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SOCPAGE Posts: 261
12/5/12 12:21 A

brats in slices and sauteed onions and peppers. If you use red and green bell peppers, it would look christmasy. I cook pasta then toss it into the pot. stays nice and warm at a decent temperature. You can fix it all the night before and put in one of those crockpot liners (just use a twist tie to keep it together, then drop the whole thing into the crockpot when you get to work. it will be warm and ready to eat on low for 3-4 hours.

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12/4/12 7:56 P

You could go either with gumbo or maybe spicy chili. Both work great using a crock pot and can be just a dump and pour kind of recipe. As a bonus, you can even use brats. :)


Gumbo
http://food-fun.wisconsinfood.com/edible_a
ntics/2011/12/gumbo-recipe-with-a-wisc
onsin-twist.html

Chili
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-slow-
cooked-chili/

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SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,686
12/3/12 7:11 P

Bake some small turkey meatballs.When done mix with some sweet and sour sauce. YUMMM

TURKEY MEATBALLS

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 heaping tablespoon parsley
4 heaping tablespoons parmasan cheese
2 eggs
whole wheat bread crumbs -add a little at a time until consistency desired

Mix well, Shape into small balls and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.
Bake 325 degrees 15 minutes or until done. Time will depend on size.
Place in your crockpot and add a jar of good quality sweet and sour sauce.
Yummmmm !!!
You can double or triple this depending on how many people you are serving.


Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 12/3/2012 (19:14)
JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
12/3/12 3:44 P

I Googled "slow cooker sausage recipes" and got several hits. I would imagine your brats (and maybe another pacakge, perhaps not spicy, depending on the number of people you're feeding) and some liquir and rice would make a nice dish. You could also slice up the sausages and sautee them with onions and peppers ahead of time and use the slow cooker to keep them warm. Maybe toss some cooked rice in to round out the dish. A gumbo or jambalaya would work as well. Here's Johsonville's slow cooker recipes: www.johnsonville.com/recipeSearch/keyword.
html


There's so much you can do with a slow cooker. I'd look for a slow cooker website or browse sparkrecipes with the search terms "slow cooker" or "crock pot".

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11/30/12 9:11 A

Looking for an idea for a main dish to bring to a Christmas potluck. One that can cook on high in 3-4 hours, or some other way. I've never done this before. I have a 30 min commute to work and access tot he room so I can plug in the crockpot in the morning. Maybe some other recipe and then throw in the pot on warm mode all morning?

Bonus points if you have something that can use the 5 johnsonville spicy brats that are taking up space in my freezer. But really, anything Christmassy, affordable, and a main dish would work.

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