Just yesterday morning ~

friends and I were discussing of all things......a slow cooker aka CROCK POT! and just this morning, I found that Stephanie O'Dea has been making meals 365 days of the year with her CROCK POT.  She has even put her list of recipes in alphabetical order for us.  If Stephanie can do it why, then oh why, can't I?   make this trail mix? 

Nuts and Bolts Trail Mix

Now, I'll digress with the rest of the story: 

You see, the year was around 1972...'73 or so and a CROCK POT was one of the Christmas gifts the company I once slaved worked for offered me.  I took them up on the offer and my avocado green CROCK POT  sat and sat and sat on the shelf for 20 or more years until in one of my down-sizing moments, it was sold  in a garage sale or given away or something.  Suffice it to say, it's just no longer taking up needed space on my kitchen shelf.

Okay, now I'm back to current day thoughts: 

In retirement, we continue to have Christmas gift choices, and lo and behold, one of the choices this year is OH NO....not another CROCK POT!  Pickens are slim this year, so, I shared to the quilting group just yesterday that I might have to get another CROCK POT.  Come to find out, I may be the only quilter who doesn't cook with a CROCK POT.   So in my quest to be like others, I went on a search this morning for CROCK POT recipes and did I ever find them:

the list could go on forever...so on a final note, I wonder if Paula Deen CROCK POT cooks.. or The Barefoot Contessa?   I'll do more research and get back with you, but right now, I have to go make my new CROCK POT color selection:  I don't think it will be avocado!


  1. What goes around comes around... avacado?

    Be SURE to purchase some of those crock pot liners. They are found in the section of the store that sells turkey cooking bags. They make cleanup SOOOOOOO much easier! That was my big hangup with the crockpot... heavy and hard to clean. This solves one of those problems and I do use it more since discovering these.

    1. Thanks for that info Kathy....oh, and BTW...what color is yours?

  2. Love to cook in the Crock Pot, especially on the days I go to quilting. Lil gave me the Fix N' Forget Cookbook when I went back to work in 2002.

    1. It's on order and now I can't wait. I'll have to start collecting all of your tried and true CP recipes.


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