Cream Cheese Crock Pot Chicken

Found this recipe of course on, no other but Pinterest!  My cousin actually shared it.
- 4 5 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 oz block of cream cheese
- Can of Black Beans, drained & rinsed.
- Frozen corn
- Can of Rotel

Put frozen chicken in the crock pot.
Put Cream cheese on top of the chicken.
Dump in the Black Beans (make sure they are drained & rinsed!!!)
Dump frozen corn - I did not measure - just poured some in.
Dump in the Rotel,

Cover & cook in your Crock Pot on low for 6-8 hours.
Every 2 hours, stir the ingredients.
You can shred the chicken throughout cooking time.

I turn the crock pot off & let it sit for about 30-45 minutes.
It is a little soupy, but letting it sit causes it to not be as soupy.

I serve this over rice. The rice soaks up some of the soupy-ness.
NOTE:  I think that I would use half the cheese next time.  I also think that it needed something else - perhaps seasoning on the chicken.  I think that it would be good with cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.  Shannon enjoyed his with chips.  I ate my with brown rice.  I also think that I would double the beans and rotel.  Maybe add some salsa to give it a little tang.

It makes a lot, so this is usually 2 dinners & a lunch.
I actually like it better on the 2nd day, when it isn't as soupy.
So, you could make this the day before & then keep it in your fridge overnight.
When we have it on a leftover day, sometimes I combine the rice & the cream cheese chicken mixture and use it for burritos. Add a tortilla, some lettuce, cheese & salsa.
Easy. Good. Healthy.

Angel Caramel Apple Cake

I saw a recipe for lemon bars, made out of 2 ingredients:  lemon pie filling and Angel Food cake mix.  Sounded YUMMY!  So I thought that I would try Caramel Apple Pie filling (since that is all that I had) and Angel Food cake mix.

1 Can Caramel Apple Pie Filling
1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix

Combine both ingredients. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour mixture into pan. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Outcome: A bit doughy, but not bad. Will I make this again, probably not with Apple, but with cherry or lemon.  I think I will try it with pumpkin and spices next time.

Dawn's Chicken and Tortilla Skillet

2 cans of chicken
Frozen corn
10 oz can of tomato sauce - salt free
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups Picante Sauce
1 can black beans - rinsed and drained
Mexican Mixed Shredded Cheese
4 - 10 inch tortillas

I cooked the chicken a while (I know it is already cooked, but I hate the looks of it when it comes out of the can)  Add all ingredients, except tortillas.  Cook for 15-20 minutes.  Then add tortillas - cut up in 2 inch strips - I probably added my tortillas too early, they were a bit mushy.   We made this last week.  This was very yummy.  I hope I remembered everything that was in it.  This is very similar to the Campbells Skillet Bake.

Shannon and Dawn's Skillet Bake

1 lb ground chicken (first time that I have tried ground chicken)
1 onion
1 can hot chili beans
Frozen corn
2-3 cups picante sauce
10 oz. can of tomato sauce - salt free
Dash of hot sauce
Corn Tortillas

Brown meat and onion.  Then add remaining ingredients - bring to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes so flavors blend.  Then cut up 7-8 corn tortillas and mix to meat mixture in skillet.  Cook for five minutes and serve! YUM!!!!!!!!  I would probably add 10 tortillas.

Shannon add cheese to his.