Who says your crockpot has to be put away when warm weather rolls around? That wonderful appliance can be used winter, spring, summer, and fall. Just change the ingredients a bit, and also change the way you use the food it cooks. For instance, you can make a fabulous sandwich filling in the slow cooker, or cook the main ingredients for a main dish salad. Also, using fresh spring ingredients like asparagus and bell peppers makes crockpot meals seem new. The crockpot also frees up your time so you can work in the garden or take a walk. And it doesn't heat up your house like the oven or stovetop. Enjoy!
I love meat with fruit and this recipe is no exception. If you can find fresh apricots in the market, peel them and slice them and add to these delicious sandwiches just before serving to add another layer of flavor.
This is the perfect dessert to serve after a cookout. Put the crockpot in the middle of the picnic table and pass out lots of succulent fresh fruits for dipping.
This classic dip is made easier in the crockpot. It's rich and cheesy and altogether delicious, perfect for special spring meals.
I love eating salmon in the spring. And the crockpot, believe it or not, is a great way to cook this delicious seafood. Serve it with some roasted or grilled asparagus and a fruit salad for a fabulous meal.
This three ingredient recipe tastes like so much more than the sum of its parts. If you'd like, you could add some creamy salad dressing to the uncooked coleslaw mix before you make sandwiches with the tender beef mixture and the crusty rolls.