on Nov 12, 2009 @ 11:05 pm|
Does anyone know how to use a slow cooker? I picked up one and I am trying to get it to work, but I don't know where to start. It is an older model... been around for maybe 30 years. Is that still good for a slow cooker appliance?
Any slow cooker recipes you can share too?
|easy peasy on Nov 13, 2009 @ 07:12 pm|
We have a slowcooker and it's awesome. We use it often to make meals that is quick to put together and lasts a few days. I don't know how well a 30 year old slowcooker will work but I assume it's probably similar to the modern ones. Throw all your ingredients in, add liquids, cook for 4-10hrs (depending on your recipe) and voila! you've got a delicious meal at hand.
I think every slowcooker will cook a little differently. So you might need to use it a few times to know whether your slowcooker needs more/less water. If you don't add enough water, things will burn. So if your food burns the first time, don't give up. Just add more liquids the next time. :)
I've recently discovered this website that's pretty good. You can also just google for recipes using keywords such as slowcooker and crockpot.
Good luck and have fun!
|slowcooker on Nov 16, 2009 @ 05:30 pm|
Slow cookers are great. You can throw a roast in frozen with 1 pkg of onion soup mix and a 1 cup water on low and when you get home it will be perfect. I was just talking to someone yesterday who puts frozen small chickens in with a bit of water and has chicken dinner. You can also cut up veggies and meat and put soup makings in there. My Hubby did that with chicken meat, veggies, a bay leaf and some spices and when I got home I added the noodles for about 45 min.
Check out www.allrecipes.com It is my favourite website for recipes and they have tons of good slow cooker ideas.