Slow cooking - a great fit in Sandy UT

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Slow cooking - a great fit in Sandy UT

I discovered Crock Pot cooking in my Aussie bachelor days.

Easy meal preparation, and always way too much. Meal size portions into baggies, flatten and stack in freezer. After a few different recipes, the variety in the freezer could satisfy my requirements, especially so if I remembered to label the packages -otherwise "meal surprise"

Colder weather, and the production of comfort food make slow cookers ideal for my lifestyle in Sandy UT. Besides food is always a good conversation starter.

Slow cooker recipe books are legion. They are everywhere, for the faint-hearted and the unadventurous.

With a slow cooker it is very hard to have a flop. My basics:  meat of choice, chunks of fresh vegetables, flavoring and water. It worked well with beef, lamb, pork, even kangaroo or wallaby. The end result was often a hearty stew. Meatballs, dumplngs and spacialty sausage have found their way into my pot.

My standard Crock Pot for a long time was less than a gallon, round upright.

Just recently I lashed out for a new slow cooker, an oval 6 quart one which even came with a miniature pot for heated dips (.6 quart) - all for less than $20. And it's a bewdy, mate.

Today's menu is a fortified soup, featuring chunks of potato and butternut pumpkin (home grown of course). Smells great.  Eminently shareable - we are likely to have different visitors throughout the day. They will have this offering (just my wife's nature of hospitality, and a a buffer against the cooler weather).

Besides, there's heaps.

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Noah Seidenberg
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Larry I love crock pot cooking. We have a real nice one that is ceramic and comes out of the base and easy to wash. Good for people on the go.

Nov 23, 2013 01:04 AM #1
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Than Maynard
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Took me several years of marriage to get my wife to use a crock pot or any sort of slow cook. She thought the food would go bad if cooked overnight.

 

Nov 23, 2013 03:07 AM #2
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Larry O'Sullivan
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Noah - good to see you are into slow cooking. I use an old liner as a stovetop vessel for some experiments.

Than - single males have less food inhibitions than caring new spouses. They jut don't want to risk losing you.

Nov 23, 2013 03:51 AM #3
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