Take two parents who work full time, add hockey playing children, a cup of after-school activities, a dose of volunteer work, a pound of housework and what have you got? The recipe for a nightly dinner dilemma! What’s a hockey family to do? The crockpot just may ease your hockey season indigestion. By simply dumping everything into the slow cooker in the morning, dinner is ready for your family in time for late-night hockey practices. Bam! You’ve just saved yourself time, money and whipped up a healthful alternative to the fast food pit-stop.
No question it works for hockey families by adding the much needed ingredient of comfort to a long, cold and sometimes stressful season.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes.
Recipes by Syracuse Nationals Hockey mom Kim Tretowicz
Chicken Wing Dip Buffalo
2 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese
3-4 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup blue cheese dressing
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3-4 stalks of chopped celery ( add to dip or serve on the side)
1. Combine all ingredients into crock pot
2. Reserve some cheddar cheese for the top
3. Cook on low for 2 hours
4. Just before serving, add the reserved cheese to the top and allow to melt
31/2-4 pounds of Chuck Roast
1 onion quartered and sliced
6 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
6 medium potatoes, quartered and halved
1. Brown roast over medium heat on top of range. Season if desired. Transfer to crockpot
2. Place onion, carrots, & potatoes around roast. Add ½ cup of water. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, etc.
3. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours