Do you reach for the Crock Pot when you want to cook supper while you’re doing other things? If you do, this certainly is a handy way to feed your family, but it may not always work. For instance, your Crock Pot may not be big enough to feed a large family, or you may even be tired of eating the same old Crock Pot meals that you cook. If either is the case, why not make a Crock Pot Meal without the Crock Pot? Yes, you can rely on your oven to do the work, rather than a Crock Pot. Here are some deliciously easy ways to make a meal in your oven while you’re busy with other work:
McCormick’s Bag ‘n Season Pot Roast. Just brown the outside of a pot roast and place it in the bag that comes with the McCormick’s Seasoning.Peel two large (baking size) potatoes, quarter them and put them in the bag, along with the pot roast. Dump in a small bag of baby carrots and a yellow onion (peeled and quartered). Finish off the mixture by emptying in a can of beef broth and a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. Tie the bag tight, as the instructions detail and poke small holes in the top of the bag to allow steam to escape. Cook as directed. If you’re a vegetarian, just follow the directions and leave the meat out. This can be a meal all by itself.
Stuffed Baked Potatoes. Is your family full of baked potato lovers? If so, why not serve up some healthy baked potatoes. No need to make them suffer eating baked potatoes cooked in a microwave. Just coat the outside of some large baking potatoes with oil, wrap them in foil, and cook on a temperature low enough to keep the oven from over-cooking them. When you get home, you’ll have some fluffy, hot baked potatoes to serve your family. Sit out the butter, sour cream, bacon bits, and grated cheese. You’re done cooking for the evening, and your clean up will be a breeze.
Hobo Dinner. This meal is easy to make, but a bit on the greasy side, so it’ll surely please anyone who likes good, down-home cuisine. Just line a pan with enough foil that you can close the ends together after you get the food inside the foil. Peel several potatoes and cut into large cubes. Line the bottom of the foil with these potatoes. Crumble a pound of hamburger meat (raw) over the cubed potatoes and quarter several, large yellow onions (peeled) and place them on top and around the hamburger meat. Salt and pepper well. (You may even want to sprinkle with garlic powder for more taste.) Close the ends of the foil together by rolling them into a seal. You want to keep the heat in. Cook in the oven on low for several hours (until the meat and potatoes are done).