January is a good time of year for this kind of thing...I guess any time is a
good time for a crock pot meal.
TO JOSH: Crockpot will be cheaper than another marriage.
RE: Gosh - | 11:27 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010 Since reading comprehension
must be difficult for you, here's an example of some of the "canned" ingredients
mentioned in the recipes.3 cloves garlic, minced 3 green
onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3/4 cup cilantro chopped 5 medium
potatoes4 large sweet red peppers2 cups sliced celery 2 cups
sliced carrots (about half of a one-pound bag of baby carrots)1 medium
baking potato, peeled and cut into cubes2 medium carrots, peeled and
cubed1-2 celery stalks, sliced1 onion, choppedYou're
certainly right, genius. There's so many canned vegetables in those recipes
that it definitely shouldn't be called real cooking.
Having to feed a family of 7 is challenging and rather expensive. Crock pots are
a budget helper and timesaver. Cheap meats+crockpots =good meals. I use the
tenderized meat in other meals too. Buy a huge hunk of whatever on the cheap,
season with whatever you have in the cupboard. Pair it with something crunchy
like fries or salad or homemade rolls and presto dinner is served. Both my
spouse and I work so we dont have time to linger lovingly over the stove trying
to coax tough meat to pretend its tender. A Crock pot is like a meat babysitter
that can properly train your kids to behave. Okay I may be overly fond of the
crock pot but really its my best friend right next to my rice cooker. I still do
the baking by hand, not a big fan of breadmakers personally. Great article.
I've just went through my 4th divorce and once again I'm looking to fend for
myself. Tips like these are really helpful. I think it's time I get a crock pot
and let it do the cooking!
To Gosh: Did you even read the recipes? All but the first recipe included a
large number of "real ingredients" including fresh vegetables.
I was divorced in my mid 30's and had custody of my teenage son. Being a male,
I'd never really learned to cook, but I also had custody of the crock pot. I
looked in the freezer and found some chicken. I could cook steak on the grill,
but I had no idea how to cook chicken. I checked the crock pot recipe book and
found many recipes for chicken.That went well and I expanded my
choices, cooking something different nearly every Sat. and Sun. The left-overs
gave us another 2-4 meals per week.Aside from the ease of cooking
and great taste, a big + was the wonderful smell in the house when you returned
in the evening after the meal had been simmering for 6-8 hours. Crock pots are
whatever happened to using real ingredients, like fresh vegetables instead of so
much canned stuff and prepared in the roll biscuits? Skip the cream cheese and
the sour cream and try real cooking.
You, yum and more yum! Thank you!
Thanksd for this article. I was widowed almlost two years ago and preparing one
person meals is a challenge. I found my old crock pot in the basement storage
room last week and have been looking for the book that came with it. With the
information in this article I can really put the pot to use again!