Crockpot Cooking

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  1. wishicouldgo2

    wishicouldgo2 SW Ohio

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    the travelling or "locking lid" crockpot is made by Hamilton Beach just fyi.

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    Erin, We did sloppy joes in the c'pot at home recently and that is the WAY to do them. I had browned the GB earlier, and had it in the frig. All I had to do was pop it in the c'pot with sloppy joe mix, turn it on warm and we headed out for the afternoon. It was ready when we came home right around dinner time.

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    http://www.crockpot365.blogspot.com/ This is a great blog about crockpotting. I have tried lots of her recipes & they are all good. Last night I made the Macaroni & Cheese. It was yummy, very easy & would work well camping. The chicken, black bean & salsa soup is also delicious & would be really easy for camping - it's just chicken breasts & canned goods, so no cutting or measuring required. If I had a more involved recipe, I'd do all the prep before we left for camping, store it in a large storage bag or tupperware, and then just toss it in the crockpot the day we wanted to have it.



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    I am new here but thought I would share a link to a well known and well like recipe for overnight steel cut oats. I personally have never tried them but have read all of the raves about them in other forums. Hope it hasn't already been posted.

    http://annkroeker.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/overnight-crockpot-steel-cut-oatmeal/

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    Queen Bee, Thanks for the link. I've been wanting to try more crock pot recipes at home and camping. This site looks good!

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  6. daddyzgrl1

    daddyzgrl1 I'd rather be camping!!!

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    This is one of those "duh, why didn't I think of this earlier" things. But I have a question about this, I am going to the beach in June and I am thinking it will be pretty hot, will it still be okay to use the crock outside? or will the heat spoil everything in it? I have a bunch of recipes, but I got them in an e-mail and I don't know how to get them to here. PM me if someone knows how I could do this and I will post them. I know I can e-mail them out.


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    Steel cut oats are fantastic! My kids LOVE them! We've fixed them on the stove - a lot of stirring and in the c'pot with a liner, but a lot sticks to the sides and gets baked on. Our favorite way to fix S.C O's is in the steamer. It doesn't have to sit overnight, but I can have the steamer ready, the oats in the rice basket, and then just add water and turn it on in the morning. They are ready in about 17 min.

    I have not tried putting them in the c'pot on the "keep warm" setting, but that is worth a try to see how much gets baked on to the liner. It would be a big clean up to do it without a liner, especially camping.

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  8. Kinney

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    We camp at Myrtle Beach all summer and use the crock pot with great success! We just put it on our camp kitchen table under the awning. It's so nice to come back after a long day at the beach- grab a shower- and dinner's all ready!
     
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    daddyzgrl1 I'd rather be camping!!!

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    Kinney, thats what I was thinking. Now I am really looking forward to the trip, I will be the only one cooking and this will make it more enjoyable.

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    We use our crock pot camping too. I use a McCormick BBQ pulled pork seasoning packet made for slow cookers. I prepare it at home and put it in a crock pot liner and then put it in a freezer bag, freeze it and it is reading for a few days into the trip and meanwhile it is helping keep the cooler cold. Just pop the liner into the crockpot in the morning and we are off. I'm sure all the neighbors at the campground go nuts over the smell, it is awesome.

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    that McCormick BBQ is also fantastic with chicken! i about hurt myself eating the BBQ when i tried it last fall!

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    pat do you use about the same amount of chicken...4 lbs or so? Also do you use breasts, thighs, the whole bird? I gotta know.
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    last summer while camping the wife made a pineapple upside down cake in the croc pot it was the moists cake i have ever had
     
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    daddyzgrl1 I'd rather be camping!!!

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    okay, how are you all baking cakes in the crock pot.

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    I wouldn't how to bake a cake, but a few months back I did make a Lasagna in the crock pot, came out tasty too!

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    NHCaveman, you can bake a cake in a crockpot too!

    Addendum: Whoops! I didn't read the older posts.

    DaddysGrlz, I have a cake baker accessory that I ordered from Rival. It fits in an older cylindrical taller than wide crockpot. It is shaped like a coffee can. It has a top that snaps on, and the top has vents in it.

    I imagine that you could use a coffee can, too, with aluminum foil on top, with holes punched in the aluminum foil.

    Make sure to grease and flour the can.

    I haven't made a cake in the crockpot in a number of years, but as I recall one does put the top on the cake pan and the top on the crock too.

    What I can't remember (and this is important, so check on it) is whether one puts water in the crock itself, on the outside of the can.

    I *think* you may have to, to keep the crock from cracking- but honestly I can't remember and I'm not sure.

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    if i remember right for the pinapple upside down cake she melted butter and brown sugar in the crock pot then added the pinapple. mixed the cake mix but instead of water she uses the pinapple juice and then poured the cake mix over the pinapple butter and sugar mixture then covered it and let it baked. it makes the whole pup smell awsome
     
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    I tried the EZ Chicken tacos recipe in this thread over the weekend - huge success! My family wants me to make this at home too! Thank you!

    I brought along shredded cheese, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and we made soft tacos with the chicken and it was so yummy. It was also nice to have something cooking all day in the crock pot so I didn't have to worry about it!

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    The last time we camped, we had used the crock pot the night before for tacos and it was still sitting out when we were cooking breakfast on the griddle the next morning. I filled the crock pot with water and turned it on and by the time we finished eating breakfast, we had nice hot water to wash our dishes with!
     
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    We have a large group that goes camping every year. Everyone brings their crockpot. What a lifesaver that is. We cook all our stuff in it so that we can enjoy the camping. We do corn in a couple, green beans in a couple, baked potatoes in a couple and baked beans in couple. For our group this works well.
     

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