Friday, November 4, 2011

Rainy Day Puttering

vintage red cherries

We have had a glorious rain today. Yesterday we were in the 80s and today only in the 50s. I am loving it. I pulled out all of my Thanksgiving doo-dads and have been playing around.  Read some under a blankie and then put dinner in the crock pot. Hubs and I have an appt. when he gets home so I wanted to have dinner all squared away. It is called Supper in a Pot. And it really is a complete dinner in one dish. The family loves it I make it in the cooler months.


It is simply layers of meat and veggies. I use ground beef or turkey browned, then layer with sliced potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, bell peppers, mushrooms, corn. Whatever you like. Hubby hates peas so I use corn.
Little salt and pepper with each layer and then about 1/2 c. milk and one can of cream of whatever soup you have poured on top with melted cheese. Add a little liquid and cheese between the layers too for extra creaminess. Set on high for four hours and serve with a salad.


Here it is already for the lid and to cook away. When we get home, dinner will be ready.


I will share my pilgrims later as I am still tweaking. I like to buy a pair every year to add to my collection.


I am blogging on my couch in its new spot. I knew I would love it here so I could look at and watch the rain fall.


20 comments:

  1. Have I said it before?...If I haven't I will now, I always wish you lived right down the road so that I could visit.I love your place it reads welcoming!love your little Thanksgiving people.

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  2. Comeca wrote what I feel too. Big Hugs ♥

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  3. I love your pilgrims! Your dinner looks really good also! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. You love pilgrims...funny I stopped by to read this post just now. I just posted an adorable pattern for crochet pilgrims on my blog not an hour ago. I hope you crochet! Come by and take a look see :-)

    Amy @ Heritage Homemaker

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  5. What a perfect day. :o)
    Your meal sounds just delicious!!
    Enjoy your rain. :o)

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  6. I like that type of day, when all is in place,
    Dinner is cooking
    And all is well in my world.

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  7. I love a day like that- they don't come too often around here! xo Diana

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  8. that dinner looks yummy and I must try it, perfect for this rainy day!!! I see snow out my front window too!!!

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  9. I love those types of dinners...all in one pot.
    Do you cook the ground meat first? It looks like you may have browned it in a skillet.

    We went to the Dallas Farmer's Market last week and I have plenty of veggies for something like this. If is stays cool, I may simmer your recipe on the wood stove instead of the electric crock pot.

    Take care! Pat

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  10. soundys yummy and just a perfect day
    Cathy

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  11. It sounds like the perfect winter dish. A lady I know makes this, and her husband just calls it, "Junk I love". Apparently, it started when they were newlyweds, and he would say, "Why don't you make some of that junk I love for dinner?"

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  12. I'll bet that dinner was wonderful! I think you sent your rain this way.

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  13. Sounds like a perfect fall day! Love, love your blogging spot!

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  14. Hi Elaine. I still can't get over the fact that we bumped into one another today!!! I mean, the timing of it all, pure chance, and we meet up! I had the best time!!! Thank you so much for letting me crash your lunch plans! I so thoroughly enjoyed visiting with you ladies. We all share so much in common. I am eager to meet up again!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  15. Oh boy oh boy, am I gonna try that recipe tomorrow! So easy and I'm betting yummy!!! Thanks!!!!!

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  16. Sounds PERFECT for a crisp autumn day! Happy Nov~

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  17. Your crock pot supper looks very easy and good! I love the view on that spot on the couch! Thanks for your visit and sweet comments! Have a great rest of the weekend!
    Sherry

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  18. Rainy days and puttering...it's a good thing! ;)

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  19. Well I think we are on the same wave-length. I cooked almost that exact thing this week, only a few different ingredients. The Man calls it "goulash." It hit the spot, no matter what it's called.

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  20. Love your little pilgrims and the food looks delish!

    Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

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