Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Cooking


I bought a crock-pot because it is to HOT!!!!!  to use the stove or oven to cook.... No heat caused by slow cooker.. YIPPEE!!!

NOTE: do not buy your pot, take it out of the box and put it away without looking inside it..
If you do put it away without looking, 3 days later when you go to put your spagettis sauce in it you will find the BIG chip out of the middle of the stone crock.
this will cause you to rush to Wal-Mart to exchange it and cut your cooking time to 5 hours on high not 7 on low.
The good news is, I wanted red and they only had silver, 3 days later they had no silver, only Red..
Can you guess which one I have????

Please share with me any ONE POT ONLY recipes.. I did have to use a real pot to boil the noodles.

When I left to exchange the pot, Bob said stop by the park and check out the Yellow Poinciana Trees and I DID even though I nearly expired from heat...  ...
                              coming soon to a blog near you.. The Trees

19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is so pretty! And now NO oven! And it matches your toaster too! I cannot wait for the yellow poincianas!! Are you going to play with the pictures? The things we will do for a blog post!

diane b said...

A croc pot for summer?? Never thought of that.

Ann said...

Crock pots are wonderful. I can cook while I'm at work and dinner is waiting when I get home. And yet, I rarely use mine. I was going to make ribs in mine today but last night when I opened the package of ribs to put in the crock they smelled bad.
Yours is pretty. I like the red. I used to have a bigger one like that and then I bought a small one and gave the big one to my son. I miss the bigger one :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have used my crockpot for cooking a whole chicken with veggies, pork loin and or a pot roast with veggies.

I do love using the crockpot. I like the red one.

Have a happy day and week ahead!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for that tip about checking a new purchase before putting it away, Sandra. We have 2 crockpots, smaller & larger models and they have auto timers that let yiu preset the cooking time and then will switch to warm when time is up. Models without a timer will just stay on until you turn them off, and we have used both types. You can check online for so many recipes and we also have some on our blog.

Madi and Mom said...

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED yay you. I know what you mean I'm not doing much cooking on the stove of late either. With the doors opening and closing with the workers (I have had to put a sign on all my doors PLEASE KEEP DOOR CLOSED they are good workers but dang were they raised in a barn?)
Y'all have reached 100 a lot this year.
Hugs
Cecilia

Blogoratti said...

Must be nice to do some cooking in, greetings!

TexWisGirl said...

i have an old crock pot that hasn't seen the light of day in about 25 years or more... happy crocking!

jandi said...

Love the red!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I hope you enjoy your crockpot as much as I do mine.I have not done a beef roast any other way than in a crockpot,since I first tried it.I just put the roast into the pot,add some seasoning,maybe some undiluted mushroom soup and let it cook slowly.I have not had a dried out roast when I use this method.

photowannabe said...

I so love my crock pot.
It is such a life saver .
I put a small pork tenderloin in with onions, small potato chunks and baby carrots.
Salt, pepper , can of very slightly diluted Golden Mushroom soup and several splashes of a good Balsamic vinegar. 5 or 6 hours on high and the house smells delicious plus your whole meal is in one pot.
Making me hungry just thinking about it.
Love the red pot too.

Felicia said...

red, stay cool

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love it and I love using mine! I have two whole sections on Pinterest of Crock Pot Recipes. (731 recipes to be exact) I have two of Stephanie's Cookbooks and you can check out her blog for recipes.
http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com/2005/01/table-of-contents-year-of-slow-cooking.html

Mevely317 said...

I really like that shade of red, Sandra.

We, too, use only the grill or crockpot in the summer months. I'm not much of a cook, but this recipe is foolproof and really, really yummy:
Stick a 3-4# beef chuck roast at the bottom and sprinkle envelope of (dry) Buttermilk Ranch dressing over it. Sprinkle another envelope of (dry) beef gravy mix over that. Plop a 1/4 stick/cup of butter atop, as well as 5-6 pepperoncinis. (NO liquid.) Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

When I crave beans and ham, I use the crock pot. Simple recipe, white beans ham chunks and cook until beans are tender. Then, pot roast...1/4 fill with water or beef broth, pot roast, whole baby carrots, raw onion rings, chopped potatoes...all at once, cook 'til beef is well browned.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE TREES!!!

Pooh and her Pooch said...

Glad you ended up with the red crockpot that you wanted, but sorry you had to spend all that time to get it. I bet those trees are really pretty. Hugs

Dory and the Mama said...

Just love the red crock pot!!!

pattisjarrett said...

The red is perfect! Sorry you found damage, but I guess it worked out in the end. I have a couple Crock Pot cookbooks which I should put to more use. There's a bean recipe we really like, and I like cooking a pot of Vidalia onions and making French Onion Soup in it. YUM! I need to try out the newest cookbook yet.

carolann said...

Crock pots are neat. We use in the winter more.