10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals at Weekend Potluck #287



Happy Friday!  We have some great featured recipes this week. 10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals from Refresh Living grabbed the top spot as the most clicked recipe. These will come in perfect with kids back in school. Other featured recipes include Slow Cooker Fiesta Cheese Dip, Brown Sugar Zapple Crisp, and Mary from Sweet Little Bluebird brought along Roasted Butternut Squash as the hostess recipe. 


New to Weekend Potluck? 

Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the full recipes! We keep track of all the recipes you click on. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll see a bunch of little thumbnail photos of recipes that your favorite food bloggers are sharing right now. The recipe with the most “clicks” this week will be our top featured recipe next week! So make sure you click on all your favorites!

The recipe with the most clicks was...


Bacon Ice Cream

Bacon and ice cream are two things that you really don't picture together. That is what makes this recipe for Bacon Ice Cream so much fun!  


We all know bacon is good in just about anything you want to throw it in. We had not made any homemade ice cream all summer. I know, crazy right?  I feel like this summer whizzed on by while we weren't noticing and now it is almost back to school time. So I had ice cream and bacon on the brain and thought why not? 



We have a several different ice cream makers on hand. One is a traditional ice cream maker that you add ice and rock salt to and another that you just pour it in and turn it on. 


But I was being lazy and didn't feel like dragging them out of storage so making it no churn was the way to go. I just love the ease of a no churn ice cream. The only downside is the wait. But I promise, this one is WORTH the wait! 


The smoky bits of bacon with a hint of maple give it such a great flavor that tastes almost like a butter pecan ice cream. Y'all have to try this one before summer is gone! 

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Bacon Ice Cream

  1. 1/2 lb. of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  2. 1 pint of heavy cream
  3. 1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  4. 1 tsp. of vanilla
  5. 1/4 tsp. of maple extract
  6. optional: maple syrup


Whip the cream until it forms sturdy peaks, being careful not to whip for too long. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and maple extract. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and place in the freezer.  Sprinkle bacon over the top of the ice cream. Freeze for about 6 hours. To take it over the top, drizzle with some maple syrup and serve!





I'm hanging out with some great bloggers to bring you a bacon recipe each week for Bacon Month.  Check out ALL these GREAT recipes this week. 






And just in case you have missed any of the prior Bacon Month recipes....







Ma Maw's Dorito Beef Casserole at Weekend Potluck #286


Happy Friday! We have a little mix of everything this week. Ma Maws Dorito Beef Casserole from Mommy's Kitchen grabbed the top spot last week. Other features include Crock Pot Hamburger Soup, Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Quick & Easy Peach Cobbler, and to round out the fun, Frito Taco Salad from our very own The Country Cook. Who else is hungry? 


New to Weekend Potluck? 

Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the full recipes! We keep track of all the recipes you click on. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll see a bunch of little thumbnail photos of recipes that your favorite food bloggers are sharing right now. The recipe with the most “clicks” this week will be our top featured recipe next week! So make sure you click on all your favorites!

The recipe with the most clicks was...


Bacon Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Every Wednesday this month I will be sharing an amazing bacon recipe with all of you as part of Bacon Month. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to see all the other recipes being shared by some amazing bloggers too. 


When I told the family I was making a Bacon Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie they all had a perplexed look on their face. My daughter exclaimed "bacon cookies?"  So let's just say everyone was just a tad bit skeptical.


She was even so intrigued that she put down her cell phone to come and help me!  Y'all know those phones are attached to their hands these days so I was happy to see her interested in what I was doing for a change.  Anything to get her nose out of the phone!  


She even wanted to help me stir it up and put it in the pan. She is growing up on me way too fast!  Once it hit the oven, she disappeared only to return when she heard the timer go off. 


Who wouldn't come a runnin' when chocolate chip cookies are baking! She couldn't wait to dig in!


Her eyes lit up when I loaded it up with scoops of ice cream and chocolate syrup and grabbed the spoons!  


Little bits of smoky, salty bacon is exactly what this skillet cookie needed.  And of course, some ice cream! 

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks) 
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp maple extract
2 large eggs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and maple extracts until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate morsels and bacon pieces. Pour into a well greased 10 - 12 inch cast iron skillet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. 


For the love of BACON, check out these amazing mouthwatering recipes. 





AND if you missed last weeks bacon recipe, Bacon Cheddar Ranch Chicken Salad it is one you do not want to miss. You can see it HERE