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|Subject: Re: Stew!||Date: 1/6/2014 10:39 AM|
|Author: TMFHunzi||Number: 714308 of 762441|
Thanks! I got a crockpot last year, but haven't used it much. I don't really know what to do with it.
Now that I'm thinking about it, I own 4 crockpots plus 2 other "slowcookers/warmers" - I have a 6-7qt oval one that the handles failed on, but the warmer & the crock are fine, the 6-7qt oval one I bought to replace it, 1 4-5qt one that is both a fryer and a crockpot, and one 4qt crockpot I think my mom gave me nearly 30years ago that the crock doesn't even remove. Plus I have a rice cooker that claims to be a slowcooker too, and one of those mini crocks that keeps dips warm (those are nice!).
I use my bigger oval one the most, but I'm also feeding a lot more people - 4-6 family plus if we have guests.
Here are some of the things I'll do:
Toss in frozen meatballs with bbq sauce. Or make them Hawaiian by tossing in pineapple and teriyaki/sweet-n-sour.
Chicken parts/pork chops - add the sauce of you choice - bbq, salsa, cream of whatever,
I'll toss in pork roasts with bbq or salsa, and make pulled pork or carnitas. Same with chicken breasts.
Soups! Beans, split peas, anything with a broth and veggies with or without meat.
The trick will be finding a crockpot that fits your family size - so with just 2, look for a smaller one unless you want lots of leftovers. I don't think you can even buy the kind where the crock doesn't remove anymore, so no worries there - the removable crocks are so awesome - Also buy the little plastic liners - it makes clean up so easy!
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