In Betty Crocker's Slow Cooker Cookbook, dated 1999, by Macmillan General Reference USA, it is stated that a slow cooker is an answer to everyday dinner, as it is designed for economy, ease, comfort and convenience.
This cookbook is loaded with practical and good-tasting recipes. I borrowed it from the library and have read it twice, making sure I did not miss anything. I would like to list the recipes that were to my liking to prove how good this cookbook is! (I am a picky eater!)
First, there is chicken stew with pepper and pineapple. I do not like chicken, but with the pepper and pineapple, the taste will be disguised. Then, when served over a bed of rice, I could dream of being at a Chinese restaurant!
Second, there is scalloped potato and sausage (kielbasa) supper. Talk about an easy recipe, one just uses a box of scalloped potato mix with cream of mushroom, water, peas and kielbasa! Major comfort food!
Third, tex-mex pinto beans. Talk about frugal! Grab a bag of pinto beans from the dollar store! Add onion, garlic, water, chili powder, salt and pepper! Too boring for you? Add red hot pepper sauce or crushed red pepper!
Then, as a dessert, there is cherry cobbler and chocolate rice pudding. For starters, cherry cobbler is cherry pie filling with all kinds of this and that thrown in. For chocolate rice pudding, all it takes is 4 cups of rice, sugar, baking cocoa, butter, vanilla and evaporated milk. However, both are good.
Finally, there you have it! My favorites shared with you, whether main dish, side dish or dessert.
If you like this cookbook, order it from your library or bookstore.