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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/19/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Since it is so difficult to cook sometimes, I thought these would be useful and appreciated by many on here:
 
I have tried two recipes of my own creation that were good:
1. throw some chicken breasts, a can of chopped tomatoes and a can of cheap salsa into the crockpot and cook all day.  Shred the chicken and serve in warmed corn tortillas with jack cheese and  onions.  This one is Awesome
 
2. Some chicken breasts, cream of whatever soup, potatoes and veggies.  the soup gets kind of watery, so maybe there is variation needed.  This one is pretty good.
 
Sue

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   Posted 9/20/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Statgeek,

Thank you for sharing this website. We all need good ideas to help us through our days.

I think my husband would like that first recipe, he is really into tortillas. Sounds like a good idea for some day next week.

Meggie

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   Posted 9/20/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a slow cooker but have lost the booklet.  What setting do you normally set something that will be on most of day.  sue2z

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/20/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Low.  But I've noticed that for a roast to be tender, my crockpot needs to cook it all night and all the next day.  It is the same with dried beans.  High seems to cook too hot and things get burned.  High is probably good if you can be home and turn it down after awhile.  At least mine is that way.

Sue


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/21/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is another link to crock pot recipes.
 
 
 
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Miss Magnolia
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   Posted 9/21/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I love using my crock pot especially since I still work full time. Here is a couple:

http://www.crock-pot.ca/recipecategorygroup/main-dishes.aspx
 


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Gamma
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   Posted 9/21/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   

I love my crock pot so much that I have 2 of them.  I use it more often than my regular pots and pans.

Sue, what kind of roast are you cooking that takes that long to cook and be tender?  I get chuck roast and cook it for 8-10 hrs on low, mixed with beef broth and onions and when I take it out, it literally falls apart. Just curious.


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   Posted 9/21/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks For the web sites I usually use my crock pot for spaghetti sauce only, this will make life easier.
 
Spaghetti sauce;3-cans chopped flavored italian tomatoes, 2 cans -tomato sauce, 1 can-med.size tomato paste, 1 pinch - sugar, 3 TBSPS- Italian seasoning, garlic to taste, cook on low all day stirring ocassionally.
 
Munga!- Enjoy! - smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 9/21/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the websites and recipes girls. These will come in so handy.

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/21/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, thanks Magnolia and Sherrine for the sites. Those will be a big help!  Thanks Gennie for the recipe.  I cook spaghetti sauce in the crockpot sometimes too.

Gamma, I am using whatever is least expensive. I figure why buy an expensive one when it will be cooked all day and become tender.  It is probably my crockpot that is the problem.   High gets too hot and low is not quite hot enough.  there is no medium.

Sue


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   Posted 9/21/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
And another one.

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   Posted 9/21/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
How do the slow cookers work? What's the difference between using a slow cooker and just shoving something on the stove or in the oven?

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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
One of my co-workers gave me a really simple one for chicken.

skinless chicken - does not matter if you start with the bone in or nor
Italian Dressing to cover - cook 6 to 10 hours, it will be done after 2, but will fall off the bone after 6.

It was really good over rice and I am sure it would be great over pasta.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 9/22/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Slow cookers run on a 110 line...not the 220 that your oven runs on.  It uses no more power than your electric alarm clock.  (At least here in the U.S.)  The heat is lower so it takes longer for things to cook but that makes it very tender too. 
 
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KerriH
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   Posted 9/22/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
What a great idea to post this! The slow cooker is certainly a God-send on some days. I used it religiously after my second son was born, because his morning nap was the ONLY time I would have to cook!

One soup I like to make (I call it "Pantry Soup"...recipe was given to me by a former weight watcher's leader) is as follows:

Two cans beans (any type - I usually use kidney and one other color)
One 14.5 - 15oz can chicken broth (in a pinch, I have had success making broth with bouillon)
One regular size jar salsa OR one 15 oz can diced tomatoes
One can corn
One can fat free refried beans
One envelope EITHER taco seasoning OR chili seasoning

Do not drain any of the cans before putting them into the crock pot. Stir it up & cook on low. I have come home after 8 - 10 hours and it was fine, but I'm sure it would be fine after 6 hours too. This soup is an excellent base. Sometimes, I eat it alone & other times I add leftovers (cooked rice, cooked chicken or turkey, hamburger, etc.). I do not recommend adding rice or pasta to the crock pot, as it will become mushy. These are best added to individual bowls. It makes a ton of leftovers.

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   Posted 9/23/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ladies-
Will start looking at some of these recipes. Have to dig out and blow the dust off my crockpot. :)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/23/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
One of the other differences in slow cooker vs. low oven cooking that I've seen is the evaporation rate. The oven, even with a good fitting lid on a pot, will dry out the food a bit and thicken the juices over a long cooking time. The slow cooker tends to make things more "soupy" for me. Even so, I prefer the slow cooker for some things, especially when I'm gone because I feel very safe leaving that small appliance working all day especially in the hot summer weather. When I'm home I like to make several roasts in the oven at the same time in separate pots. Cooks everything for the week (if you use leftovers) in one day and could be done on a Sunday after breakfast with a minimum of preparation time. Cooking time is about six hours. I start at noon. If the meat is thawed you can cut the cooking time to about four hours but I'm not that organized so I start at noon and serve at 6 pm. Oven temp is about 212º (somewhere half way between 200º and 225º).

#1) Beef roast (I use chuck) Frozen is ok. Put in casserole with a lid. Sprinkle with garlic and onion powder(not salt!). Place a beef bouillon cube NEXT TO (not on top of) the roast. Cover. Throw in oven.

#2) Pork shoulder roast or Boston Butt - Frozen is ok. Chop about 1/2 head of cabbage like cole slaw. Put in bottom of pot with lid. Add pork roast. Take one small can of sauerkraut UNDRAINED and put in around roast, on top of cabbage. Sprinkle everything liberally with garlic powder and pepper. Cover & throw in oven.

#3) Chicken salsa recipe (see above post by Sue - Statgeek)

I could also start another whole thread about my pressure cooker tongue!
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   Posted 9/24/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
YUM - pressure cooker - keep looking at this electric programable one on either HSN or QVC and want it really bad.
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