Saturday, September 3, 2011

Potato Casserole - Crock Style

Hoping to make more recipes using the crock-pot or slow cooker, depending on how you personally call it.
I think it takes me more time to find the right recipe than it does to get ingredients together. Today, I decided to make a potato recipe. I had most ingredients but  needed to buy the squash and cheese. I know, I couldn't believe I was out of cheese! It gave me a chance to go and look at the new Wal-Mart Grocery Store.. We have 5 going up in town! I am sorry to say this, but I was disappointed, as it wasn't what I expected. The floors are not tiled and I felt like I was going into a super discounted place, not friendly and clean, like a new store should be. It wasn't dirty and the cement floor was wax, but it gave me that not friendly feeling. Sad... because I like Wal-Mart, and I do have family who work there. My opinion only, I think they will be less expensive on the groceries, which is good, but I feel that they are even competing with themselves on their 'Super Centers'. Ooooops, need to get back to the recipe, sorry.

Potato Casserole
recipe adapted from Rival Slow Cooker cards

1 1/4 pound baking potatoes, (about 6 medium) sliced, can be with or without peels
1/2 big red bell pepper, thinly sliced (although next time, I will add a whole pepper)

3 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes                       
3 small yellow squash, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby/Jack Cheese

Step 1 -  Place potatoes, bell pepper, onion and some of the cubes of butter in crock-pot. Evenly layer these. Add water and cream.

Step 2 - Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours. Or HIGH for 3 hours.
Looking good!

Step 3 - Take off cover and put in sliced squash, with a little more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1 more hours on HIGH.
Looking better!

Step 4 - After time is up, check with fork to make sure potatoes are tender, if not, then turn on LOW and cook until potatoes are tender. After potatoes are tender, sprinkle shredded cheese on top and let set for about 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve with more cheese or chopped chives on top.

1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

Potato Casserole in the crock? Now, that's my style! I too plan on using my crock more often this year. I actually used it more than usual this summer too.

Thanks for reminding me about this recipe, Glenda. There are some terrific crock pot recipes out there these days. I plan on checking them out too!

I'm not a huge fan of Walmart. I try to avoid it whenever possible, which is most of the time:) Lately, they seem to remind me of an over sized Dollar General which of course has its place but not what I want on a weekly basis.

Thanks for sharing...