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So…I was actually going to post about Black History Month, which begins today. But as I was doing some research, I realized that what I really wanted to do was going to be a bit more involved than what I had planned on. So I had to come up with something else.
Waaay back when I was in high school, I had a blog on Digital Expressions, where I was one of the top bloggers. Of course, back then, I was just writing to write, I had more time, and I’m pretty sure “blogging” wasn’t even a term yet.
Skip ahead 10 or 11 years. Now I keep finding all of these blogs that I need to follow. I’m not even sure how it started–Pinterest, maybe? In any case, I found a handful that I now follow “religiously”, for lack of a better term. And because I always find great stuff, I feel they’re worth sharing. Check them out!
- Money Saving Mom – Freebies, Tips, Links, Advice, and cheap stuff that will save you money!
- Gingersnap Crafts – Crafty
- Lil’ Luna – Good recipes and crafts
- Elisa Pulliam – Life Coach, Mentor, Speaker, Writer
- HowDoesShe – More Good recipes and crafts
- One Good Thing by Jillee – Lots of ideas for getting things done around the house without the cost
- Love Grows Wild – DIY Home Decor
- MODSquad – Mothers of Daughters
- Creative Preschool Resources – Speaks for Itself
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
- ¼ pound bacon, diced (we used Oscar Meyer, because it was on sale)
- 2 medium onions, thinly sliced (I actually only used 1 medium yellow onion for a doubled recipe, since our family is a little picky about their onions.
- 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (we used white potatoes for this recipe, because they were on sale)
- ½ pound cheddar cheese, thinly sliced (we just used the generic brand of block cheese and sliced it in the food processor)
- salt and pepper
- butter (I used one tablespoon on the first layer and one on the second)
- Green Onions (optional–we didn’t use it, because my kids would have had a cow)
- Line crockpot with foil, leaving enough to cover the potatoes when finished. If you’re like me though, doubling the recipe in our crockpot wouldn’t work like this. I used one as a liner across the bottom and then cut a sheet to cover the top separately.
- Layer half each of the bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese in crockpot. Season to taste and dot with butter. I used a little bit of salt and pepper and cut the butter into 6ths, dropping the chunks of butter evenly on each layer.
- Repeat layers of bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese. Dot with butter.
- Cover with remaining foil.
- The recipe says to cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours. Since I didn’t wake up early enough to cook for 10-12 hours, I cooked on low for 9 hours, and it turned out just fine.
The family thoroughly enjoyed this meal, though next time I might only add half of an onion (at least one kid was picking them out). This also isn’t the healthiest meal, but it sure was filling and it sure was good!