November 6, 2010

A Month Of Thanks; My Crockpots

I love my crock pots (yes, I have two and am thinking I might need another one).  Is it possible to love them too much?  If so, then I might.  I think the crock pot is one of the BEST INVENTIONS EVER!  I love throwing a bunch of stuff in it and letting it cook all day.  It usually makes my house smell delicious and there's a yummy dinner.

My beautiful, big, red crock pot full of deliciousness!
 My favorite place to get crock pot recipes is from Stephanie, the crockpot lady from A Year of Slow Cooking.  If you've never been to her site, you need to go right now.  RIGHT NOW!  It's okay, I'll wait.  Take your time. Just be sure to come back!

Did you see the index?  The alphabetical listing of crock pot recipes of everything under the sun?  If it can be made in the crock pot, chances are she's done it.  Don't know what to cook for dinner?  Just go browse her'll find something!  Something else that is great is that she cooks gluten free!  That's not something that I pay attention to, but I have some friends that do and maybe you do.  You just got expanded your recipe collection by a ton.  Seriously people, try some of her recipes!  My favorites (in case you don't know where to start) are the Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup, Orange ChickenCream Cheese Chicken and the Bacon & Cheese Chicken.  I promise I don't only cook chicken in my crock pot!

There are the days when I just randomly throw stuff in and hope it tastes good at the end.  The good thing is that I've never made anything yucky in the crock pot yet.  I'm not sure it's possible!  The Man once asked me if I know how to cook any other way.  He was just teasing but I do make dinner in it a lot.  Even though I stay at home, I love using it.  I never know what time he's coming home and if he'll be hungry right away.  If it's in the crock pot, it will be ready whenever we want it.

Do you love your crock pot?  What's your favorite recipe to make using it?

Don't forget to link up if you've written about something you're thankful for!  You can link up here. I don't have a fancy button but I would love to read what you are thankful for!


  1. Omg, thank you so much for her link!! I'm a slow cooker fanatic, too. The best dish I made was beef biryani. It was expensive, but yummy. I also have two little boys that only eat the skin of apples, so I save the half-eaten fruit, then cook it down into an applesauce once a week (I hate wasting food). I also cheat and use the McCormick slow cooker beef stew packet with cubed beef, carrots, celery, and potatoes.

    I will DEFINITELY try some of her recipes, thank you! :)

  2. oh i loooove my crock pot also! My favorite recipe is 1 pot roast (about 3 pounds), 1 packet of french onion soup mix, potatoes, carrots, and 1/4 cup of water. Through all that in the pot and turn on low for 6-8 hours. Delish!

  3. We have 3 crockpots :) Only one is full-size though, the other little ones are good for cheese dip and I did make the applesauce recipe from the site you mentioned. (LOVE that site.)

  4. Wow thank you for posting her website! I've been back and forth all day copying down different vegetarian friendly (or convertible) recipes.
    My favorite thing to cook in the crockpot (so far) is Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip


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