If you know me, you know that I love cooking with my crockpot!!!
Kids have started a new school year, summer has winded down, and we are getting into our new fall routine. I also LOVE summer and I think that this past summer was one of the very best summers we have ever had, but I am excited to be home more, get into a good routine, and get my crockpot running.
Is that weird? Anyone else with me?
I am making my favorite Chicken Burrito bowls – see how fast I can crank these out? #kidding. I love these chicken burrito bowls – kids love them, they are so simple to prepare, and they freeze amazingly well.
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If you are new to slow cooker cooking – WELCOME!!! You are totally going to love it. Here are some tips that I have learned along the way:
The more vegetables the better. Just throw them all in there! Whatever you have on hand – whatever you are feeling. If your veggies are looking a little ‘sad,’ their flavors will perk right up in your slow cooker. In this demonstration, I was using up some farm share veggies, but I also added a bag of frozen riced cauliflower. I love how the cauliflower melts right into the sauce and you get an extra dose of veggies without even knowing it!
No peeking! Seriously… keep the lid shut. You don’t need to stir the pot or do any checking. Trust in your slowcooker. Every time you open the lid, you are losing all of the heat and your quick check can add a lot of time to the cooking of your meal.
Know your conversions. Slow cookers are pretty forgiving and if your recipe called to be cooked on low for 8 hours but it’s noon and you haven’t gotten into the kitchen yet… no problem – you can cook that meal on high for x hours.
Layer Smart: I like to get creative with my kitchen creation. Often, I cook without a recipe or just use a recipe for inspiration and cooking guidelines. With slow cooking, it’s important to know the order your ingredients go in the pot.
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