From Crockpot BACK to Stockpot | Miki's Hope

From Crockpot BACK to Stockpot

Saturday, January 2, 2016


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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9 comments :

Mama Banana said...

I agree! I love our crock pot and I feel comfortable leaving it on and leaving the house. However, if I'm home I prefer the stock pot. The crock pot is nice, but it tends to cook things into a mushy consistency which can be the goal, but if I'm making something stovetop it takes less time and I think the meal has a better firmness to it.

Parenting Patch said...

I usually use my stock pot when cooking. I have a crock pot, but for some reason I love cooking on my stove more.

Angie Church said...

I feel comfortable with either and use our stockpot on lazy stay at home days and our crockpot n those days that we have little time to get it all done

Jess Benoit said...

I also love our crockpot and have made all sorts of things in it...even yogurt. That single cup coffee maker thing is pretty neat. I have a french press that I am very thankful to have since my iCoffee decided to stop pumping water through it. :(

As for your chicken soup comment, I personally could eat homemade chicken soup (or ANY homemade soup!) for 5 days straight - breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. I'm not sure the rest of the family would agree though. ;)

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

My crock pot is my best kitchen buddy. I am a busy working mom and slaving over a kitchen stove is not an option right now. However, during weekends, I make the crockpot take a break and cook other meals in a stock pot.

Michelle Martinka said...

I LOVE my crockpot! I am totally obsessed with it... and always have been. I like to make a lot of food, and then I freeze it so that we have some for lunch and future dinners!

Jenn Peters said...

I love my crock pot. So easy to have a no fuss dinner. I've never used a stock pot before though.

LifeAsAConvert said...

I have both and use both. It just depends on what I am making. I tend to cook a lot even though I am only cooking for myself and three children who don't eat much. We eat on them for days.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I'm trying to learn how to make recipes in the crock pot. However, I have no problem with cooking in either one.

 
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