Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm in love....

......with my crockpot! I used it yesterday to cook 4 pounds of chicken breast (bone-in, on sale for .99 a pound!).

When I was taking it off the bone last night, I tried a bite. So tender! I usually boil my chicken on the stove or bake it in the oven. But nothing can beat how tender it was out of the crockpot!

I had been very frustrated lately because every time I've cooked chicken it's been kind of tough. I probably do overcook it a bit because I am always wanting to make sure it's done. But I just haven't been happy with the texture.

I know most of y'all have already been sold on crockpot cooking but I am truly amazed at how well things turn out in the crockpot. If you haven't tried it yet, please do so!

Happy Eating!


Jena said...

First, I love the new look of your blog (BEAUTIFUL). Next, I am a fan of my crockpot, but I seemt go in spurts - I'll use it for awhile and then I clean it, put it up and forget about it, then I get it back out, use it for awhile - well you get the picture. Have you seen the blog 'A Year of Slow Cooking'? ( It's great, keep searching her archives for just about anything you want can be cooked in the crockpot.

Jenny said...

My crockpots (I have 3), rice cooker and electric griddle are my 3 favorite appliances. Wait, I forgot my kitchen aid. Make that 4.

I use them all at least 2 times a week if not more.

The crockpots are the best time savers. I use them to make refried beans every other month - I use 5-10# dried beans and cook them in batches over a 3 day period. I use them for enchilada casserole, hash brown casserole (not as crunchy on top though), cooking bulk meats for the freezer, chili verde, chili colorado, meatloaf, oatmeal, spaghetti sauce, as well as the usual entrees, stews and soups.

There really is very little to limit what you can do in your crockpot. It saves power, hands-on time and keeps your summer kitchen from being overheated.

Try it more!