Author Topic: Fall / Winter - perfect crock pot season  (Read 95 times)

Bucky

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Fall / Winter - perfect crock pot season
« on: October 16, 2020, 02:05:19 PM »
Hi - any time is a good time to use a crock pot, but the fall/winter months are usually when I use my crock pot the most.

Last week we cooked a pork butt to use for pulled pork . . . . yum!  This past Tuesday, I cooked the chunk of the pork butt that had the bone in it and made a roast . . . ohhhh, the house smelled sooo good, and the roast was delicious!

I just love how easy it is to prep your food and put it in a crock pot to cook for hours while your house smells so good as it cooks.  One pot clean-up . . . my kind of cooking!

What are some of your favorite foods to cook in a crock pot? 

Any recipes you wish to share?

Happy Crock pot cooking!!   ;D

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Re: Fall / Winter - perfect crock pot season
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 02:57:37 AM »
It's not even 7AM here and hubby has the crock pot started with a BBQ beef brisket recipe he found online. He's taking over as chief cook and bottle washer while I mend from a collarbone fracture secondary to clumsiness, and he could have taken the easy way and stocked the fridge and freezer with prepared and take away meals, and we do have a few of those in for when he goes to work, but he's exploring his culinary side, and he's a great cook!

For the most part, our crock pot is the source of baked beans, but i love doing seasoned chicken pieces, pork, and rice puddings in it too! I even have a buffet style one, three small pots with independent controls in one piece, and I've done soup, main, and dessert int it (of curse the amounts are just for two or three people, especially the main curses)
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Re: Fall / Winter - perfect crock pot season
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 03:23:49 PM »
My favorite thing to make in crock pot is soup. I always made a full crock pot of soup when the boys were young. I let it cook on high to begin with and then turned to low during the night. The longer it cooks the better it is.

I have been using Herb-Ox chicken powdered bouillon for my soups for years. It is sodium and gluten free and is solo good. It takes about 3 packets for the big crock pot. Makes it zoo easy to monitor how much salt and other spices to use as there is no salt in the bouillon. There is a powdered beef also.

They have the cubes but they are not sodium free....at least in the stores I shop. Sometimes they are so hard to find in the stores. I swear all the stores put them on the top shelves. The store I shop in puts them in the canned bouillon section which is also in the bread section. So, I guess one has to search for these. meirish

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Re: Fall / Winter - perfect crock pot season
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 02:41:00 AM »
*UPDATE* The BBQ brisket was delicious! It was even a bit spicy, which me surprised because hubby usually doesn't go spicy, but I loved it
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