Ok, so I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of Crock Pots. I know, they can be so handy. So many of you around me have sung their praises until I finally decided that the third try would be a charm and got a great deal on Black Friday. (Yes, this is my THIRD Crock Pot and my THIRD try at loving one)
Always before, I used it a few times and was always so dissatisfied with the results that I got rid of it. This time, I am determined to find some recipes that we like!
A couple of things you should know:
* I don't like food cooked in the Crock Pot ALL day! So, I just put it on later - this has revolutionized my thinking. I don't know why I thought I had to put it in the morning or wanted to do it in the morning or whatever, but changing this way of thinking has helped tremendously.
* I don't fill my Crock Pot very full. Refer to note above, this is why our food was always way overcooked!
* I don't like tomatoes and SO many Crock Pot recipes include tomatoes. Enough said.
Would you please help me to love my new Crock Pot?! If you have a great recipe that is tried and true and you'd be willing to share - please e-mail me or leave it in the comments (or a link). I would be so grateful!! Please send all your non-tomato-y recipes (see note above).
Now, here's one for you - since Crock Pot lovers always seem to be on the lookout for new recipes!
Teriyaki Chicken (four hours on low)
Boneless Skinless Chicken - place in Crock Pot
1/3 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. oil
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. minced garlic (fresh or from the jar; not dried)
1/8 tsp. chicken bouillion
Pour over chicken and marinate overnight. Pull out of fridge about four hours before dinner and cook on low. Serve with rice and stir fry veggies! This was originally a recipe for Grilled Teriyaki Chicken from Taste of Home - but I have successfully tried it on my family and we agreed it was yummy!
A second recipe we tried were these sandwiches - delish! (HT: Amy!)
Can't wait to see your recipe ideas! Thanks for sharing!