Okay, I gave baking in my crock pot a shot yesterday and I have to say I was rather pleased with the results.  I made Chile Relleno Casserole

From what I've read in order to bake in your CP you put your food in a separate dish then place that dish in the CP and make sure it's elevated.  I guess this is for even baking.  I placed mine on top of some foil balls.  Then, since the foil didn't get dirty I threw them in the cabinet in an unused pitcher for use again at a later date, perhaps today.

It takes a lot longer to bake in your CP than it does in your oven but you have the added benefit of not having to heat your house up.  And any of those casserole recipes you have you can prepare in the morning and throw them in and dinner will be ready when you are.  I had mine on low for 2 hours then bumped it up to high for another 2.

Here are some pics.  Now, keep in mind that the casserole kind of looks like mush, but don't most casseroles?  And I am in no way a professional photographer.  I like to EAT food, not photograph it.  It doesn't usually sit still long enough for that.

I'm linking this post up to Tasty Tuesday that's hosted over at Beauty and Bedlam.  This is my first time posting there so I'm excited to look around at all the other tasty recipes!  Did I mention that I love eating?
2 Responses
  1. You cracked me up! "I like to EAT food, not photograph it." Amen, sister!

    I didn't know you can bake in a crockpot - and I never would have thought of foil balls. Thank you so much for the tips!

    On another note, I used to have a blog just for pictures of my daughter, and I used this same background/layout. Love it!!

  2. That sounds awesome! I have a crock pot and use it about once a month but really I should set it up more often while I'm at work. Nothing like coming home to warm, fresh food!

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