[CnD] Cooking tips for a college student?

Nicole Massey nyyki at gypsyheir.com
Wed Aug 14 22:05:33 EDT 2019


Absolutely under no circumstances put a cold crock into the warming unit. The abrupt change in temperature can shatter your crock.
The liners are sort of like oven roasting bags, but sized for a crock pot. Put the liner in, with the edges down on the sides of the crock. Load the liner, gather the sides, and use a twist tie to close it into a neat package. Place this in the fridge -- you may need to put it in a bowl to keep it from moving around.
The next morning you take the loaded liner out, put it back in the crock, remove the twist tie, and once again spread the edges down over the sides of the crock and heating unit. Put the lid on to help keep the liner in place. Turn it on. Go away for the cooking time. From there you can either serve out of the liner, or remove the liner to a serving bowl or tray. (The second option is better if what you're cooking needs sharp or pointy things to serve it) With a bit of care the crock never comes in contact with anything being cooked, so the only thing you have to wash is the lid. This is especially handy for old style non-removable crocks. And I won't make queso in any slow cooker without a liner.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dani Pagador via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:33 PM
To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
Cc: Dani Pagador <pocketfulofspry at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CnD] Cooking tips for a college student?

Nicole, how do the crock pot liners work re prepping food for the crock pot the night before? I'd like to prep for a busy day by having the food in the fridge in the crock pot the night before, all prepped and ready to just put the insert into the base and press the amount of time I need and just go about my day , but have been afraid to do it because I wasn't sure whether the insert would be able to handle it.
How does the liner fit in to the picture?

Thanks,
Dani

On 8/13/19, Deborah Barnes via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> Hi Olivia,
>
> If you do use a crock pot, and you enjoy roast beef sandwiches, you 
> can doo all sorts of things in the crock using roast beef:  sloppy 
> joes, roasts, beef stew, etc.  Lots of these are really great in the 
> winter.  You can also do other meats.
>
> If you like chicken, an easy thing to do is just take some chicken, 
> put it in the crock pot and pour your favorite bottled salad dressing 
> over the chicken.  I've done ranch dressing; Russian and Catalina, 
> ranch and Italian mixed, whatever I can think of.  <g<
>
> Plus your food is smelling good when you get home in the evenings!  
> <g<
>
> If you don't want to use a crock pot, there are lots of other 
> options--microwave, stove, oven.  Let me know what all you like and 
> what you will be using and I'll be glad to share any ideas I have and 
> I'm sure others on here will do the same.  I'm excited that you want 
> to cook and I look forward to hearing what all you do.  When I was 18, 
> I didn't have much cooking experience but now I can cook about 
> anything I want, and I bet you will, too.  <g<
>
> Deb B.
>
> Deb B.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicole Massey via Cookinginthedark 
> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 1:03 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Nicole Massey <nyyki at gypsyheir.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Cooking tips for a college student?
>
> Crock pot. Crock pot liners. The crock pot gives you a safe way to 
> cook while in class. The liners make clean-up a lot simpler and faster 
> and will also make it possible for you to prep crock meals the night 
> before and refrigerate them until the next morning. (never put a crock 
> with uncooked food in the fridge or you run the risk of breaking your 
> crock) Also be sure to learn how to keep your knives sharp. Dull 
> knives are far riskier than sharp ones.
> There are additional tips depending on what kinds of things you like 
> to eat.
>
> Sent from my HAL 9000 in transit to Jupiter
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Olivia Shaw via Cookinginthedark 
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 11:19 AM
> To: Cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: Olivia Shaw <oshaw300 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CnD] Cooking tips for a college student?
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I’m new to the list, and excited about starting my cooking journey! 
> I’m blind, and have cooked before at my parents’ house, but I am 
> moving into my first apartment. Does anyone have any advice, recipes 
> for meal prep, etc for someone just starting out? Thanks!
>
> Best,
>
> Olivia
>
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