You love the RV life because you can relax, see the scenery, lounge around by the lake, hike, play with your dogs, take naps and do nothing at all if that’s what you feel like, right?
Cooking takes time, but you still want a delicious home-cooked meal at the end of a lazy day.
Here’s the solution. Crock Pot.
If you don’t have one, go get one right now and you will bless this day forever more. The Crock Pot (aka slow-cooker) is an electric cooking pot that allows you to put everything in there, set the heat and time, and go away. When you return hours later, dinner is all ready.
Buy that Crock Pot and try these recipes…
Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes
Easy and nutritious, this dish has everything you need for the perfect meal.
- Coat the slow cooker with 1-tsp olive oil, and then add 2-cups red potatoes cut into fourths, 2-cups baby carrots, 1 ½-cups of sliced or chopped onion, and top this and 1-cup chicken broth.
- Cover 6 bone-in chicken thighs or 9 legs (depending on the size of your crockpot) evenly with a mixture of 1-tsp oregano, 1-tsp minced garlic, ¾-tsp sea salt, and ½-tsp freshly ground pepper.
- Either add the seasoned meat on top of the vegetables, or you can sear the meat first in a skillet to make it prettier.
- Cook on low for 7 – 8 hours or high for about 3 – 4 hours, until the chicken is done.
Creamy Mushroom Pork Chops
- Layer four to six 3/4-inch thick, bone-in pork chops in your slow cooker and add 1-chopped medium-sized onion.
- In a bowl, combine one 10 ½-oz can of cream of celery soup, one 10 ½-oz can of cream of mushroom soup, 2/3-cup sliced mushrooms, and 2-tsp minced garlic.
- Mix these together and pour the mixture over the meat.
- Cover and cook for 8 to 9 hours on low until you can pass a fork through the chops.
- Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Kielbasa and Kraut
Possibly the easiest meal on the list, this is truly a one-pot meal in which you merely toss in all of the ingredients.
- Cover the bottom of the slow cooker with baby red potatoes (just enough to cover it).
- Add a package (or can) of sauerkraut.
- Place two packages of kielbasa sausages (either intact or cut into 1-inch chunks) on top.
- Adjust the ingredient amounts per your preference.
- Cook on high for about 3 – 4 hours or low for 7 – 8 hours, until the potatoes are done.
So, are you hooked on slow cooking now? Many cookbooks are available with loads of recipes. Or just use the internet to find the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The only thing the Crock Pot won’t do is the dishes. Bon Appetit!