Originally Posted by Dru15
I'm still waiting on my dinner. I've never had much luck with crockpots so I called my daughter earlier today to get some tips since she uses them often. I put a 3 lb. pork roast and vegetables in a little before 6 PM and put it on high for 4 hours. I went in at 10:30 PM all ready to eat and the roast was still bloody inside! I put it back on for 4 more hours on high. I think I'll give up on crockpots. Meanwhile I grabbed a ham sandwich.
Awww, sweetie. . .the crockpot is God's gift to the working woman. One of the gifts I gave my DIL for Christmas was a crockpot. I was sick while I was there and wasn't myself...we put on chicken and rice around 4 and expected to eat around 7...nu-huh (might have worked had we pre-cooked the rice or cooked it and added it later)!! Whadda fiasco!
Mary's suggestion is the right way to go. Plop it all in the pot in the a.m. and you've got dinner by the time you get home.
Try here: http://www.a-crock-cook.com/
or here: http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm
or even in MBB's collection here: http://www.mybargainbuddy.com/forums...light=crockpot
The recipe swap area also has some strays not gathered into the collection. . .try a search within the recipe swap forum for "crockpot" or "slow cooker"