Monday, January 20, 2014
MARTHA NEEDS YOUR HELP !!!!
My help is that I am looking for crock pot or slow cooker recipes. Oh, I have a couple of cookbooks, but an looking for recipes you make in your home. You see crock pots were recently allowed in our homes and for us to use.
Many of the people in our meetings (church) wanted to be allowed to use them especially the ladies. Others were against the idea as they said it would give us a great deal of free time. This had been brought up many times, but ruled down by our previous Bishop. It was brought up again before my husband, Bishop Joseph.
Joseph had seen them in stores, but never saw one working. He was thinking of buying one to see what it was like, but when we mentioned it to Marilyn, she brought one of hers over that we could use. I was shocked when she said she has three of them and uses all of them - some at the same time. The picture above is of the crock pot Marilyn brought to our home.
Edward, and Marilyn showed us to prepare the food and turn it on. While my food was cooking, I did some ironing and caught up on my sewing. I didn't see it as a machine that would give someone a lot of free time. Like all other household machines, it depends what you are doing while they are running. You can be doing other work or wasting your time.
After we enjoyed our meal from the crock pot, Joseph had all the deacons come to our home for dinner the next evening. I made the meal in the crock pot. Edward's Grandmother had one while she was raising him, so he explained how the crock pot worked. He explained it cooked slower, but uses a lot less electric than the ovens would for those that had electric stoves. Also, more of the juices and nutrition are detained in crock pot cooking than in oven cooking. Edward also explained how it could be used for making apple sauce, soups, some baked goods and lots more.
At one of the meetings, Bishop Joseph had a vote from all members including the deacons saying if they would like it or not. More wanted it than didn't. Still Joseph said he would make a decision the next week. The final decision was his. After a week of prayer and thought, he announced at the next meeting that crock pots would be allowed.
We have purchased one and we have used it. Some of my recipes I still use the oven for, but I have used the crock pot. It did a great job on the apple sauce and soups that I made with it. I have also used it for meats and our meals. To me, the meals taste better.
It also does give us some free time, but I try to use it wisely - doing things I don't have time for. I also think it will be great to use during our planting and harvesting seasons.
So if you have any recipes that you make in your crock pots, Jean and I would like to have them. We got a cookbook when we bought our crock pot and bought another cookbook at the book store. But, we would like your favorites. I thank you in advance.
God is with us,
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