Thursday, January 15, 2009

Get a Crock of This

Do you try recipes from the back of product boxes? I always forget to check for recipes but happened to see one that turned out to be delicious and perfect for my crock pot. Call it a slow cooker or crock pot, they are one of those truly great time-saving devices.

Last Friday I made the Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe on the back of a Lipton’s onion soup mix box. The only modification was making rice instead of potatoes at the request of my husband.

If you want great recipes and a fun read about a woman’s year-long odyssey (2008) using a crock pot, visit Stephanie at A Year of Crockpotting
blog. Her book The Ultimate CrockPot Cookbook is slated for publication this fall by Hyperion.

Although not a crock pot recipe, last night I tried a cloned recipe I found for Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira. When we try new recipes, we discuss whether they’re something we want to repeat again in future. My husband said this one is a yes.


hunnybunny said...

Thanks for posting these links. You are truly speaking to my heart, I LOVE my slow cooker. In fact I am teased by people that spend lots of time with me because they swear that's all I cook in.

Storybook Woods said...

Crock pots, how could we live without them !!!!! Clarice

Anonymous said...

I love crock pots and also chicken so this one looks like a winner.
Connie W
"cootie bug"

Mrs. Staggs said...

I don't use my slow cooker, even though I wish I did. I know there are days when it would make my life easier. Both of your recipes sound really good. My sister makes a roast with Lipton soup mix too, only in the oven. I know that's a good one!

I appreciate the link the slow cooker. It looks like a wonderful resource. Thank you.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love my slow cooker too, June! Thanks for the links and recipes

Hugs, Pat

Thimbleanna said...

That madeira chicken recipe is a big fav of ours -- I think it tastes just like the real thing. I made it for my book group in Dec. -- YUM!