Fighting the heat
Jun. 5, 2013 11:05 pm
Updated: Jun. 16, 2013 11:44 am
This evening, I put some steaks (a real treat,) on the grill, along side of skewers of veg's. I did this, to keep the crazykitchen cooler. Come this afternoon, I was also tempted to take the slow cooker full of navy beans outside... I didn't, but might
just next time! Tomorrow will be miserable, as I'll have to pressure can those beans!
While tending the grill, and wanting to keep a close eye on it, (I almost caught the house on fire Memorial Day!) I did get rather warm, but I did keep a cold beer at hand, to assist, at least.
Curiosity got the better of me this evening, as I was contemplating different ways to minimize the heat in the crazykitchen, that I got to wondering... Are there recipes out there, for slow cooker desserts? I doubt that I'd ever questioned before, although
we have been eating a lot of gelatin desserts, that I might not have to turn on the oven for whatever time required. I began looking at a slow cooker cookbook that I picked up more than 20 years ago, and still use at times. I also surfed the net, and have
found a number of recipes that sound down right delicious, presuming they actually turn out well. The old book even has a recipe for Plum Pudding, which I've always steamed, year after year... This might just be interesting!
I do believe I've chosen the third topic for a series, after "Alphabet Soup," and prior still, "Around the World in Eighty Days." I found both of these very fun, and entertaining, not to mention that the result was me fixing meals and soups that I probably
never would have before. My first curry, Tandoori chicken, and 26 different soups to mention only a few! Next up, Slow Cooker Desserts...
So, be prepared, the (outdoor) crazykitchen will begin to crank out slow cooker desserts. If you stumble across a recipe that you think sounds good, share it with me, and I'll make it (at some point!) I would enjoy the feedback. I already have maybe a dozen
possibles, but I'm "big as a house" as it is, and thus don't need 3 desserts hanging around at the same time! I will not put a time limit on this series, so if it takes a year, or a month, that's fine with me! I'm just wondering how these desserts will turn
So, be prepared... crazycook plans on being happy, healthy, and crazy, and I hope that you join me!