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Convince me to NOT throw my Crockpot down a flight of stairs....PLEASE!!!

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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I got a Crockpot for Christmas. A really nice one, from what I got from some online reviews that I read. 

However...up until a year ago, my husband's (and my) idea of cooking at home was heating up a Hot Pocket, maybe some Mac-N-Cheese....then back out the door. We were both working 2 jobs at that point to keep his mom's business from going under.

I never learned to cook...but when i found i was pregnant, I was determined to try and learn to cook...and eat healthy. It's been a lot of fun...but I have never once used a Crockpot..or eaten anything from a Crockpot??? LOL...

I need suggestions...recipes...websites...or any general tips on creating quick, easy and healthy meals. 

-If for any reason you feel an urge to correct my grammar, spelling, or punctuation, please suppress this urge. You are not important enough to me to spend time editing before I post.  I will just laugh at you-

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maxswolfsuit
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I make pot roast in the crock pot. I just put the roast in with carrots, celery and onions under it, salt and pepper the roast and let it cook on low all day. It's so good. 

BeachMommy07
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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BeachMommy07
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:09 PM

By the way~I see you are a new member! Welcome to the group welcome

Quoting stacefaceninja:

I got a Crockpot for Christmas. A really nice one, from what I got from some online reviews that I read. 

However...up until a year ago, my husband's (and my) idea of cooking at home was heating up a Hot Pocket, maybe some Mac-N-Cheese....then back out the door. We were both working 2 jobs at that point to keep his mom's business from going under.

I never learned to cook...but when i found i was pregnant, I was determined to try and learn to cook...and eat healthy. It's been a lot of fun...but I have never once used a Crockpot..or eaten anything from a Crockpot??? LOL...

I need suggestions...recipes...websites...or any general tips on creating quick, easy and healthy meals. 



bmw29
by Bobbie on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Crock pots are super easy to use. Google crock pot recipes and you will find a ton.

Fields456
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Are u on Pinterest? I have a whole board just for crockpots
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frndlyfn
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

http://www.crock-pot.com/recipes.aspx

Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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Chicken ssoup turkey ssoup ham soup 

Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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Welcome to the group it's fun in here!

lasombrs
by Sara on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I usually throw meat in mine with some kind of watered down marinade or broth. Thats about it. I cant cook either or really knew about crock pots. But ribs with a ton of bbq sauce and some water so it doesn't all burn, chicken and a ton lemon pepper marinade or soy sauce etc and a few hours and I am good to go. But that is the extent of my crock pot skills lol

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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The 1st thing I am going to suggest is buy some Reynolds slow cooker liners, they are amazing. They make clean up a breeze!!! 

2nd one of the easiest to make is meatball subs, take meat balls & sauce throw it in there cook for a few (like 4) hours & then put it on the sub bread. 

3rd: Here is a link to all the crock pot recipes in the Dinner Ideas group here on CM.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/114484/forums/search_posts.php?keyword=crockpot&days=0&submit=Search

And all the ones with the wording slow cooker instead:

http://www.cafemom.com/group/114484/forums/search_posts.php?keyword=slow+cooker+&days=0&submit=Search

4th, the ones from the Inside the Kitchen group here on CM:

http://www.cafemom.com/group/116830/forums/search_posts.php?keyword=crockpot&days=0&submit=Search

and with the slow cooker name:

http://www.cafemom.com/group/116830/forums/search_posts.php?keyword=slow+cooker+&days=0&submit=Search

5th here are a few of my favs sites:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/preparation/slow-cooker-recipes

http://www.food.com/recipes/crock-pot-slow-cooker

http://www.myrecipes.com/slow-cooker-recipes/

http://www.pillsbury.com/search/searchresults?st=6&term=slow%20cooker

http://www.justapinch.com/search/recipes?k=crock%20pot

6th Good Luck mama!! 

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