I've been able to make more time in my day by utilizing my Crock Pot more. Starting with fresh veggies makes dishes healthier too. I've been able to fit in more exercise time and more time with the kids by doing this. Try it!!!
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I precook almost all of my vegetables in my microwave. This is especially good for onions and root vegetables. We love onions and sauteeing them till clear is needed in many recipes. No spatter when micro-sauteed Less oil is needed.The microwave ensures greens stay bright green and attractive.
Pre-Cooking roots ensures tenderness in crock pot and uses less cook time.
Broken Crock Pot Lid? Don't toss it, Fix it intead-
Having to replace a Crock Pot just because the Handle or Lid broke off?
I decided I couldn't afford another Crock Pot yet, when the handle broke in the wash- instead I shopped for a Plastic Drawer Pull or Knob that fit it. Worked out perfectly, just remember to save the expanding ring to install with it. Try to find Plastic so not to burn your hand!
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