11.13.2011

Crock pot to the rescue

I was grumpy this week. I blame it on the time change and some heavy rain fall. Maybe a lack of sleep and my exercise routine getting thrown a little out of whack. All those things let my moodiness from the time change paint everything in a darker shade of reality this week and I could tell I was off my game.

But things started to look up and it is because of the Crock Pot.

The rain this week made me want soup and stew and something delicious waiting for me when I got home from work. Immediately I thought of the crock pot but did not feel like making beef stew all the time. I have other crock pot recipes, but with cooking times of 4-6 hours there is no way I can use them because T and I work 10 hour days.

I was contemplating the crock pot when fate stepped in and I found a book all about crock pot cooking! It was called "Art of the Slow Cooker" and I grabbed the last copy after reading through it for a few minutes.

At home I started tagging pages to try an had over 16 recipes by the time I finished chapter two! Winter was defiantly looking better now. I started out with the Jalapeno Corn Chowder and have to say it was pretty good I'm going to see how the leftovers re-heat because of the cream in the soup, but other then that I seems promising.

One thing I really like about this book is the different cooking times depending on the crock pot temperature. I have an option of a high or low crock pot setting. The low setting let's my crock pot cook all day while I am away at work.

Winter just got a lot more filling! Bring on the crock pot....

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