Day 11: Letting Go and Cooking (?)

Honestly, I’m not sure how to incorporate the two, but I’m all burnt out on going deep and its been a long, wonderful day. So, I thought I’d “let go” (har, har) of the seriousness again and post some recipes to go along with Kelly’s Crockpotalooza 2.

I have a major love affair with my crockpot. About 99% of the meals I cook are crockpot meals. It is perfect for a mom of a 1 and 2 year old that don’t allow me to do anything more than throw some things in the crockpot.

The only downside to me deciding last minute to do this post is that I don’t have any pictures of my recipes. Oh well- I will put some up next time I cook these.

I have three recipes that are no-fail meals. Everyone likes them and they are easy! Win-Win!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I was making my own form of this that was a little harder, and then my awesome friend Cassidy told me her super easy recipe and it is AMAZING. Perfect for cool fall/winter nights!

What you need:

– about 4 frozen chicken breasts (more or less depending on how meaty you want it.

– can of Ranch beans

– can of corn (I do two cans)

– can of rotel

– 1 packet of dry Ranch dry mix, 1 packet of taco seasoning


Throw all the ingredients into the crockpot, stir it up, and place on high for 4-6 hours. When chicken is done, take two forks and shred the chicken up into bite size pieces (super easy to do). Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream

Does it get any easier than that?!

Crockpot Spaghetti Casserole

I got this recipe from a friend in Paris, Amber. I thought it sounded gross at first but OH MY WORD it is so good and SO easy!

What you need:

– 1 jar of spaghetti sauce

– 1 jar of alfredo sauce

– half a package of uncooked spaghetti noodles

– frozen meatballs

– shredded cheese

Directions: 1) Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. 2) Pour half jar of spaghetti sauce, add half your meatballs, and add all of the noodles. 3) Sprinkle that layer with some shredded cheese. 4) Add entire jar of alfredo sauce. 5) Add the rest of your sauce and meatballs. NOTE: Make sure that all of your noodles are covered or else they won’t cook all the way and will be crunchy. 6) Top with cheese. 7) Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. 8) Enjoy!

Again, so easy and sooooo good!

Crockpot Pulled-Pork

I can’t remember where I got this recipe. I know my friend, Amber, (another Amber than the one above) blogged about it and I know I’ve seen it somewhere else too. But this is wonderful if you are craving some BBQ but don’t want to spend the money and go out! Actually, the husband and I thought it was better than most of the BBQ places we’ve been to- which says a lot since we are from Tennessee!

What you need:

– one pork roast (or you could do beef or chicken breasts, all would be great!)

– 1 bottle of Barbeque sauce (I like using one with honey in it to give it a sweet taste)

– 1 can of root beer

Directions: 1) Place the roast (or other meat) in the bottom of the crockpot. 2) Add entire can of Root Beer. 3) Add entire bottle of sauce. 4) Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. 5) Take two forks and shred it up, it will be super tender and easy to do! If you are from our part of the country, you serve it on buns with a big helping of coleslaw on top. YUM!

Okay now I have to try and curb my late night cravings! Hope you enjoy these meals- let me know if you make them and if you like them!


Tomorrow we are heading to Jackson to go to a pumpkin patch with some friends. Rory has slept through the night ALL WEEK, y’all. So her reward is a fun day with her little buddy, Brooks, and also seeing Mimi and Papa.

Last Sunday night I was praying that our appointment with the doctor to talk about Rory’s sleep issues would go well, but I never imagined how amazing it would go. I gave it to Jesus (let it go!) and He has come through yet again. I am just so thankful.

This is my 11th post in the series of Letting Go. You can start at the beginning here.

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