Cooking is time consuming, but throw a career into the mix? It can seem next to impossible. On days where I’m working long hours, I use my trusty crock pot for all my cooking needs. Seriously, I use it every week. I plan week ahead to try a new recipe, buy the ingredients, prep the night before, and throw it in the pot that morning. I come home to an amazingly fragrant house and a couple of free hours to devote to my child.
Here are some recipes to get you started with crock pot cooking:
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 1/2 pounds London broil
- Small jar (4 to 6 ounces) of mushrooms, drained
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can condensed tomato soup
- 1 pkg dry onion soup mix
- Mix together flour, ground black pepper, and paprika; rub London broil with mixture then put in crock pot.
- In a bowl, combine mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, and onion soup mix; pour over meat.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
This literally falls apart. Melt in your mouth goodness. A great compliment to this dish is another easy crock pot recipe that I use all the time. It makes a ton so you have lots in the fridge for the days that follow.
Crock Pot Apple Sauce
- 6 Granny Smith apples
- 3 Red Delicious apples
- 3 McIntosh apples
- 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Cinnamon to taste (I used several healthy shakes of cinnamon)
- Peel and slice your apples, place them in the crock pot.
- Pour in the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Cook on low for about 4 hours.
- Using a potato masher mash up the apples. It will be very juicy and a liquid consistency. Turn off the crock pot and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes so it reabsorbs the liquid and thickens. Stir well.
- Serve warm or chilled.
The Crock Pot has endless possibilities. I hope you enjoy these two recipes.