Family Meals Made Easy

Emma Regula, Mary Rutan Hospital Dietitian

Are you working long hours at work or on the farm for harvest season and don’t have time to make supper? Look no further than a crock-pot. Crock-pots are a great way to put supper in the morning and it is ready by the time you get back home. Crock-pots are not only for roasts; you can make all kinds of dishes for your meals.

Dish Ideas:

SoupSlow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili, Slow Cooker White Bean, Spinach, and Sausage Stew

Taco Filling Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas

One-Pot MealsSlow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs

Conversion Chart

Here is a conversion chart using the high or low setting on a crock pot to help you identify how long you should cook your dish or follow the recipe:

Try out some new recipes with the family if everyone is at home due to the pandemic. Not just the crock-pot, but recipes using other cooking appliances, maybe you will find a new favorite, go-to, or regular for your family.

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