When Fall rolls around every year I always get the urge to cook a lot of soups, stews, and chili. They’re hot foods that are filling and perfect for cool days.
The only problem with that is, those foods require slow cooking to really incorporate the ingredients so they “marry” together to create a delicious meal. Well, being the busy wife, mom and small business owner that I am, I don’t have the time to “babysit” my food for hours.
That’s where a family-sized Crock-Pot comes into play. I absolutely LOVE mine and use it ALL the time. It gives me the opportunity to mix up some ingredients or just toss them into the pot, add some water, turn it on and go about my business. Then when dinnertime rolls around we have a nice, wholesome dinner that’s ready to eat.
Now I could sit here and tell you all kinds of great things about owning a slow cooker— because they’re SO awesome, but there IS one drawback. If you’re home during the day while that food is cooking away, you’re left smelling the aroma of the food and it can make you mighty hungry. I know mine gets my tummy rumbling and I find myself snacking. Shameful, I know. hahaa!
When it comes to using a Crock-Pot® or slow cooker (whatever you call it) for cooking, your options are nearly limitless. From pot roasts and chicken, to shredded BBQ and stews— even oatmeal and baked goods, there’s a multitude of tasty dishes you can create in that one single pot. Imagine the time you save in not only letting the Crock-Pot® do all the work but there’s less dishes to wash.
See, I told you it was awesome. To be honest, it’s one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances!
If you’re not someone who loves to cook and experiment in the kitchen (like I am) but you enjoy a good homemade meal, boy do I have news for you— Crock-Pot® has created a new line of seasoning mixes that are sure to get your taste buds going.
Look at this tasty line up:
6 expertly blended mixes that help you feed your family those delicious homemade meals (including meats and vegetables) without spending hours in the kitchen.
These Crock-Pot® seasoning mixes were created for optimum performance in the temperature and moisture ranges of slow cookers so you can turn those ordinary meals into extraordinary dishes your family will love.
The seasoning mix creates a nice gravy-like sauce on your meat and veggies!
It can’t get much easier than this guys. You just put your favorite cut of meat in the bottom of your slow cooker, add some veggies, blend the seasoning from the packet with a cup of water, pour that over the top, cover with the Crock-Pot lid, turn that baby on and in 4 – 10 hours you have a wholesome meal that was virtually effortless.
Crock-Pot® is hosting their 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Slow Cookin’ Recipe Contest and guess what… the grand prize is valued at $8,500. Wowza!
Simple, right? Ten semi-finalists will be announced October 24th and public voting will begin. Voting ends November 21st and the grand prize winner will be selected based on a few selection criteria including public voting.
The Grand Prize consists of a year of FREE groceries worth $8,500. Plus, a year’s supply of Crock-Pot® Seasoning Mixes and the winner will be featured in product/marketing efforts.
Just imagine all of the hassle-free cooking you’ll be doing!
Want to join me in entering? If you need some inspiration, head over to the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes website and check out their wide variety of recipes. Once you’re ready, don’t forget to visit their Facebook page and submit your own creative masterpiece!
Before you leave for good, head on down and get entered to win a Crock-Pot AND a 3-month supply of Crock-Pot® Seasoning Mixes (total $80 value).
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1 Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the entry period 11/11/13. Prize is a Crock-Pot AND 3-month supply of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes provided by Crock-Pot.
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