Crock Pot Cooking

Since we got our new crock pot this year, we’ve made 11 dishes with it.  We always make a lot of food, so it lasts for several days.  It’s very easy to use: we simply chop and mix our ingredients and let them cook all day.  It’s great to come back from work at the end of the day to a home-cooked meal that you didn’t labor over.

We often start with an online recipe, then ignore the suggested quantities and put in enough ingredients to fill the (7-quart?) crock pot.  Here are some of our concoctions:

Chicken with Collard Greens
chicken-collard-greens

Sausage with Vegetables

sausage-vegetables

Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

chicken-curry-potatoes

French Onion Soup

french-onion-soup

Salmon Chowder

salmon-chowder

Lentils with Mushrooms and Vegetables

vegetable-lentils

Chicken with Celery

chicken-vegetables

Santa Fe Chicken

santa-fe-chicken

Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

chicken-yams

Shrimp with Mung Beans

shrimp-mung-beans

Chicken with Peppers

chicken-tomatoes-onion

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  1. Nita said

    They all look wonderful. And you are in luck — we have a crock pot, so you don’t have to tote yours from Nashville and miss a crock pot meal. I would like to get some of the recipes. Your mom picked out a great Christmas present! Hope all is well as the school year winds down. NL

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