Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love my crockpot!

I love my crockpot! I have had a crockpot for years and never really used it.That is until I tasted a boston butt pork roast that my friend cooked in hers. It was so tender and yummy! I couldn't believe that's what happened in a crockpot! So I decided I was going to dig out my crockpot and make one too. I made a boston butt pork roast in mine and it was really good. I do my roasts in there if I can. I never want to put another roast in the oven!

Last night I cooked a pork loin in there (on sale for $1.49/lb!). It turned out so yummy and just so tender. It was delicious!

And one of the best parts, it didn't heat up my house! Which is wonderful during the summer. I got my electric bill yesterday and was shocked how much it jumped from last month's. It was way more than we had planned for so any savings in electricity is very good!

I have to admit, I haven't tried much other than roasting meats in it. I'd like to try some other recipes in my crockpot since I now love it so much! What are your favorite crockpot recipes? I'd love to have new ones to try!

Happy eating!
God bless,
Amanda

4 comments:

Sandra said...

H Amanda, thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

I love my crockpot too and if you're looking for great recipes, won't you stop by my blog on Thursdays, I do a Slow Cooking Thursday feature and have a bunch of ladies sharing recipes, I think you'll find a lot of good stuff there :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

I usually braise on the stovetop. Your crockpot adulation makes me curious. You're not the first person I've heard praising crockpot braising. I think I need to get one!

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Sandra,
Thanks! I did stop by and I always check your site regularly. Love your blogs!

Suzanne,
You definitely should try it! It's awesome and save from heating up the kitchen so much.

God bless,
Amanda

inkelywinkely said...

I have no idea if you will even get this as I am commenting on it so long after it was posted...but, I have an AWESOME crock pot recipe or two. :)

The simplest is a chicken recipe...take a whole chicken and rinse it really well. season with garlic powder and pepper and salt. Pleace cavity down in the crock. Pour over a jar of any red- based bbq sauce...there is one here in Louisiana called "Southern brand", it is awesome for this.

Anyway, pour it on your chicken..thin slice some onions and pay it on in a layer, sprinkle in a couple palm-fulls of brown sugar, and add just a tad of apple cider vinegar. Place the lid on tight and cook on low for about 8-9 hours... Serve over biscuits...it makes a red-sauce based, savory sweet BBQ that is just HEAVENLY.

My favorite is yankee potroast. Season a chuck roast with good marbling with salt and pepper and brown on all sides in a skillet with oil.
In your crock, pour in a can of cream of mushroom soup, a whole thinly sliced onion, minced fresh garlic, two cans of whole new potatoes, reserving the liquid, two cans of sliced carrots with the liquid, a can of drained mushrooms.

Mix this well with your crock on high. Add the roast, and pour over the liquid from the potatoes to cover..if you need more liquid, add another can or two of water, but depending n the size of your roast and crock, you may not use all the liquid.

Cover tightly and cook on high for an hour or two, then turn to low and cook for about 8 hours until the roast falls apart. Serve over rice with rolls.

**I like to start this one at night, about two hours before bed. Then, it is done and you can keep it on low/ warm until lunch and dinner the next day.. I always served this on Sundays after church, and it was always ready just in time when we came in the door. :)