Italian Green Beans

Ingredients

1/3-1/2 lb. sweet italian sausage
15 oz can stewed tomatoes, chopped
4 cans(8 oz) sliced mushrooms (do not drain)
1/4-1/2 tsp. onion &/or garlic powders
1/2 tsp. basil &/or oregano
3 (1 lb.) cans Italian style green beans, 2 of them drained
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

Brown sausage and drain. Add all ingredients except green beans. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 15 minutes. Add green beans and mix. Bake at 250 degrees in a covered casserole for 30 minutes to 2 hours; or in a slow cooker on low up to 3 hours.

Cherry Crisp

Ingredients

1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened

Directions

Lightly butter a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker/Crock Pot. Place cherry pie filling in the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Combine dry ingredients and mix well; cut in butter with a pastry cutter or fork. Sprinkle crumbs over the cherry pie filling. Cook for 5 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Ingredients

1lb chicken breast halves cut into 1 inch cubes
1lb andoille sausage, sliced
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 28oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2lb medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a slow cooker, mix together all ingredients except for the rice and shrimp.

Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or 3 to 4 hours on high. Halfway through cooking, add the rice. 40 minutes before serving, stir in the shrimp. Continue to cook for the remaining 40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the shrimp and has turned pink, then before serving remove bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with slices of lime, and add Tabasco sauce if desired.

Orange Pork Roast

Ingredients

1 pork shoulder roast, 3 to 4 lbs, trimmed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed (6 oz)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground allspice

Directions

3 tablespoons flour mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water Place roast in slow cooker/Crock Pot; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine juice concentrate, brown sugar, nutmeg, and allspice; pour over roast. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 8 hours. Before serving, skim juices and pour cooking liquid into a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour-water mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, and continue cooking until thickened. Serve gravy with the pork roast.