Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Crockpot Heaven

A week ago, I had fun doing a Slow CookerApple Spice Cake. It is essentially a "dump cake." I changed it a bit by adding some things - dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It turned out fine for my taste. I think of its texture more as an Apple Crumble or Apple Bread pudding - I dished it into almost 2 dozen paper muffin cups and froze them. They are the perfect size for emergency "sweet tooth" sessions. And the house smelled delicious along the way!

After that, I made a crock pot of green lentils and a meaty ham bone, portioned that out and froze it.

Over the weekend, I took care of some big fat sweet potatoes I ended up with. Trolling the web, I learned that all I needed to do was wash them and toss them in the pot. They have enough moisture on their own so I didn't add water. After a few hours, they were done. When they cooled, I took each fat treat, cut it at its waist, and scooped or pushed out the pulp into small containers. I now have a dozen "mashed sweets" ready to dress in whatever way I want when I grab one. 

Tonight, I've just finished putting together a crock pot of pea soup with another meaty ham bone. I will smell its delicious aroma while I am sleeping and in the morning, I'll divide it and label it.

I hope to do a few more things the next week or so: more chili (I use ground turkey), a 3-bean meatless pot that I will divide and use for sides, and more.

For me, especially at this time of my life, I love, love, love a crock pot. One pot to wash - and lots of food in the freezer, on the cheap. How great is that?


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Sounds good.

Evelyn Mayfield said...

Thanks, my friend, but they don't sound half as delish as your Blue Apron meals (lol). Still, considering I have to buy sale items and cook very cheap, I have fun meeting the challenge. Apparently Windows 10 lets you make some blogspot comments - I'm glad I'm one of them. Hugs.