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11/21/11 12:01 P

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Okay all of you that love the crock pot. WHat are you cooking? I find most crock pot meals hold in the fat and are not that tasty. Anyone want to post their favorite crocked recipe here?

Are there any meatless recipes out there? I'm on the tracker with a low cholesterol diet and many of the meals are beans and rice.

The other problem is the crocks make so much the resultant meal (I call big batch) will be so large that some will have to be frozen and it needs to be something that tastes good enough to freeze and also freezes well.

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11/21/11 3:15 A

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My refrigerator and pantry are stocked with healthy foods and devoid of processed foods.

I cooked a big batch of marinara sauce today and froze 3 meals worth.

I bought a crock pot that has an insert that you can use on the stove top to sear meats and vegetables.

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11/17/11 4:22 P

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I am learning to use the crockpot more and find it easy to use and the recipes I have found to be full of flavour and easy to do.
I want to find more recipes for this wonderful cooking tool

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11/17/11 12:27 P

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I love my crockpot! I have been using more since starting this challenge to help not only save time at night but can make larger batches of food that helps for the next day's lunch or even dinner. The one I tried this week I found on SP in recipes...itwas the Slow Cooker Salsa chicken. The first night we made tacos and the next night we made enchiladas. The chicken was so yummy that you could eat it alone!

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8/4/11 9:32 A

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My crock pot is awesome! I also use it in the summer to keep from heating up the house!

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11/12/10 8:31 A

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I'm also a huge crock-pot fan! Right now I'm working on using up stuff I know needs to get eaten first. I put all of that on the top shelf of the garage freezer and put the rest lower. I'm going to sit down tomorrow again and make next weeks menu from that.



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11/11/10 12:08 P

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I still need to clean out my refrigerator, not from bad foods, but just to clean it and throw away anything expired! This has been helping us eat at home more instead of driving through on hectic days. As long as something is ready to heat up hubby will do that instead of going to McDonald's. I'll eat it here at work before I rush off to my next event-so it's working well!

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11/10/10 9:45 A

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I love the crockpot, too! Especialy in the Fall and Winter.

The first step in getting somewhere is by deciding not to stay where you're at.


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11/10/10 8:45 A

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This planning ahead allows for trying out more new things since I can see what ingredients I need ahead of time as well as to evaluate the new items for the place they will hold in our hearts. The new frig dishes are fabulous and another box of them will help a lot for the big batch items I'm looking at. CHicken soup is waiting. This weekend I will keep the slow cooker going all weekend!
I still need to organize the kitchen. It's cleaned of junk food but only I can find things in it. That's a big sign saying, "Straighten out these shelves!"

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11/8/10 1:01 P

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I cook for one. This week did a lean German Pork Stew in the crockpot. 2-3 meals this week & will freeze the rest.

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11/8/10 7:06 A

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The roast was so tasty! There's tons left! Sandwiches, freezing some of it, and probably at least one meal later this week. We don't normally cook in bulk that way so it's nice to know that I am not going to have to think about a couple lunches this week now.

Kitchen is really showing signs of improvement! I really wish it were designed better. Long, open, with almost no cupboard or counter space. There's just no place to put anything, but I'm working on it.

Week two is off to a good start.

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11/7/10 12:45 P

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SB, a good lean roast of beef also freezes VERY well, to be saved for a future recipe that needs leftover beef. I used ours to make a really yummy pepper beef recipe that I found here on Spark.

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11/7/10 12:43 P

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that's one of my favorite meals

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11/7/10 12:30 P

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Planning on cooking a roast tonight with all kinds of veggies! The roast is huge and there's only two of us eating it so there will be lots of left overs for sandwiches through the week which is great! We could even use some of the meat for another supper this week.

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