I finally got a crock pot!!!
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One of my favorite things in the crock pot is an adaptation of something we used to always have camping. It's called foil stuff (it actually has some other name the Boy Scouts gave it, but that's what we always called it!!)
1 package cheddarwurst (or sausage of your choice)
Slice the sausage and carrots. Cube the potatoes. Dump everything in the crock pot with about a cup of water. I also put in some butter in, but that's because I love butter on my potatoes!!! Cook on high for a few hours or low while you're at work. It done when the potatoes and carrots are done.
I just made a new crockpot recipe last weekend when my ILs were here and it was a huge hit. Here it is:
-Boneless chicken breasts (can be thawed or frozen; can use between 3 and 6 depending on how much you want to make)
- 1 box (or bag) of frozen corn kernels
- 1 can black beans (drained; and I use two cans if I am using 6 chix breasts)
- 1 jar (approximately 16 oz) chunky salsa
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 to 2 tsp cumin
- salt/pepper to taste
- 8 oz cream cheese
Combine all ingredients in crockpot EXCEPT cream cheese. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs. Using a fork, shred chicken up in crock pot (this will be VERY easy...chicken will be falling apart at this point). Mix in cream cheese one spoonfull at a time until completely combined (it helps if the cream cheese is at room temperature). Serve over yellow Spanish rice, with grated cheddar cheese on top if desired.
Congrats! I use mine year round. I love not heating up the house and coming home to a yummy meal in the summer. A recipe I tried the other day was a huge hit (I think it was off 6 Sisters website, but it could have been Crockin ' Girls). It was 4 chicken breast (Uses frozen, it's okay). One package cream cheese (I used light), one can of cream of mushroom soup (again I used the low fat stuff), and a package of the dry Italian salad dressing. Mix it up after it's been heating for about 30 minutes to get it all creamy. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Serve over rice. It was really good! We also make chili in there, baked potatoes, everything!
Oh my, what have you done all this time without one?
Believe it or not but I've never ever seen a crock pot in any kitchen here in Germany It's just not something we use over here so I had some trouble even finding one! Luckily, at least Amazon had a couple slow cookers on offer.
Congrats! I my Crockpot and use it quite often during the week. I make anything in mine from Pot roast, roasted chicken, meatloaf, to chili, or beef stew. One good tip is to use the liners and when I make my meatloaf or whole chicken in the Crockpot, I use a large piece of foil paper folded into thirds and line the bottom and sides of the crockpot with the foil and then place the meat on top of the foil. It makes taking out a meatloaf or roasted chicken so much easier as you lift up on the foil to take out the meat. I don't know how many times I have ruined my meatloaf or chicken with it falling apart in the crockpot without using the foil paper.