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post #1 of 20
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So I got a really nice slow cooker for Christmas. Its the kind with time settings so it will shut off and warm your food after so many hours. I love the concept of the food cooking all day and then you come home to a cooked meal. So I've been doing those cheating meals that are preprepared. But today I'm doing my first real meal with it!!! Pot Roast.... I'm so excited to try it. I've got all the ingrediants for 3 more meals too. I don't usually eat sausage but there were a few meals that looked good and a change is always nice.

Todays Pot Roast:
2 cans cream of mushroom
1 1/4 cup water
1 package onion soup mix
Sliced potatoes
2-3lb roast

I don't cook much but I really want to learn to use this slow cooker.
post #2 of 20
That will come out really good!! I use pretty much that same recipe but in a cooking bag in the oven.. I add fresh mushrooms, onions, potatoes, and carrots to mine also!!!! Yum!!
post #3 of 20
I love my slow cooker. I don't eat meat, except fish, but I make beef stew for my fiancee and our friends.

If anyone has a good recipe with fish in it, or a vegetarian one, I'd like to hear it.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
I love fish too! The problem is that its so easy to over or undercook them. I think maybe they don't mix well with teh slow cooker because of this. But if there is a good recipe I would sure love it!!
post #5 of 20
I make a fish stew in the slow cooker, with plain old frozen pollock or whiting fillets. I use vegetable broth as the base, throw in some rice and broccoli, and Italian or Greek seasonings. Yum!
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
I love fish too! The problem is that its so easy to over or undercook them. I think maybe they don't mix well with teh slow cooker because of this. But if there is a good recipe I would sure love it!!
Yup. Thats why I haven't cooked fish in it yet.
post #7 of 20
I just put a pot roast in this morning for supper with sliced potatoes for supper My apartment smelled soooo good at noon when I went home!

I really like to put pork chops in there with a can of cream of mushroom soup and let them cook all day too, they turn out amazing! YUM!

Now I'm starving!!
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I just put a pot roast in this morning for supper with sliced potatoes for supper My apartment smelled soooo good at noon when I went home!

I really like to put pork chops in there with a can of cream of mushroom soup and let them cook all day too, they turn out amazing! YUM!

Now I'm starving!!
Yes I can't wait to go home too! I called my fiance who is home sick and asked if he could smell it. He said he could, adn considering he is sick that is pretty good!!
post #9 of 20
There is a veggie slow cooker cookbook, but I can't remember the name of it. Crockpot.com has some veg recipes as well. I love my slow cooker- holy cow- do I love that thing! I made a roast the other night and it was awesome! I'm going to make chicken and noodles tonight I think. I can't tell you how much I love this thing. You can make a brownie dessert that is fabulous. There is also this apple dessert that is amazing. I can post some recipes from my slow cooker book that came with the crockpot if anyone wants them. My mom bought us the VersaWare slow cooker by crockpot. You can actually saute in it, plus put it in the oven, plus use it on the heated base. You can do a whole meal in one stoneware pot!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Yes I can't wait to go home too! I called my fiance who is home sick and asked if he could smell it. He said he could, adn considering he is sick that is pretty good!!
Looks like we'll both be eating a good supper tonight!!
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
I make a fish stew in the slow cooker, with plain old frozen pollock or whiting fillets. I use vegetable broth as the base, throw in some rice and broccoli, and Italian or Greek seasonings. Yum!
Cool! Pollock and whiting are not expensive either! I found some frozen cod that would probably work real well. Thanks!
post #12 of 20
Sounds yummy!

We use our slow cooker when we go camping in the spring or fall. Just put the stuff in and head out hiking or to the amusement park, depending on where we are camping. We come back to a meal that is already done. Having only one thing to scrub is an added bonus too

Bobbie
post #13 of 20
I just made split pea and ham soup in my slow cooker yesterday! There's still ALOT left too! I just throw in a ham bone with ham still on it, dice up 1 onion, throw in 2 bags of dried split peas and add about 8 cups water. Very easy and delicious! It is however a very "high fiber" meal and if you have a hubby like mine you'll pay for it dearly the next day!
post #14 of 20
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Well it went over really well!! My fiance and my dad both went up for seconds .
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Well it went over really well!! My fiance and my dad both went up for seconds .
Mine was good too!

I have leftovers for lunch today and I can't wait to go home and eat!!
post #16 of 20
im so tempted to buy one
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by fwan
im so tempted to buy one
You should! They are great to have!
post #18 of 20
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I think I'll do another roast next week. This time I"ll buy buns to make pot roast sandwiches . This had to have been one of the easiest meals...
post #19 of 20
Don't forget to buy some slow cooker liners .. they're the best thing since sliced bread ! I have a hard time washing the slow cooker because the crock is so heavy. The liners are great because you just throw them away

Read all about them here:
http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/reyn...oker/index.asp
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Alessandra
Don't forget to buy some slow cooker liners .. they're the best thing since sliced bread ! I have a hard time washing the slow cooker because the crock is so heavy. The liners are great because you just throw them away

Read all about them here:
http://www.reynoldskitchens.com/reyn...oker/index.asp
I didn't know they made such a thing! How awesome!!
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