. Separate off small bits of raw beef and arrange over the onion. Sprinkle salt and pepper over meat. Press all ingredients down evenly. Pour tomatoes over top. Cover with foil and bake 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs sierra gold potatoes or red potatoes, diced with peel
1 cup water
1 cup butter, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon salt, plus
¾  teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/3  cups milk, warmed

1. Place the potatoes, water, and butter into a slow cooker.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours.
4. Do not remove the excess water from slow cooker. This adds to the creamy texture.
5. Mash potatoes with a masher or electric beater, adding the desired amount of warm milk to achieve a creamy consistency.
6. Keep warm on low until serving.
7. Potatoes keep consistency for a couple of hours after mashing. Just keep the lid on the slow cooker and serve directly from there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 6 hr 30 min
  • Ready In: 7 hr
“This is a very rich and creamy soup. A great family favorite. It may be cooked on the stove or in a slow cooker. Garnish with chives, if desired.” - by ROZANRENEE



  1. Place bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until bacon is evenly brown and onions are soft. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Transfer the bacon and onion to a slow cooker, and stir in chicken broth, water, potatoes, salt, dill weed, and white pepper. Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and half-and-half. Stir into the soup along with the evaporated milk. Cover, and cook another 30 minutes before serving.