January just happens to be National Slow Cooking Month and a great time to make delicious warm meals on a cold winter’s day. Slow cooking and crock-pots are used interchangeably; however, crock-pots are a brand of slow cookers that come in various shapes and sizes and just about every major appliance company now makes their own interpretation.
Have you ever wondered why or how the crock pot and slow cooking came to be? Well, the very first brand was sold by the Rival Company; however, they did not invent it, a gentleman by the name of Irving Naxon did in 1938. He attempted to make his grandmothers Sabbath stew meal and created a ceramic pot that was heated by electric coils. Naxon was the head of Naxon Utilities Corp.; therefore, he called it the “Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker.” Throughout the years, slow cookers have added many features, become more versatile, and user-friendly.
So, if you are craving a home-cooked meal, but do not have the time, energy, or even enjoy cooking, then break out your crock-pot, and start creating meals your families will love. There are numerous recipes available from websites, books, people, etc. Here are a few recipe sites to get you started:
And as if that was not enough, here are some suggested resources and references you might find interesting…
- Bellevue University eCatalog
- Crockpot/Slow Cooker Recipes & Tips Facebook Page
- National Slow Cooking Month Pinterest Page
Everyone has a favorite recipe and people like to share them with others…so won’t you share yours with us today?