Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Slow Cooker Time Again...

I love my Crock-Pot. Love how easy it makes my life. Love that you can make everything, from baked potatoes (wrap them in foil, cook them on low for 8 hours) to a whole chicken (put three foil balls beneath the chicken, then season the meat, and leave it in there for 8 hours on low, no need for any liquid. It's seriously the most tender whole chicken you've ever had) to an entire meal and never have to worry about it.

I have a few Crock-Pot recipes on the blog. My Mom's Chili recipe, which I've thrown in my Crock-Pot. Oven-Baked Beef Stew, which is killer when baked in the oven, but can be made in the Crock-Pot, too. Chocolate Peanut Clusters, which are awesome for when you need to make a gazillion desserts for a bake sale. And my Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes, which aren't actually made in the crock-pot, but kept warm there (just in time for turkey day, making a lot more room on your counter and stove, BTW).

So I'm always looking for new recipes for the Crock-Pot. When I came across this one for Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken, I just knew I had to try it. It was a HUGE hit in my house. I was amazed to find virtually zero leftovers. No rice, and maybe a half cup of food left .

Tell me, are you a fan of the Crock-Pot, AKA the slow-cooker? What's your favorite use for it? I've done about everything in it, even mac-n-cheese, which just isn't the same without the baked crusty top. As basketball season heats up at our house next week, I'll start looking for more recipes I can dump and leave, and then look forward to coming home to a hot, bubbling meal :-)

Shirley

5 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley, thanks for posting that recipe, I have printed it and will try it next week. We love the crock pot too and one of my favorite things to do is take a pork roast and put it in with about a cup of white wine, 1/4 c. water, and 2 Tablespoons minced garlic (I buy it in the little jars already minced), and pepper. Cook on low all day and that's the best pork roast you'll have. :)

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  2. Cathy S.11:16 AM

    I put the crockpot on before reading your blog.

    Love it! Thanks for the new recipes.

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  3. Bousmama,

    That pork recipe sounds great! I'll have to try it sometime. I buy pork roasts pretty often, so it shouldn't be long.

    And Cathy, glad I had the recipe in time for your crock-pot! :-)

    Shirley

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  4. One of my absolute fav blogs is A Year of Crockpotting. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

    It's a must read everyday for me.

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  5. Oh, I'll have to check that one! Thanks, Andie!

    Shirley

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