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Originally Posted by gus'smama View Post
Yeah, I think they would. I cook potatoes and carrots and other roots from raw in my cp all the time. And if for some reason they aren't done in the morning, you can just bring the whole cp to SILs and plug it in again there.

If it were me, I'd peel and chunk the sweets before cooking.
yeah, I think I will. it will have at least 9hrs to cook overnight, more by the time we actually leave the house. The drive is 2+hrs, but I was planning to plug in when we got there to reheat anyway. I think it willbe fine. Do you think I need to add water to the crock to cook them?
post #582 of 700
What a great thread! We have come to realize the value of our crockpot now that we have new limits on our time and budget.

I've only made it through the first 3 and the last thread. I saved lots of recipes and will come back for more after we make these.

Our 2 favorite crockpot recipes right now come from other sources. The first is a hoisin beef stew from Whole Foods 4 Meals Under 15 Dollars pamphlet. It's really good, but it calls for a jar of hoisin sauce, which is pricy and kind of yucky. We are going to try to find a recipe for making our own hoisin style sauce.

And our 2nd favorite is one of the sample recipes from savingdinner.com for poulet au femme (sp?), a French style chicken and potatoes dish.

I think we will have new favorites after we try some of the recipes from here.
post #583 of 700
bumping because I have Pinky's Chicken/Veggie Coconut Curry in the crockpot (making the veggie version)

YUMMY... We made this quite a few times last winter and we officially started crockpot season in my house today ... this was the kickoff recipe!
post #584 of 700
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This is a great thread, I can never find nice whole food recipes for my crock-pot. I am looking forward to tryin these here out!!
post #585 of 700
i've made this a bunch of times now... it's always really yummy. i make it for special dinners though. (like today)

it's a recipe from a local store, so just substitute what you have at your store. mirepoix is just 8 ounces of finely minced onion, carrot and celery. ground tomatoes are a chunky puree.

Slow-Cooked Spezzadine
Serves: 6 Active Time: 25 min Total Time: 4 hours 25 min
Wegmans Pan Searing Flour
2 lbs stew beef
4 Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
1 pkg (8 oz) Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Mirepoix
1 bag (1-1/2 lb) Food You Feel Good About Baby White, Dutch or Red Potatoes, halved
1 cup red wine
1 can (28 oz) Italian Classics Crushed Tomatoes with Italian Herbs
1 can (28 oz) Italian Classics Coarse Ground Tomatoes
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup Food You Feel Good About Beef Culinary Stock
1 pkg (16 oz) Food You Feel Good About Petite Sweet Peas & Pearl Onions, thawed
Salt and pepper to taste
Dust beef with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.

Heat oil in large braising pan on MEDIUM. Brown beef (1 lb at a time) on all sides, 8-10 min. Transfer beef to slow cooker.

Add mirepoix and potatoes to pan; cook, stirring, 3-4 min.

Add wine; stir to deglaze. Simmer to reduce by a third, 3-5 min. Transfer to slow cooker.

Add tomatoes, rosemary and beef broth. Cook on HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 6-8 hours. Carefully remove cover to avoid steam. Stir in peas, onions; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine, Fall 2003.

Nutrition Info: Each serving (2 cups) contains 450 calories, 43g carbohydrate (7g fiber), 31g protein, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol and 770mg sodium.
post #586 of 700
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Great thread! Keep it up, and thanks to all the posters so far
post #587 of 700
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post #588 of 700
I'm making a delish ham and beans today. I'm sure my recipe is similar to others in the thread.

I made crock pot country ribs from time to time, and after letting them cook about 6 hours, I drain the liquid, then add bbq sauce. I take the liquid, let it cool and separate the fat and freeze the broth. I use 1-2 packages of the broth (8-12 oz) for flavoring my ham and beans.

Anyway.

16 oz white beans, soaked over night and rinsed. (navy, northern, lima)
1 1/2 - 2 lbs ham (I used a ham steak this time, the kind with the round bone in it)
1 large, or 2 small potatoes, diced
2 largish carrots
1 small onion (or 1/2 medium)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 stalk celery
1/4-1/2 t. ground mustard
2 bay leaves
1/2-1 t. freshly ground pepper
1 t. salt

water to make soup like.

Turn crock pot on high for an hour or so, to get it warmed up, then today I just put it on low for 10 hours. It's yummilicious and no msg or other prepared broth additives.

I had to get this ready last night, since I had to drive friend to the airport this morning, so I diced everything last night, tossed it in a bowl, salted it, and added water to cover (so potatoes wouldn't brown) and it already smelled wonderful cold before I even tossed it in the crock pot this morning.
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post #590 of 700
I'm getting some awesome ideas. I wish I had an original recipe to share!
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Subbing!
post #592 of 700
Subbing-- we just had crock pot lasagne today!
post #593 of 700
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Subbing-- we just had crock pot lasagne today!
That sounds good! did you get the recipe here? Please share...
post #594 of 700
My husband and I love this recipe. I am actually making it tomorrow for dinner. I serve it with brown rice and steamed veggies.

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast


Char siu is a Chinese version of barbecue. Serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, sliced baby corn, and water chestnuts.


1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.

Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.
post #595 of 700
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Subbing-- we just had crock pot lasagne today!
I'd like to know if you got it from here too! I'd love a good crockpot lasagne recipe, esp if I can use whole wheat noodles--they take foreeeeeever to cook in the oven.

Okay, a request: If you come back and review a recipe from this thread, please mention the post number It's just too long to go back and look through them all.

Jen
post #596 of 700
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Originally Posted by 2Bugs View Post
I'd like to know if you got it from here too! I'd love a good crockpot lasagne recipe, esp if I can use whole wheat noodles--they take foreeeeeever to cook in the oven.

Okay, a request: If you come back and review a recipe from this thread, please mention the post number It's just too long to go back and look through them all. Jen

um, :
post #597 of 700
did anyone hear this on NPR yesterday?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=18316994

Winter Weariness a Sure Sign It's JanuFeb

All Things Considered, January 23, 2008 · Tired of this year's weird winter weather, commentator Laura Lorson has coined a phrase for this dreary time of year: "JanuFeb." She thinks it captures the strange, worn-out feeling these months can bring.

it made me i want to see if she has a blog and send her this thread!
post #598 of 700
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Originally Posted by honeybeedreams View Post
did anyone hear this on NPR yesterday?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=18316994

Winter Weariness a Sure Sign It's JanuFeb

All Things Considered, January 23, 2008 · Tired of this year's weird winter weather, commentator Laura Lorson has coined a phrase for this dreary time of year: "JanuFeb." She thinks it captures the strange, worn-out feeling these months can bring.

it made me i want to see if she has a blog and send her this thread!
She lives near us, she's funny, and I can always relate. It was cold last night!!

And thank you for bumping this! I'm lazy this morning and just started my own thread asking for CP recipes
post #599 of 700
I made this recipe over the weekend and it turned out really well. It's from the Company's Coming Slow Cooker Dinners book.

Cauliflower Dahl

4 cups cauliflower florets
2 cups chopped potato (it called for peeled, but I didnt peel them)
1 cup yellow split peas
1 large chopped onion
1 garlic clove
3 cups veggie broth
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. red curry paste
1/4 tsp. each of turmeric, ground ginger, and ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir well. Cover. Cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or high for 4 to 4.5 hours. Makes about 7 cups.

*I cooked mine on high and found I needed to add extra broth because it got too think. I added about 3/4 cup extra and the soup was still plenty thick.*
post #600 of 700
Subbing, drooling, and really hungry!

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Thanks for sharing everyone.
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