Ok. So my crock pot has always been my biggest kitchen helper, but I am learning to take advantage of it in other ways as well.
I wanted to share this with you in hopes that you might come up with other creative ways to use yours also.
There are many crock pot recipes out there. I use them all the time.
I have also found that I can use my crockpot just to keep dinner warm and ready. It doesn’t have to be something I put in the crockpot to cook all day. I can make dinner early, and put it in the crockpot to keep warm until we are ready to eat.
I am always running around doing something else during the time I should be making dinner.
Selfishly, I am either at Zumba.
…or, I am running kids around to their events.
I hate that.
I have started making dinner earlier in the day, and then just putting it in the crock pot to stay warm until we get home.
This is picture of sloppy joes. I made these at about 2 in the afternoon. I put the slop in my crockpot, and turned it to the keep warm setting.
We ate dinner at 6:30 that night, and I think they tasted even better because the mixture has time to simmer together and become flavorful.
I have also made these foods early:
homemade chicken nuggets
buffalo chicken filling for tacos or quesadillas
homemade mac n cheese
I can’t wait to try other recipes.
What recipes do you have that this method would work with?