Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 16 oz carrots
  • 6 potatoes, cubed
  1. Place carrots and potatoes in the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of dried spices. Rub the spice mixture all over the bird, inside and out. Place the bird breast-side down into the crockpot on top of the carrots and potatoes.
  3. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.


Hebrew National Hot Dogs Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winners are Penny Snyder, Donna B., Cindy Merrill, Theresa Shafer, Cathy W, LeAnn V , shelly aka allysmama, and jennifer b. Congrats!

I have kids who love hot dogs. They would eat them for every single meal if I let them. Hebrew National Hot Dogs are made with the finest ingredients (certified kosher, award-winning; no fillers, bi-products, artificial flavors or colors; 100% beef from the front of the cow; trusted process and inspection) and are delicious. When we tried these for this review, Will (my 3 year old) would have eaten the whole package if we let him. That’s how much he liked them! I’ll be honest — I like to serve these with Mac & Cheese. It brings back that childhood memory for me. Now, with Memorial Day and summer just around the corner, there is nothing better than grilling out some hot dogs. However, you want to be safe doing so. Here are a few safe grilling tips for the summer:

  • Start clean! Between each use, scrape and clean your grill grates (and clean the grease catch pan on a gas grill), removing any debris. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning the inside of the grill, the burners, and any lava rocks or ceramic briquettes.
  • Check the inside temperature. Use a meat thermometer to make sure meat and poultry are safely cooked from the inside out: grilling hamburgers, 160° F; grilling sausages (precooked and uncooked), 160° F; grilling steaks, at least 145° F; grilling chicken or turkey breast, 170° F; grilling turkey or chicken legs, 180° F; grilling a whole chicken, 180° F.
  • Adjust your grill grates… for even cooking. Cooked too close to the coals, meat or poultry may look done on the outside, even though it’s still raw inside. Check for doneness with your meat thermometer.
  • Separate… raw and cooked meat to keep harmful bacteria from spreading. Wash or use different plates, cutting boards, or utensils for raw and grilled meat, poultry, or fish. Tip: Plan ahead; before starting to grill, have a clean plate and utensils ready to take grilled food to the table. Safe grilling is more than just not getting burnt.
  • Flare-ups? “Prep” ahead to avoid the flames and smoke caused by fat drippings. Trim away visible fat, and drain off high-fat marinades. Then if the flames flare up: 1) For a gas grill, shut off the burners until the flame subsides, then re-light; and never use water on a gas grill, 2) for a charcoal grill, simply move your food to another part of the grill.

Hebrew National is known for its all beef, deli-quality hotdogs and offers options to please the entire family, including:

  • Jumbo Beef Frank: Hebrew National’s Jumbo Beef Frank has the same great taste as other Hebrew National products but is almost twice the size of our regular beef franks to satisfy heartier appetites.
  • Regular Beef Frank: Hebrew National’s signature all-beef frank.
  • 97% Fat Free Frank: With 40 calories per hotdog, these are a favorite with the health conscious consumer.
  • Reduced Fat Frank: Same taste and quality of regular beef franks with less fat.
  • Family Pack: Perfect for large summer barbeques and family gatherings.
  • Quarter Pound Beef Frank: These 1/4-lb dinner franks are made with 100% pure kosher beef, great for Mr. Family Man.

In addition to pure kosher beef hotdogs, Hebrew National offers many other kosher products for a variety meal occasions such as packaged lunchmeats like beef salami and beef bologna, specialty polish sausage and knockwurst, franks in a blanket and cocktail franks.

Since we love our Hebrew National Hot Dogs, I have arranged for 8 (yes, 8!) of you to get a package of your own! Here’s what I need you to do:


Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Hebrew National product is!


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