Croctober

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Croctober
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 8:48am
I spent the weekend celebrating Crocktober!

We had a spinach Parmesan hot dip in a 6quart crock pot.
How big is your crock pot? How old is it? Do you have a harvest gold or avocado green from the days of yore? Did you get one as a wedding gift?
Do you have more than one?
What is your favorite crock pot recipe?
Does your college student like it too?
Did your college student get a crock pot for their kitchen.
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Registered: 12-23-2006
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 9:39am

I have a crockpot which I never use.
my dd does not have a crockpot period.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:10am

I use crockpots a lot - I had a nice, shiny silver new one with removable inside, until it broke. Now I am using my small, old, gold one again! :)

I tend to make a lot of chilis or curries

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Registered: 08-06-2009
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:47am
Hi theresa,
I have a new one that recently had the lids' handle break off, plastic stripped away from the screw. So I am using my old one that does not have a removal crock :(
I saw a gal make yogurt in a small one at the crocktober fest.. I may have to use my next bonus gift card from work on one that size or another I saw had a lock down lid for traveling to church dinners that would be good for ribs too since it was an oval.

Does your dd use a torch to do the creme brûlée?
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Registered: 08-06-2009
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:49am
Hi Pamela,
Guess there is something to add to your daughters kitchen ;)
Good to see you how are your fall colors up in WVA?
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Registered: 02-14-2000
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 10:57am

I love my crock pot! It's just been in the last 2-3 years that dh got me a new one for Christmas so I could retire the old one I got for a wedding. I have 3 - not sure of the official sizes. The big one and medium one have the removable bowls, the small one (more for dips and such) does not. I love to make chili, soups, barbeque, sloppy joes all in the crock pot. Tomorrow I'm trying a new chicken pot pie type recipe. I'm pretty sure there's

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Registered: 10-25-2006
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 2:13pm

We had a spinach Parmesan hot dip in a 6quart crock pot.

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In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 4:18pm
I never had one til this year - asked a SIL who garage sales to find one. I think it's 2 quarts; not huge, but has the removable ceramic cooking portion which is very nice. I'm not that into making crock pot recipes but I had a couple of dips I wanted to try for holidays. My mom had an old brown clay one that looked like a large bean pot - the top fell and cracked, and it was like 1.5 quarts, so quite small. It sat on a hot plate made for it which was on or off. So I've catapulted probably into the 90s with the one she found me! The smaller one would've been great for the Panera spinach artichoke dip I made, but I followed their recipe and put it in a sourdough loaf which was yummy too.

Sue
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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 4:44pm

I have 3 crock pots: the smallest is maybe 2.5 qt, the next is 3.5 qts and the big oval one I don't know--big. I used to have a 3.5 size that was a wedding gift with built in brown crock and beige and brown exterior. I used it a lot until it died maybe 5 years ago and I replaced it with a brushed stainless with black removeable crock. After both kids had moved out it was too big for just dh and myself so I got the smaller one and use it the most. I rarely use the largest one but its good for doing a turkey breast or beans for a big crowd so I keep it. The removable crocks are so convenient compared to the old built in crocks.

My favorite recipe is called something like Indonesian Chicken with lots of fresh ginger and garlic and peanut butter in the sauce. It is one of ds's favorite recipes, (his gf doesn't make it because she doesn't like to cook with chicken thighs) so he requested it for his birthday dinner. The dish I use the crock pot for the most often is beans. Usually "refried" beans except I mash them in the crock so they're fat free; but sometimes for cooking other kinds of beans like kidney beans for chili.

I don't think that ds&gf have or want a crock pot. I gave one to dd several years ago, and I know she used it sometimes, but she probably got rid of it on one of her moves.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
In reply to: elle_fl
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 5:29pm

Does your dd use a torch to do the creme brûlée?

Well, remember that it was
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Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: elle_fl
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 1:01am

I love my crockpots!

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