In case you’re ever stumped with a slow cooker question, we have some solid and surprising advice! It comes from an army of home cooks. I mean, really, who knows more?!
Thank you, thank you, all of you recipe contributors and Fix-It and Forget-It Facebook friends who’ve sent us Tips for using slow cookers to their maximum and beyond!
You’ve made me laugh, you’ve made me cry, with your stories about life with your slow cookers and all the many ways you’ve put them to use.
We’re putting the book of those tips and stories together now—Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker—so you can have it in November, just in time for the holidays.
Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in the book:
Unique Places to Slow Cook Tip
“We travel and slow-cook in the car (using an outlet converter for the plug in the car). I put the slow cooker in a milk crate to keep it steady, and I also cover the top with a towel so we don’t smell the food as much—we would get hungrier faster!”
Efficient Entertaining Tip
“After a party at my house one night, several friends spent the night. So before I went to bed, I threw some fruits and oats into the slow cooker to make a breakfast cobbler. I made a sign and stood it in front of the cooker that said ‘Good Morning! Help Yourself.’ My friends got a delicious breakfast, and I didn’t have to wake up early to cook.”
“My good friend’s dad was in the hospital, so she was spending a lot of time there. I have a key to her house to take care of their dogs and cats when they aren’t home, so I fixed up a pot roast with potatoes and carrots and took it over to her house one afternoon. The meal was all ready when she and her husband got home from the hospital.
“She said their dog met them at the door and took them straight to the kitchen to show them where the wonderful smells had been coming from. I can’t imagine the anguish I put that dog through, smelling the cooking meat all afternoon! Nonetheless, my friends were thrilled to have dinner ready when they got home.”
Yes, you will be inspired—and helped—by all of the Tips and Stories which this upcoming book will hold. And I can’t say Thank You enough!