Saturday, November 29, 2008

Slow Food Is Good Food

It seems all we do today is run, and nothing will trim your kitchen hours like a few exciting recipes you can put together in just minutes with a crock-pot. Whether it is for last minute guests, to culminate a hectic day, or something quick before the PTA meeting, you will find a crock-pot to be your new best friend.

Other great healthy meals prepared with a crock-pot can save hours slaving over a hot stove. A quick blend of assorted ingredients, a flick of the switch as you leave for work, and— “voila”—a meal fit for a king is waiting as you enter the door. It is almost as good as having your own personal chef. The crock-pot is great for stews with all the week’s leftovers, too!

Two Quick Crock-Pot Recipes:

Sweet and sour Chicken
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1-8 oz. bottle Catalina salad dressing
1 envelope dry mix onion soup
10 oz jar apricot preserves

Place chicken breasts in your slow cooker. Pour remaining ingredients on top of chicken. No need to mix. Cover and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Beef and Gravy
2 pounds stew beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 tablespoons oil
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Cut stew beef into cubes. Combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, & onion powder. Coat beef cubes with flour mixture. Brown beef in 4 tablespoons oil & place in crock-pot. Pour the remaining ingredients over beef in crock-pot. Stir. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.


The following video, Crock Pot slow Cooker TV ad, courtesy of You Tube.


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1 comment:

The Muse said...

LOL loved the pic with the X...LOL
I feel that way about all cooking however LOL :)
Great blog post :)