Save Time and Money - And Eat Well!
If that doesn’t sound like a winning combination to you, then I don’t know what is! I have yet to meet someone who isn’t interested in saving time and money – and being able to eat a delicious meal!
January is National Slow Cooking Month so we thought we’d use this time to encourage an energy-efficient way to cook a meal. Slow cookers typically use less energy than an electric range, so utilizing the slow cooker every now and then will help you save on electricity. Another benefit of cooking slow is the time you will save in the actual cooking process. Throw everything in a pot, turn it on, come back in six to eight hours and voila! Dinner is ready.
Now, I’m not saying you’re going to save a fortune by switching to a slow cooker, but the amount of time you save plus the energy might as well be a lottery win! And more often than not, a slow cooker meal will stretch throughout the week – saving even more.
So what does one put in this so called slow cooker? The possibilities are endless!
We pulled this recipe from the “60 Years of Home Cooking” cookbook by Texas Co-op Power.
5-6 pounds beef chuck roast
1 tablespoon onion salt
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
4 ounces Liquid Smoke
4 ounces Worcestershire sauce
Place meat in Crock-Pot. Sprinkle with dry seasonings. Pour Liquid Smoke and Worcestershire sauce over all. Cover and cook overnight on medium.
Submitted by Carol Mangrum, Navarro County Electric Cooperative, pg. 208