Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick Kitchen/Cooking Tip

I bet lots of you are cooking more than you normally do!  I've had the baking bug lately.  It's helping me deal with stress!  And I have goodies to give out.  Of course with all this cooking, I'm using my slow cooker too!  Some of my slow cooker recipes are flops, but my husband really liked this next recipe.  I made the Breakfast Risotto from A Year of Slow Cooking.  I wasn't sure about it at first, but he really like it!  My daughter ate it, but my son didn't.  I really liked the idea of a breakfast slow cooker recipe because my husband gets up before me. This way I was getting him a hot breakfast on a cold morning WHILE I was still in bed.  YIPPEE!

Now, here is my clean-up tip.  Many times when using a slow cooker you get a rim of burnt food around the edges and sometimes on the bottom.  I didn't want to stand and scrub the pot so I filled it with water, added some soap, put it back in the cooker on high.  I let it 'cook' for an hour or so.  Then I turned it off and let it cool before rinsing it out in the sink. Washing it this way took no time and was so much easier than scrubbing it.

When you are cooking or baking a lot, do you have any tips to make things easier?

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