Much as I hate technology encroaching on my life, it’s just a part of everything now. Still, if I can figure out a way to do it on my terms, I do. To that effect, I recently started a new thing on Whatsapp where I create a separate group for myself and any creative genius I work with. I use that group to forward messages that involve great ideas from our normal running conversations.
Otherwise, rapid-fire brainstorming sessions that come out of nowhere (Michal Frischman, I’m looking at you) end up in the abyss of endless Whatsapp archives that are begging to be deleted for taking up too much room on my phone.
But if I save it from the abyss, it reaches the magazine, or it reaches Kosher.com, and then you all get to enjoy it. This beautiful collection of five ways you can use your crockpot to create a fantastic Shabbat meal came from one of those conversations. Rachel sent me the idea of focusing on crockpots this week, and I couldn’t love it more!
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup by Julie Hauser
Try this delicious, warming split pea soup. The best part is- it’s made in a crockpot! Put all ingredients in the crockpot and voila, a super simple soup for Shabbat!
Crockpot Brown Sugar Beer Chicken by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
What’s better than a crockpot recipe that’s ready and waiting for you when supper time arrives? One that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, and requires no cleanup or special ingredients!
Garlicky Pot Roast by Laura Frankel
This roast is the perfect way to make a quick and easy protein taste delicious! Let it cook overnight, and in the morning you’ll have a delicious, tender roast!
Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables by Rivky Kleiman
This is a great parve slow-cooker dish that could be paired with virtually anything. Add some beef jerky to the bottom and you’ve got a complete meal!
Easy and Delicious Crock-Pot Baked Apples by Rivky Kleiman
A classic dessert made easier- cook the apples in the crockpot for a few hours and they become soft and delicious! A super simple yet delicious dessert.