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We went shopping yesterday and stopped at Aldi's.My son bought me a nice big crock pot there.It's the  7 quart size.It was on sale for $19.99!!! What a great deal.I'm pretty new with the crock po
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CROCK POT, MEALS,SIDES OR BAKING???

posted at 9/12/2012 7:25 PM EDT
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We went shopping yesterday and stopped at Aldi's.My son bought me a nice big crock pot there.It's the  7 quart size.It was on sale for $19.99!!! What a great deal.I'm pretty new with the crock pot .I've been looking around on the internet and I'm seeing tons of recipes for meals,side dishes and dessert ,even bread! If any of you kind people have a great crock pot recipe will you share with us please?? THANKS!

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posted at 9/12/2012 11:32 PM EDT
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Sorry, Gale, but I've never owned or used a crock pot, so I can't pass along any words of wisdom or recipes. Many, many years ago I taught myself to COOK in the microwave, so I haven't felt a need or desire to do the crock pot thing. But I'll be interested in recipes and hints that get posted because one of my sons uses a crock pot.

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posted at 9/13/2012 7:35 AM EDT
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Pork shoulder with saurkraut,  onions, and diced bacon works really well in a crockpot.  I serve it with buttered parsley potatoes,

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posted at 9/13/2012 8:21 AM EDT
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I make alot of meals in the crock pot and it is easer .

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posted at 9/13/2012 9:02 AM EDT
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This is a very old old recipe that my grandma used to make.  She always had a big pot of it (she cooked it on the stove) ready for us to eat when we arrived at her house.  After being in the car for 14 hours it sure did taste great!!  I adapted it for my crock pot years ago.  Simple to make and a wonderful comfort food!!

Grandma’s Goulash 1 lb box of rigatoni1 lb ground beef1 regular size can of sliced carrots, drained (I just hold the lid cockeyed and dump the water off)1 bottle of Campbell’s tomato juiceDried onion flakes Cook the rigatoni for just 10 minutes. (The noodles will be very el dente)  Drain and rinse. Brown the ground beef with dried onion flakes to taste. In the mean time, pour ½ the tomato juice into a crock pot. Add drained carrots.  Using a paring knife, slice through the carrot coins until they are cut in half or quarters. (I just drag the knife along the bottom and through the coins) Add the ground beef and onion flake mixture to the crock.  Add the drained rinsed rigatoni to the crock.  Pour the remaining tomato juice over the rigs.  Rinse the bottle with about a ½ cup of water and add to the crock.  Stir well.  Set on LOW, cover and cook for about 3-4 hours or until the noodles are soft and the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.  Be careful not to over cook or it will be mushy.   This does not freeze well at all but it does make excellent leftovers!!!  Even cold!!

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posted at 9/13/2012 10:07 AM EDT
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The nice thing about a crock pot is that you can do the prep and leave it while you go about your other projects. The aromas created are fantastic. I also cook my spaghetti sauce and then put it in the crock pot where it simmers and doesn't burn.

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posted at 9/13/2012 11:18 AM EDT
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I have done some BBQ pork in the slow cooker.  I will brown the pork, I usually do this with country ribs, they are boneless meaty strips. Add a bit of water and a bit of BBQ sauce.  When the meat is tender, 4 hours or so later.  I will skim off the grease, add a bit more BBQ sauce and cook with the top off to thicken up the sauce.  Or I have taken them out and place them on a baking pan and put them in a hot oven to crisp up the meat a bit.

Almost anything you would braise you can do in the slow cooker.  I find I do not use mine much I would rather use the oven and cook slow and low.  I also use the pressure cooker more often than the slow cooker.

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posted at 9/13/2012 12:16 PM EDT
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I use my crock pot for everything. Anything that  is cooked in the oven can be cooked in the crock pot.
Roast meat is a lot juicer then in the oven it is not so dry.  Enjoy it is really nice.

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posted at 9/13/2012 12:58 PM EDT
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interesting gale
yesterday pillsbury's e-mail contained several good crockpot recipes for  small batches for 2 people

but i know you know how to expand recipes, so you need to check them out-----------i'll try to forward them to you by e-mail later

i only have one of those triple-unit crock pots w/ a small capacity now  i use it more in fall and winter for soups and such   and at parties-------------i need to expand that because of the oven use in summer

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posted at 9/13/2012 5:38 PM EDT
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i cook very little in a crockpot

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posted at 9/13/2012 6:54 PM EDT
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Hi Everyone,Thanks for your recipes and comments.Nellie thanks for Emailing me the recipes.I made Mac n Cheese in the crock pot last night I have to say it was very good.I'm seeing that baking can be done in the crock pot also.This is a new venture for me.Another toy to play with.My son also bought me a panini maker and it makes awesome sandwiches.

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posted at 9/13/2012 8:09 PM EDT
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I bought a new slow-cooker a while ago since I was planning on replacing the old one my husband bought before we got married(makes it ancient lol).  However, I kept the old one to make jellies and applesauce and haven't even opened the new one yet.  One of these days I may get around to it.  Almost any recipe you can make on the stove can be adapted to a slow-cooker I've heard but I've only made mashed potatoes once in the crockpot.  Guess that's not much help, sorry.

