Monday, December 26, 2016

Ranch Potatoes (Crock Pot)

I had a discussion with one of hubby's cousins last night (which was SO nice! Miss her!)

She is one of those types that would take care of everyone and everything on the planet if she had the means. Genuine heart.

She has 3 (wonderful!) kids as well as two dogs at home.

Then she heard of this other little doggy down at the pound who needed love. She went down to look and the poor thing had pulled out all of its own hair! It was a mix of unhappiness and food allergies.

Cousin brought her hubby and their youngest down to look at the dog and they were like "seriously? this must be a joke".
A joke it was not! She brought her home and worked her magic!

A couple of months later, and you would never have known that this pup had a sad beginning. She is thriving and loving life with her new "siblings".

Thank you cousin, the world needs more people like you!

6 Bacon strips (chopped)
2 ½ Lbs small red potatoes (cubed)
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
10 ¾ oz cream of potato soup
¼ Cup milk
1 Envelope ranch dressing mix
3 Tbsp thinly sliced green onions

1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
2. Remove and drain, reserving 1 Tbsp drippings
3. Place potatoes in slow cooker
4. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, soup, milk, dressing mix, and drippings until belnded
5. Stir cream cheese mixture into potato
6. Sprinkle potatoes with the bacon
7. Cook on low 7-8 hours or until potatoes are tender
8. Top with green onions


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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  1. Found these via "Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party". Definitely pinned! Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow what a great story about your loving cousin. That is amazing what she did for the doggy! Also these taters sound amazing and I have to pin in pinterest to save it to make! Yay! I am so glad to find your post at the homemaking party today!

  3. I love a good warm side dish. It always says comfort food to me. Visiting from #smellgoodsunday!

  4. These look so good! How can they miss? Potatoes and bacon! Thanks for inviting me to your linky party!

  5. These potatoes sound so good!! Love that they can be made in the slow cooker, too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your cousin sounds like such a lovely lady! I'm so glad she was able to give new life to the little dog. Your Ranch Potatoes look and sound delicious - what a great recipe for entertaining! Happy New Year, Jay, and thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul!

  7. PS - I've featured this delicious recipe at Hearth and Soul this week, Jay. Hope to 'see' you there!

  8. That recipe sounds great! Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party