Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Favorite Crock Pot Uses

My crock pot gets plenty of use over the winter!  I enjoy having the house smell nice all day long and sitting down to a warm dinner without much effort on my part.  Some of my favorite recipes:

Baked Potatoes - While you're at it, make Baked Potato Heads!  We also like using baked potatoes for taco potatoes or hashbrowns and eggs.

Whole Chicken - This tender juicy chicken always gets rave reviews.  After the meal, put the bones back in the crock pot and cook them overnight to make yummy broth.  Use the broth in recipes, or make a batch of chicken soup.

This Gumbo is extremely easy to make, using dry beans and uncooked chicken.

Soaking dry beans is easy to do and frugal.  If I am cooking a batch of beans we usually have beans and rice for dinner.  Add some homemade tortillas and this is one of my favorite meals!

Slow Cooked Beef and Potatoes is another yummy comfort meal that we enjoy.

Do you have a favorite crock pot meal?

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  1. Our favorite crockpot meal is Chicken Cacciatore. Layer frozen Chicken breasts, a whole cutup green pepper and pour a jar of spaghetti sauce over it. DONE :) Serve over spaghetti noodles.

  2. The slow cooked beef and potatoes is one I make a lot! I also love making steel cut oats over night in the crock pot, and having a hot breakfast ready when I wake up. Except, the thought of oatmeal during this pregnancy makes me gag. :) We will start enjoying it again in a few months.

  3. BBQ pulled pork. A big one in the huge crock pot. Eat it for a couple days, plus freeze some for lazy days. Its a win, win, win :)