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If I am making a stew or something, I wash all my veggies and take everything I need to chop them up and sit down to do it.. a bowl, knife, cutting board etc. It is so much easier on my back.
Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.
BTW you can also do the rice in the bottom of that crock ... I forget, but think I pretty much used the same water/rice proportions as stove top, in the bottom. Then the rest on top.
Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
I always set my CP in the sink to cook. I came home one day to a cracked pot!
The CP gets hot, if not in the sink set it in a roasting pan sitting on top of ceramic tiles so to save tour counter top.
Chicken Pot Pie
Cut up some chicken breast and add to crockpot
Add can cream of chicken soup and 1 can of chicken broth.
Cut up some canned biscuits into about 4 pieces per biscuit.
Stick in a baggie with some poultry seasonings or garlic and onion powder. Shake to cover.
Drop the biscuits in the crockpot.
Stick on the lid and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
The biscuits magically float to the top and turn into a gorgeous crust.
You can throw in beef roast and cook it for 5-8 hours just like you would chicken. Just throw it in frozen or thawed and add water about halfway up. I cut about 5-6 carrots into 3" chunks and put that in there too for flavoring and to have my vegetable with my supper. Save the bones and put them back in over night with whatever broth was left in there and more water after you're done and then just strain it out the next morning for broth that you can freeze and use later for noodle soup!