Weekend Cooking: Readathon Recipes

Welcome to Weekend Cooking, hosted by Beth Fish Reads!

I’m sharing the recipes that I’ll be whipping up tomorrow for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

I’ve learned that I need to have more than potato chips and chocolate during this reading event. I have a much more successful time of it when I’m eating real food. During my very first readathon I had to be treated for scurvy! (Not quite, but I felt awful by the end of the day.)

These recipes, and more, can be found on my Pinterest boards if you are so inclined to check them out. I’ll be sharing photos of my reading & cooking adventures on Instagram as well.

I’ll be putting the Sleepin’ In Omlette together tonight so it’s ready to pop in the oven tomorrow morning. I haven’t made this before so my fingers are firmly crossed that it’s as tasty as it looks and sounds.

This Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is absolutely yummy. I’ve made it numerous times and everyone in my family gobbles it up. I usually serve it over brown rice. If I’m feeling particularly naughty I’ll crush up some tortilla chips over the top. I’ll get this right in the crock pot as soon as I wake up so I’ll be able to nosh on it at lunch and for the rest of the day.

I have to get my fruit in for the day and I’ve found that making Quick Caramel Apple Dip is the best way to do so. I made this for the last readathon and I was greatly impressed. It’s easy to make AND delicious to eat, you can’t beat that.

Lastly, and most importantly, I’ll never be far away from a cup of coffee. Yes, I am trying to be healthy, but I’m not a masochist.

Are you participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? If so, what will you be eating and drinking?

43 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Readathon Recipes

  1. I looooove that chicken taco chili! It's perfect for any time of year, and it's so, so yummy. Great choice!I'm making chicken tacos in the crockpot (so really, the chicken will be done in the crockpot so it shreds nicely and then we can just put the tacos together whenever). Crockpots are like readathon essentials. That, or having a S.O. that's willing to just go buy dinner and bring it home 😉


  2. Ooh, that sleepin' in omlette looks great! I make a similar casserole (eggs, hash browns, ham) for Christmas every year; it's so nice to make something the day before and just pop it in the oven in the morning! The chili recipe also looks delicious!


  3. Isn't it awesome? I really like so may things on that site. (Skinnytaste.com)I made chicken tacos in the corkpot last readathon! Nom NOM, so good. Having that S.O. run to get things is important too, lol. You never know when you might run out of cheese or something, lol.


  4. I used to do food very willy nilly for the readathon and then I felt yucky all day. There wasn't enough substance and there was WAY too much sugar. Blech! I'm really excited to try the omelette. The Pioneer Woman hasn't steered me wrong yet 😀


  5. Oh goodness, that all looks delicious! I will have to try that chicken taco chili recipe soon–I think the family has gotten bored with my usual chili recipe (although I don't get why! It's got beer in it, so c'mon people!!). Um, so my readathon food is . . . unplanned. Just like my entire readathon. Uh, I think–ask spouse to pick up some takeout? Or we all go out to dinner and I sit there and read a book at the restaurant?


  6. Ha! I have another chili recipe with beer in it that is fantastic as well 😀 We should swap! Back when I didn't plan my food (or plan MUCH) I ended up eating junk all day which left me feeling crummy. I don't have the tummy of a 20 year old anymore, lol.


  7. I am not joining in this year but have fun with it! I love the snacking part. Stuff you can eat with one hand is good and stuff that does not get messy. That whole hand to mouth thing has to be uninterrupted.


  8. PS I just made your recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili! It looked easy enough. It's in the crockpot, sitting in the refrigerator, waiting for tomorrow morning. Thanks for the recipe. My family will be happy to have something to eat for supper.


  9. I have never done a red fathom but have been intrigued by the idea. I read asuch as time permits so maybe next time? I ought to join in. That taco chili is calling me! What a delectable display of yummy food you have here. #jealous


  10. Both the Sleepin' In Omelette and the Chicken Taco Chili look good! I've never heard of the omelette so I'll have to check it out.Good luck with the read-a-thon!


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