Betty the Friendly Neighborhood Crockpot . . .
Is one of my best friends, and she wants to be yours, too! She’s absolutely fabulous, ya’ll. Give her tough cuts of meat like top round, veggies that need to be used quickly and some spices and VOILA! You’ve got a hearty stew without even messing up your kitchen!!
But you know the best part? When your mom comes to visit and gets you all spoiled with a piping hot breakfast waiting in the kitchen she’ll be there to pick up the pieces when you’re on your own again.
Seriously though, Betty is more chipper in the morning that that nest of robins outside Snow White’s window. So when she says “sleep a little longer, hon, I’ve got this” — DO IT. Then roll out of bed and stumble into the kitchen for warm, breakfasty goodness on-the-spot.I’ve you’ve never met Betty please consider this your formal introduction. To get to know her better, check out the recipes below!
Slow Cooker “Baked” Apples
Make any morning extra special with these slow cooker apples with salted caramel.The aroma alone will have you smiling before you get to the kitchen, promise! We like ours with a quick side of scrambled eggs and/or sausage. Yum!
For kids who don’t eat super sweet sweets, this will be a real treat.
Bacon “Omelette” Crock Pot Breakfast
Alyssa over at Sweet Cheeks says that “The delicious smell fills up the house as you sleep, causing visions of bacon to dance in your head!” Uh, yeah! This looks so delish AND easy – can’t wait to try it! Since we’re one of those families Betty will substitute butternut squash for sweet potato* and add some cheese as well. Since coconut oil maintains it’s benefits better than olive oil when heated Betty will make that switcharoo for us, too. You can find the recipe here.
* If your Betty substitutes with butternut squash you might recommend she use 1/3 less since it is usually higher in water content.
Oh yeah, this one looks UH-mazing! Betty is making this for us next week except she’s going to sub these pickled peppers for the canned green chilis (we can’t find any that don’t have BPA) and bacon for sausage. (Pssst! Want bacon without all the additives? Try making your own with this recipe!) Or to make this casserole more budget-friendly you can substitute this easy homemade spicy sausage recipe.
You can find the southwest breakfast casserole recipe here.
Do you know a mama who could you a few extra minutes of sleep and a hot breakfast? Why not share this recipe with her?!?!? And if you have a fave crockpot breakfast recipe, please share it!