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Old 01-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #31
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Thank you for posting these recipes and links! I'm getting hungry and I'll have to try those recipes when I shop for some ingredients like soups, mixes, and veggies. We have the meat though.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:10 PM   #32
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Just made Corned Beef and Cabbage in ours last night. Corned beef, a head or two of lettuce (cut into 1/8s), a few baby carrots, and a cup of water...Delicious!

did you mean a head or two of cabbage???
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #33
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I just got a crock pot as well, but my problem is that so many recipes I find are huge servings. I'm single and live alone! Does anyone have recipes for a 3quart crock pot, 2-3 servings worth of food?
Your best bet may be to make those huge portions & then freeze for later. I do it when I make pork or chicken taco meat. Both recipes make a ton so I plan for dinner that night & then freeze the rest in 2-3 containers for later. Just pop it in the fridge the night before you want to eat it & warm it up when you get home.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #34
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I love to do a turkey breast in the crockpot. Put the turkey breast in, add water and season. The turkey comes out so moist!
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #35
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We regularly use this website for new and fun crockpot recipes:

http://www.50plusfriends.com/cookboo.../index-5b.html
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #36
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did you mean a head or two of cabbage???
Haha... yeah... my bad
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:51 PM   #37
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I just spent an hour reading that Crockpot Blog.
It is AWESOME and I am so so excited to try some of those recipes!!
Buffalo chicken lasagna? In the crockpot?
I swear my husband will ask for a vow renewal or something
Thanks for the link!!!!
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:19 AM   #38
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The DIS has a cooking forum that seems to be overlooked by many. There is a crockpot recipe thread going on for a few years now:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=275509

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:17 AM   #39
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http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

She used her crockpot daily last year and blogged about it. Some great recipes and pretty funny to read, too.
Too Funny and some look really YUMMY!!
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:27 AM   #40
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I love to do a turkey breast in the crockpot. Put the turkey breast in, add water and season. The turkey comes out so moist!
Do you put it in frozen or thawed?
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:16 AM   #41
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My favorite recipe to make in my crockpot is mac & cheese. It is so good!

8oz. elbow macaroni (cooked)
1/3 cup melted butter
3 cups shredded cheddar
1 can evap. milk
1 1/2 cups milk

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Add 1/2 the elbows, then half the cheese. Repeat with rest of elbows and cheese. Pour melted butter over top. Then add the milks (I have used all milk when I didn't have the evap. milk on hand. I also always use skim to make it lower in fat). Turn crockpot on low for about 4 hours. You can add onion or chopped up ham if you like, but I usually don't. My DD9 likes this better than the boxed stuff.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:27 AM   #42
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I just got a crock pot as well, but my problem is that so many recipes I find are huge servings. I'm single and live alone! Does anyone have recipes for a 3quart crock pot, 2-3 servings worth of food?

Lots of people like Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two: For the Small Slow Cooker by Beth Hensperger (ISBN-13: 978-1558323414)

I haven't tried any of the recipes in it.

Don't buy a huge cooker if you want small amounts. You need the crock at least 2/3rds full for it to work properly.

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:53 AM   #43
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Part of the problem is that I don't like to use a lot of prepared sauces and cream 'o whatnot soups. I even make my own salad dressings so the idea of pouring, say, a bottle of commercial Italian dressing into the crock doesn't really work with my kitchen style.
I completely agree with you. It annoys me greatly that so many crock pot recipes rely on Cream of whatever soups. To me, everything always ends up tasting the same.

I have done two things to try and combat that. I have found some all natural and/or organic varieties that I use without as much guilt as the normal cans of food science and preservatives. You can also make your own using a bechamel sauce, though that adds time. I've never tried freezing a bechamel so I can't say if you could but it might be worth a try.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:38 AM   #44
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I completely agree with you. It annoys me greatly that so many crock pot recipes rely on Cream of whatever soups. To me, everything always ends up tasting the same.

I have done two things to try and combat that. I have found some all natural and/or organic varieties that I use without as much guilt as the normal cans of food science and preservatives. You can also make your own using a bechamel sauce, though that adds time. I've never tried freezing a bechamel so I can't say if you could but it might be worth a try.
Same here! I try avoiding those recipes that call for cream of whatever soup.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #45
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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!
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