Friday, May 23, 2008

A Year of Crockpotting

There is this woman. Here name is Stephanie. I have no idea where she lives or really much else about her except that she loves her crock pot. She claims to have an unnatural obsession with it. Stephanie made a goal to use her crock pot every single day for this year and she posts daily about her latest slow cooking adventure. She also shows a picture of the ingredients, and one of the final project. Then at the end of each post she gives the verdict. She is very honest about how it tastes, whether her family liked it or not, or even if they would eat it. For example after one crock pot adventure she wrote:

"But don't eat it.

That bowl up there might look pretty, but...

it tastes like dirt.

Maybe it was too much quinoa? Not enough sugar? I'm not sure exactly, but it was not good.

we had waffles instead."

Many of her verdicts sound so good I can't wait to try the recipe. Such as what she wrote about today's recipe, Cream Cheese Chicken:
(Too bad we don't eat dairy or I would try this one.)

"This is really, really, really, really good. I like the original cream cheese chicken an awful lot, but this truly did taste better. The homemade mushroom soup just tastes better and gives it that "restaurant" flavor.
My six-year-old retorted that this was the very best pasta she's ever had. I let her skip bathtime."

She has tried everything from Rice Krispy treats to pancakes to boiled eggs in her crockpot. Food you would never think of putting in a crock pot. I haven't tried those, but she has lots of simple soups, stews and chicken recipes too. It's fun to read through them and then give them a try.

I am subscribed by email so her daily recipe just comes right to me. It's fun to see what she makes next. I have made a few of her recipes and she was right on with her verdicts. Many of her recipes are so simple with just 3 or 4 ingredients. Even if I choose not to use her recipes, reading about them is good entertainment, but then I read cookbooks like novels.

Take a look. It's fun.


Anonymous said...

I loved the crockpot site. I put in my favorites. I'm looking for easy stuff for Dawnie (youngest daughter) to fix inasmuch as she works and has 3 kids. I'll check thru the recipes to see if I can help Dawnie out.

Still love your blogs. Susan and Dad

Crockpot Lady said...

Jill, thank you so much for such a wonderful review! You made me feel all squishy inside---I'm going to show my mom!

I'm having an awful lot of fun with this project, and am learning a lot.

thank you again,

Amy Nielson said...

Thanks for sharing the crockpot site. I always like new ideas for dinner.
I am a little obsessed with blogs right now so I go to my friends blogs and then to their friends blogs, etc, etc. That is how I found yours but I honestly don't remember who's blog had the link to yours. I do this way too much I guess. :)