Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Tips for Crockpot Recipes

I used my crock pot three times during this menu (which is from a couple weeks ago). My crock pot is used much more in the summer than the rest of the year – the kitchen stays a lot cooler when I don’t have to use the oven!

As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, I’m not a huge fan of the crock pot. I find it dries out the meat and makes the texture a little gross. The best way to avoid that, at least with my crock pot, is to cover the meat in liquid. I use either chicken or beef broth, depending on the recipe.

I also cook things at least an hour less than the recipe states. Of course I use my meat thermometer to make sure things are cooked properly, but I find that the standard “8 hours on low or 4 hours on high” yields dry, overcooked meat. That means I only use it on days that I’m home.  It’s perfect for the weekend!

On The Menu





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