One just has to go online, type in a few key words and in a matter of seconds hundreds of recipes are available at your fingertips. Some of the web sites I have used include; All Recipes.com, Food Network and Cooking Light. If you are a Pinterest user that is another tool once can utilize for slow cooker recipes.
I most recently used my slow cooker to cook pork chops. The recipe I chose incorporated simple ingredients that made a tasty sauce and tender, pull-apart with a fork pork chops. The recipe says to also throw in potatoes and carrots, but I omitted the vegetables as I have found I do not like potatoes after they have cooked for 8 hours! I instead put the veggies on separate once I came home from work. This is the second time I have used this recipe and I think I enjoyed it better the second time around. Here is the recipe for Saucilicious Slow Cooker Pork Chops:
4-6 pork chops
Approximately 3-5 red potatoes
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Cut potatoes in quarters. Place potatoes and carrots in slow cooker. Add the pork chops on top of the veggies. Mix the sauce ingredients, pour and spread evenly. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Interesting Tidbit: According to the Huffington Post- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/what-is-a-crock-pot, "crock pot" and "slow cookers" are not interchangeable. All crockpots are slow cookers but not the other way around. Crock pot is a brand name. The "crock pot" gained popularity in the '70s when women started working more outside the home. According to Consumer reports from 2011, approximately 83% of families own a slow cooker.
Thought of the day: Why do we call them restrooms when no one goes there to rest?
Quote of the day: Try to be like the turtle- at ease in your shell. Bill Copeland (American poet, writer and historian)