Everyone but me it seems has a crock pot and make everything in it from stews to desserts. Many of those delicious recipes I keep seeing on all the Foodie Blogger posts CAN be made in a stockpot as well!! Granted you will have to watch over it more and I really would never suggest you leave your stove top lit if you are leaving the house--that really would NOT be safe AT ALL. It MIGHT save you some money on your electric bill unless you happen to have an all electric stove-mine has an electric starter but also gas. At least I can light that stove top using a match in case of power failure I just boil water-then put my Melitta Plastic coffee maker on top of my cup (fits perfectly over most cups, mugs)-stick in a #2 filter-add ground coffee-pour boiling water into the filter--coffee drips into the cup--add whatever you use and VOILA-a quick and easy cup of coffee for one!! But I digress---
Just the other day I made myself some chicken soup-I think I recently mentioned it in an article I wrote--and I didn't even need a stock pot--just used a 3 quart sauce pan. When you live alone you really don't want to be eating the same thing you made 5 days in a row. It actually made enough for about 3 meals for me. I tend to be LAZY so I found a container of carrots, onions and celery already diced--picked up a package of 4 small boneless chicken thighs and some low sodium chicken broth cubes. The chicken thighs go on the bottom of the pot--throw in the veggies--cover with water and put on the stove on a very low flame--after a while-add the bouillon cube and stir. I did not even cover it!! Stir and taste--when the thighs fall apart easily it is essentially done. You of course can add whatever seasonings you like. I think it took from 3/4 of an hour to an hour till I was happy.
So--if you are like me--single or with only one other person to cook for you might want to consider using a Stock pot or a large sauce pan instead of the crock pot. Granted you can leave a crock pot going all day long when you are not home----don't think I could convince myself to do that--but just remember--there is more then one way to make a meal. If I see any recipes around that would be made easily (and possibly quicker) then in a crock pot I will attempt to try it and tell you what I found! Or if any of you out there know of any recipes using a stock pot I would be glad to host a guest post for you!! Just contact me at MikiHope1@Yahoo.com with the words Stock Pot Recipes in the subject line--Any tasty and delicious Diabetic recipes? Send them along as well--subject line word Diabetic Recipes!!
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