Do you use your slow cooker often? I wish I did but I don’t. It seems that almost everything I make in it tastes like it was cooked in the crock pot. I’ve tried using the plastic liners, thinking maybe that would change the taste, but it doesn’t. With my sewing room outside the house, I figure using the crock pot more would be good so I can have dinner close to ready when I come in from sewing. Otherwise, I’ll have to stop sewing about 3:00 and come in and get dinner going or, I’ll have to get dinner going and keep coming back and forth to check on it and I know what will happen — I’ll get busy sewing and forget to check on dinner.
The French Slow Cooker is new. I never really looked through any of these books and am surprised I had kept the older two but am glad I did.
Yesterday I made tomato soup in the crock pot. I deviated from the recipe quite a bit but it turned out fantastic — maybe the best I’ve ever made.
Today I have Pork Ragu in the crockpot.
I also deviated from the recipe quite a bit but I can see there’s going to be a ton more sauce than we need so I took ground meat out of the freezer and will make meatballs and the leftover sauce will become spaghetti sauce!
Breakfast was sausage and pancakes. Once I got the crockpot going, I cleaned the kitchen so I plan to spend the rest of the day sewing (while poor Vince is painting!) and then I’ll make a couple of sides for dinner, and make something to serve during the game tonight and hope that it isn’t a terrible game and I end up having to console myself by buying sock yarn! 🙂