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Crock Pot

Stews and Heart Soups [1]

It feels like Winter. So it is time to eat hearty soups and stews!

As geeky as it sounds, I am ecstatic about my new recent purchase. A crock pot. I have been contemplating buying one for quite some time, but never got around to it. Finally, with the winter weather here in NYC, I decided to take the plunge and invest in the crock pot. I claimed it was a “you-are-a-great-papa-present” to my husband, but in reality, it was for me. (That is how most presents seem to work these days. oops).

Crockpot [2]

All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker

Crock pots, also known as slow cookers, are ideal for cold and chilly days. I love the fact that you can just plop things into a container, press a button or three, and then forget about it for several hours. And then, voila! Dinner is ready! Not sure why, but the slow cooker makes everything richer; saturated with a deeper and solid flavor. There are a myriad of recipes online for crock pots — for veggie lovers or meat eaters. So many different options in one little container!

Stew! [3]

Deliciousness in a bowl!

You can buy the All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker at Williams-Sonoma [4] or even at Target [5] (for a fraction of the price).

CHILI! [6]

The first recipe used on the crock pot. I like to add sour cream (real or non dairy sour cream) and some sliced avocado. DELICIOUSNESS.

Here are my favorite recipes for my new purchase that I have made in the past AND/OR want to make in the near future.

Moroccan Chicken Stew [7]

Chicken Curry [8]

Enchilada Casserole [9]

Chili [10]

Pineapple Chicken [11]

Indian Spiced Eggplant [12]

Winter [13]

Warm crock pot meals are the perfect meal for a winter day!

Do you have any favorite crock pot recipes? Hook me up with them, as I know it is going to be a long winter and we all need to stay warm!

Have a great weekend!

–AYN, The Josie Girl