Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer & crockpot

Though slow cookers are traditionally utilized for hearty wintertime fair such as soups and stews, I'm still inspired to use mine as the temperatures begin to climb. In fact, I actually like to use mine in the summer months to avoid heating up my kitchen!!

Maybe I was missing Boston, but I had baked beans on the brain. Turns out that the slow cooker is a suitable way to make them, and since they compliment burgers and dogs so well, I suggest you break out your crockpot for your next cookout.

I didn't love this recipe - so I'm still tweaking....but I loved the ease of leaving the beans in the crockpot while we were outside by the grill.


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8 comments:

  1. aww and Boston misses YOU!

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  2. that's a great idea! I definitely want to get a crock pot for my apartment in the US. I'd love to hear the recipe once you've gotten it mastered!

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  3. I can eat baked beans any time of year. They're delish! Also, I need a crockpot.

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  4. I am so with you on the crock pot in the summer. It is an awesome way to make a delicious meal without heating the stove.

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  5. I never retire my crockpot - you never know when you'll need to make a good slow cooked pork sandwich - or some baked beans. These looks excellent!

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  6. I always think I'm going to retire my slow cooker for the summer...but it inevitably makes its way back into my kitchen!

    P.S. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

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  7. We miss you here too! Ditto, Michelle. Can't wait to see you!

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  8. I agree and think that crockpots are a great way of not sweating every time you go in the kitchen to cook!

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