Thursday, July 16, 2009

Does anybody *do* crock pot/slow cooking?


Back in the day, let's say in the late 70's, I used to have a crock pot and tried to use it. To be honest, I was never thrilled with it. To me, it was small, hard to clean and everything had about the consistency of dog food. Well, with the new and improved slow cookers that are available now, I'm trying again. I bought a decent slow cooker last year (or maybe the year before?) and I couple of dinners have turned out nice. I'd like to expand my use of it, but I really don't know where to start. Do any of you have any suggestions? If you have a favorite site or a favorite cookbook, I'd love to hear about it.
I think using a slow cooker could save electricity, keep the kitchen cooler in the summertime, and even help me be more organized and ready for dinner, once school starts again... and give me just a little more time to play with my quilting. :o)

4 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

I guess you don't know about the lady who in 2008 made an item everday (365).

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

Barb L. in Florida said...

I found a lasagna recipe for the crock pot that is "to die for"!! It is in the recipe section of bettyCrocker.com and it is called - you guessed it - Slow Cooker Lasagna

Robin said...

Hey Deb! This is the best darn crock pot cookbook I've ever owned! literally everything I've made from it so far has been 5 stars! The best is that Bill thinks I'm a super awesome cook now LOL after 10 yrs all it took was a good crockpot cookbook! LOL

Amazon has it CHEAP! so run and buy it QUICK!!

http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Bible-Cookbook/dp/1412727790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247931676&sr=1-1

Nancy Quilts said...

I love your Be Grateful blocks. Is this a kit or a web site?

In answer to your question about crock pot cooking. I do some and I have a cook book from the "Fix it and forget it" crock pot cookbooks and it is very good. I plan on getting another, there are about 5. Check out the books at www.bookfinder.com, they are cheaper there and they have always been in good condition. I get quilt books there also.
Nancy in WI