This take is for those who don't like to spend a lot of time cooking, don't have the time, or just don't know much about cooking.
In today's world, it can be hard to balance our busy schedules of work, chauffeuring your kids to multiple functions, etc. And sometimes, you just don't feel like cooking, or just don't have time. That's where crock pots come in handy. You can still have a great home-cooked meal that's healthier than fast food.
It seems quicker and easier to just get fast food, which is okay once in a while. But eating too much fast food can not only get tiring, it's not as healthy for you or your wallet.
Cooking food in a crock pot is great, because you can set it to cook before leaving the house and come home to a nice cooked meal. And, there's so many things you can make in a crock pot. And you don't have to know so much about cooking to prepare a great meal.
These are just some of the different things you can prepare and make in a Crock-Pot:
a lot of different kind of meats turn out juicy and tender in the Crock-Pot.
Chop some carrots, potatoes, and onions and throw them in and instant delicious meal.
It's hard to over cook meat in the crock pot. You can cook longer on low setting (usually 6-8 hrs) or shorter on high setting.(usually 4-6 hrs)
Pork roast can be easy to overcook or be more dry, tough cooked in oven,but always turns out very tender in the Crock-Pot. Just season your meat, with or without veggies.
Another great meat to make in the crock pot. Again throw in your veggies, and instant meal. Less dishes, clean up and taste just as great if not better.
Chicken is another great meat to make in the Crock-Pot. A tip though, if you don't want it to completely fall apart and have little bones mixed in with your meat is to place balled up pieces of aluminum foil on bottom of crock pot then your chicken.
Home made soup is another thing you can make in your Crock-Pot.
This soup easy to make and much better tasting and healthier than canned soup.
Cooking soup on the stove, you need to check, and stir. And better chance of sticking if don't have on right temperature, or don't stir in time.
But you don't have those issues making soup in the crock pot, just add your ingredients, set on low or high, and frees you to do other things . The hardest thing will be deciding what yummy soup you want to make.
Side dishes are another thing you can make in your crock pot, which can come in handy if you're cooking for a lot of people or holiday cooking.
There's lots of different side dishes you can make in your crock pot. And it frees up your stove or oven and helps to have everything done at the same time.
Not only can you make so many different sides in the crock pot, most newer Crock-Pots have a warm setting, so even when done cooking, you can keep warm without overcooking or drying out.
You can even make a Turkey or Ham in crock pot or slow cooker if you have a big enough slow cooker.
Just make sure it fits. If it's hard to get the lid to stay on, a trick for that is to lay a towel over the slow cooker till it has been cooking a while, and as it cooks the lid will eventually close all the way. I made a Turkey in the slow cooker last Thanksgiving and it was probably the juiciest turkey I ever made without all the basting.
I also used the slow cooker to make my Ham on Christmas and it was great and made things so much easier.
So whether it's Weekday, Weekend, or Holiday cooking; cooking with a Crock-Pot can make cooking so much easier.
Thanks for reading and enjoy 🙂