Monday, January 9, 2012

New Recipe Sunday

So yes I know today is Monday but as part of our budget planning for the new year we decided that we needed to make sure we make at least one new meal a week to avoid getting tired of our at home dinners and opting to eat out.
Andrew and I are huge foodies so this happens more often than you think.

For Christmas from two of my teachers at work I got the new Southern Living Crock pot Cookbook.
All I can say is LOVEEE!!!
It has so many good traditional southern recipes that are crock pot style.

The recipe we tried tonight was a Spicy Grits and Sausage
It was delicious and a great play on a typical breakfast grits.

2 cups uncooked regular grits
28 ounces low sodium chicken broth
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
2 cups of frozen corn
1.5 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of hot sauce
1 package of hilshire farm smoked sausage
( we used tradition chicken sausage when it called for hot sausage)
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
( we left this part out cause I forgot it at the grocery story )

Here's the best part.
Combine all the ingredients in your crock pot and stir.
Cook for 3 hours on low heat then stir
Continue to cook for 1.5 hours then serve

It was extremely delicious and it made lunch for the next day :)
What a great find!
What new recipes have you tried this week?


  1. Ohhhh this looks absolutely delicious! I'm all about our crockpot lately, and I just may have to pick up this cookbook!

  2. This is a great idea! It's so much healthier & budget friendly to eat at home. We try to only eat out once a week for date night. But we love trying new things and having a one new recipe per week is a really good idea. Tomorrow, I'm going to post a apple, arugula, & goat cheese pizza that I made recently.

  3. We love trying new things too and I try to add new recipes to the dinner rotation so it doesn't seem like we eat the same stuff. I love one pot meals, i'll have to get that cookbook!!

  4. I love to cook! I'm trying to be better about posting my recipes to my blog, but sometimes forget! I can definitely email you some of mine that I'm sure you guys will like! They are all pretty healthy,too, considering I'm trying to slim down some! :) Good luck! We stopped eating out so much about 6 months ago, and it is AMAZING how much money you can really save!

  5. Oh I love a good crock pot cookbook! I haven't seen this one but I bet it is full of amazing recipes!

  6. I just told my beau about this recipe and he just about flipped out! We need this cookbook and we are making this recipe because we are both HUGE shrimp and grits fans!!! Thanks for the suggestion!!!

  7. Good call on that recipe! Sounds delicious! Definitely need to try that book...crock pot recipes are great for us teachers!

  8. Cooking different things at home is something that we're (I mean, I'm) always doing. :) It's fun to mix it up and do different meals... especially those that involve a crock pot.