Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That's A Crock

Once a week at work we have a crock pot day. The deal is that if you want to partake in the crock pot goodness, you need to sign up to bring a dish.

I sit in a large office that has a conference table in the middle of the room, making it the perfect space for heating up the dish of the day and sharing a meal.

I resisted eating the yummy chili and stews for weeks, knowing that my cooking skills fall somewhere between that of a two year old and that of a St. Bernard. Last week however I caved. I was hungry and I knew the yogurt I brought just would not cut it.

Well, tomorrow is the day. It's my turn. And to be honest, I'm a bit worried. I practiced last week with a hodgepodge of kielbasa, sauerkraut, apples, and brown sugar. Not bad. I'm thinking of going with the same recipe, ,maybe minus the apples. Unless of course someone can share some mind blowing way to cook kielbasa in a crock pot (yes - I want to stick with the kielbasa because of this part of the state is know for it's sausage).

I'm working from home today and heading to the store around noon and eagerly awaiting any and all suggestions :)


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

CJ, one cup catsup and one cup of brown sugar. Heat it together on the stove, (in a pan) for about 5 minutes. Add it to your cut up kielbasa in the crock pot and let it cook. You can saute an chopped up onion if you want and add it to the mix, but it's not necessary.
I know if sounds gross, but believe me, it's very good.
It you have more kielbasa and not enough sauce, do one and a half cups of each, or even two cups of each if you need to.
Ms. Moto

CJ said...

Awesome Mrs. Moto! Thank you! What do you think about adding sauerkraut to that mix? Or can I just bring some bread to serve on the side?

Jude said...

Here's another one...
2 pounds kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
1 (20 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained

Directions

1. In a slow cooker combine sausage, beer and sauerkraut. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, until the meat is tender and plump.

good luck!

Ronia Nash said...

mmmmmm ..... kielbasa!

chewy said...

I've heard cooking in a crock pot is easy. I never have tried it, myself.

Anonymous said...

CJ, there is another mix that uses sauerkraut but I think adding it to this mix will not taste good. This will come out slightly sweet. A nice Italian bread would be good, I think.
Mr. Moto