Crock Pot Trio Advice & Recipes??

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  1. antsss

    antsss Mouseketeer

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    MIL gave me a Crock Pot Trio for Christmas. It is actually three 2.5 quart crock pots in one base. You can use it for cooking or keeping food warm for entertaining. I use my 5.5 quart crock pot very regularly, but I'm not sure I would use the Trio often enough to justify keeping it. She also gave me the receipt and would want me to return it if I wanted something different. Also, the base is 33 inches long. Waaay too big to keep on the counter all the time. I'm considering exchanging it for a Duo which is two 2.5 crocks or one big shiny stainless programmable crock pot.

    Does anyone have the Trio? Do you like it? Have any good recipes, especially for complete meals?

    For instance, I know if we were having Mexican night I could do chicken in one pot, rice in another, and beans in another and have a complete meal.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
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  3. DisneyIsTerrific

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    You may want to post this on the Cooking board. You'll probably get more responses over there.

    I only have a regular ol' crockpot so can't help you. The trio does sound useful, though.
     
  4. DawnM

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    Did it come with a recipe book?

    I have seen those things and thought they would be great for a party! We do a lot of scout pot lucks where people bring crockpots, and that would be perfect for that sort of thing.

    You know, baked potato night would work well......you can bake potatoes all day in the crockpot and they come out perfectly, another crockpot can have a meat of some sort seasoned and the other crockpot can have another topping or sauce??? Or any meat and potato night would work for that matter.

    Curries......we often have two different curries going, a lentil one and a meat one.

    Take a look at this site and see if you can get some ideas:


    http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

    You know, the 3rd one could have a DESSERT! I often make bread pudding in the crockpot. Or a breakfast casserole.

    Do you have to heat them all at once? Or can you use just one or two if you want?
     
  5. antsss

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    DawnM: Thanks for the website suggestion! No you don't have to heat them all at once. You can have one on high, one on medium and one on warm or off. It has a very small recipe book with some entertaining recipes (like dips and wings), entrees, side dishes and desserts. But if I keep it, I want to be able to use it very often to be able to justify keeping such a large appliance!
     
  6. MazdaUK

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    Sounds like something I could get for my DSis - she has 4 kids, one is veggie, one doesn't like potatoes, one doesn't like tomatoey sauce (pasta etc.) so she could do something for everyone in one pot:thumbsup2 If your family is not picky I can see it might be less useful;)
     
  7. greeneeyes

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    My only problem with it is the size of the crocks, 2.5 is not big enough for family sized foods IMHO. :confused3
     
  8. MazdaUK

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    Know what you mean, but maybe you could do two of the bulkier ingredient and one of the [protein?
     

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