I use my oven just about everyday.... but I never realized just how much that was until it broke down. You see, I was baking in my oven and noticed that it was taking longer than usual to preheat. Then, when I put my things in the oven it was taking them longer to bake. About twice as long, so I finally came to the conclusion that my oven was.... broken. I called a repairman who came to the house the next day and told me our oven was to old to find a replacement part for soooooo.... off to the appliance store we went to pick out a new oven and while we are waiting for it to be delivered and installed I have been using the crock pot for all our meals. While we wait for our new oven to arrive, I've got a lot of crock pot recipes to share with you over the next couple of days.
And as luck would have it, Gooseberry Patch sent me their new recipe book to review 101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes. (Ironic... I know.) But, it has been a lifesaver these past couple of days so to start off I'm sharing their recipe for Dijon-Ginger Carrots, which made for a great side dish to prepare and quite tasty carrots.
Ingredients: 12 carrots, peeled and sliced, 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker; stir. Cover and cook on high setting for 2-3 hours, until carrots are tender, stirring twice during the cooking. Makes 10-12 servings.