Making Your Slow Cooker Work for You

If you have never tried using a slow cooker, you don’t know what you’re missing.  It can be your best friend in the kitchen.  They now come in many different sizes, from a small dip crock to a 6-1/2 quart crock.  You can easily find one that fits your family’s size and appetite.  Some of the newer ones have lids that lock in place for more ease in transportation.   And some even come with an insulated cover.

When it comes to preparing dinner, especially during the holiday season, sometimes there just isn’t a lot of time.  Between school, work, church, sports games and practices, etc., there’s not always a lot of time to run home and fix something for dinner.  This is where your slow cooker comes in.  Just about anything that you can cook on the stove top or in the oven can also be modified to cook in your slow cooker.   I’ve cooked several soups, many different chicken dishes, stews, roasts, BBQ ribs, baked potatoes, etc.

By using your slow cooker, you just have to spend a few minutes in the morning prepping the few ingredients that you will need, place them all in the slow cooker, setting your desired temperature and timer, and then walking away.  You can even prep most of your ingredients the night before if you want, or even cook your meal overnight so that you can have some for lunch and for dinner.

There are even slow cooker liners that are divided so that you can cook two things at once.   I have one that I love cooking a couple of veggies in when I’m cooking a main dish such as BBQ ribs or a whole chicken.

So, if you’ve never tried using a slow cooker, I want to urge you to give it a try.  I can be a life saver during already hectic and stressful times.

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Stephanie Martin, a work-at-home-mom of 2 daughters and 1 son, and the owner and publisher of Busy Moms Online, and site with information for busy moms, and My Country Haven, a blog documenting her life living on a farm and their frugal journey of remaining debt free while becoming more self-sufficient.

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