Something about cold weather makes us long for a warm meal waiting for us as we come in the door at night. A slow cooker, also known as a crock-pot, can be an economical, time-saving way to feed your family.
Here are some helpful tips to make your slow cooker easier to use and clean:
- Have an older slow cooker with a nonremovable crock? Use a removable cooking bag to line the pot for quick and easy cleanup.
- To make cleanup easier, use a nonstick cooking spray before adding food and liquid.
- Slow cookers work best when they are 1/2 to 3/4 full. If you fill the pot to the brim, the slow cooker can’t correctly regulate the heating of the food. If it is less than half full, foods will overcook…
For the lengthy list of helpful tips, including a chart for converting a conventional oven recipe for the slow cooker, see the full version of this article athttp://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut353.htm