Five Ingredients – Side Dish


Macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food and can be served alone or as a side dish. You’ll love the smooth creamy texture and quick preparation time that this recipe offers.

Ingredients:

6 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 cups uncooked macaroni or pasta
15 ounces Ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

Spread butter pieces across bottom of slow cooker. Top with macaroni, Ricotta cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well. Pour boiling water over mixture, but DO NOT STIR. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

When recipe completes cooking, stir and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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N. Rene West
Fembellish Journal

I like to play with this recipe. In its basic form, you have a delicious vegetable side dish. If you add some cooked chicken, you have a main course. Additionally, you can mix up the vegetables, using a medley of colorful veggies as the mood dictates.

Ingredients:

2 (10 ounce) packages frozen broccoli (or any frozen vegetable equivalent)
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/4 cup chives or green onions, minced
1 cup saltine crackers, crushed

Directions:

Spray the interior of you slow cooker with a cooking spray. Place vegetables in bottom of slow cooker. Mix soup, 1 cup cheese, and chives/green onions together and then spoon on top of vegetables. Top with crushed saltines and remaining cheddar cheese. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.

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N. Rene West
Fembellish Journal – Beauty thru fiber related art

I love this colorful and delicious recipe. When you want a special vegetable dish to serve company, this is the one.

Ingredients:

8 carrots, sliced diagonally
1/2 cup orange marmalade
4 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions:

Place carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Top with remaining ingredients and cover. Cook on high for about 3 hours.

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N. Rene West
Fembellish Journal – Beauty thru fiber art

The mixture of sweet and tangy makes these carrots a great side dish when served with beef or chicken.

Ingredients:

1 pound carrots, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons ginger root, grated

Directions:

Place sliced carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients, spoon on top of carrots, and stir. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
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N. Rene West
Fembellish Journal – Beauty thru fiber art