Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Slow Cooking it Pinterest Style


Slow Cooking it Pinterest Style

I'm continuing my prep work for my 101 list.  As I mentioned earlier in the week I've already procured most of the items for my D.I.Y. projects and they are actually almost all the way sorted and stowed away.  Next I'm developing my recipe list for

26.                 Use the crock pot once a week for 4 months

When you actually do the math for that one it adds up to quite a few recipes ... 17 to be somewhat exact (depending on the weeks in each month).  I've already been keeping an eye out on pinterest and looking at some of my favorite recipe sites for yummy looking recipes.  Let me know what you think about this idea but I've also been coming across crock pot recipes where you can freeze them ahead of time.  Now I am I allowed to double dip?  I need an official call : )

Here is what I have so far.  Let me know if you've made any of these and they are terrible.

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne Crockpot

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne Crockpot

Another pinner said:  THE BEST Crockpot meal I've tried yet: Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen tortellini 1 small bag of fresh spinach 2 cans of italian style diced tomatoes 1 box or 4 cups or vegetable broth 1 block of cream cheese put all ingredients in crockpot, chunking up the cream cheese. Cook on low for 5-6 hrs.

Can you see the theme I've got going in my recipes?

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe. Fast, Easy and so Delicious!  Making it tonight. I'll let you know!
 Wouldn't this be fabulous to come home to? Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken - 4 lemons, 2-3 heads of garlic, 1 whole chicken 4-5 lbs, fresh rosemary, or any fresh herbs,all-purpose steak seasoning or salt and pepper #crockpot
This guy I'm actually really excited to try.  When we do use the crock pot it's usually just to do an entire chicken.  The flavor for this one looks amazing, plus it can be super cheap too.

That is what I have so far for my slow cooking 101 task.  I'm always looking for more suggestions that maybe don't include chicken ... or pasta ... : )  Send me the recipe, send me the link to your board (then I can follow you too!) send me your grandma to show me how it's done, I will take suggestions.  


  1. They all look good! Double dipping with the freezer one is totally ok. Is it only main courses you want to do? Sides are good in the crockpot too. I have lots of crockpot things on my easy recipes board! Including meatballs and chili (so ya know, no chicken or pasta) And I have ones on my dessert board too, the crockpot apple cobbler is amazing and only 3 ingredients :)

  2. I've made that exact recipe of Garlic Pesto Chicken and pasta before, but it's not actually a crockpot recipe. I made it as is, and it's delicious, but if you want to make it in the crockpot, I would recommend filling the crockpot with a can of chicken broth and the correct measurements of marinade and pesto. Just throw the chicken breasts in there and cook on low for about 4-6 hours. No need to marinate in advance. Either way, it's going to be delicious!

    I love crockpot cooking! One of my favorites is chicken breasts with one can chicken broth, one packet taco seasoning, and one packet ranch seasoning. It's the best chicken ever and you can add it to so many different dishes in a pinch. After I shred it, I will freeze it to pull out when I need a protein for a pasta or something.

    1. Those both sound really good. I'm still working on pulling together all my slowcooker ones so thanks!! We are so the same way with meat in our house. If we have leftovers we'll usually make tacos out of them haha.