Tuesday, September 13, 2011


misadventures of a chunky goddess

hello blogdom!
welcome to the very first edition of ROCK OUT with you CROCK OUT!!
this is my homage to my most favorite kitchen gadget ever – the blessed crock pot.

because even i can crock pot like a mofo!
i mean who can’t really??

and all of the recipes featured here will be healthy and/or weight watcher recipes – this is a weight loss blog after all.

so here it goes…
i got this amazing recipe from a great blog
mel gets fit i found recently – actually this recipe was her very first post i ever read and along with this kickass recipe she claimed, and i quote…

“this is, by far, one of my all-time favorite crockpot recipes. i know it sounds like an odd combination of ingredients, but it really is tasty, promise.”

i was sold and here is my version of mel’s
cranberry crockpot chicken. (links take ya right to her blog – do check her out and give her some due love)

cranberry crockpot chicken
recipe type: entree author: melgetsfit.com prep time: 10 mins cook time: 6 hours total time: 6 hours 10 mins serves: 6
1.5 pounds uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
14 oz canned cranberry sauce, whole or jelly
1 cup kraft fat free catalina dressing
1 packet dry onion soup mix
spray the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
mix together all ingredients in crockpot except for the chicken, then add the chicken and mix to coat with the sauce.

cook for 6-8 hours on low.
serve with rice or pasta (not includes in pointsplus value).
weight watchers pointsplus™ value: 7

okay i am just gonna get to the point – this recipe is über delish.
savory and sweet and the chicken is so tender -- hence why it looks a little wonky in the final pic i took.

but the best part – it is beyond easy.
there is nothing to chop or prep. if you can open a box and operate a can opener you are officially a crockpottin’ pro with this recipe.
and folks seriously – this is how all crockpot recipes should be. the whole premise is to plop it in, set the temp, go off without a care in the world, and come back to food fit for the gods.

this recipe totally delivers that and we are but mere mortals.
i loved it
brian loved it
and my two teenage sons loved it
our two year old daughter would rather eat dirt -- okay not true; she wouldn't eat this or dirt.

despite the picky eating habits of a toddler -- this meal was a success!

easy, delish, and a healthy option -- win/win/win!

and there ya have it...
eat your veggies and love yourself!

pssssst... gotta a killer recipe ya wanna share -- spill it or we can definitely link up somehow! thanks!


Mel said...

Thanks for the link love, Cyn! Toddler notwithstanding, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe. :)

Mrs. E said...

Thank you for stopping by & following. I'm following back now. Have a blessed week. :)

Anonymous said...

omg I cook everything in the crock, I even bake bread and culture yogurt in the crock!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!! I found you on the blog hop and subscribed to you via GFC as masugr. Please visit my site and add me back!!! masugr@yahoo.com

MelissaAggie98 said...

Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)


Ciao Mama's said...

OK I am going to have to start rocking my crock pot a little more often I just got rid of the one I totally F***** up but hey that's cool I went to get a new one so now I can seriously start making some kick ass crock pot meals. How do you bake bread in a crock????

Cyn said...

mel -- no thank you! and thanks for being cool about linking your recipe :)

mrs.e-- no prob and a very blessed week to you too.

masug-- always up for a new friend -- happy to follow back :)

mama -- i just left her a msg asking her the same thing!?! bread in a crock pot? hello lovah! yeahhh get your crock pot out and link up with me for a crock pot night -- now that would be fun!

Candice said...

I love anything in a crock pot! I'm always up for new recipes. Thanks for stopping by my blog...happily following you back :)


Mindie Hilton said...

I use that same fat free catalina on my ribs and pulled pork, real good.
Thanks for following bacon Time. I was reading your about page. I lost about a hundred pounds and have kept it off for about 5 years now, even after a second kid. Good luck and hope to see you around bacon time, ps it's not all bacon we have weekly give aways, 3 different linky parties, crafts diy, fashion, and more. Your welcome to link up any time.

Sarah said...

Hey Cyn, thank you for visiting and following my blog. I am following both of yours and your baby girl is adorable! Funny how we both love Hello Kitty too. I have a slow cooker which I am learning to use and love it. I'm not on any diet or anything, but I'm always looking for the things to try. Anyway, I'm glad to have you as a follower. Thanks:)

coronaryrn said...

Love this post Cyn! I just may have to try this recipe! Looks interesting!

Amanda Anne said...

Oh - I'm so trying this! Love the blog and I'm your newest follower!!

Sandy Elliott said...

I love my crock pot! And this looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you back.

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Marilyn said...

Love your blog.. Found you on blog hop, can't wait to settle in and read more.. Hope you can stop over sometime.. TY..

Cyn said...

candice -- agreed on the crockpot! and thanks for the follow!

mindie -- went back and read your story -- wow! your blog is just too much fun and i will be pervin' it on a regular basis :)

sarah-- ty ty for the kind words & double follow -- you rock!

coronaryrn -- it sounds bizarro but sooo easy and YUM! try it!

amanda - ty darlin' -- happily returning the ♥

sandy -- thanks for the follow back :)

marilyn -- your blog is stunning -- returning the ♥ as well :)

YOU GUYS ROCK -- seriously, i am soooo touched by the kind words and such. and it takes a lot to make this old bitch get misty... heh!