Our new crockpot is pretty amazing
So last week Corner and I upgraded to a new crockpot. Our old one was only 4 quarts, and was also round (rather than oval-shaped), and I was starting to find it a bit limiting as far as which recipes I could make.
The first recipe we tried in the new slow cooker was this summer slow cooker lasagna with zucchini and eggplant. Corner did the vegetable prep work and I helped layer it all into the crockpot. I think we made this last Monday. Highly recommended.
Then I made this root beer pulled pork recipe on Wednesday. This recipe is the easiest of the easy. 5 ingredients and no prep — just dump it all in the slow cooker and come back 8 hours later. We served the meat on tortillas.
I also made this slow cooker black bean enchiladas recipe. Corner’s coworker Kelsey came over to hang out after work on Friday and we ate these. They were a big hit. Very easy recipe with fairly minimal prep work (cutting the onion and pepper, then assembling and rolling the enchiladas). The leftovers were super tasty, too. Here’s some in-progress photos:
Some friends have been bugging me to start a blog based on my “Adventures of Cooking With Kristen While Corner’s Not Home” Facebook posts. I don’t think I can manage a second blog at this point (since I post rather infrequently in this one), but I do promise to blog more about my cooking endeavors.
Alas, nothing really went wrong in the two above recipes that I prepared by myself, so you won’t be hearing about my misadventures this time.