Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Food

Summertime is so full of HOT outdoor activities. After the pool or slip~n~slide the last thing I want to do is come inside and heat up the kitchen, to then eat a filling HOT meal. Arghhh!
I am always looking for 'summerish' recipes that are light. We like salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything grilled. You know summer foods :) So when I threw all these ingredients into the slow cooker; I was worried we would take a few bites and run for the guacamole. Yay!! We didn't & even the kids loved it! It is a great recipe for a hot day!! I changed it up (as I normally do), but I got a version of this recipe from the Fix It and Forget It Lightly cookbook that I'm loving right now!

Ham & Scalloped Potatoes

1 1/2 pounds of low sodium ham, cut into 6 pieces (I used a Cook's Ham Steak.)
8 red potatoes, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of graded cheddar cheese
1 can of 98% fat free cream of celery soup
salt & pepper

Layer ham, potatoes and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Spoon undiluted soup over ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Throw food in the slow cooker and go have fun in the sun. When you return it is a great treat to grab dinner...already READY!

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