Do you use a crockpot or slow cooker? If so, do you like it because the food tastes good or because it’s quick and painless? I’ve tried lots of recipes and for the most part, I’m just not a big fan of the crockpot. Maybe it’s because I like to cook . . I really do like it. But, I can’t can and cook . . canning takes over the entire kitchen. I can’t sew and cook because I sew downstairs and the kitchen is upstairs. If I’m going to ever get any sewing done, I must learn to use the crockpot at least a few nights a week.
I have found a lot of recipes on Stephanie’s A Year of Slow Cooking blog. Those Hawaiian Ribs look great! In the past three days, I’ve used the crockpot to make Beef Stroganoff which was great; 40 Clove Chicken which was fantastic, and Red Beans and Sausage, which were yummy. So . . why don’t I use my crock pot more often?
I have several different pots. I have this one that I mainly use for making yogurt and I think Chad wants to take it to school with him. Mine is black.
This one is the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget. I’ve never bonded with it. I think it’s kinda hard to use. I have to think about how to set it and I don’t use it often enough to remember how to set it without thinking about it. Oh, goodness . . I sound like my grandma!
Why do I have three crockpots? I explained in this post how I ended up with two. Then I bought the third one (which is the first one listed here) because I needed a round one for making yogurt. I think I would like to use the crockpot more.
So, my questions are:
- Which pot do you use and why do you like it?
- What are your favorite crockpot recipes?