Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Frugal Cooking - Get a Crock Pot!

Reading Facebook recently someone from my high school posted a request for crock pot recipes. I cannot emphasize how much I LOVE crock pot cooking. It is a great saver of time. Toss everything into a container and put on low or high, and when you return, a complete meal is finished. Beware, make sure you actually plug in your crock pot before setting the control. I've forgotten to do this at least twice in the past few months. That puts a whole new twist on "slow" cooking.

New to crock pots? Here is an easy, easy, way to get started.

Add a package of meat (chicken thighs or cubed stew beef are favorites of mine) and a jar of salsa. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. That's it, a meal that easy.

People may think of crock pots being great in the winter months for stews, etc., but I enjoy using mine in the middle of summer. A crock pot won't heat up the kitchen like the oven will. It is a great energy saver.

What are your favorite crock pot recipes?

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