Thank goodness for my slow cooker. Seriously. That kitchen gadget saves my butt on weekly basis and makes my crazy nights way better..... I have a three year old so my nights are just crazy by default, but the slow cooker makes it that much easier. My tricky nights are always when we have swim class. I have become very efficient getting us in and out, but it never fails that Kellen is becoming and angry hungry monster before we leave the parking lot and we needed dinner, like, yesterday. I occasionally will make a stop at the golden arches for special dinner treat, but normally like to have something waiting at home.
I came across this recipe and knew it was a perfect swim night meal for the family. It is a little bit of a shorter cook time in the crockpot world, but I can make it on a day I am on leave and it was a perfect thing to thrown in during the afternoon and it was ready to eat when we walked in the door. Ron will throw in a steamer bag of green beans and we called it a day! The recipe is really simple and only had a few ingredients, but is very tasty. It is a pretty rich meal and I really enjoyed have a green veggie on the side. Kellen loved the sausage and green beans, but he is still not crazy about pierogies.....probably the mashed potato filling since he can be hit or miss on that. However, Ron and I really liked it and it made tasty leftovers for work the following day.
2 boxes frozen Pierogies (I use Mrs. T’s Cheddar Onion Pierogies)
3 cups chicken broth
6oz cream cheese, cut into chunks
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound kielbasa, sliced
salt & pepper, to taste
Place pierogies on the bottom of the crockpot. Tops with cream cheese and sausage. Layer cheddar over the sausage and pour over the broth. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or on low for 6 hours. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
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