Welcome to Day 2 of Write 31 2016. Today we are going to be discussing some equipment or tools that I use when I making food in the slow cooker.
My slow cookers:
I have many different slow cookers at the house. One is my 4 to 5 quart programmable slow cooker. I got it for Easter last year because Hubby would constantly forget to turn off the food when I would I would text or call him to turn the slow cooker to the warm setting. So I ordered at programmable slow cooker. This is the one that I use the most.
I have two other 4 to 5 quart slow cookers. One that is black and the other is red. I haven’t used either of them in a few months. I will probably give one of them to my mother when she moves out of my house.
I have another programmable one that is a 6 quart slow cooker. I don’t use that one because it too big for the amount of the food we eat at our house. I keep it around because it does still work and would be great to make food when I am entertaining.
Lastly I have a casserole slow cooker. I bought it last year for completing the 31 Days of Slow Cooking last year. I wish I knew that there was a programmable casserole slow cooker because I would have gotten that instead of the one that I did. I’ve made some desserts and lasagna in the casserole slow cooker.
Most days I use slow cooker bags. It’s so much easier to clean up after using the slow cooker bags. I usually get the store brand because they work the same.
I also use the little crock from the small slow cooker inside my programmable slow cooker. This makes it easier to make the overnight oatmeal. I use it when I need to make smaller quantities of food. This way the food does not dry out.
Lastly I use a bread pan that fits in the crock of the programmable slow cooker. It just so happens that I have a blue Pyrex that fits comfortably in the crock. I use this primarily for making slow cooker meatloaf.
What kind of slow cookers and/or tools do you have for your slow cooker?
Recipes are going to begin tomorrow.