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posted at 9/13/2012 9:44 PM EDT
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GRANA here;I no longer   have A slow cooker  Is that the same thing as thing as a CROCKPOT?   I use my525yo microwave rowave oven on 20% for slow cooking in  my 50yoCORNINGWARE CASSEROES

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posted at 9/14/2012 9:37 PM EDT
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This is a very old old recipe that my grandma used to make.  She always had a big pot of it (she cooked it on the stove) ready for us to eat when we arrived at her house.  After being in the car for 14 hours it sure did taste great!!  I adapted it for my crock pot years ago.  Simple to make and a wonderful comfort food!! Grandma’s Goulash   1 lb box of rigatoni 1 lb ground beef 1 regular size can of sliced carrots, drained (I just hold the lid cockeyed and dump the water off) 1 bottle of Campbell’s tomato juice Dried onion flakes   Cook the rigatoni for just 10 minutes. (The noodles will be very el dente)   Drain and rinse.   Brown the ground beef with dried onion flakes to taste.   In the mean time, pour ½ the tomato juice into a crock pot. Add drained carrots.   Using a paring knife, slice through the carrot coins until they are cut in half or quarters. (I just drag the knife along the bottom and through the coins) Add the ground beef and onion flake mixture to the crock.   Add the drained rinsed rigatoni to the crock.   Pour the remaining tomato juice over the rigs.   Rinse the bottle with about a ½ cup of water and add to the crock.   Stir well.   Set on LOW, cover and cook for about 3-4 hours or until the noodles are soft and the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.   Be careful not to over cook or it will be mushy.     This does not freeze well at all but it does make excellent leftovers!!!   Even cold!!
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Hi Renee,Thank you so much for a family recipe I will be trying this soon.I'm surprised at some of the recipe I'm finding for cooking and baking in the crockpot.Even cakes and bread.I want to start making some of these things and if they are good I'll share with everyone else.

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posted at 9/15/2012 12:45 AM EDT
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Aldi's does not accept checks, credit cards or cents off coupons.

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posted at 9/15/2012 6:19 AM EDT
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Aldi's does not accept checks, credit cards or cents off coupons.
Posted by Maxine M


You are right Maxine,Aldi's does not accept, checks, credit cards or coupons, They do accept debit cards and cash only. It helps when shopping there to know your prices and compare to other stores to know where the best value is.They do carry a few name brand items.These items are less expensive if you purchase them at a store that accepts manufacterers coupons.Especially when it is on sale and has a coupon,even better if they double or triple a coupon.Where I live the one main chain store here only doubles coupons and only coupons which are .99 cents or lower as long as the coupon doesn't say do not double.I have noticed some coupons now are stating do not double.Aldi's is great for fresh produce,some dairy products,this week a quart of Half and Half is only $1.49.Staple items such as flour.,sugar,eggs and milk are usually cheaper at Aldi's.They do offer a double back cash guarantee if you aren't satisfied with any of their name brand items.I have never taken an item back yet of the things I have tried.

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posted at 9/15/2012 9:45 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: CROCK POT, MEALS,SIDES OR BAKING??? : Hi Renee,Thank you so much for a family recipe I will be trying this soon.I'm surprised at some of the recipe I'm finding for cooking and baking in the crockpot.Even cakes and bread.I want to start making some of these things and if they are good I'll share with everyone else.
Posted by gale g


You are most welcome as always Gale!!  I hope you enjoy my grandma's goulash as much as we do!!Smile

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posted at 9/15/2012 10:12 AM EDT
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Put in chicken breasts and add onion soup mi8x.  Delicious!

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posted at 9/15/2012 10:54 AM EDT
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i use mine for a great pot roast i brown the roast all side mean while i put 2 beef bullion cube incrock pot with cut up onion. salt pepper. also you can put potatoes in bottom of crock pot , you can put carrots. put meat on top of every thing . use roast dropings with some water get all brown bits out of pan pour over meat. cook slow i put it on about 8:00am will be done around 4 .you can take everything out put on platter thicken juice in crock pot for your gravy? i do that with chicken or if you want more uses go to crockpot cooking .com

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posted at 9/15/2012 1:22 PM EDT
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i use mine for a great pot roast i brown the roast all side mean while i put 2 beef bullion cube incrock pot with cut up onion. salt pepper. also you can put potatoes in bottom of crock pot , you can put carrots. put meat on top of every thing . use roast dropings with some water get all brown bits out of pan pour over meat. cook slow i put it on about 8:00am will be done around 4 .you can take everything out put on platter thicken juice in crock pot for your gravy? i do that with chicken or if you want more uses go to crockpot cooking .com
Posted by Millie B


Thank you Millie for the recipe and the site for crock pot cooking.I think this crock pot will be something that I will be using for years to come.My cast iron skillet I was giving is used almost everyday,nothing browns like a cast iron skillet.
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