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Santa brought me a crock pot. Now, bring on the recipes!

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. freepatriot

    freepatriot Retired GT Mod Moderator Moderator

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    I went to a Christmas party where a Crock Pot was being used to simmer Apple Cider.

    YUMM.
     


  2. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    ...it's simmering away as you read this:

    Polish Sausage & Cabbage

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 lbs Polish sausage, sliced or cubed
    1/2 a cabbage head, coarsely sliced
    1 small potato, peeled and sliced
    1 large onion, sliced
    14 oz. chicken broth
    1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
    salt and pepper to taste
    Preparation

    Place sliced cabbage in crockpot. Toss with diced potato, salt and caraway
    seeds. Add sliced onion and Polish sausage. Pour chicken broth over all;
    stir lightly. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours (on HIGH
    setting for 2 to 4 hours). This dish is delicious served with mustard,
    horseradish and boiled new potatoes. Makes 4 servings (about 3 1/2 quarts).

    I guess I'll be sleeping outside tonight. ;f
     
  3. Pot Roast, bottle of dark beer, cup of dark brown sugar, "hard" veggies like turnips, carrots, potatos, squash..whatever you like, garlic, tobasco sauce...set it on medium for 8 hours...EAT!
     
  4. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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  5. nickg

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    was it Dicken's Cider? i know on a cold evening there is nothing my wife likes more than a hot Dicken's Cider!! ;f ;f ;f
     
  6. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

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    Never mind the Fruitcake Lady, The Pontificator is now GT's Official Crack--er Crock-Pot!! ~1 ~1 ^b^b^3
     
  7. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

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    I did that too. I was grocery shopping on a very cold day just before Christmas and a nice lady was giving out samples of hot cider. I used her recipe in my crock pot and it was delicious. Warms you right up, (especially if you add a splash of rum ;f) and it makes the kitchen smell nice too.

    Apple cider
    Torani Carmel Flavored Syrup (which is also great in coffee)
    Cinnamon

    The cider will take a while to get warm so depending on how much time you have, put on high if you need it quicker, or low if you have more time. If you do use high, be careful not to serve it too hot. I don't really measure the quantities of the carmel syrup, I just throw some in and then taste it to see if it needs more (wait until it is warm though, the flavors are stronger then). Don't add the cinnamon until the mixture gets warm as the cinnamon won't mix in well cold.
     
  8. OXCOPS

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    Starbucks was selling this exact thing for $2.75 for a small cup! ;g It sure is good though!

    If you have anymore, I'll be there in 20 minutes! ;f
     
  9. Patricia

    Patricia Wild at heart Millennium Member CLM

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    For you Ox, I'll make a whole big batch. ;f
     
  10. OXCOPS

    OXCOPS

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    Darlin', if you throw in a plate of meatballs, I'M THERE YESTERDAY!! ;f



    Wait a minute. Meatballs and apple cider. That just doesn't go together. Guess I'll have to stay overnight for breakfast too! ;f
     
  11. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

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    Patricia, Ox isn't easy, but he IS cheap. ;i ;G ;T
     
  12. OXCOPS

    OXCOPS

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    But when I am really hungry, it's the other way around. It is easy to find something I like, but it won't be cheap once I'm done! ;f
     
  13. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

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    Hi, OX. RE your last postBon Appetite. Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!;H ;8 ^c
     
  14. colorado23

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    My friends and I had a few (aka several) beers last night and decided to make deer burger chili in my crock pot. It is so good. The problem is we just sorta threw a bunch of stuff in, probably couldn't do it again. I guess that's what is great about crock pots, everything comes out GOOD.
     
  15. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    gonna do BBQ chicken next.

    Polska Kielbasa and cabbage/kraut is great, but I've made three batches so far and it's getting a tad old. That, and I tend to go through Beano tablets like there's no tomorrow ;f and that stuff is not exactly cheap.
     
  16. SoDFW Jason

    SoDFW Jason Slow Hillbilly

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    Please share with us how to do the BBQ chicken in the CrockPot kind sir!;f
     
  17. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    Will probably use one of the recipes from the URL allanc listed above.