« Mixed Bag | Main | Sweets for the Sweet »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Lilli

I love my crock pot too :) Never thought to have it on while I sleep, but what a great way to solve the "what's for lunch" dilemna. Thanks for the tip !

Dawn

You make me want to try that..but I really need a bigger crock pot.I still am using the little red one from the 70's.
I like the candle photo..wish I'd thought of that.

xo

Jackie

Thank goodness for crock pots!! We use ours all the time and now that we'll be kitchenless in a few weeks, it will be a great way to make dinners!! Plus, then the house smells great all day!!

Kathie

I love making soup this time of year! We eat lots of it with home made bread (bread machi ne) slathered in lots of butter. I never thought to use my crock pot this way or to use the night before's leftovers to make the stock. I love this idea.

Usually when I need stock DH will stop off at the grocery on the way home from work and pick up a rotisserie fully cooked chicken. Then I will add what ever veggies we have. I cook it for a couple of hours then we seperate the bones out. The next day I add beans and what ever flavorings I think sound good and voila new soup for the day! I'm not sure but I don't think we have ever had the same flavored chicken soup twice (unless it's the basic for sick people/animals).
Thanks for your tip I can't wait to try it!
Kathie

Tatania

Gorgeous photos. The crock pot is a great time saver, and one of the best kitchen appliances ever.

Mica Garbarino

Lovely, lovely crock pot. We are here in the Snow too!!! I am 45 minutes North of Seattle. I love your Blog, your photo and work. I am also a homeschooler, for the past 7 1/2 years. Take care, keep warm. Mica Garbarino/ Garb-oodles

Mrs.Staggs

Vicki, the candle and snow photo is beautiful!
It just now started snowing here!

autum

Mmmm...this makes me want some soup.

Jean

Your soups sound delish! Nothing like a bowl of hot soup on a cold day!

Mae

I am a great soup fan from way back. I would eat it every day in the winter if my kids would let me!

tinker

Hooray for whoever invented crockpots - Davy Crockett? Betty Crocker? :-)

Your photo of the snow window view, past the warm candlelight is so serene. I love peeking in through this little internet window - you always have something delightful (and your crockpot even looks cozier than mine! how do you do that? :)

p.s. Somehow I missed seeing your last post - pesky though they may be, the deer are so lovely, I could forgive them almost anything! (remember, I said almost, lol - I'm sure I would be sorely grieved if they ate all my rosebushes and lilacs - not to mention veggies!)

norththreads

What a fantastic idea-not a crazy one!! You soooo organized, what a time saver! Must try this!! Do you just simmer the vegetables at night or meat in it too?

ME: To clarify---I put into the crockpot any left-over meat (or a carcass) and cover it with water to simmer overnight. Bones are removed in the morning, leaving a clear stock. Fresh vegetables or left-overs are added to the stock the next morning to simmer gently for several hours, not overnight.

Ash

Is your crock-pot pink!? How cool is that!

ME: No, it's just the cast from the overhead lighting. But a pretty pink one would certainly be wonderful wouldn't it?

carolyn

A pink crock pot, now that really lightens the day!

Amyleigh

Praises to the Crockpot..I love to make chilli in mine. By the way, my niece is LOVING the apron you made, I bought it for her for Christmas..big hit!

Gina

Snow days and soup are great friends I think. And I have done the night before thing and it was a huge time saver, I think I'll take your advice and start doing it more often.

ME: I'm always looking for ways to save time, so I have more time for crafting! :o)

June

I do believe the crock pot is one of those inventions for which the creator should receive a Nobel prize. Soup is just the right thing this time of year--even here in Tucson.

hannah

wow snow, how lucky you are, please send some over here to us in the UK!!

Tab

I love your blog! It reminds me of everything I love. I lived in a very small town in washington state most my life and for the past 8 years have been in Phoenix. All your wonderful pictures remind me of home! Thank you so much for sharing!

Amie Ladd

I just love your blog, so inspiring! Your cranberry hutch and wire fruit basket both are too cute. Have a happy cozy day.

JudyC

Thanks for the outside pictures. I am having to live vicariously through your snow pictures, as we are having a very warm Virginia winter in the 60's!

kate

Hooray- great idea- the crock pot- mine has been lonely on the shelf. My DH leaves for work at 5:45 every day and must take lunch and dinner - so great idea. LOVE your blog.

Monica

I love soup! I could eat soup every day, though the manly men in my house (DH and 15y/o DS) want food food. When I awoke to all the snow this morning (we're in Astoria), my first thought was to get the croc-pot going as it's truly a Soup Day! Mmmm... do you have and A-Z for soups?

ME: A-Z soups...hmmm, sounds like a grand idea to me!

Toni

You're so organized, I love it. I think I need a new crockpot though--mine cooks way to hot and I'm afraid if I left it all night while we slept...well, lets just say it WOULDN'T be good for you! One day, a new pot for sure.

Suzanne

What a fantastic idea! I never know what to do with leftovers because no one in my house ever eats them so food just goes to waste. I can't wait to try this.

Michelle

That is such a great idea!!!At night while slumbering on!!!You are too clever.Have a great sleep and enjoy the soup!!!

bethy

oh, i would use my crockpot all the time if it were pink. mine is dark green with a fall leaves motif :(

The comments to this entry are closed.

My ETSY Shop


My Vintage Embroidery Shop


  • Free Stuff!
    Find 100's of reprinted vintage embroidery transfers!

My Daughters Shops

My Indie Books


  • EMBROIDERY CRAFT: Stitching Through the Seasons

Stitching Projects


  • BLANKET STATEMENT: One Thrifted Wool Blanket Repurposed into 40+ Projects

50 STATE FLOWERS
Download PDF Pattern