Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Some Winter Slow-Cooker Dishes

January usually is the coldest month of the year, and so far, this one is living up to its reputation.  It’s also the time that everyone looks for comfort food that is warm and filling.

Well, one of the best ways to make such dishes, is the “Slow-Cooker” or “Crock Pot” as it used to be called.

This equipment comes in round or oval form.  It comes from the simple controls to the very sophisticated units that even have probes.  They offer a high and low heat setting.  Items typically take half the time on the high one as opposed to the low setting.  Many models have a warming mode to hold foods after they finish cooking.

The low setting will normally be 8 to 10 hours for a dish.  This makes nice for working families.  You can put the recipe in the slow-cooker in the morning before you leave for work and dinner is ready when you get home.

There are many recipes for this equipment.  Some require you to do a little cooking prep before going in the pot, but most do not.

I’ve got a stew recipe for you on Wednesday that uses ground beef in place of stew meat.  It’s “Ground Beef Slow-Cooker Stew” and it hits the spot.  Thursday, try “Chicken, Bacon, Potato Slow-Cooker Soup” for something a little different.

I hope these will help you handle the cold better this year.  “Happy Cooking” until next week and be sure to share this link with others.  Thanks.

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