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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lunch at a New Place; Dinner Fail

There was one place for lunch on Tuesday at a church. Now, there are three churches that have lunch on Tuesday.

Tuesday, exbf and I went to one of the new ones. Lunch was boneless, skinless chicken breasts/chicken fingers, one or the other, with dry mushroom soup mix sprinkled over them. Green beans and whole kernel corn and a thin slice of buttered bread completed the plate. Neither the beans or the corn was over-salted or over-seasoned. There was a choice of sweetened or unsweetened tea or water. Dessert was cookies, or peanut butter fudge or pound cake in a sandwich bag. Altogether, it was a great lunch.

There weren't many people there because some people took a to-go plate. Well, some got ten to-go plates. I asked if we could each have  a plate to-go and got one apiece. Those ended up being dinner.

For dinner I put about a dozen potatoes in the crockpot, on high, one layer. On top I put yellow squash and zucchini. After two hours it seemed barely warm. What happened? Consequently, dinner was a replay of lunch. He did not mind at all.

He took home half-cooked food--three potatoes, four squash, one zucchini. They seemed very hot, just not done.  What happened? I put a cup of water, two Tbsp. of olive oil and a clove of garlic, diced. Tomatoes and blueberries were price-matched.

Maybe the density of the potatoes needed more time. I don't know. Do you? An hour later, they were done!

Your turn
Do you have a clue as to why the potatoes did not cook in two hours? Why did the zucchini and squash not cook in an hour? I only opened the crockpot once just long enough to throw in the squash and zucchini! Did I have too much in the crockpot?

5 comments:

  1. I,would have not expected the veg to be done in such a short time. Were the spuds whole? Wrapped in foil? Eventually it was all cookec, so there isn't anything wrong with the cooker

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    1. CTMOM,
      Since they did cook in one more hour, I supposed the crockpot was okay. They were whole but only 2" or 3" across. Not wrapped in foil. I obviously am still learning to use the crockpot. Thanks.

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  2. How I have crockpot "baked" potatoes (once mind you): place spud on square of aluminum foil, cut a slit in the top to allow steam out, Pam spray or coat the potatoe with a bit of oil, wrap in foil, cook. HTH

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  3. Instructions found just now, on line: Prick the potatoes with a fork several times, then rub potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and wrap tightly in foil. Place the potatoes into a slow cooker, cover, and cook on High for 4 1/2 to 5 hours, or on Low for 7 1/2 to 8 hours until tender.Nov 18, 2015
    Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
    allrecipes.com/recipe/215314/slow-cooker-baked-potatoes/Allrecipes.co

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    1. CTMOM,
      Thanks. I would not want potatoes in foil along with other vegetables. My naked potatoes baked as soon as these crockpot potatoes did. I suppose I just assumed that the crockpot would cook the potatoes in two hours. Now, I know.

      I do remember putting potatoes in chicken juice and cooking them sooner. Maybe the more liquid made the difference. Thanks again!

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