Category: Cooking and Nutrition

Taking Care of Business…

By , April 8, 2010 11:37 am

Today is a “downtime” day for us. We’re doing a little bit of maintenance, some packing, sending out some mail (snail), planning our next stops, etc. We hit the Keys on Tuesday and ran through the Everglades to Flamingo yesterday. We’ll probably track down a decent Internet connection tonight so we can post about those.

I added some tail lights to the motorcycle rack, did some other minor Jeep maintenance and may do some stuff on the roof of the RV later. Dasy did laundry and will be doing some “road food” preparation a bit later. Tonight we’ll sit down and plan out our next major stop and the most entertaining way to get there.

New Slow Cooker for New RV

By , December 22, 2009 5:41 pm

Since we have more space in the Star, I am now able to I have a slow cooker (again!). 🙂

I enjoy cooking with the slow cooker. They are just awesome. Easy and delicious. It takes a little planning & preparation and the slow cooker does the rest.SCVC651-F Crock-Pot® Countdown Slow Cooker

The old slow cooker was an oval programmable 6-quart from Crock-pot. Jonathan said I had to give it up because there was no room for it in the the Storm (our previous RV). 

This slow cooker has found a happy home with the “parentals” (that’s one of the many monikers Jonathan uses to refer to his parents, I think it’s funny).  

I have had a number of opportunities to use that same slow cooker with the “parentals” (in their house!).  🙂

The new slow cooker is a round manual 4-quart from Crock-pot

SCR450-B Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker

One of my favorite slow cooker recipe is a pork dish from It’s called “Slow Cooker Pineapple Port Roast”. It’s has five ingredients:

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless pork roast
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dried cranberries

    Put it all together in the crock-pot, cook it on low for 7 hours and you have got a fantastic meal. Add a side salad to round it up.


  • The first dish I made in the new slow cooker is a lentils and ham soup. It has just completed cooking. It smells great. 🙂

    Lentils_HamSlowCooker  Lentils_HamBowl

    Bon appétit!

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