crock pot

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  1. basaltfd macrumors regular

    basaltfd

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    anyone have a slow cooker
    2-how many times a week u use it?

    3-any quick recipes for

    a single guy,no cooking skills!!!!!!
     
  2. munson macrumors 6502

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    Chili = AWESOME in a slow cooker, as is Beef Stew. You could find some sweet, easy recipes really easy just by googling them

    Also , I use mine as much as possible, but it's BARELY once a week, if that.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I use to use mine a lot. These days, once a month.

    Chili is good, as is a pot roast with all the trimmings.

    There are prefixed items in the grocery store that you put into the pot and let simmer for about 8 hours. Saves prep time.
     
  4. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.

    We use it maybe - once every other month for regular meals? Usually it comes in handy for big gatherings.

    Unfortunately, not off the top of my head.
     
  5. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    love the crockpot, but tend to use it more in colder months-- there is a great recipe from alton brown (food network) for slowcooker oatmeal-- SO GOOD-- look for it on the site-- i use dried cherries in it and it makes enough for hubby and i to eat for a week!!
     
  6. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    We use our CrockPot maybe once or twice a month. It is so stupidly simple to make great food in the CrockPot. You just toss it in and let it cook for a couple hours while you go out to work or whatever, etc...
    I recommend the Slow Cooking cookbook by Joanna White. ( I think that's her name. I have to go find the book now.)
    It has lots of simple recipes for appetizers, poultry (chicken, turkey), and pork, pot roast, and even desserts. I don't know if it is still being published though, since our copy is from 1994.:apple:
     
  7. basaltfd thread starter macrumors regular

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    way cool thanks for the replies so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    :D
     
  8. basaltfd thread starter macrumors regular

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    summer uses

    what do u all like to use it for in the summer?
    what good sites for recipes do you all tend to go too??
    ron
     
  9. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I use my crock pot to blanche the skulls of my fallen enemies.
     
  10. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    My family has one and we use it maybe once a week or once every two weeks. We usually cook either baked beans or pork pot roast in it. The pot roast is seared in a pan with favorite spices in the morning then left to cook in the crock pot all day in its own fat/juices. SO GOOD. And the leftovers last for days and are good for tacos/ pork sandwiches and the such.
     
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    Do you eat the brains, or do you feed them to your iguanas? Just as a matter of interest.
     
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  13. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I just made roast (?) beef the other day and it was the easiest thing ever.

    I had a little 3-4lb back blade.. or whatever it was that was in my freezer and I thawed it out for two days, and I used 1 package of that onion soup mix, I had the no name brand so it doesnt matter which one it is. And I emptied it out onto the bottom of the crock pot and put in a cup of water and put the beef on top. Then I let it cook on high for 5-6 hours and it was REALLY good. And then to make gravy I whisked (in a separate container) 1/4 cup of flour and like... 1/2-1cup of water (just make sure its watery) and then you have to keep stirring the juices as your whisking the flour mixture into it. Then I steamed some veggies and made mashed potatoes. It was REALLY tender and it was the first time I've ever cooked in a crockpot myself.
     
  14. basaltfd thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    i'm a single guy who doesnt know how to cook sh---!!!!!!!!!
    so i'm trying to learn somthing
    thanks
     
  15. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I'm a single college student that can't cook for sh*t either, but I have a fool-proof recipe.

    Big bag of meatballs
    Jar of grape jelly
    Bottle of BBQ sauce

    Pour in, stir, and cook for a few hours. Sometimes I'll even throw in a little tequila if I'm feeling festive.
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Grape jelly, Gracie??

    Well, I guess that qualifies for sweet & sour, so bon appetite.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    we use it once in a while. mainly for stews and venison strips in bbq sauce...ok..my mouth started to water ;)

    You should check your local grocery store - some of them have cooking lessons.

    Start with basics and work your way from there. ie. if you can bbq, buy some burgers and 'bulk' cook. We're a small family of 4...small meaning we don't eat alot, but when I cook....I don't cook 6 burgers...I cook 24 and freeze the rest. Why? B/c in 45 seconds microwave time - hamburger! :)

    Same thing with chicken.

    And for veggies, we use a steamer probably 3 times a week at least. again, i cook way more than I need and keep the rest in the fridge.

    good luck,
    keebler

    ps. you're lucky...b/c you're just starting out - take the time to plan your meals if you can. great way to learn cooking b/c you can take the time to learn and not be stressed about having to cook something at the last minute, not knowing how and then resorting to the local fastfood joint.
     
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  20. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    easy-

    buy a pack of pot roast seasoning, and a roast from the store, follow directions and add a few veggies.. cook for 8 hours...
     
  21. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    My wife makes something eerily similar.... She serves with white rice at cocktail parties. Very good.
     
  22. Mord macrumors G4

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    We use ours for slow cooking seitan occasionally, it's a rather delicious fake meat made from wheat gluten.
     
  23. basaltfd thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i will try some different stuff i guess

    i got the packagestuuf strogenuff from city market
    and its crap tasting:mad:
     
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