Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Homemaking Tip—Crock-Pot Liners

I mentioned cooking for a group is much easier with crock-pot liners. A few of you e-mailed asking about them so here’s the information: They’re found in the waxed paper, oven cooking bags, tin foil and plastic wrap aisle at the grocery store. They’re a bit pricey, but for sticky, messy crock-pot meals and group serving I think they’re well worth the money . . . and they work for me.

What’s your favorite thing to cook in a crock-pot? Would you mind sharing in the comments? I think these two breakfast recipes look good and am excited to try them.

(Coming up. Some of you asked how to upload pictures in a larger format. Amy was my tutor and she is preparing a tutorial. I'll share the link as soon as she gets it written.)


mdr said...

Who can survive crockpot cooking without these liners? I occasionally find them at the dollar store and stock up for the trailer and home.

My favorite crock pot meal - mmmm - my family thinks I only cook in a crock pot sometimes.

I think it is likely Calico Beans (served with fresh cornbread).

10-12 slices of bacon
1 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 can butter beans (drained)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cans pork & beans
1 can kidney beans (drained)
1 tsp salt

Brown bacon, hamburger and onion. Combine all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low for 3-5 hours.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the info. And no, I haven't seen them or heard of them before. They open up "a whole new world".

Barb said...

I use my crockpot so, so much. It lives on my counter and rare gets put away these days.

I make pork tacos (on breakfast, lunch and dinner)

I make beef stew from Family Fun:

I make beef dip:

2 lb boneless roast
2 cups water
1/2 C Soya sauce
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
Pour mixture over roast in crockpot, cook on high 6 hours.
Slice beef, place in buns. Use au jus for dip.
(the only thing about this recipe is it is too salty - look for low sodium soya sauce)

tina said...

I am going to have to get some of those liners. One of my favorite meals is pork rib meat or beef rib meat, bonless, with homemade BBQ sauce cooking while at church. I am not sure I can share the BBQ recipe (it's Neil's sister's recipe, which seems to be a secret), but everyone's got their favorite BBQ. Just put in the meat, put in the sauce and come home to a YUMMY smelling house!!!!

Christy said...

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Anonymous said...

I always have wondered about those and assumed that they weren't worth the money as my crock pot just soaks and scrubs up nicely. But for Halloween, when we have 15 crock pots going of chili...well I will have to give them a go.

I love doing anything with stew meat or roast in mine. Something that needs a good long cook to soften up. I never cook dessert or sides in mine, always the main. I just don't think about it I guess. Both those recipes look good and I like the idea of waking up to a hot breakfast!

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

I've never seen those liners, but I might have to try them the next time we have a sticky meal to prepare!
I'm with Tina, because my favorite dish to prepare in my crock pot is a pork roast with barbeque sauce. I've also tried a pork roast with a 2 liter (maybe use only half of it) of Mountain Dew. Yummy!

Nikki said...

YUM! I will be back to type up these recipes.

Becky said...

I love to make BBQ chicken in mine (just use a fryer, a bottle of Kraft Original BBQ sauce, and half a bottle of water and cook all day). I also love to make lasagna in my crockpot--it can be messy to serve although my pot is oval so it's not too bad.

Cook the lasagana noodles (12.oz package)

Brown a pound or so of hamburger, seasoned with garlic and onion powder

Use two different cans of spaghetti sauce, any brand (I use an original flavor and then something like a mushroom-flavored one). Pour two cups of sauce in the bottom of crockpot. Then, mix the rest with the browned meat.

Layer noodles, meat mixture, and Mozzarella cheese (to taste). You can tear the noodles to make them fit your pot.

Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. Serves 6-8 people. Serve with garlic bread and salad.

P.S. I have yet to make a roast in my crockpot that turned out tender enough for me...I would love some hints on this!

Marie said...

I've never heard of crock pot liners. They sure sounded handy for the wedding. I'll have to try those recipes myself!

Jenny said...

I never knew there was such a liner. Very cool! As far as the larger photos can't you somehow go in and enlarge the pixels?

Lucy said...

I've used these ever since I visited you during the summer. They work like a champ.