I always think of my crock pot as a fall and winter appliance making comforting stews and meats. I can't quite figure out what to do with it in spring and summer, other than as a time saver or additional food preparer for when there's a party/lots of people and the grill isn't big enough or someone needs an extra vegetarian dish, that sort of thing. Maybe I need to overhaul my idea about what one eats during the different seasons.
I did corn a beef in mine a couple years ago for St. Patty's Day and made hash for breakfast, sliced it for sandwiches, etc. but that was so big for just the two of us and took forever to finish all that. You have to freeze the meat in order to slice it thinly/easily and that was a pain too. It was very good but. . .
I have a tiny crock pot as well as my big one and it's almost big enough to cook a couple chops in or a little stew for the two of us. It's a cheap, drugstore thing and has no controls, you plug it in and in two hours you have whatever. It's handy for quicker and smaller meals.
Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 3/4/2013 (10:05)
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