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I do have a crockpot in my Goodwill box. I've ended up with 3 of them somehow.

Posted By: OP on 2005-12-13
In Reply to: Yes, that worked for me too - Sara

Thanks for the offer.  My mother and maternal grandmother both died of breast CA and I always knew of all the girls in the family I was going to be the one to get it, just didn't think this early.  Haven't had staging yet, but I get yearly mammograms so hopefully they've caught it early enough.

I'm already trying to decide if I'm going to dye my hair that burgundy color that seems to be popular  or if I'm going to get a super short haircut.  I've recently taken up knitting and I've already accumulated a major stash of yarn and I'm making a list of all the things I'm going to make and how I'm going to teach all the other people going through chemo to knit and we'll just have a jolly ole' time knitting and carrying on.  I've been wanting more time to knit. 

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I tend to go to one of those 1-2 x a year, also donate to the Oncology dept. at the hospital where my daughter is treated. The clinic relies on donations for kids toys, etc. so they can play/be occupied during their doctor visits. So to those of you out there, your local hospital's pediatric depts. are a good place to donate used toys, books, movies, games, etc. in good condition.
crockpot ribs sm
sprinkle ribs with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Brown under broiler. Put in crockpot and maybe about 3/4 to a full bottle of bar-b-que sauce. I usually use about 3/4 bottle for about 6-8 country style ribs that are on the bigger side. Dice onion up and put in crockpot. Cook on low about 8-10 hours, depending on what type and how meaty the ribs are. I usually try to flip the ribs around (put the ones that were on top on the bottom, vice versa) about about halfway through as the sauce tends to all go to the bottom; that way the ones of top get to soak in the sauce good too. So easy to fix and tastes great. Meat falls right off the bone.
Here's a recipe from crockpot.com

Chicken with 40 Cloves Garlic


2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh sage
2 springs fresh Italian parsley
40 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 lb whole chicken
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 loaf French bread,sliced

Place 1 sprig thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley in chicken cavity. Place celery in stoneware. Put chicken on top of celery. Add garlic around chicken. Chop remaining herbs sprinkle herbs, salt and pepper over chicken. Cover cook on Low 8 - 10 hours or on High 4 - 6 hours. To serve, place chicken, garlic and celery on serving platter. Squeeze roasted garlic out of skins onto toasted French bread slices and spread with knife.

This recipe is from www.crock-pot.com

What else do you like to cook in your crockpot?
I love a roast in the crockpot but what else is really good?
Crockpot timesaver tip. sm
I came across something new (at least new to me).  Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners.  No more scrubbing baked on food out of the crockpot.  They work like oven baking plastic bags.  Even big enough to use in my oval-shaped crockpot. 
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There are some good crockpot recipes out there, especially

if it's hot and you don't want to use the oven.  I do a "golfer's special".  Line a cake pan with tin foil, put the roast in, and add cut up carrots, potatoes, onions, and celery.  Sprinkle it with onion soup mix or beef gravy mix, close the foil, then bake until done.  It can also be done in the crockpot.

You can cube your roast to make shish kebabs slathered in BBQ or some other bold tasting sauce.  Skewer new potatoes, onions, mushrooms, squash, red peppers, and whatever other veggies you like.

You can cut up the roast either before or after cooking, stick it in the crockpot with some beef broth, let it cook all day, then serve as French dip sandwiches on steak rolls with au jus.  Fries, salad, or chips on the side.

Sometimes I just sit here and Google for recipes when I'm bored and can't think of what to cook for dinner.  Type "rump roast recipe" on Google without quotes to see what else comes up.  You can narrow your search by adding "BBQ" or "crockpot".

Wash it, up in the crockpot with 2 cans of
cream of mushroom soup, one soup can of water and 1 package of onion soup mix.   Make some rice when you are ready to eat.  YUM.    If you don't have those incredients, you can use potatoes, onions, celery, and carrots, but put a couple of tablespoons of flour in the crockpot before you put the roast in and then add some wine or some other kind of liquid to give you a gravy.   I like my roast to fall apart when I try to put it out of the crockpot.  
Just one favorite crockpot recipe?
I love my crockpot.  I especially like working at home while the crockpot cooks all day long because it smells so good.  I like to make stew, chili, spaghetti sauce, roast beef with vegetables, French dip sandwich meat, and tons of other stuff.  Since it'll be raining tomorrow, we're having polska kielbasa with new potatoes and cabbage.  It sounds and smells a little off, but it's so good!
Personally, I love my crockpot...
I just made chili last night, best we ever had, really.

Since I did not have the money for the one you mentioned, with the timer and everything, I opted for a $15 one in a dollar store, and the beauty is the pot itself. No matter how bad the food sticks on the edges, it comes off with almost just a wipe, maybe a quick soak first, if real bad.

A friend of mine uses her for cider, to keep it warm. Mine does have a warmer, and the crock pulls out, I would at least suggest that. I had an 'original' crockpot (which I really loved) but what a chore to clean it as the electric unit was connected...

Anyway, a definite must in my kitchen. Also, we have a small place that heats up in the summer, so many times rather than use the oven I have used that little potassium for all kinds of things.

Best $15 I ever spent.

It smells the house up great in the fall, too. Even though I am home and can use the oven in the cooler months, even my boyfriend says he loves the smell of the food cooking, especially during football! I do some barbecue pork or whatever for him. (I do not eat meat). I did a meatless chili last night, then just added ground beef with my boyfriend's bowl and mixed it in. Awesome!

Not sure why people even bother to post when they are not interested in the topic, but just had to say I love my CP!

You could probably get the lid replaced, by the way...

Good luck.
Beef stew in crockpot

Thank you both! I ended up doing something magical with my
I ended up getting another keyboard SM
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just made stupdendous pea soup in crockpot...(nm)
Put it in the crockpot and forget about it. It's a pan recipe but can be done in the crock pot ju
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I just got a crockpot, have not really used one much.  I want to cook a boneless turkey breast.  Have looked at recipes online, most have no liquid added.  The idea of leaving it on low at home, while I'm a work, (with no liquid) makes me a little nervous.  Comments?  TIA
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Brown up chicken breasts and put in crockpot. pour mixture of Cream of chicken soup,dried onion,parsley and 1/2 can water over the top. cook on low all afternoon and serve over rice.
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Thanks to you all - I ended up declining this offer after all. nm
She ended up losing the baby and she did tell him about it.
Quit 10 years ago because I ended up in the
hospital with an asthma attack. If you have asthma, you will not smoke. The way I did it was very short term use of the patch and 13 months of a low dose of Paxil. It kept me from having panic attacks from not having a cigarette. You probably know that there is more nicotine in all brands now than there was ten years ago.
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We didn't move away until it was too late. Moved to another state...I can't really tell you how I survived those high school years, but I can tell you this - it would have been much better for me and my own life had I been pulled from that situation altogether. I have 3 young boys now and I am home-schooling my 4 y.o. (pre-K). We do very little right now, but it may be a door for their future. We have social life at school and with relatives and good friends whom I CAN decide is right for them - when you are at school, we as parents, don't see all that is going on and kids nowadays need that constant supervision (which I lacked) and so I think home schooling CAN BE OF HELP FOR SOME and for others (maybe if they had good self esteem and knew better) can be in public schools.

Public schools nowadays though, are really going straight down the tubes..

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I've been a bully; I've been bullied.
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And, I've been bullied by buyers who made unreasonable demands, insist that they pay by check when you clearly state you don't accept them. It's not fun, and is one of the reasons I don't sell anymore. People!

I've also bought from some sellers who I would not deal with again because of their unprofessional attitude.

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