I know I’m not Wonder Woman. I’m a mom, I work. I try to make wholesome dinners, but I fail sometimes. OK, a lot of the time. So I bought a crock pot today, hoping that slow cooked, veggie laden soups and stews will save my family and me from vitamin D deficiency and whatever else might ail us. What does this have to do with natural perfumes and or beauty products? Nada. I just figured if I wrote it here on my blog, I might hold myself accountable and actually use the darn thing more than twice this fall/winter.
Do you have any favorite Crock Pot recipes? Please do share!
And the winner of the Sabon samples is… Katy! Congrats!
Posted by ~Trish
9 thoughts on “It’s a Crock”
Trish, I have a small crock pot that I use to make congee in. Congee is a many thousands year old recipe for ‘rice soup’. The long, slow cooking makes for easy assimilation/absobtion of the grains medicinal properties (other ingrediants can be added). Is Excellent for those folks convalescening or with weak digestion (me) needing easy food to digest. In the evening I put in one part grain (rice, millet) to 5 or 6 parts water. I have my crock pot plugged into a timer so it comes on around midnight to cook till 6 or so. Tastes Great, really!
Congee! Love the name and shall give it a try. Sounds yummy for breakfast with some honey or agave syrup!
A couple of cookbook recommendations:
– Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker. All of the recipes I’ve tried have been fabulous.
– Andrew Schloss – The Art of the Slow Cooker. The recipes here have a bit more pre-work, but the results are worth it.
Try new potatoes in the slow cooker. Just stick those in the slow cooker and let go 6-10 hours depending on the size. The potatoes seem extra “potatoey” this way.
Love the blog. Good luck with the slow cooker.
Thanks for the cookbook recs! So for the potatoes, no water needed? Just stick ’em in?? Cool! Too good to be true 🙂
Hey, crock pots rule. I don’t have a family, but I use mine all the time. The best beans you’ll ever make will be in a crock pot, I’m telling you. We’ll have to talk.
I want to hear about the best beans! I’ve already used mine twice. I made a great potato corn chowder and threw some cauliflower in for good measure…it was delicious!
Let’s trade some recipes 🙂
Ah, missed this when you first put it up…I second SakeCat’s “Not Your Mother’s Crock Pot” recommendation. On the other hand, I also use…my mother’s crock pot recipe book! And most roasting recipes can be adapted.
I have to say — sorry, vegetarians — one of the best things that comes out of my crock pot is a beef stew with lots of potatoes and onions. And soup, soup, soup. 🙂
Well that does it then! I am getting that book 🙂
And I have made two soups so far and both have been delicious. So easy too. I’m not much of a beef gal, but I’ll take your word for it 😉
Tallgrass beef! Responsibly raised, grass-fed. In fact, maybe I’ll make some up for my peeps tonight, so I can continue to give you the good word… 🙂