I'm a 43 year old mom with a scar on my navel!
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbus, GA, South of Atlanta
Originally Posted by TarzansKat
Hey, guys! I got inspired by this thread, and took out the crockpot, which sadly...has never been used.
I have a very, very newbie type question. I've thrown in all the ingredients and turned it on low. How can I tell that it's working? Does the outer part of the crockpot get hot? Will I see steam on the cover? Sorry for all the questions, it just doesn't look like anything's going on in there!
Yes, the outside should get hot within a fw minutes of turning it on. After a couple of hours you will begin to smell the cooking food. I started mine at 10AM today on high, just switched it over to low. Inside I have chicken thighs and breasts (boneless), diced onion, celery, zucchini, mushrooms, threw all of that into a large ziploc, added a package of the Italian Herb slow cooker seasoning and shook, along with some kisher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and celery salt. Dumped it into a large crockpot that was sprayed with Pam (stuff will stick in crockpots, I also use the crockpot lienrs in some cases). Realized that my crockpot was too small so I had to dump it into my larger one, lol. Added three cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes and started cooking. I plan to cook buttered egg noodles to go along with this stew (?)
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