Friday, February 1, 2013

Cooking Bag In the Crockpot

Time to switch it up a little bit, while the main focus of this blog (for now at least) is renovating and DIYs we would like to sprinkle in anything we come across that could be helpful around the house. 

On to our new discovery... we are big fans of the "Roast in a Cooking Bag", we don't have it often but are always left talking about how good it was when we do and it is already incredibly simple to make just not quick.  Earlier this week we had sat out a roast we got a while back when they were B1G1 to thaw.  The problem was it was thawed and really needed to be cooked yesterday, but we had forgotten our 6 month check up for our daughter was yesterday afternoon and for it to cook 2 hours in the oven meant we wouldn't be eating till around 7.  Amanda said I'm sure we can make it in the crockpot, I said use the bag's seasoning and a little more water, and she decided to just throw the whole cooking bag in the crock pot.

She cut up some potatoes and carrots as normal and placed everything in the cooking bag.  For mixing the seasoning she swapped out the 1/4 cup of water for a full cup and dumped it in the bag and threw the whole thing in the crock pot on low for 8 hours. 

We got home from the Dr and the house smelled amazing, but would it turn out the same as cooking it in the oven for 2 hours?  Of course like most things cooked in the crockpot it turned out way better!!!  The potatoes and carrots were pretty much the same as if they were cooked in the over, but the roast itself was way better.  Moist, tender, and falling apart we really didn't need a knife to cut the roast and were both left saying this is so much better than normal.  It gets even better, because you cook it in the bag it works like one of those crock pot liners and cleaning the crock pot didn't require soaking overnight like we normally end up doing when we use the crockpot.  

I have no idea if anyone else does this or if it commonly known, but I did try a few google searches yesterday morning trying to figure out if it worked and couldn't find anything.  Anyways, here is another shot of the finished product of our "Cooking Bag in the Crockpot" experiment. 


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