Saturday, May 17, 2008

Crock Pot Fun

Two of my latest interests, FlyLady and Gorgeously Green, both suggest cooking meals in a Crock Pot. I have wanted one for a while, but Morgan would tell me that he doesn't like stew. I went round and round arguing that you could cook more than stew in a Crock Pot. This has been the discussion over the last couple of years.

Well a few weeks ago I finally talked him into trying it - with the help of both the FlyLady and the Gorgeously Green Lady. (As with anything they were on sale - that always helps too!) It has been a busy couple of weeks with my brother-in-law in town and then my travels, so this week was our first test.

My mom gave us a slow cooker recipe book that is literally older than I am. We tried a Pork Roast with apples and ginger. Morgan waited until it was done to tell me that he is not crazy about pork done that way. It came out okay though. Yesterday we tried a brisket with carrots, celery, and onion. It was quite good.

The best part of it all...Morgan has decided that he really wants to try STEW! After years of telling me that he did not want to buy a Crock Pot because he does not like stew, he has now decided that it is the one meal he wants to cook in the Crock Pot! Go figure! (He argues that there a fancy stews in the cookbook and that they are not the plain kind that he doesn't like...)

Our goal is going to be to use it 1-2 times per week. It was SO nice to come home to dinner already prepared. So, If anyone has any Crock Pot recipes, please share!


Shannon said...

My mom is the crock-pot queen. I'll let her know you're looking for some recipes!

Mauree said...

Pork tenderloin with brown sugar, worcestecire, and apple juice. My boys love it and it is so easy.

Basham said...

Daniel and I have had this same conversation. I made a roast just like you did but, added a can of cream of mushroom soup and potatoes. It makes it thick not at all like stew. I love making things he says he will hate and he loves them!