Food and Fellowship

Two of my favorite things! And tonight we enjoyed them both. It was my first attempt at another one of the recipes out of my Southern Living Slow Cooker cookbook. If I keep sharing the recipes, y’all aren’t going to need to buy the book. Don’t tell Southern Living. 😉

Anyway, tonight we had shredded barbecue chicken, baked beans, salad, and deviled eggs. For dessert, we served warm brownies with ice cream. I’m more of a cook than a baker. So, I let Betty Crocker do what she does best, and I did the rest. Well, that’s not true. My friend brought the salad. The sliced mozzarella that she added to the salad was a really nice touch.  It was also the first time that I had Marzetti’s ranch dressing.  I really liked it.


Okay, down to business. For the shredded barbecue chicken you will need:
1 -1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken
tbsp. olive oil
1 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground red pepper

Brown the chicken in olive oil; 4 minutes on each side. Add browned chicken to  4 qt. slow cooker.
Combine the ketchup, dark brown sugar and the rest of the ingredients. Pour over chicken. Put lid on cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn down to Low and cook 5 to 6 more hours. Once done, take out chicken and shred.
I added the shredded chicken back into the cooker and mixed it up with the remaining sauce.
This recipe served 8. Recipe courtesy of Southern Living


Now for the Baked Beans:
Cut 4 slices of bacon into halves. Saute bacon, but don’t cook it until it’s crisp. Remove bacon
Save the grease and saute about 1/2 cup of white onion.
Add a couple of tablespoons each of ketchup and brown sugar.
Add about one tablespoon of mustard.
Stir to simmer. Then add two cans of pork and beans and some bacon pieces (save some of the bacon to add as topping). Mix well.
Pour into oven safe dish, top with remaining bacon and cook at 350 for 30 minutes.
recipe courtesy of ( I adapted cooking method).

Pioneer Woman has a similar baked bean recipe, but she adds green bell pepper to the vegetable mixture. And she cooks the beans on 325 for 2 hours. I’m going to try this next time.


Deviled Eggs

Place eggs in pot, and just cover the eggs with cool water. Bring water to boil. Cover pot with lid and turn off heat. Leave the pot on the burner.  Let eggs sit for 10 – 12 minutes.
Drain off hot water and let boiled eggs cool in ice water.
Once eggs are cool enough to handle, peel eggs under cool, running water.
Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out yolks and put in a mixing bowl.
Add a squirt of mustard for color and flavor and one or two big spoonfuls of mayonnaise for creamy consistency. Mix. Always better to add more mayo or mustard than to start with too much.
Add diced dill or sweet pickles and a sprinkle in a little salt.
Spoon mixture into egg halves.
garnish with a dusting of paprika. I just hold the paprika kind of high over the eggs and lightly shake.

recipe courtesy of my mom…never any measurements…everything is to taste.


Let me know if you try any of these dishes.

Until next time,


Just a reminder, this week’s Show & Tell party is live til Monday at midnight.  Come link up!

I’m linking to:

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me @ Crafty, Scrappy Happy

Potpourri Party @ 2805

Friday Flair @ Whipperberry

Link & Greet @ Country Momma Cooks


  1. I have a similar recipe, but use the pork…will definitely have to try the chicken..Everything looks so yummy Sharon!

  2. This looks so delicious. I’ve made pulled pork in the slow cooker and I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. I bet the pork is delicious! I love pulled pork. I’ll have to try that out.

  4. Marianne, Let me know how it turns out.

  5. The barbecue chicken and pork and beans looks so delicious. I subscribe to Southern Living, they have such a variety of good food selections. Good choice.

  6. Southern Living is one of my favorite sources for all things home. So nice to meet you, JT. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Now girl…that’s some GOOD southern cooking……I have YEARS of SL cookbooks in the attic and have used LOTS of their recipes. I also used to be a rep for Southern Living at Home which has now folded and we offered that Slow Cooker book in our line…it was very popular!
    Thanks for sharing those recipes….I love those kinds of evenings too!

  8. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful weekend:)

  9. Lorraine, I’d rather have people over for dinner than meet at a restaurant anytime. I was so disappointed when SL at Home folded. I have several years worth of the Christmas cookbooks. I always forget that I subscribed to them until July when the new one comes in the mail.

  10. my pleasure. thanks for hosting.

    sharon @ mrs. hines class

  11. Sharon,

    Your dish looks delicious. I do a similar one and it’s always good.

    On a side note~Thanks for checking out my blog for “Refrigerator Biscuits” and pinning it. I now have the Linky Followers gadget installed for non-bloggers, (WordPress, Typepad, ect.) to be able to follow. I had signed up for it the other day because there were several blogs that I wasn’t able to follow, but I hadn’t added it yet. Now I have it on my sidebar for those that wish to follow me this alternative method.

    Thanks again, look forward to checking your site out some more.

  12. I will be sure to come back and join in via Linky Followers. Thanks for adding it. I’m excited to be a new follower!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  13. I am glad you liked my Starfish Vignette, and I am glad you found me, I am your newest follower! I have a blog hop on Tuesdays and a craft & recipe linky on Thursdays I’d love it if you would link something up!

  14. Thanks for following and welcome to mrs. hines class!! Also, thanks for the invitations to the parties. I’ll be sure to join in .

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  15. You are making me hungry! The recipes sound wonderful, perhaps I will try them this week, we love beans done like that and the chicken would be fabulous.
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Let me know how you like it!

  17. Yummy! These recipes sound so good! I am not much of a cook, but I think I could possibly pull these off! Haha!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog and I hope to see you in the vlog link up tomorrow!

  18. Yes, you can most certainly pull off these recipes! I’m hoping to link up tomorrow. I’ve got to get my act together so I can make it happen. 😉

  19. Yummy-I love that your Mother doesn’t measure. I don’t either. I always have to work really hard when I create my recipes for Meals on Monday posts because I have to measure, giggle. Hope to see you at the Thursday linky party this week. xo


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