Slow Cook All The Things…

… I got a new crock pot for Christmas! I’m so excited. Gone all the days of shriveled meat pucks and cereal for dinner. I still might start that cooking blog, Burnt Offerings. My mind is wild with endless dinner possibilities, although I’ve never cooked anything other than chili in my old crock pot. Beans are cheap, see.

I made a plea on facebook to share with me some of your favorite slow cooker recipes and resources. Of course Simcha pointed out that you can turn a crock pot into a moonshine still.

“…you’ll learn how a variety of ingenious stills were built, operated and recipes for everything for traditional corn “likker,” to bathtub gin. (2 lbs. sugar per gallon of water, bakers yeast and a couple of juniper berries.) You’ll also learn the hazards of distilling, to include poisoning, fires, scalding, explosions and jail.”

What could go wrong?

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  • AMoniqueOcampo

    Happy Feast of St. Stephen!

  • Nan

    When my aunt was young and rebellious, she went out and for whatever reason, the next day she taunted my grandma that she had gone out with certain people and had moonshine. My grandma took the wind out of her sails by telling her that my grandpa made it.

  • Suburbanbanshee

    Yay! Crockpot! This is the apotheosis of cooking yummy stuff by dumping it into the pot and forgetting it (well, okay, keep an eye on it once an hour or so). You can roast meat and bag it up for later. You can make all the soup and pudding in the world. You can even bake bread.

    You can make things that didn’t work out become palatable by putting them into other things. (Freezer burned meat, for example. Although it never gets exactly tender, it’s a lot nicer in soup, especially if you cut it up into small pieces. Pretty much everything cooks nicely if you cut it into small pieces.

    OTOH, it’s true that the pot works better (and is less messy) if you don’t fill it more that 2/3 to 3/4 full, and I tell you this now. Also, it’s not a good thing to put a hot or warm pot into the fridge, or to take a cold pot in the fridge and heat it up again. Noooo. So having lots of Gladware, etc., to decant your cooked stuff into — that’s a good thing.

  • kam

    did you know you can make meatloaf in crock pot and it won’t burn?