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I can't believe I'm resorting to this....

January 19th, 2008 at 07:59 am

I think someone here posted a link to A Year of Crockpotting. As I've mentioned before, I'm not a huge crockpot fan. However, to take some of the pressure off in the domestication department, I've decided to use it once a week through the winter months.

My first endeavor is going to be the corned beef recipe. Mini Me doesn't eat meat, but she does eat potatoes and carrots and I can cut up some tofu to go with it. I haven't bought corned beef ever in my adult life -- let alone cooked it. So this should be interesting. Here's hoping I don't end up with a dry chunk of flesh that resembles something the dog has gnawed on....

10 Responses to “I can't believe I'm resorting to this....”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Slow cooked corned beef is very good, especially with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. Yum!

    We have three slow cookers and they all get used fairly regularly here. What is about slowcooker food you don't like?

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    I've always found food that comes out of the crockpot to all taste the same.

  3. denisentexas Says:

    Meaning the chicken tastes like the potatoes and carrots that cook with it or the chicken tastes like the beef roast you cooked last week?

  4. Aleta Says:

    Although the recipes do call for putting the vegetables in with the meat, I find that they turn to mush. I also like putting a bed of cabbage on the bottom of the crock pot along with all of the other ingredients. You can also add your vegetables in when you want to avoid the mush problem.

  5. Amber Says:

    I have never had cooked cornbeef, only the stuff out of the can. It is funny I loved it as a kid and won't dare eat it now

  6. compulsive debtor Says:

    Meaning the chicken tastes like beef and vice versa, Denise.

  7. crockpot lady Says:

    I've definitely produced stuff that looks like the dog has gnawed on it. Interesting idea about the cabbage on the bottom of the crock...
    I hope your dinner turns out okay--
    thank you for the link!

  8. denisentexas Says:

    I find that using different spices and a lot of them helps with that taste issue. For chicken I use either one particular seasoning blend or I make my own, always the same. For beef I do something totally different, unless its corned beef and then I just use the seasoning packet that comes with it. I hope yours turns out well. Let us know!

  9. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Veggies don't normally take as long to cook. Add them later just as you would on a stove top to avoid that problem.

    When I worked I would start the meat in the morning, then add the veggies on my lunch hour.

  10. Broken Arrow Says:

    Well, being an utter novice, I'm just starting to get used to the crockpotting. However, I have greater culinary ambitions in mind! It'll take time though... and uh a lot more help I'm sure. All in good time perhaps. The hardest part is getting my kids to eat my cooking as well, which is met with some but not complete success. Oh well, one baby step at a time. Big Grin

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