Got a 3- crock slow cooker for Christmas, I love it- but I need some ideas!!!
Hey guys! I would like some ideas, 3 items, that I would make simultaneously, that would cook well in a slow cooker/ crock pot. Each crock has its own separate thermostat, so you can cook things at different temps.I just cant seem to think of 3 things I'd cook at the same time, for the same meal, that cook in crocks....I know you guys can help me think of ideas!! For example, if I made pork carnitas in one of the crocks- what would/could I make in the of the crocks? same goes if I were to make a stew, what would I use the other crocks for? I would imagine they would all have to be "wet" items-soups, stews, braises, sauces...I'm sure there are some creative folks out there! Thanks in advance!!
Three different soups for a soup bar.
Plain sauce, meatballs, and ziti
white chili, red chili and slow cooker bread or cornbread
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese
pork chops, rice, baked apples
brunch: oatmeal, applesauce, eggs supreme, grits, strata, souffle
You could do three separate things and have dinners ready for the whole week!
You can do strata in a slow cooker?
Gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya!! OK and this is a far reach but you coulud do different braised cabbages with pork. The reason I say this is because I am Danish. Our red cabbage is very different from the German style. We don't use apple or caraway.
One thing with a slow cooker. Beware the fat and grease. I pretty much trim off all the fat I can.
re: Terrie H.
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the three chamber crock pots--perfect for a buffet but not something I'd use on a daily basis, especially since one isn't big enough for what I'd normally do. I don't want to deal w/ three types of soups or chilies or puller pork or pasta for a regular dinner--one is enough.
I love the indian idea--curry chicken, palek paneer, chana masala; rice in the rice cooker.
Let's see--maybe a pulled pork, a creamed corn pudding and collards? Short ribs, polenta, another greens? Spaghetti squash casserole, braised chicken thighs, sour cream mashed potatoes?