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July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday 7.3.14 Recipe for Success

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday where we teacher bloggers share our PURR-fect Previous Posts, Pics, and Pins.

How does Throwback Thursday work,  you might ask? Simply look through your PURR-fect Previous Posts, perhaps a particular favorite of yours, and re-post it! Then add the TBT badge to your post and include your link below! Purr-fectly easy and simple! Your post doesn't have to be from LOOOONNNGGG ago; it can be from last month. And if you don't have a post to share, perhaps an old photo or two from WAYBACK will do! Even a favorite pin is PURR-fect! Just join in the Throwback fun!

Speaking of pins... I was rooting around my Pinterest boards, checking on what ideas I had squirreled away when I decided to check out the analytics for my account. There are some interesting stats included there (I'm a little into that kind of "stuff"). One piece of information I came upon was "most repinned". I was a bit taken aback by the pin that fit this stat, a pin for a super, simple crockpot recipe that I constantly turn to during the school year.  Last summer I blogged about this very recipe. BTW, not only is the recipe my most repinned pin with almost 500 pins, the original blog post is my most visited post with well over 1500 visits. Who would've thunk it?!?! 

This post originally appeared on The Teacher's Desk 6 on June 18, 2013...

I'm not much of a cook (at least I don't think so), and I definitely don't have the patience to make extravagant, complicated dishes. As far as gathering ingredients and measuring... NOT gonna happen! However, my family will tell you differently! They love coming to my house for dinner and they beg me to bring certain dishes to their house when I visit. What's up with this then? Simple, no fail recipes! And here's one of them, probably the family favorite... for a while I was making this one nearly every week... until I got tired of it! LOL! The best part of this recipe is that it's made in a crock pot. I can prepare the ingredients the night before, throw it in the pot before leaving for school, and it's ready when I arrive home. LOVE IT!

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

1 bag (32 oz. bag) frozen tater tots
1 bag (3 oz. bag) bacon pieces
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 c milk
salt & pepper, to taste

1. Prepare your Crock Pot by giving it a good coating of non-stick cooking spray.
2. Next, begin layering in your ingredients. Start with half of the tater tots, followed by 1/3 of the bacon and then 1/3 of the cheese. Now layer in all of your chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. On top of the chicken, layer on another 1/3 of the bacon pieces and a 1/3 of the cheese. Top with the remaining tater tots, then layer on the rest of your cheese and bacon. When done with your layers, pour the milk over the entire thing.
4. Cover and cook on low about 4-6 hours. Be sure to check for the doneness of your chicken, some Crock Pots take longer to cook than others.

FYI... I double all the ingredients except the bacon pieces AND I mix a can of cream of chicken soup with the milk for added flavor. I originally found this recipe on Pinterest...

...but it is all over the internet with people giving it rave reviews. I can say that my family gives it a definite thumbs up, too!

Now it's your turn to THROWBACK! Choose a fav post, picture, or pin to share once again. I can't wait to see what you THROWBACK this week.

I'm  linking this same post with The Teaching Tribune today. They, too, are hosting a Throwback Thursday this week as part of their summer blogging series. Be sure to stop by their blog to read more TBT posts.

Second Grade Shenanigans is also hosting a Throwback Thursday linky so I'm linking up there as well!


  1. I LOVE crockpot recipes, and this one looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!

    Also, I am the first to admit that I have a lot to learn about Pinterest! How do you find out the analytical stuff on your account?

  2. Yum that recipe looks so good! I love anything in the crockpot!


  3. I love making things in a crockpot. Thank you for sharing. Teaching Science With Lynda

  4. That looks sooooooo yummy and you said BACON!!!! SO GOOOOOD!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. Looks yummy! I need to get started on making all of these things that I'm pinning ;)


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